Management & Human Resources Diploma

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Council Bluffs Campus
Clarinda Center
Cass County Center
Page/Fremont County Center
Shelby County Center

Program Information

The Management & Human Resources Diploma program of study is designed to develop entry-level supervisory, managerial, and personnel resource skills. Students develop a basic foundation in applicable business, supervision, and fundamental management skills. Human relations, accounting, marketing, teams, quality fundamentals, problem solving, electronic commerce, communications, and specialized areas of employee training are intended to provide a background to enhance an individual's success as a supervisor or personnel officer in business and industry. This certificate may be used as a foundation for a Management & Human Resources Associate of Applied Science degree program.

Students who complete this diploma will have earned a Management & Human Resources certificate by completion. Students who complete this diploma also will earn credit toward completion of the Management & Human Resources AAS degree. 

Job Outlook

The job outlook is generally favorable for those with management & human resources credentials, though the area and career interests play a big role in final outcomes.

What will you do

Managers get work done through others. They lead employees and the organizations they work for. As a manager, your job is to plan, organize, lead, and control the daily schedule of employees and of the business, including interviewing, hiring, and coordinating employees. You may create and coordinate budgets, and collaborate with and report to upper management in a company. There are a variety of positions and functions within the management umbrella that students can pursue after earning a management credential.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Human Resources (HR) specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They also handle employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training. With a company’s employees arguably being its most valuable asset, students holding a human resources credential are better prepared to contribute to the ongoing success of a company through the important job of working with its employees.


  • Entry: $23.58
  • Average: $32.23
  • Experienced: $59.56

Career Examples

  • Human Resource Specialists
  • Training and Development Specialists
  • First-Line Supervisors
  • Sales Manager
  • Office Manager

First Semester

MGT 101 - Principles of Management 3.0 Credit(s)
MGT 130 - Principles of Supervision 3.0 Credit(s)
MGT 138 - Employee Evaluation and Training Techniques 3.0 Credit(s)
MGT 175 - Introduction to Law for Managers and Supervisors 3.0 Credit(s)
MGT 180 - Management and Labor Relations 3.0 Credit(s)
MGT 170 - Human Resource Management 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 18.0 Credits

Second Semester

MGT 190 - Employee Compensation and Benefits Management 3.0 Credit(s)
ACC 111 - Introduction to Accounting 3.0 Credit(s)
MKT 110 - Principles of Marketing 3.0 Credit(s)
MAT 711 - Business and Financial Mathematics 1 3.0 Credit(s)
CSC 116 - Information Computing 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 15.0 Credits

Total Semester Hours Required: 33.0


1 May substitute with MAT 102 or higher.


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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the foundational elements of management and human resource supervision.
  • Identify basic techniques of supervision of employees to achieve organizational goals.
  • Demonstrate fundamental skills related to the accounting and financial evaluation of employees and a preliminary understanding of the law of human resource management and labor regulation.

Program Disclaimers

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