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SEER Overview for MSHR Students

SEER Certificate

Master of Science in Human Resources

Our Certificate in Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible Business Strategy is available to students enrolled in our full-time MS in Human Resources program. SEER Certificate courses are taken as electives within the MS in Human Resources curriculum. Students complete core courses in their first year and begin the SEER program in their second year of study. Upon completion, students receive a certificate along with their MS in Human Resources degree.

Program Requirements

  1. Complete four elective courses (eight units) within the SEER Certificate curriculum. This includes the SEER capstone course taught by lead faculty, Rob Bikel.
  2. Complete at least one extracurricular SEER service project.
  3. Join and be an active member of the Pepperdine Net Impact chapter.

Global Study

As a full-time MS in Human Resources student in the SEER Certificate program, you can travel abroad for one week and complete a course in “Environmental Entrepreneurship Development." Through this international initiative, learn the underlying principles and dynamics of sustainable business practices, identify opportunities, develop new ideas, design a holistic solution, and create plans for economically viable, environmentally sustainable businesses. Learn more


In the SEER Certificate program, you may choose to earn a concentration in a specialized area of business, such as entrepreneurship, dispute resolution, finance, marketing, or leadership and managing organizational change.