The Archie W. Dunham College of Business at Houston Baptist University (HBU) is pleased to announce that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that HBU’s Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MS-HRM) program fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The Guidelines, developed in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013, are designed to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to shape HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that deliver students with competencies that are recognized and valued in the professional human resource management career field.
“SHRM is one of the largest and most important associations for HR professionals worldwide. To work with SHRM and have your program stamped with the organization’s seal of approval is powerful recognition for the program, the curriculum, and for the faculty involved with delivering the HBU’s MS-HRM degree,” said Dr. Carrie Belsito, Assistant Professor and Director of the MS-HRM Program. Dr. Belsito adds, “This acknowledgement also reinforces to firms hiring our MS-HRM graduates that they have the needed competencies and skills to be successful upon graduation.”
Throughout the world, 408 programs in 306 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being aligned with its suggested guidelines. As of October 2015, only 58 MS-HRM programs are acknowledged by SHRM as being aligned with the society’s suggested guidelines.