SHRM Shapes HR College Curricula
McConnell, Beth, HRMagazine
After an intense review of undergraduate and graduate HR management programs, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has developed a curriculum guidebook and template with suggested content, competencies and applications that it believes HR students will need to succeed.
SHRM cast a wide net to gather as much information and feedback as it could on the state of HR education. It conducted surveys of students and professors; surveyed HR professionals in charge of hiring new HR professionals; received advice from the SHRM Special Expertise Panels; received recommendations from academics and practitioners who were part of a Future of HR Education Symposium and a Future of Strategic HR Symposium; studied the SHRM Learning System and SHRM/University of Michigan Business School Competency Model; and worked closely with an HR professor and senior associate dean of a business school.
While SHRM found well-rounded, challenging HR courses, it concluded that HR students need a more thorough grounding in …
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Publication information: Article title: SHRM Shapes HR College Curricula. Contributors: McConnell, Beth - Author. Magazine title: HRMagazine. Volume: 51. Issue: 7 Publication date: July 2006. Page number: 115+. © 1999 Society for Human Resource Management. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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