Concordia St. Paul News

April 25, 2016

CSP Degree Program Recognized by Society for Human Resource Management

Concordia University, St. Paul announced that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that the university’s Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management program has renewed its alignment with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates through the year 2021. Throughout the world, 402 programs in 300 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates.

The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines — created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013 — are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

Human resources professionals are in demand in today’s job market, making degree programs in this field a valuable choice for many students. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that both human resources specialists and managers will experience significant growth through the year 2024, and can expect to command salaries ranging from $57,000 to more than $100,000 per year. Professionals in these roles plan, direct and coordinate administrative functions involved with organizations in all industries. They oversee personnel recruiting and hiring, as well as consult with executives on strategic planning and manage employee relations.

SHRM was founded in 1948 and is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. It represents over 275,000 members in more than 160 counties and is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance human resources management as a profession. In addition, SHRM provides access to resources, best practices and a network of member contacts.

As a program in alignment with SHRM’s curriculum guidelines, Concordia’s human resources degree offers a hands-on, comprehensive study of the field. Students receive training in key skill areas of human resource management and its application to the dynamics of organizations of all types. Curriculum focuses on the role of human resources professionals as strategic partners and their ability to achieve positive results through people. To learn more about Concordia’s human resource management program, click here.