SHRM aligned


Coursework for business degree completion could lead to HR certification

Coursework in the business degree completion program could lead to HR certification.

Bluffton’s degree-completion program in business is recognized by SHRM

Society for Human Resource Management-alignedBluffton University’s degree-completion program in business is now aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

This means that students in Bluffton’s degree-completion program are able to apply for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam. Eligible students must be in their final year of study in an aligned HR degree program and must have a minimum of 500 hours of relevant experience to apply.

“We’re excited for this recognition. SHRM is the largest professional association devoted to human resources management and is a recognized authority in the field,” said Dr. Ashley Johansen, director of degree-completion programs in business. “This alignment identifies that Bluffton University’s business management graduates are prepared to meet the needs of today’s challenging HR and business landscape.”

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 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. Throughout the world, more than 500 programs in approximately 425 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates.

Founded in 1899, Bluffton University offers more than 80 programs of study for undergraduate students including nationally accredited programs in dietetics, education, music and social work.  Adult and graduate programs are offered online and designed for working adults. Degree-completion programs include business management, accounting and RN to BSN. Graduate programs are available in business administration (MBA), education and organizational management. Bluffton graduates are prepared for life; 99 percent are employed, in graduate school or completing long-term service within six months of graduation.

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