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AUM Human Resource Management curriculum renews SHRM alignment

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AUM Human Resource Management curriculum renews SHRM alignment

Auburn University at Montgomery/Montgomery, Ala. (Feb. 27, 2017) — Auburn University at Montgomery’s College of Business has announced that its BSBA in Human Resource Management curriculum has been recognized for its alignment with the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. SHRM is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries.

“One key impact of the renewed alignment is that SHRM will allow college seniors with at least 500 hours of internship or practical HR experience to take the professional certification exam (SHRM-CP) beginning next December,” said Dr. Ed Arnold, professor of Human Resource Management. “But, to qualify, they have to be in a college where the curriculum has been approved.”

As an SHRM-certified college, AUM’s College of Business is listed on the society’s website, which is visited daily by thousands of managers in industry. “That means executives and hiring managers will be familiar with AUM when they see it on candidates’ resumes,” Arnold added.

Worldwide, only 440 programs in 330 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. 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.

“Achieving this renewed alignment with SHRM’s Academic Initiative guidelines helps AUM’s College of Business continue to prepare our students for competitive job markets,” said Dean Rhea Ingram. “We focus on putting students first, providing them with instruction from faculty who are practitioners in their field and ensuring their exposure to industry standards and practices.”

The Auburn University at Montgomery College of Business prepares diverse, ethical business leaders through an engaging educational experience paired with collaborative research and service. It is the only college in the Montgomery area to receive accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for both its undergraduate and graduate business program as well as the discipline-specific accreditation in accounting. This distinction puts us in the top one percent of business schools internationally. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review have recognized the College of Business among the best business schools.

Auburn University at Montgomery is ranked among the best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review. Consistently chosen as the best university in the area, Auburn University at Montgomery provides students with detailed knowledge and hands-on, practical experience, often from professionals in the field.

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