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Cardinal Monthly

February 2019 Issue 7

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A Word from the Dean


I am pleased to announce that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that our Master of Arts in Administration with the Industrial & Organizational Psychology concentration has been formally approved and now aligned with SHRM's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The BA in Human Resources, Professional MBA and the MS in Organizational Development and Leadership were previously approved. What does this mean for our SPS students pursuing this degree? This allows students enrolled in their final year of study, in good standing, and have at least 500 hours of relevant experience to apply for and take the SHRM-CP exam. Earning the SHRM-CP awards a professional distinction that sets you apart from your colleagues, providing your high level of knowledge and skills. It will recognize you as an expert and leader in the HR field and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's economy. This a great win for us!

Throughout the world, over 400 programs in approx. 375 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, 2013 and 2017 -- 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.

- Vincent Porter, Dean of School of Professional Studies