The Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics announced that its Human Resource Management (HR) curriculum has renewed its alignment with the Society of Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.
The guidelines were established by SHRM to define the minimum HR content students should study at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Throughout the world, 420 programs in 318 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates.
SHRM is the premier HR professional organization in the United States with a global reach. This acknowledges that the Leighton School’s HR curriculum is on par with the industry standards needed to produce confident HR professionals.
The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates, created in 2006, are part of SHRM’s academic initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop curriculum that follow these standards.
In addition, SHRM also provides resources and serves the needs of HR professionals and students across the nation to advance the practice of human resource management. The Michiana SHRM chapter has the second highest professional membership in the state of Indiana. The IU South Bend SHRM chapter is also very dynamic group; in fact, it has been awarded the Superior Merit Award by the national SHRM organization the prior three consecutive years.
“The IU South Bend Chapter is one of the most active student chapters in the state,” said Vasilopoulos. “We attend the Regional Annual Student Conference and Case Competition; we host a number of professional meetings with guest speakers from the HR profession; in addition, we volunteer as a group and support other professional growth activities such as resume workshops.”
Along with aligning its curriculum with the SHRM Guidelines and Templates, the Leighton School requires students with an HR concentration to complete an internship or field project for credit.
“We have established ourselves as a very strong HR program,” commented Vasilopoulos. “We graduate students, who are ready to perform as HR professionals right out of school.”