Today’s business climate requires successful organizations to create human resource systems that comply with numerous governmental regulations while creating cultures that promote productivity, employee well-being, and retention. Working in the human resources field requires the knowledge, skills and ability to plan, develop, and implement strategic activities necessary to accomplish these goals. This program is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and practical skills for career enhancement and job advancement.
The Human Resource Management program is only available as an online and evening program, and is offered on both the Oskaloosa and Johnston campuses. It is the objective of William Penn University to teach the management of human resource function in order to add value to the organization. HR professionals must have the ability to match human resource functions with the goals of the company.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) officially confirmed that William Penn University’s Bachelor of Arts – Human Resource Management degree program fully aligns with the SHRM HR Curriculum Guidelines, established in 2005. The university has been awarded a formal certificate acknowledging and recognizing that the program follows the established guidelines.
Students enrolled in a Human Resource degree program at an educational institution aligned to SHRM’s core curriculum guidelines are able to apply for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam. Eligible students must be in their final year of study in an HR degree program and must have a minimum of 500 hours of relevant experience. Students who earn their SHRM-CP will immediately be able to display their credential.
Even if you do not have experience in human resource management. Taking a curriculum that fully aligns with SHRM, has the potential to have employers rank you ahead of someone who does not have the same educational background. After a student has completed the Human Resource Management program they will be prepared for the following roles:
William Penn's degree in Human Resources Management, perfect for those individuals who have strong interpersonal skills and would appreciate the opportunity to assess people’s talents while working on an inter-disciplinary team.
The following are courses you will be taking as a student of the Human Resource Management program: