SHRM HR Curriculum Now Incorporated with Bluffton’s Business Degree

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

SHRM HR Curriculum Now Incorporated with Bluffton Business DegreeThis 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.