Human resource management program recognized by world society

Marshall University’s Master of Science in Human Resource Management degree is now aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), which is the world’s largest human resources professional society.

Business schools around the globe are being encouraged to align their educational offerings with the curriculum guidelines that have been recommended and coordinated through the international partnership of SHRM, according to Dr. Avi Mukherjee, dean of the Lewis College of Business at Marshall.

“To become SHRM aligned, a university may request to have its program analyzed,” Mukherjee said. “SHRM staff works directly with the university’s staff and faculty throughout the entire process, assessing credentials and coursework and ensuring the human resource program is taught within a business context. Aligning our graduate degree in human resource management with the SHRM curriculum guidelines affirms that our program is current with human resource trends and practices. Our HRM graduates will even be better equipped to add value to businesses and organizations as professionals in their field.”

Throughout the world, 482 programs in 367 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The Human Resource Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum human resource content areas that should be studied by 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 human resource education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

For more information about the human resource management graduate degree, contact Dr. Ralph McKinney, program director and assistant professor of management, by e-mailing, calling 304-696-5292 or visiting


Photo: Dr. Avi Mukherjee, dean of Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business, has announced that the university’s Mast of Science in Human Resource Management degree is now aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management.