Southeast’s Human Resource Management Program Renews Alignment with SHRM Guidelines


management and marketingSoutheast Missouri State University announced today that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that its human resource management program has renewed its alignment with SHRM’s “HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.”

The “HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates” were developed by SHRM to define the minimum Human Resource content areas that should be studied by human resource students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines — created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013 — 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.

“The Society for Human Resource Management has created educational guidelines, based on their research, designed to prepare students for successful careers in HR,” said Dr. Heather McMillan, faculty associate in the Office of the Provost and assistant professor of management in Southeast’s Harrison College of Business.

Southeast’s program earned alignment designation six years ago; this is the program’s second successful alignment review and runs through December 2021.

“When students look for programs, this is a ‘stamp of approval’ from our major association that the education we provide is comparable to large, doctoral granting institutions,” she said. “We actually were the first public school in Missouri to receive this designation. There are now only two public schools in the state with this designation – Southeast and Missouri Southern State University.”

Private schools in the state with the designation are Webster, Lindenwood and Park. Throughout the world, 421 programs in 319 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates.

Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management.