For Educators

Prepare your HR students to meet the needs of today’s challenging business landscape by aligning your HR program with SHRM’s recommended curriculum guidelines. Based on extensive research, SHRM’s HR guidelines help bridge the gap between academic excellence and business readiness.

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WHY ALIGN YOUR HR PROGRAM WITH SHRM?

INCREASED PROGRAM 
EXPOSURE

Have your school listed in the SHRM HR Program Directory, a resource widely used by prospective HR students.

EXPANDED SHRM PARTNERSHIP OFFERINGS
Receive complimentary status in SHRM’s Recertification Provider Program which allows you to award professional development credits for programs or degree courses offered to SHRM Certification credential holders seeking to maintain their credential. 

EXTENDED BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Be provided with the opportunity to apply to become a SHRM Education Partner and offer SHRM Certification Preparation courses as an additional revenue stream for your school.

ENHANCED STUDENT CAREER DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Give students enrolled in your HR program the opportunity to earn a SHRM-CP credential under SHRM’s Student Eligibility Program, thereby providing them with a career advantage as they enter the job market.

PROGRAM PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

SHRM offers its alignment review service free of charge to colleges and universities interested in aligning their undergraduate or graduate HR degree program(s) with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidelines. To qualify, the program must contain curriculum content that covers the following areas:

Compensation and Benefits

Employee and Labor Relations

Employment Law

Strategy

Training and Development

Workforce Planning

For more information about the alignment process, please review the HR Curriculum Guidebook.

HR ACADEMIC PROGRAM DIRECTORY

Includes HR- and HR-related undergraduate and graduate degree programs that align with SHRM’s Human Resource Curriculum Guidelines.

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HR CURRICULUM GUIDEBOOK

Provided free of charge to academic institutions seeking quality HR content to supplement or enhance their HR curriculum. The guide provides an overview of SHRM’s extensive research in the area of HR education and defines the minimum HR content areas that should be included in an HR degree program. The resource also provides sample templates for structuring new or modifying existing undergraduate or graduate HR programs to meet SHRM HR curriculum standards.

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TEACHING RESOURCES

SHRM is committed to empowering HR faculty with the proper tools and resources needed to create better-prepared entry-level HR professionals through instruction for HR students. Courses and case study content is available free of charge to faculty members in aligned and non-aligned programs who are active SHRM members.

BROWSE RESOURCES

SHRM Aligns with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB) 

SHRM has also gained the support of AACSB International in an effort to bring a similar level of commonality to HR degree programs that is required of AACSB accredited Schools of Business. In support of SHRM’s efforts, AACSB’s Chief Knowledge Officer, Daniel R. LeClair, Ph.D., has said “The guidebook and associated templates developed by SHRM are the results of a highly interactive, multiyear process involving practitioner and academic communities. It represents a significant effort to build a bridge between theory and practice. Like AACSB accreditation standards, it is flexible and focused on outcomes. AACSB encourages its member schools to utilize the templates as a guide to developing and reformulating HR degree programs.” Learn more about the AACSB International accreditation process.


Still Have Questions?

Contact us at Alignment@shrm.org