Penn State Harrisburg

HR management concentration meets national educational guidelines

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Penn State Harrisburg’s human resource management concentration in the business management major fully aligns with the society’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

 SHRM, the premier human resource management organization, developed the HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates to define the minimum content areas that students should study 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.

 SHRM has acknowledged 317 programs in 239 educational institutions throughout the world as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates.  The acknowledgment must be renewed every three years.

According to associate professor of management, Dr. Raymond Gibney, Jr., who submitted the concentration for SHRM review, “Penn State Harrisburg’s concentration has consistently rated highly against its peer schools, and SHRM’s recognition is an assurance of the high quality education our business students receive.”

 Dr. Stephen P. Schappe, director of the School of Business Administration, designed Penn State Harrisburg’s concentration, which is directed by Jane Kochanov.