In the early days, corporate HR departments would repeatedly hire and fire employees to ensure that employees received their paychecks on time.
But HR executives are becoming essential strategic leaders in recruiting, recruiting, and developing the people who shape the destinies of their companies.
“HR has become a more strategic function and the demand for professionals is increasing. Executive Director Megan Hanrahan said.
“We need more skills to meet the challenge,” she says. “Certainly, they need to be strategic thinkers, but they must also be able to rise to the challenges posed by the pandemic and the changing nature of work today. We are at the forefront of societal change impacting our customers.More than ever, HR is at the heart of our business.”
As the profession grows, so does the demand for postgraduate education. The School of Business is currently preparing to launch a full online graduate degree in Human Resources Management starting Fall 2023. Applications are available now.
This is the fourth offering in a highly successful program where nearly two-thirds of students receive a significant raise or promotion before completing their degree.
Students also have the option of a hybrid program with a monthly face-to-face component. A short-term certificate program and a dual MBA/HRM degree.
“Our HR program is in its eighth year at the business school and has been very successful,” said Professor Travis Grosser, Academic Director. “We want to broaden our reach. Even if you don’t live in Connecticut, you can still access this highly regarded program. Share our expertise with a wider audience.” I am happy to be able to do it.”
Not all business schools offer advanced HR degrees, says Grosser.
“We have an innovative, top-notch program that is stronger as a result of listening to our corporate partners and their needs,” he says. “We have a deep understanding of the business, our faculty has the research and evidence to guide our teaching, plus we have senior practitioners in the field to complete the best education.”
The program’s esteemed faculty includes Professor John Mathieu, a national expert on team effectiveness, and Professor Greg Riley, Head of the School’s Administration and Entrepreneurship Department. Adjunct faculty come from giants such as Merck, Microsoft and Raytheon Technologies.
The program serves a wide range of candidates, from those seeking a career change to mid-level managers seeking senior management positions. The program typically admits about 40 students each year. Enrollment is only for the fall semester. The national average salary for an HR manager is over $120,000.
“Today’s students want a degree that is flexible, actionable and business-related,” says Hanrahan. “This is an exciting program and very much in line with the positive direction of the School of Business.”