Human Resources Program Recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management

(Atherton, CA: June 4, 2020) Menlo College is proud to announce that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Menlo’s Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management (HRM) is in alignment with the Society’s HRM Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. SHRM’s recognition of Menlo College’s program affirms the College’s adherence with the highest level of human resources education standards in bridging theory and practice. This is a status shared by only 375 educational institutions worldwide. 

The Curriculum Guidebook and Templates developed by SHRM define the minimum content areas that should be studied by HRM students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines, revalidated in 2017, are part of the Society’s Academic Initiative to define and develop HRM education standards and degree programs taught in business schools. SHRM is considered the foremost expert, convener, and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces, and serves over 300,000 members across 165 countries. The Society is supported by AACSB International for bringing a level of commonality to AACSB accredited HRM degree programs. 

Academic alignment with SHRM increases Menlo’s visibility in the HR community and greatly benefits Menlo’s current student population. Menlo students and alumni of Menlo’s HR degree program who hold the minimum requirement of relevant experience will now be able to apply for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam and network with the world’s largest association of HR professionals. 

“More and more students are majoring in HRM. Being academically aligned with SHRM assures that our curriculum meets quality standards. It also provides our students with invaluable professional certification opportunities, said Menlo College Professor of Management Kathi Lovelace, Ph.D.

Menlo College President Steven Weiner added that “The alignment of our HRM program with SHRM recognizes the diligent efforts of Professor Lovelace and her colleagues to ensure that we prepare Menlo College graduates to be among the very best HRM professionals anywhere.”

About Menlo College: Menlo College is a small private undergraduate college founded in 1927 with a mission to “ignite potential and educate students to make meaningful contributions in the innovation economy.” A residential college in the heart of Silicon Valley, Menlo College offers degrees in business and psychology. Menlo’s diverse student population comes from all over the world to learn the practical arts of business, including leadership, critical thinking, creativity, team building, communication and the science of behavior.