Human Resource Management Programs at Stony Brook University
The ability to effectively manage human resources is critical to the success of any organization. HR professionals must possess the broad-based knowledge and specific competencies necessary to align human resource functions with organizational goals. Stony Brook University's Human Resource Management programs are designed to provide the academic preparation required for professionals to enter the field or advance their careers.
The curriculum integrates theory and practice within the dynamic context of human resource administration. Students may choose from a wide selection of courses — in subjects such as organizational development, benefits and compensation and employment law — in combination with foundational courses in business, HR management, and employee relations.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for human resources personnel has not been dimmed by the shrinking economy. Jobs for human resource specialists are expected to grow 21 percent through 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. HR managers who possess certification and a master’s degree in human resource management should have the best prospects in the job market.
The HRM program fully aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management's educational standards, which are designed to advance the professional practice of human resource management.
Stony Brook University, a member of the Association of American Universities, has ranked in the top 100 public universities by U.S. News and World Report and the top 100 best values in public colleges by Kiplinger. The University is accredited through the Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, the HRM degree and certificate programs are fully approved by the New York State Education Department for online delivery.
Different Programs for Different Needs
SPD’s graduate programs provide a balance of practical and theoretical knowledge for candidates aspiring to enhance their career opportunities with an advanced academic credential. All coursework aligns with professional standards of practice, making SPD graduates an asset to the companies and non-profits that employ them.
To accommodate the needs of working adults, SPD schedules courses online with some courses offered on-campus in the evenings. Students combine online and on-campus courses, or they can earn their degree or advanced graduate certificate completely online. The Human Resource Management programs have been approved by the New York State Education
Department for both in-person and online delivery.
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