Human Resource Management

AACSB Accredited

Human Resource Management is the set of tasks used to effectively manage the organization’s most important resource—human resources (HR). As a human resource professional you may be responsible for one or more of the key organizational components of compensation, benefits, training and development, staffing, strategic HR management or other HR functions.

The Human Resource Management track at Murray State University has been recognized and endorsed by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a program that delivers the necessary competencies to be successful in the HR field, and as preparation for the professional assessment exam offered by SHRM. The academic program is complemented by SHRM affiliations with a student chapter, professional chapter, and faculty linked to national SHRM and international human resource management standards bodies.

In addition Murray State has earned approval as a pre-approved provider of recertification through HRCI for professionals wishing to recertify their professional certification (PHR, SPHR, GPHR, received authorization from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

All academic programs in the management area are accredited by AACSB-International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

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Note: The Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business strongly encourages students in its business programs to study abroad.  The courses are commonly taught in summer study abroad programs such as KIIS and CCSA and each fall in the Semester in Regensburg program in Germany. BUS 396: Seminar in International Business, a business elective, is frequently taught in all these settings as well as in the International Business Seminar programs over the Christmas break and in the summer. ACC 586: International Experience in Accounting is routinely offered over Spring Break as an Accounting Elective. Consult your academic advisor to determine the study abroad opportunity which best fits your needs and schedule.

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