Human Resources Management at
HPU announces a new certificate program and revised B.S.B.A.
and B.A. degrees, according to assistant professor of management
Michelle Alarcon-Catt. “Human resource management is
one of the fastest-growing areas of professional careers in
today’s global society. Growth nations such as Japan,
China, and India have long recognized this field as an area
of strength for the business division,” she added.
Salary surveys in the United States for an HR career show entry-level
positions starting about $25,000, and top HR executive level
earning as high as $300,000 a year. Salaries, of course, are
affected by many factors, including employer size, industry,
employee credentials, years of experience, and so on. Nonetheless,
Alarcon explained, entry-level jobs include human resource assistant
and careers in employment, recruitment and placement, as well
as specialized careers in EOE (Equal Opportunity Employment),
training and development, and compensation and benefits. Career
progression varies among different companies, with positions
ranging from HR assistant to analyst, generalist, director, manager,
and supervisor, to executive vice president.
HRM is essential for every organization anywhere in the world,” said
Alarcon. “One of its important functions is to create dynamic
policies and techniques that will help a firm improve the management
of its people.”
In recognition of the increasing need for HR graduates, HPU began
offering its new certificate program and revised undergraduate
degree programs in fall 2008.
The new certificate program that will provide students with a
deeper, more solid foundation in the HRM disciplines,” said
Alarcon. CHRM provides undergraduates a solid base of HR knowledge
that includes 15 units of HR courses and is a professional tool
that gives its holders an advantage at all stages of many careers
in HR and other business disciplines. Students majoring in other
HPU programs may wish to apply for the certificate too.
The B.S.B.A. in Human Resource Management, Alarcon continued,
was revised to cover aspects of business as well as knowledge
in planning, directing, and coordinating human resource management
activities in an organization. The new program incorporates essential
knowledge on strategic use of human resources, compensation,
and benefits as well as other functions such as recruitment,
personnel policies, and regulatory compliance. Graduates will
have a strong functional HRM perspective with the behavioral
skills to work effectively as HR professionals.
The B.A. in Human Resource Development provides the student with
the opportunity to study the primary functions of HRM with a
strong emphasis on the development of human potential in organizations
in both the private and public sectors. The program provides
the student with a foundation built on the psycho-social model
of effective human behavior.
Alarcon added: “Both degrees prepare graduates for challenging
management careers in any field.”
For more information call the HPU Academic Advising Center 544-1198
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.