Message from the Dean
Wanted: Highly effective Trident graduate looking to attack metrics with a vengeance – increase employee retention by 30%, cut recruiting time in half, raise overall productivity by 30%, and reduce absenteeism by 25%.
This month’s message from the Dean highlights one of the brightest stars in the College of Business
– the Human Resource Management
Programs. Our Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in HRM prepare students for careers that are critical to all kinds of organizations, feature good salaries, and are in high demand.
Both of Trident’s HRM degrees (BSHRM and MSHRM) are recognized by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM, the largest association dedicated to the HR profession), and are highly recommended as being aligned with their academic guidelines. Additionally, we prepare students for the educational requirements of the HR Certification Institute’s Professional in Human Resources exam (HRCI—PHR), SHRM’s Assurance of Learning® exam, as well as the SHRM Certified Professionals exam (SHRM--CP).
The future looks very bright for HRM graduates. The job outlook for HR managers, for example, is a 9% increase from 2016-2026, higher than the national job growth average. Job growth for Training and Development Managers is projected to be 10% over the next decade. The 2016 median annual salary was $106,910 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018). HR professionals are employed in a large variety of industries including corporations, local governments, hospitals, employment services, and computer systems design.
Careers are not just in Personnel. The HRM degree builds problem solving, leadership, and interpersonal skills. HR generalists can and often do climb the ladder to management roles in a variety of fields. Specialists can focus on the areas that interest them the most: teaching and training, negotiation, consulting, recruiting, even metrics and data analysis. Regardless of individual goals, graduates can expect to share their expertise in finding and hiring the right people, shape workplace culture, and partner with strategic decision-makers. Students who earn their BSHRM or MSHRM from Trident know it takes specialized skills and abilities to effectively link talent with organizational success. They are preparing for rewarding careers in many management fields where staffing, talent development, employee rewards, and employee relations have an impact on organizational success.
For individuals who dream of becoming a professional in any management field where people are important, and want to help shape the organization’s mission, values and goals, the Trident BSHRM or MSHRM is a great choice. We are dedicated to graduating successful professionals who can be top in their field and use their skills to make a difference.