Human resource management major earns additional recognition

The Society for Human Resource Management has endorsed SUNY Oswego’s bachelor’s degree program in human resource management.

The society is the professional organization for those employed in the human resources field, and its mission includes advancing the profession. In 2006, it launched an education initiative to advise colleges on a model curriculum to prepare students for careers in human resources.

“It’s an external validation,” said Barry Friedman, an associate professor in Oswego’s program. The results of the society’s assessment show that “we conform to a model that’s well researched and that’s deemed to serve HR students best.”

The society worked with Oswego’s faculty in the human resource major to assess the topics, courses, business context and delivery methods of the program and confirmed that it follows the society’s recommended guidelines for human resource education, according to Debra J. Cohen, the organization’s chief knowledge officer.

“We have this stamp of approval now,” Friedman said.

For more information on the human resource management major and other programs in SUNY Oswego’s School of Business, visit

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(Posted: May 01, 2009)