Master of Science in HR Management Awarded National Recognition

William Kleintop, associate dean of business and management programs for the Comenius Center, helped develop the new, nationally recognized MS-HRM degree program.

The Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MS-HRM) degree program at Moravian College has been recognized for the quality of its curriculum in developing professional human resource (HR) professionals. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the leading national organization for HR professionals, found the new Moravian MS-HRM program to fully align with SHRM curriculum guidelines established to best prepare human resource practitioners to be contributing, strategic level partners within their organizations.

"We designed our MS-HRM curriculum with the SHRM guidelines in mind," said Dr. William Kleintop, associate dean of business and management programs at the Moravian College Comenius Center. "Our goal was to create a high quality program that meets the requirements of HR professionals. We are pleased to see the contributions of so many people, in and outside of the Moravian College community, recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management."

Based on results from a study using sophisticated research methodology, SHRM devised the guidelines to identify a common skill set needed by employers filling professional positions in HR management. To determine if the MS-HRM program at Moravian College met the guidelines, SHRM conducted an analysis of the program and engaged in discussions and information sharing with faculty to assess the program's topics, courses, business context, and delivery methods. "I am very pleased that HR professionals in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas now have a quality graduate level program available locally," said Gary Dologite, president of the SHRM Lehigh Valley Chapter. "This MS-HRM program ... is definitely an opportunity for both personal and professional development."

The Moravian MS-HRM program is the only master's degree program in human resource management offered in the greater Lehigh Valley area. The program consists of core courses in both human resource management and business. Students select either a concentration in leadership or in learning and performance management to round out their program of study.