Rucks Department of Management Achieves SHRM Realignment for its HRM Concentration

May 6, 2022

BATON ROUGE- LSU’s Rucks Department of Management is pleased to announce that the HRM concentration of its BS Management degree is officially realigned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The new alignment period for the concentration is 2021-2025.

Achieving realignment with SHRM means SHRM recognized that our curriculum prepares HRM students to meet the needs of today’s businesses. Our degree program is also listed on SHRM's HR Program Directory, which provides increased exposure to HRM professionals and prospective HRM students. 

Students enrolled in our aligned program are eligible to apply for the SHRM-CP exam, providing them with a career advantage. They will receive student pricing advantages when sitting for the exam and can enjoy favorable exam eligibility requirements. Specifically, students are no longer required to submit the 500 hours of HR experience (see current requirements here: Eligibility Requirements).

“We’re very happy to have received this recognition from SHRM again. Being aligned with SHRM means that the curriculum for our HRM concentration establishes a broad knowledge base for our students – not only about HR’s administrative tasks but also about how to be a strategic partner in the organization. It provides our students with all the tools and competencies they need to succeed as HR professionals in today’s business world,” said Rucks Department of Management Instructor Doreen Matthes.

About the Rucks Department of Management

The Rucks Department of Management at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business endeavors to prepare students for careers in fields such as international management, human resources, and industrial/labor relations. A generous donation by LSU alumnus William W. Rucks and his wife, Catherine, has aided the department in securing faculty who are repeatedly recognized for their research and has supported student-affiliated organizations in achieving top honors nationally. For more information, visit our home page or call 225-578-6101.

About SHRM

SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener, and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally.

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Bridget Conrad
E. J. Ourso College of Business