The United Arab Emirates University achieves SHRM Academic Alignment

Its business administration program is acknowledged by the world’s largest human resources society.

The United Arab Emirates University achieves SHRM Academic Alignment

Al-Ain: The Bachelor of Business Administration concentration in Human Resources Development and Management program at the UAEU’s College of Business and Economics was certified by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR organization. The society developed the SHRM Human Resource Guidebook, which aims to identify the key content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Prof. Rihab Mohammad Khalifa, Acting Dean, College of Business and Economics, praised this outstanding achievement which reflects the college’s relentless efforts and pursuit of distinction in terms of the educational programs it offers, its commitment to constant development, and supporting its students providing them with a world-class education and career development opportunities.

Prof. Rihab mentioned that this Academic Alignment is very beneficial for students majoring in Business Administration concentration in Human Resources Development and Management; it will enhance their career development opportunities by making them more eligible to earn their SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designation through SHRM’s Student Eligibility Program. As part of this program, students who get their HR degree from a college acknowledged by SHRM as Academically Aligned are exempted from the minimum of three years of HR experience requirement. Thus, granting them a career advantage as they enter the job market as an HR professional.

Dr. Rashed Alzahmi, Chair of Leadership and Organizational Agility Department at the College of Business and Economics, said that this Academic Alignment would contribute to promoting partnerships, as the College of Business and Administration will become an SHRM Recertification Provider who is able to award PDCs for professional development activities/events provided to SHRM Certification credential-holders.

The Bachelor of Business Administration concentration in Human Resources Development and Management program was listed in SHRM’s Academic Institution Program Directory, which is a reliable resource widely used by potential HR students. Moreover, the college will benefit from the opportunity to become an educational partner of the organization and be able to offer SHRM certification preparation courses.