We have designed our program around the Human Resources Body of Knowledge as specified by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and the HR Knowledge Domains of the SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge (SHRM BoCK). The program is a 12-week intensive course covering the main functional areas of Human Resource Management, addressing subjects relating to People, Organization, Workplace and Strategy. Rather than using only one instructor for the course, we have slated multiple instructors so that an expert in the field will lead each of the weekly topics. In short, we have opted for professional expertise for each class over instructor continuity throughout the course. We believe the program will be of value to a wide range of individuals, from the HR professional preparing for the SPHR/PHR or SHRM certification exams, line managers, small business owners, to a prospective HR professional seeking to establish a career in the HR field. No prior experience or education is required for admission to this program.
The content of the program has been designed to provide information, as well as concrete resources and tools in the main functional areas of Human Resource Management. This course will provide some theory and concepts of HR Management, but focus on practical application. Because HR is a vast field and this course is designed to provide overview of the main functional areas, we are not able to dive deeply. Additional independent study (through utilization of the textbook, affiliated website, and course reading) will be needed to become proficient in all areas if there is no prior expertise in HR.