The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) believe that the human resource student is best prepared for a career in HR when HR is taught within the business context. AACSB takes its role in aligning management education with the interests of society seriously, and therefore SHRM’s initiative to strengthen HR degree programs is of enormous interest to AACSB, with its network of more than 1,500 business schools worldwide dedicated to advancing quality management education.
VCU School of Business has joined the worldwide network of over 400 schools by aligning the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a concentration in human resource management to SHRM's academic program. The program requires courses in several competency areas as well as content areas including staffing, training, compensation, ethical practice, and leadership. With the alignment, VCU School of Business will better prepare future HR professionals to join the profession at the entry level and make meaningful and viable contributions to an organization’s success from day one.