The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a professional HR membership association

Our Global HRM course is SHRM-aligned

Discover the benefits of choosing an SHRM-aligned Human Resource Management course. 

As well as being accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), our MSc in Global Human Resource Management (HRM) curriculum aligns with the standards set by the industry’s largest professional association.

Having Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recognition acknowledges your readiness to manage the ethical, cultural, legal and strategic challenges of HR.

About the SHRM

Who is the SHRM?

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a professional human resources (HR) membership association which promotes the role of HR as a profession and provides education, certification and networking to its members. Originally founded in America in 1948, this global organisation now has over 300,000 members in 165 countries.

Through its guidance on HR education, SHRM seeks to ensure that new and senior HR professionals enter and progress in the world of work equipped with adequate knowledge, skills and competencies to succeed in the workplace.

What is an SHRM-aligned programme?

Being recognised as an SHRM-aligned programme’ means that the content of our MSc in Global HRM adheres to the SHRM framework for HR education. It provides employers with reassurance that you’ve received a well-rounded education designed to equip you with the core competencies required to meet the strategic and increasingly global demands of the profession.

SHRM identifies eight critical skill areas: business acumen; communication; consultation; critical evaluation; ethical practice; global and cultural effectiveness; leadership and navigation; and relationship management.

How do universities become SHRM-aligned?

To be recognised as having an SHRM-aligned MSc, a university must demonstrate to the Society that its course includes the following minimum required content areas: change management; organisational development; globalization; internal consulting; employee and labour relations; job analysis and job design; HR strategy; managing a diverse workforce; and ethics.

Benefits of SHRM-alignment to you

Industry recognition

Graduating from an SHRM-aligned master’s degree indicates to future employers that you’ve been educated to the highest standards and received an education grounded in the current HR landscape, built around the competencies and knowledge you need to succeed.

Having the SHRM seal of approval as a globally recognised authority on HR, together with formal CIPD accreditation, provides a further means to stand out from other job seekers and demonstrate your commitment to the HR profession. Should you decide to work towards SHRM certification, your master’s will also count towards your eligibility. You can find out more about SHRM certification here.

Access to a global network of contacts

Because the University of Portsmouth’s part-time online MSc in Global HRM is a distance learning programme, you’ll study (virtually) alongside students from a range of nationalities and cultures. This provides a unique opportunity to network with other professionals from all over the world as you learn about the globalisation of business and its effect on the HR industry.

Should you choose to pursue SHRM membership, you’ll also have access to a wide range of HR tools, employment law resources, workplace news and more to help you stay ahead within the profession.

Ready to launch your career?

The global and cross-cultural perspective on HRM you’ll gain from our MSc will make you an attractive addition to employers operating on an international scale. You’ll be prepared for managerial roles in multinational companies, consultancies or in public administration:

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