SHRM Aligned Masters in Human Resources Programs in Connecticut

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Besides a long-standing history of academic excellence, Connecticut has a well-established reputation as the premier pioneer of America’s educational frontiers. Such high acclaim is perfectly fitting and quite right for the site of famous Litchfield Law School, our nation’s first formal academic forum for its future attorneys. As home to Hartland High, the country’s third oldest secondary school, Connecticut has an even greater claim to its well-deserved fame for instructional innovation facilitation.

Consistent with this solid history, yet another emergent trend has recently converged upon Connecticut’s scholastic scene. This revolutionary model reflects a relatively novel but long-overdue progressive approach to today’s preparation of tomorrow’s professionals. One way in which these professionals are prepared is through a Masters Degree Program in Human Resources at the esteemed Sacret Heart University–the only SHRM-aligned masters in HR program in the entire state.

Sacred Heart University

John F. Welch College of Business

Fostering a long-lived inquisitive learning community built on firm foundation of fundamental values and ethical principles borrowed from Catholicism is a primary mission of SHU’s College of Business. That imaginative imagery strives to impart applicable knowledge bases and practical business skills to advance concurrent aims: grooming undergraduates to become high achievers in the fulfillment of: 1) overriding personal and professional objectives; and, 2) implicit obligations to global social and commercial spheres.

By all indications, the tireless efforts of faculty and administration have proven extremely effective for bringing these admirable ambitious aims to full fruition. Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (“AACSB”) serves as one of the sweetest fruits of their long collective labor.

Though highly coveted, that prestigious distinction is strictly reserved for – and jealously guarded by – only the cream of business academic curricular crops. Institutions capable of making the mark by scoring sufficiently high in all applicable aspects to meet AACSB’s thorough evaluation and strictest scrutiny are indeed quite few and very far between. Current AASCB-accredited program rosters comprised of just five percent of all existing business educational entities provides more than ample proof and persuasive evidence of an elite rarity of immense value.

M.S. in Human Resources

By way of following the example set by its preeminent organizational parent, this 33-credit graduate program constitutes Connecticut’s sole beneficiary of official recognition by the Society of Human Resource Management (“SHRM”). Besides being the world’s biggest human resources professional association, that world-renowned organization promulgates the globe’s highest standards and most meticulous guidelines designed to guarantee an exceptional degree of educational quality in Human Resources. SHRM’s public pronouncement of this program’s full alignment with every one of its exacting parameters is a high compliment and academic accolade of the highest order.

Program administrators maintain this elite status by ensuring maximum pupil outreach and positive intellectual impression by employing a blended scheme of education-themed media. This innovative instructional model integrates an ideal commingling of mandatory in-person class attendance and academic content via virtual venues.

A trimester-based curricular format makes program completion in just two years possible. A very nice finishing touch is eager acceptance of highly honed practical skills and hard-earned professional experience in lieu of a few hours of rehearsed performance in a stale standardized admissions exam environment.

All these singular advantages add up to the very apparent and indisputable conclusion that SHU’s M.S. in Human Resources educators take their stated commitment to groom the future partners of global business very seriously. After all, their affirmative action of accommodation to diverse academic goals and individual needs speaks far louder than any spoken lecture or printed word could ever begin to convey.


Sacred Heart University holds regional accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. As previously discussed at length and in detail, Welch College of Business has the singular distinction of holding AASCB accreditation. As does its subsidiary M.S. in Human Resources program, by associational impartment.


Michael S. Carriger, M.S., D.Mgt.
Program Director, Master’s of Human Resource Management
Stamford Graduate Center
3 Landmark Square
Stamford, CT 06901
[email protected]