Preparing the next generation of HRM professionals : an international comparison of tertiary HRM programs

Davidson, Paul (2012) Preparing the next generation of HRM professionals : an international comparison of tertiary HRM programs. In 12th IHRM Conference : Dream, Discover, Dare, Innovations in the Global Village : Role of International HRM, 10 – 13 December 2012, Delhi, India.

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The future of the HRM profession depends to at least some extent on the quality of preparation of the next generation of HR professionals. This paper examines bachelor degree programs in HRM and the role of professional associations as influencers of curricula. Some 39% of the 599 AACSB and EQUIS-accredited institutions sampled offer undergraduate degrees in HRM. The programs vary in emphasis on HRM competencies. Unsurprisingly, all include foundation work (perhaps a third of the content) in business management. Grouping degree content by regions globally allows benchmarking of degrees against international trends, along with consideration of the increasingly significant influence on curricula by professional bodies, in preparing the next generation of HRM practitioners to manage in organisations that will require strategic thinking, specialist technical skills, and interpersonal competence.

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ID Code: 56518
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: HRM Curricula, HRM Competencies, HRM Tertiary Programs, HRM Professional
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 21 Jan 2013 03:11
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2013 15:39

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