Ashford Major Matchup 2018

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Over the past few weeks, the 2018 Ashford Major Matchup has been quite the interesting competition with some of Ashford University’s most popular degrees going head-to-head for a vote. We started with 16 degrees and, based on student and alumni passion for their major, we have our winner – Human Resources Management!

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Ashford University’s 2018 Major Matchup Winner: Human Resources Management Degree

It’s obvious from the outcome of this year’s Major Matchup that students and alumni of Ashford’s Human Resources Management program have found it both an interesting and valuable area of study. But, they’re not the only ones, in 2018 Ashford University’s Human Resources Management program was awarded a Leadership Excellence and Development (LEAD) Award by

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Recognized as one of the top 15 degree programs with an emphasis on Human Resources, the program follows the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Curriculum Guidelines, which makes students eligible to apply for the SHRM Certified Professional exam (SHRM-CP) in their final year of study once they have 500 hours of relevant HR experience. The certification is an admirable addition to a resume.

BA in Human Resources Management vs. MA in Human Resource Management

If you’re looking to get started in Human Resources, a BA in Human Resources Management is a great jumping off point. The degree gives students a foundation of how businesses work, including the interaction between management, labor and labor law while also concentrating on HR lessons such as job analysis, staffing, compensation and career planning.

For those who already hold a position in human resources, a Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) may help you advance your career even further. If you’re intrigued, take a look at these 8 Things to Consider Before Pursuing your MHRM.

Career Possibilities for Human Resource Management Students

If you’ve been toying with the idea of a career in human resources management, don’t just let the fervor from current and past students sway you (although it is a pretty good indicator of the enthusiasm the degree instills in those who study it!), take a look at potential employment settings and career possibilities depending on the level of degree you hold.

Potential HR Employment Settings

  • Small Businesses
  • Large Corporations
  • Government Offices
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Retail Businesses
  • The Healthcare Industry

Potential HR Careers

  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Compensation Specialist
  • Benefits Coordinator
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Recruitment Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Labor Relations Specialist

Were you surprised at the 2018 Major Matchup outcome? Share your thoughts on social media using #VoteMyAshfordU or on our Facebook page!



Written by Ashford University Staff

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