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New Master of Science in Leadership Development Aligns with SHRM’s Guidelines

The Drake University School of Education is rolling out a new Master of Science in Leadership Development (MSLD) in the fall 2013.  This program, replacing the Adult Learning and Organizational Performance (ALOP) degree, is designed to meet the needs of emerging and aspiring leaders who wish to better understand their own leadership strengths, identify areas of development, or are interested in expanding their leadership capacity within their organizations.

Professionals interested in furthering their studies at the graduate level may select one of the following three emphasis areas or may choose a more flexible multidisciplinary track.

  • Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Human Resource Development (HRD)
  • Higher Education (HE)

The School of Education is pleased and proud to announce that the HRM emphasis has been acknowledged by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as being fully aligned with their curriculum guidelines. These guidelines – which are part of SHRM’s Academic initiative – were set up by SHRM to define the HR content that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Programs in compliance with the SHRM standards are listed by SHRM in its website and must undergo a program review every three years.   The program coursework must follow SHRM’s content guidelines and the program must include appropriate business-related coursework. Currently, the MSLD is the only graduate program in Des Moines offering a SHRM-reviewed and approved Human Resources Management emphasis.

For more information about the MSLD program, visit www.drake.edu/leadership. For additional information on the SHRM Academic Alignment initiative, follow this link.