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Brooklyn Campus Human Resources Graduate Program Cited as Among the Best

Master’s Program Meets High Standards of Society for Human Resource Management


Helen Saffran,Associate Director of Public Relations
Brooklyn Campus,
Long Island University
(718) 488-1419

Brooklyn, N.Y. — The Master of Science in Human Resources program at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus has been cited by the prestigious Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as being fully in agreement with the Society’s high standards.

“Recognition of our M.S. in Human Resources Management curriculum by the SHRM Society serves to validate our program, its mission, and the hard work and dedication of our practitioner faculty,” said Professor Jordan J. Kaplan, director of the Human Resources Management Program at the Brooklyn Campus’ School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences.

Human resources management serves an important role in work organizations. Once referred to as the personnel department, the human resource department traditionally administers such important functions as recruitment and placement of employees, training and development, labor relations, compensation and benefits, and performance appraisal systems. Human Resource departments in recent decades have assumed responsibility for developing and maintaining workforce diversity.

The 36-credit M.S. in Human Resources Management at the Brooklyn Campus prepares students to be human resources generalists. The program is taught by highly credentialed professors, who carry significant human resource and corporate experience. Students can complete the program in three years while attending school part-time, though many students graduate in two years by following an accelerated schedule.

Kaplan said that program graduates have secured human resource positions at a diverse group of employers, including Forest Laboratories, Target, New York City Transit/MTA, Office of Federal Contract Compliance and the United Nations.

“In today’s challenging economy, human resources is a critical and in-demand function that continues to provide employment opportunities across a broad spectrum of organizations,” he said.

SHRM, the world’s largest association devoted to standards in human resource management, represents more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries. Only top-tier programs are designated as being in full alignment with its “HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.”

For more information about Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, call (718) 488-1011 or e-mail

The Brooklyn Campus is distinguished by...
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 11/17/2010

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