SHRM Alignment

SHRM Programs offering HR Degrees

SHRM-Aligned HR Degree

Human Resources Management Degree SHRM Alignment

Peirce College's Human Resources Management degree is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). SHRM is an independent group with the goal of preparing students for entry into the human resources field through education, internships and the meeting of core human resources competencies.


SHRM Competencies

As a Peirce Human Resources Management degree student, you'll learn key skills and lessons that allow you to meet the nine SHRM program competencies:

  • Human Resource Expertise
  • Relationship Management
  • Consultation
  • Leadership and Navigation
  • Communication
  • global and cultural Effectiveness
  • Ethical Practice
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Business Acumen

Human Resources Career Advancement

Because Peirce is Philadelphia's school for career-focused adult learners, we've aligned our human resources degree with SHRM to ensure the courses you take prepare you to enter a career in HR and grow as a professional.

Everyone's career is different, and Peirce will work with you to ensure you're headed down a path that's reflective of your career goals. But SHRM identifies four distinct career levels that can help you to understand how your career in HR could proceed. Understanding these potential career paths can help you form goals to guide you toward your dream career.

Early LevelMid LevelSenior LevelExecutive Level
Is a specialist in a specific support function or is a generalist with limited experienceIs a generalist or is a senior specialistIs a very experienced generalist or specialistTypically is one of the most senior leaders in HR
Holds a formal title such as, but not limited to, HR assistant, junior recruiter or benefits clerkManages projects or programHolds a formal title such as, but not limited to, senior manager, director or principalHolds the top HR job in the organization or VP role
Holds a formal title such as, but not limited to, HR manager, generalist or senior specialist


As a Peirce College Human Resources Management graduate, you'll be ready and able to land an early-level HR job thanks to the competencies you'll have learned during the program. Students who need help finding an internship to gain real-world experience or getting their first HR job should work with Career Development Services.