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Human Resource Management Program Praised by Educational Organization, Faculty Pleased to Serve Diverse Student Backgrounds

PhotoFerris State University has been ranked #27 for the Best Affordable Human Resources Management Degree.

The Human Resource Management program in Ferris State University’s College of Business has earned recognition as an affordable option for college students and professionals by, an online independent education organization, which listed the degree among the country’s top 100 choices.

Having a Bachelor of Science program available, along with a certificate offering and the opportunity to earn a minor in this concentration, draws interest from a wide range of students, according to professor of Management and senior faculty member Beverly DeMarr.

“Many working students appreciate the flexibility available in our learning,” DeMarr said. “Our program design is extremely friendly to online participation, regardless of the desired end result. Any student can earn a certificate remotely, while our Ferris Statewide campus in Dowagiac can give adult professionals the chance to complete the Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management.”

DeMarr said another attribute of the Human Resource Management program is the ability to bolster a student’s resume, taking courses as they participate in an internship or while they await the opportunity to enter coursework for their desired major.

“Students pursuing Nursing or other College of Health Professions degrees discover Human Resource Management as an effective tool for advancement, as they seek their first position out of college, or attempt to gain a promotion with their current employer,” DeMarr said. “The Human Resource Management minor is available at all statewide locations, to our Business Administration students and those pursuing any other major. Some of our alumni success stories come from career professionals who have no degree but use the certificate program to build on their experience. Human Resource Management can boost their prospects with their current employer, or allow them to secure new opportunities, because of this learning.”

The Human Resource Management program has full approval from the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs, with curriculum recommendations approved by the Society of Human Resource Management.

“Dr. Carol Rewers and I oversee instruction and teach the main classes in this curriculum,” DeMarr said. “We are proud to be a vital element of the university’s College of Business.”