Burlington, VT – January 24, 2017 – Champlain College, ranked among The Princeton Review’s Best Colleges, today announced the launch of its specialized Master of Science in Human Relations and Organization Development. The degree will equip graduates to manage talent and nurture business growth across the public sector, nonprofits and private industry. According to an industry study, human capital is critical to growth, which is why leaders worldwide are making HR a key function to business operations.
“Over 90 percent of executives are realizing crucial gaps to be filled at the leadership level and are targeting organizational design as a top priority,”said Mika Nash, PhD, Academic Dean of Continuing Professional Studies at Champlain College. “Champlain’s M.S. in Human Relations and Organization Development prepares those who wish to rise as business advisors to drive and achieve missions and business objectives.”
The fully online program teaches the problem-solving skills needed to retain a strong workforce, attract engaged workers, and strengthen an organization’s ability to achieve goals. The rigorous curriculum and experiential learning arms graduates with effective ways to leverage diverse worldviews and generational perspectives. Through emphasis on peer collaboration, and regular instructor feedback, students engage with their classmates on real-world business challenges to determine effective solutions.
“HR has shifted from historically administrative duties – like employee contracts and benefits management – to a proactive, deeply strategic role involving organizational and workforce development,” said Sean Collins, Senior Director, Global Organization Development at Cox Automotive, Inc. “In many cases, leaders have difficulty finding candidates that can fill such a dynamic role. As a truED Alliance member, Champlain’s programs continue to energize, inspire, and professionalize our workforce, the processes, and ultimately the success of our business.”
Champlain’s truED Alliance partners – which include more than 60 government and private sector organizations – also have access to the Human Relations and Organization Development program at a considerable discount through the Alliance. The 30-credit program delves into business management and strategy, metrics and data-driven analysis, managerial decision-making and conflict negotiations. Students gain a competitive advantage through embedded certificates and have the opportunity for specialization. To see if your organization is a Champlain partner, please visit Champlain.edu/truEDalliances.
About Champlain College
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and more than 60 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain’s distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review’s The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition. Champlain College is featured in the “Fiske Guide to Colleges” for 2017 as one of the “best and most interesting schools” in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Champlain was named one of the “Most Innovative Schools” in the North by the U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 “America’s Best Colleges” and #91 in the overall list of “Best Regional Universities in the North”. For more information, visit www.champlain.edu.
truED is a bold reimagining of workforce development that creates opportunities for adults to further their education in Champlain College’s award-winning online academic programs, including the 2017 designation by U.S. News and World Reportas a “best online bachelor’s program”, and brings easy-to-deploy talent management solutions to employers. Through strategic alliances with leading organizations in government and industry, Champlain College Online delivers an affordable, accessible and immediately applicable higher education to help employees gain the skills and knowledge needed to enhance their careers and achieve their organization’s business objectives. Champlain’s undergraduate and graduate certificate and degree programs not only provide field-specific knowledge, but also the critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills essential for the modern workforce. For more information about truED, visit https://www.champlain.edu/trued.