Chapman university college master of science in human resources Web q & A Presenter: Dr. James Neblett, SPHR, GPHR
As HR professionals advance in their careers it may be the case that different knowledge, skills and abilities are needed to contribute on an advanced level.
Past surveys by the SHRM in 2003 and 2005 have found that business professionals place a premium on strong oral and written communications skills and ethics.
Best in class organizations not only attain distinctive operational excellence, but also align their human assets with strategies and goals (Schoonover, 2003).
Why advance your degree?
Jobs that require high levels of education and skill pay higher wages than jobs that require few skills and little education.
Unemployment rates among people who have a professional degree is significantly lower than that of people who have a high school diploma.
Earnings increase significantly as a worker's degree of education rises.
Source of Information the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
What are the classes like?
The classes are rigorous and each of the courses require a time commitment both in and outside of class. You will be expected to do research, write papers and to present projects in class. Working professionals are able to take two classes per term.
What can you do with an HR degree?
Typical first jobs for Human Resource Management majors include corporate recruiter, employee relations specialist, compensation analyst, corporate trainer, HR generalist, and management trainee.
Typical jobs held five-ten years out include HR director, staffing manager, compensation manager, training manager, and employee relations director.
Human Resource Management majors are encouraged to become involved in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Do I need any certifications beyond my degree? If so, how long does that take?
That really depends on your long term career aspirations. Most employers that seek HR professional like to see an advance degree and SHRM certification (PHR/SPHR/GPHR). While these are mandatory they are preferred.
Dr. James Neblett has been a member of the faculty and department chair since 2005 and teaches in the MSHR program. Dr. Neblett teaches recruitment and selection, human resources systems, training and development, legal issues in human resources, strategic management and international human resource management.
Dr. Neblett current research examines human resource competencies, globalization and human resources and their influence on employees' expectations and implicit work contracts. As a lifelong learner Dr. Neblett has earned his Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) certification from SHRM/HRCI. His work has been published by Northwest Human Resource Management Association, Society for the Advancement of Management, the International Society for Professional Innovation Management, International Association for Management of Technology and Institute for Behavioral and Applied Management.
Dr. Neblett is a member of the Academy of Management, Society for Human Resource Management, Northwest Human Resource Management American Society for Training and Development. He is a Past-Division Chair for Human Resources Division for the Institute for Behavioral and Applied Management. He served as a reviewer for Academy of Management and Institute for Behavioral and Applied Management for 4 years.
Education D. B. A. Management, 2004, Argosy University M.A. Organizational Management, 2001, University of Phoenix B.S. Financial Advising, 1984, Purdue University
Interests International Human Resources, Leadership, Employment Law, Organizational behavior
Dr. Biel is a Senior Lecturer at Chapman University College, where she has taught in the Health Administration and Human Resources programs since 2001. She is the recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Senior Lecturer award from Chapman University College.
Dr. Melissa Biel has over 25 years experience in the nonprofit and health care fields. Her areas of expertise include nursing certification, community benefit planning for nonprofit hospitals, strategic planning, program evaluation, data collection and analysis, grant writing, and conducting community needs assessments.
Professional Affiliations: American Society of Public Administration, Academy of Management, Western Academy of Management, Women in Healthcare Administration, Association for Community Health Improvement, Society for Human Resource Management .
BS degree in Nursing, California State University, Long Beach , 1985
MS degree in Nursing Administration, California State University, Los Angeles, 1989
Doctorate is in Public Administration, University of La Verne, 2001
Nursing certification, community benefit for nonprofit hospitals, research methodology, program evaluation, and a variety of clinically-focused topics.
Ms. Pratt is a Senior Lecturer at Chapman University College, she recently joined the organization and teaches in Human Resources programs. Allison J. Pratt is a human resources professional with more than 30 years of business experience. In 2001 she formed the consulting firm of Pratt & Associates, which provides as needed human resources consulting services to companies across a wide range of industries.
Prior to founding Pratt & Associates, Pratt was vice-president of human resources and administration for the Electronic Components Division of Toshiba in Irvine.
Pratt’s firm has provided services to a wide variety of public, family owned and privately held businesses. While most of her clients are in the 100 – 500 employee range, her firm has worked with companies with as few as 4 employees and as many as 8,000. Client businesses span industries such as pet grooming, banking, construction, insurance, valet parking, medical device, manufacturing and many others throughout Southern California.
She holds a B.S. in business from California State University, Pomona and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. In 2001, she earned a certificate in coaching from the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara.
In 1998, the Orange County National Human Resources Association named Pratt National Human Resources Executive of the Year for her career accomplishments.
She has been a mentor in the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Executive MBA program, volunteered at the UCI Women’s Opportunity Center and has assisted many job seekers with their searches.
In addition to her consulting practice, Pratt is an adjunct professor at Saddleback and Fullerton Colleges. She teaches courses such as Business Communication, Human Resources Management, and Oral Business Techniques. She has also developed several Human Resources certificate programs which she teaches at Rancho Santiago, Santa Ana and Saddleback Community Colleges. Pratt also offers legally required Sexual Harassment Avoidance workshops through the colleges, and directly to clients.
Pratt also speaks to groups on various HR and employment related topics such as employee retention and avoiding litigation.
Thank you! :^)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2008)
Schoonover Associates. (2003). HR Competencies for the New Century . Falmouth, MA: Schoonover, D.
Society for Human Resource Management. (2005, November) Graduate HR curriculum Study . Alexandria, VA: Dooney, J., Smith, N. & Williams, S.
Society for Human Resource Management. (2003, November) Undergraduate HR Curriculum study. Alexandria, VA: Cohen, D., and Kluttz, L.