Most affordable human resources program December 13, 2018 (Jackson, Miss.) - Belhaven University has the only master's program in Mississippi that is recognized as one of the most affordable human resources degrees in the country.

The 2018-19 Most Affordable Human Resources Master's Programs were awarded for their high quality, low cost, and curriculum standards, aligned with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

“This is a significant accolade, especially since we are the only university in our state to receive this recognition,” Dr. Chip Mason, dean of Belhaven's School of Business. “Weare proud of our association with SHRM, and we are committed to teaching best practices in the HR field to our students. We believe our people are our most important resource, and we are excited to have the opportunity to share our passion for developing human resources to not only Mississippi, but the rest of the country as well.”

HumanresourcesEDU created a comprehensive list to help students identify high quality programs at a low cost. Only 57 colleges and universities were selected this year. Institutions such as The University of Tennessee, Liberty University, Purdue University, and Bryan College were included on the list with Belhaven University.

Belhaven's M.S. in Leadership with Human Resources Concentration focuses on the study and application of human resource principles and gives students experience in employee relations, compensation and benefits, current issues in the field, and more. This program was the first in Mississippi to be recognized by SHRM for its high academic standards in its curriculum.

“SHRM reviewed our human resources curriculum against the best practices in the industry,” added Dr. Mason. “This close partnership ensures that our graduates are fully prepared to meet the challenges of the complex and ever-changing needs of human resources.”