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February 06, 2020
[Dickinson Press] The website Intelligent.com, which ranks online degrees, compared 73 online human resources certification programs in the United States. Dickinson State University's program ranked No. 1 for the second year in a row.
Dr. Holly Gruhlke, chair of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor of Business, said the program excels because it provides its students with a solid background of all human resource areas.
"What makes this program special is that it really aligns with what the student needs to know when they go out and start working in the profession," she said. "We challenge our students to understand human resource law, to understand the different emotional intelligence levels, to be able to understand how human capital impacts the overall strategy of the organization ... even interactions with labor relation groups, so unions. They need to understand that. Even if unions are not big necessarily in this area, doesn't mean if they don't go out and work in another state they're not going to be dealing with unions."
The program, which is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, has been offered at the university for about 15 years.