Eastern Michigan University human resources programs receive global leadership awards

EMU’s Masters in Human Resources and Organizational Development and bachelors in Management/HR Concentration among programs honored at global conference

YPSILANTI – A variety of Eastern Michigan University programs in human resources have been honored for their outstanding efforts in developing leadership.

The awards will be given next month at the awards ceremony, which is part of The Virtual Human Experience Summit Feb 17-18, 2021. The prestigious awards salute the world’s top human resources leadership practitioners and programs and highlight their roles in developing their most important asset - their people.

The LEAD Awards and event are a part of HR.com, which recognizes the top leadership organizations in a yearly ranking. HR.com, the largest global social networking and resource site for HR Professionals, seeks to providing a deeper understanding of the HR function by offering the annual global leadership annual event.

Two of Eastern Michigan University’s graduate and undergraduate programs in human resources received grand prize honors with first place ranking:

• The EMU Masters of Science in Human Resources and Organizational Development (MSHROD) was ranked first in the category of “Master’s Programs with Emphasis in Human Resources.”

• The EMU BBA-Management Major/HR Concentration was also ranked first in “Diploma Program with Emphasis on HR.”

Fraya Wagner-Marsh
Fraya Wagner-Marsh

“Winning the LEAD Awards and being at the top of the rankings is further evidence of the hard work and excellence that our faculty provide to our HR/OD programs at EMU,” said Dr. Fraya Wagner-Marsh, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR, Graduate Coordinator for the MSHROD program at EMU. “These awards also show the strong support that we have from our alums and the employers that hire our graduates. The LEAD Awards support our reputation for providing superior education and learning opportunities for the Southeast Michigan HR/OD community.”

The complete list of this year’s award winners will be published in the February edition of Leadership Excellence Essentials epublication.  This year’s award recipients were selected based an application or nomination process, reviewed by HR.com’s leadership panel, as well as feedback from the program’s participants. The voting was promoted by the nominees as well as through social media campaigns over the course of the nomination period.

About EMU’s graduate and undergraduate programs in HR

Eastern Michigan University offers a master’s of science in human resources and Organizational Development, a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources, a graduate certificate in OD, and a BBA-Management Major/HR Concentration. These programs are offered through the Management Department at the EMU College of Business, which is accredited by AACSB, the highest accreditation for colleges of business. For more information, see the MSHROD website or email Fraya Wagner-Marsh at fwagnerm@emich.edu.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 16,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

January 13, 2021

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