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    • Information Sessions
    • If you're interested in an accelerated MBA focused on executive leadership and general management, consider coming to an Executive MBA Information Session.  At our information sessions, program staff will discuss the Executive MBA Program in detail, explaining everything from the application process to the lockstep, cohort style program. Current students, alumni, and faculty will be on hand to offer their insights into the program and answer any questions you may have.
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    • Contact Us to Learn About the Executive MBA
    • Gina Urias-Sandoval
      EMBA Program Director
      Phone: (505) 277-2525
      Office: 3rd Floor, GSM
  • MBA Ed. Leadership
    • Contact Us to Learn About the MBA in Education Leadership
    • Krista SavocaKrista Savoca
      Academic Program Support Manager
      Phone: (505) 277-2525
      Office: GSM 308
  • Career & Professional Development
    • Career & Professional Development Programs
    • Anderson's Career and Professional Development Programs are designed to expand your mastery of current competencies and help you develop new ones. While you won't get a grade, you will acquire new knowledge and a certificate of completion that demonstrates to others your continued desire for self-improvement.
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    • Bruncha Milaszewski
      Education & Outreach Manager
      Phone: (505) 277-8608
      Office: GSM 3rd Floor
    • Fall 2015 Program Offerings

    Healthcare Management
    Dates: Fridays, Sept. 4 - Oct. 23, 2015
    Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Executive Negotiations
    Dates: 2 Thursdays, Sept. 17 - Oct. 29, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Practical Project Management
    Dates: Fridays, Sept. 18 - Nov. 20, 2015
    Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Dates: Mondays, September 21 – December 7, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Essentials for Managers
    Dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 22 - Nov. 24, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Lean Practitioner
    Dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 23 - Nov. 11, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Digital Marketing
    Dates: Thursdays, Sept. 24 - Nov. 12, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Business Start-Up 102
    Dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 23 - Nov. 11, 2015
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Women's Leadership
    Dates: Fridays, Oct. 2 - Nov. 20, 2015
    Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Mediation Certification
    Dates: 6 Saturdays, Oct. 10 - Nov. 21, 2015
    Time: 9:00 am - 4:45 pm

    HR Straight Talk Series II - FLMA
    Dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 21 - Nov. 4, 2015
    Time: 8:30 - 11:30 pm

  • Custom Programs
    • Custom Programs & Consulting Services
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      UNM's Anderson School of Management offers a wide range of custom programs, training and consulting services that provide result-based impact with an emphasis on short term gains and long-term sustainability. We are committed to sustained growth of all of our clients and it is our mission to provide the best in quality training services by understanding their unique vision.
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      UNM's Anderson School of Management offers customized training services to organizations and businesses throughout New Mexico.
    • Contact Us to Start Building Your Custom Program
    • Bruncha Milaszewski
      Education & Outreach Manager
      Phone: (505) 277-8608
      Office: GSM 3rd Floor
  • CFO Academy
    • CFO Academy
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      Established in 2009, the CFO Academy is a prominent community of finance leaders and decision makers who provide trusted knowledge, pertinent resources and peer-to-peer collaboration to New Mexico’s financial professionals. We help our members become effective leaders while driving both their personal and their organizational results. Our professional network connects members with other financial professionals, valuable information, distinguished organizations and engaging discussions.
    • CFO Academy Professional Development Series
    • CFO Academy Professional Development Series is series of training and networking events providing continuing professional education on the latest technologies, laws, and trends in accounting and tax rules influencing financial professionals.
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    • Bruncha Milaszewski
      Education & Outreach Manager
      Phone: (505) 277-8608
      Office: GSM 3rd Floor
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    • Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Contact Information
    • Phone:  (505) 277-2525
      Fax:  (505) 277-0345
    • Mailing Address
    • Executive and Professional Education Center
      MSC05 3090
      1 University of New Mexico
      Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
    • Physical Address
    • 1924 Las Lomas NE
      Graduate School of Management
      Third Floor, Room 328
      Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
    • Key Contacts
    • Audrey ArnoldAudrey Arnold
      Phone: (505) 277-2525
      Office: GSM 3rd Floor
    • Kristy NunleyKristy Nunley
      Data Manager
      Phone: (505) 277-2525
      Office: GSM 328

Human Resource Management

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Course Information

Certification in human resource management will improve your credibility in your organization and give you a competitive edge in your field. Effective human resource managers can improve employee satisfaction, raise retention rates, lower turnover, implement effective training programs, and save money for the organization.

Whether you are a practicing HR professional, a small business owner, or an employee with HR responsibilities, Human Resource Management will give you additional skills and knowledge that you can use in your current role or take into the job marketplace.

Taught with the SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Learning System, this 12-week program will prepare you to test for your PHR or SPHR certification. SHRM is the world’s largest Human Resource Association and is ranked as the #1 certification preparation tool.  To find out more about PHR and SPHR certification and exam sates, please visit www.hrci.org.

Who Should Take this Course:

  • Those seeking preparation for PHR or SPHR certification
  • Small business owners, entrepreneurs, and managers in need of human resource training
  • Professionals working in Human Resource Management who want to receive certification

Our Human Resource certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking a Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification.

For those not seeking certification, the SHRM Learning System course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist point of view, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core competencies and increase productivity. Long after completing the course, the Learning System material will serve as a valuable day-to-day resource manual, providing answers to a wide range of HR challenges.

What You Will be Able to Do:

You'll be fully prepared to take the PHR or SPHR exam. Year after year, professionals who use the SHRM Learning System consistently beat the national pass rate.

How You Will Benefit:

  • Prepare to take the PHR or SPHR exam
  • Earn 3.5 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) through the Human Resource Certification Institute
  • Learn best practices in human resource management and increase your value in your current position, as well as the job marketplace



To receive the Anderson School's Certificate, participants must attend 10 of the 12 sessions and take all module tests and the final exam. To receive the SHRM Certificate in Professional Human Resource Management, participants must also score a grade of 80% or better on the final exam.

To find out more regarding the PHR and the SPRH exam schedules please visit, please visit www.hrci.org.


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Covers key HR topics, including:

  • The role of HR in organizations
  • The strategic planning process
  • Assessing the internal environment
  • Scanning the external environment

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Evaluating HR's strategic contributions
  • Ethical issues affecting organizations
  • HR and the legislative and regulatory environment

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Cover key legislation affecting employee rights
  • Privacy and consumer protection
  • EEO/Affirmative Action
  • Gender discrimination and harassment
  • Organizational staffing requirements
  • Job analysis and documentation

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Flexible staffing and retention
  • Employee records management

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Examine key legislation
  • HRD program design, development and implementation
  • Adult learning and motivation
  • Training and development
  • Performance management

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Key compensation legislation
  • Total rewards and the strategic focus of the organization
  • Compensation structure and systems

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Introduction to benefit programs and key benefits legislation
  • Government-mandated benefits
  • Deferred compensation plans, health-care benefits and other nonstatutory benefits
  • Compensation and benefits for international employees
  • Evaluating the total rewards system and communicating it to employees

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Key legislation affecting employee and labor relations
  • Employee relations and organizational culture
  • Employee involvement strategies
  • Measuring employee attitudes, policies, procedures, and work rules

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Discipline and complaint resolution
  • Labor relations legislation and union organizing
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Collective bargaining, strikes and secondary boycotts

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Course overview and introductions
  • Assessment of your HR knowledge
  • National certification exam information
  • Course review
  • Question and answer session
  • Test taking tips