SSTC is the first private educational institution to offer the Master of Science specialising in Human Resource Development awarded by Texas A&M University.
Opened in 1876, Texas A&M University (TAMU) is home to more than 50,000 students, ranking as the 6th largest university in the country, offering 120 undergraduate and 240 graduate degree programs. About 80% of TAMU’s 4,259 faculty members hold doctoral degrees with 3 Nobel Prize recipients. TAMU holds membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities — one of only 62 invited institutions with this distinction – that restricts its ranks to the nation’s premier public and private institutions of higher learning.
The emerging field of human resource development (HRD) focuses on employee learning and development and how to improve performance at individual, group and organization levels. It aims to develop the individual in order to make him/her productive in the workplace.
HRD differs from HRM (human resource management), which focuses on organization job design, recruitment, staffing, compensation and employee relations. It is the effective selection and utilization of employees to best achieve the goals and strategies of the organization, as well as the goals and needs of employees.
TAMU ranks 2nd in the nation among public universities in the “great schools, great prices” category by 2014 U.S. News & World Report and 4th in nation in 2014 Payscale for most affordable comprehensive public universities with high return on investment.