Jeffery Fraser earned a bachelor of science degree in human resource management from the Wichita, Kansas, campus of Friends University in 1989. Friends University is a private educational institution founded by the Quaker Society of Friends in 1898. It was one of the first universities in the country to specialize in programs for adult students, and many individuals such as Jeffery Fraser who entered Friends with valuable work and life experience have completed college degrees through its instruction.
The bachelor of science degree in human resource management is still offered at Friends University through the institutions’ locations in Wichita, Topeka, and online. Students in the program learn about many aspects of human resources including employee and labor relations, employment law, and employee benefits. Material relating to business in general is worked into the curriculum. The program is designed specifically for adult students who are balancing school with work and family commitments and can be completed at different paces.
Students who graduate with this degree have the knowledge and skills to work at entry-level HR positions. Since the program is not specific to one industry, graduates are prepared to work in the human resource department of almost any type of business. Additionally, the program is endorsed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and students are eligible to participate in SHRM networking and development events.