The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is a leading HR professional body in the world and is ‘increasingly recognised by large employers outside the UK as a standard for human resource practice’ (CIPD, 2010). Both our MSc Human Resource Management (HRM) and our MSc International HRM fully meet the requirements of this professional body.
GCU was one of the first CIPD approved centres in the U.K. to meet the CIPD’s Advanced Level requirements and achieve optimal accreditation of student learning. Completion of either Masters programme provides the ‘full knowledge bank’ required for CIPD membership. Graduates will automatically become Associate Members and will achieve Chartered Membership when they demonstrate to the Institute, sufficient relevant work experience at the appropriate professional level.
As of September 2013, the CIPD and AHRI (Australian Human Resources Institute) have announced mutual recognition of professional membership for individuals holding corresponding professional grades of membership. This means that members joining each counterpart organisation (either the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development or the Australian Human Resources Institute) will have their existing credentials recognised, providing access to the equivalent grade of professional membership.