Mixed feelings about advanced HR degrees, finds survey

Degree can boost career but experience still key
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/01/2009

While the majority of HR professionals believe an advanced degree in HR might be overkill, they also believe it can boost a generalist HR candidate’s career, according to the latest Pulse Survey.

The survey of 1,180 Canadian HR Reporter readers and members of the Human Resources Professionals Association found 52.1 per cent agreed or strongly agreed an advanced degree in HR might be overkill.

However, 59 per cent thought such a degree gives an HR generalist candidate at least a small advantage.