Business Administration - Human Resources Management

The Human Resources Management program will provide you with the skills required to optimize the potential of employees, while maximizing your organization's effectiveness.

Please note: We are not currently accepting applications for this program.

Program Highlights

Human Resources managers deal with such diverse and complex areas as:

  • recruitment and selection
  • orientation, training and development
  • employment and pay equity
  • employee and labour relations
  • health and safety
  • salary and benefits administration

In this six-semester program, you'll learn how to address all of them through:

  • participation in a full semester placement, which provides the opportunity to gain real life work experiences across a variety of the functional areas of Human Resources
  • hands-on, industry-specific simulations and activities that allow learners to apply concepts to real world HR scenarios
  • a common first year in the School of Business where you can build relationships with students who may be your future colleagues, clients or trading partners
  • coursework that allows HR students to develop the understanding required to strategically support other Business disciplines within their organizations

Why Choose Fleming

Our Business Administration-Human Resources Management program offers:

  • a full semester placement to gain real life work experiences and develop skills that parallel the Human Resources Professionals Association's (HRPA) Professional Competency Framework
  • completion of the nine HRPA approved courses required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge and Law exams, necessary to achieve the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation
  • encouragement to join the local HRPA chapter, attend monthly meetings, and network directly with local area HR professionals
  • faculty who are HR industry professionals and certified as Human Resources Leaders (CHRL) by the HRPA
  • pathway programs that may allow for direct entry options into related university and post-grad programs

* Students starting in January are required to attend classes over the summer semester.

Work Experience

In addition to a full semester placement - where you will be mentored by an HR professional, and engage in activities and projects that allow you to learn by doing - you will:

  • participate in a collective bargaining simulation
  • analyze your performance conducting a video-recorded selection interview
  • create a recruitment campaign for a real-world job
  • develop and deliver a training program
  • analyze a job and build a job description
  • evaluate job content and conduct a salary survey to develop a compensation plan

Career Opportunities

As a Human Resources grad, there are plenty of career directions in the field for you to consider, such as:

  • human resources generalist/business partner/consultant
  • recruiting manager
  • compensation specialist
  • training and development advisor
  • health and safety facilitator
  • labour relations manager
  • employee relations specialist

You will typically begin your career as a human resources assistant, working as a generalist or in one of the areas of specialization. As most enterprises require human resources services, you could be employed by a wide variety of organizations, ranging from financial services and manufacturing to government and education.

The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) has approved courses in nine HR specialization areas, which may be credited toward the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. Students who wish to pursue their CHRP designation must successfully pass the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam (CKE1) and the Law Exam. Eligibility criteria to write the exams includes attaining an overall minimum average of 70 percent in the nine identified courses, with no mark less than 65 percent. The courses creditable for the exam include: Human Resources Administration; Finance and Accounting; Occupational Health and Safety; Recruitment and Selection; Industrial Relations; Organizational Theory, Structure and Design; Compensation Administration; Human Resources Planning; and Training and Development. In addition to the aforementioned, a self-directed, online work readiness program offered through the HRPA is the final required step for the CHRP designation. See the CHRP designation requirements web page for more information.

AACSB International Membership

Our Business School is a member of AACSB International, a global non-profit association that connects educators, students, and business to create the next generation of great leaders.

AACSB International

Additional Costs

Approximately $1,000 per year for books and supplies.

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