Human Resource Management

Managing people is one of the most challenging and important aspects of business. Developing expertise in Human Resource Management (HRM) will help you understand why people do what they do and how to manage the causes of behaviour.

Transform the workplace through leadership

HRM is all about finding the right people, putting them in the right jobs, and keeping them psyched about the work they do. The challenges are huge, and people-related issues are often complex and nuanced. But it's not just about solving problems. It's as much about creating environments and contexts that lead to growth and excellence.

To develop your own capabilities, you will find that many of the HRM courses emphasize the acquisition of explicit and tacit knowledge. This program will train you to diagnose problems, develop solutions, and formulate effective implementation and evaluation strategies for hiring, training, recruitment, and more.

Where can an HRM major take you?

There are many possible career paths for HR professionals, including working as an external consultant, a generalist or specialist in a medium to large sized organization, and at all levels of government. Regardless of where you work, employers, colleagues, and clients will turn to you for strategic advice, clear guidance, and leadership on all aspects of HR.

Graduates of this program can pursue the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation - the highest professional certification for HR professionals.

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Prospective Students

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Current Students

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