Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce - Human Resources Management degree program focuses on applied professional human resources (HR) practices and solutions. Our program starts with a foundation of business studies in areas such as organizational behaviour, law, economics, finance and accounting, marketing, and operations management. Specialization courses will focus on HR, giving you practical skills through applied projects such as developing plans and strategies to address key issues in recruitment and selection, compensation, policy, and training and development. You will have the opportunity to develop processes from the idea stage through to execution, and you will learn from experienced professors and a network of industry professionals.
The program is closely connected with the HR industry. You will have the opportunity to meet with a panel of the program’s advisory committee members to discuss career opportunities and to attend workshops and events on human resources-related topics.
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Analyze the impact and long-range global challenges of economic, environmental, ethical, legal, political, sociological and technological factors upon the strategy, management and behaviour of domestic and global organizations.
Analyze, evaluate and solve business and economic problems, using diverse economic frameworks and relevant business models, creativity, analysis, independent judgment and critical self-awareness.
Formulate business strategies that assess costs, benefits, risks, opportunities and that address organizational goals and external trends.
Develop a business plan.
Interpret and prepare financial reports and assess the overall financial performance of an organization.
Evaluate the contribution of human resources management to organizational effectiveness and to other key functions within the organization.
Evaluate marketing strategies and assess their impact on consumers and the achievement of business goals.
Explain the management and use of business information systems, including e-business strategies, for personal and organizational success.
Acquire, interpret, analyze, evaluate and employ data, both qualitative and quantitative, from primary and secondary sources.
Adhere to professional, ethical and legal codes of conduct.
Critically analyze the forces that shape values, ideas, personal and societal circumstances and business decisions and present an academically structured, sustained and well-supported argument.
Assess strategies of operations management and their impact on domestic and international organizations.
Develop and implement project plans and schedules that make efficient use of resources and achieve organizational goals.
Communicate ideas using the most suitable medium for the message, audience and purpose, speaking or writing clearly, concisely, correctly and coherently.
Consolidate and extend learning in different contextual frameworks and situations, both within and outside the human resources field.
Demonstrate self-awareness, self-confidence, self-direction, self-management and use resources to plan for and attain personal, career and work-related goals, within the context of a changing environment.
Work effectively and assertively in groups or teams to achieve desired goals and resolve differing and/or opposing ideas and points of view.
Plan, develop, implement and evaluate HR strategies and policies related to staffing, compensation and benefits, employee performance management, training and development, employment equity and health and safety that are integrated with organizational goals.
Develop and implement labour relations policies and procedures, negotiate collective agreements and mediate labour disputes/grievances.
Develop human resource plans that are aligned with organizational goals and that respond to both current and future labour market conditions and evaluate their effectiveness.
Establish and manage systems to collect and safeguard HR information.
Plan for and manage the HR aspects of organizational change including developing strategies for communication and employee engagement.
The program requires that you complete 14 weeks/420 hours of paid work in the summer between your sixth and seventh semesters. This gives you the hands-on, real-world experience that employers value. Your placement will give you the opportunity to explore the field you’d like to work in when you graduate. We will work with employers and our industry partners to help you identify opportunities to pursue.
The Humber Experience
There is no better place to focus on an education in Human Resources Management than at The Business School at Humber. Our experienced faculty combined with an industry-focused curriculum and renowned industry partners put our program among the very best.
"The placement was the highlight of the HR program. Having the chance to put classroom learning into practice while getting on-the-job training really sets Humber apart. The organization where I did my placement is looking to hire me immediately after I graduate. At Humber, we learn about HR theory, and we get to apply it. That is what employers want." – Erin, fourth-year student
The Benefits of Choosing a Humber Degree
Degrees on a Common Platform
The Business School offers a variety of Bachelor of Commerce degree programs on a common platform with pathways to areas of specializations. This gives students the time to decide on their career path while they are gaining insight into the fundamentals of business.
You'll learn from professors who have real-world experience and are active in the industry. Our professors are committed to providing you with practical, hands-on training to help you achieve the career you want.
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Competition for top talent is intense, so companies are putting significant effort into attracting and retaining HR talent. This means that demand continues to grow for qualified HR professionals across industries and sectors. Human resources departments in organizations of all sizes and in all sectors need trained professionals who understand business and have the ability to help recruit, train, compensate and retain employees. With our degree, you’ll have the chance to pursue career opportunities in sectors as diverse as government, non-profit, manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare, financial services, education and more. You’ll be prepared for roles such as HR training co-ordinator, recruiter, compensation analyst, health and safety specialist, labour relations representative, benefits administrator and HR generalist.
A day as an HR professional could involve managing employee benefits and compensation, attending job fairs looking for new talent, helping resolve interpersonal conflict or advising in the hiring process. You could be called on to share your knowledge of employment law, labour relations, health and safety, or compensation as you help influence important business decisions.
Professional Accreditations & Recognition
This program is approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) as meeting the course-work component for eligibility to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 or Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 – one of the requirements for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation or the Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (respectively).
Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
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Humber was first granted Ministerial Consent to offer this program in 2007. All degrees offered by Ontario colleges are reviewed by a provincial quality assurance agency on a cyclical basis which results in consent renewals. As a result of the most recent review, Humber has been granted a consent renewal by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to continue to offer this honours degree for a seven-year term starting March 23, 2015. In conformity with the Minister’s criteria and requirements, Humber will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. Humber shall ensure that all students admitted to this above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.
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