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Human Resources Management

Credential: Ontario Graduate CertificateProgram Code: 02541Length: 2 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A bachelor’s degree

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Software Requirements

Proficiency in the use of word processing, database and spreadsheet software.

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $5,960.84
  • international: $17,027.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,037.92 $8,303.50
Tuition $2,397.08 $7,662.66
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $115.00 $115.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,922.92 $8,303.50
Tuition $2,397.08 $7,777.66
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Master of Business Administration

Humber and the University of Incarnate Word (UIW) have entered into an agreement to facilitate the transfer of students from select graduate certificate programs:

  • Global Business Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Public Relations
  • International Development

for a block transfer of six (6) credit hours into UIW's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.  Students will be required to complete 24 credits to earn the degree.  Applicants may have the option to apply for a General MBA or a MBA with a specific concentration in Finance or Marketing.

Applicants will be considered for acceptance into the MBA based on requirements as set forth in the UIW Graduate Bulletin for international students including:

  • successful completion of one of the above graduate certificate programs with a GPA of 70% or higher;
  • submission of an official Humber transcript;
  • submission of proof of completion of a Bachelors degree from an accredited college/university.  

Scholarship opportunities are available.

For further information, please contact:  

Amy C DeStefano
Associate Director, International Admissions & Recruiting
University of the Incarnate Word
847 East Hildebrand
San Antonio, TX 78212
210-805-5707
WhatsApp #: +1 210-427-7403
WeChat: uiwtx1881
Email:  adestefa@uiwtx.edu

Master of Business Administration

Humber and Centenary University have entered into an agreement to facilitate the transfer of Humber graduates with appropriate prerequisite qualifications and grades for advanced standing into Centenary University.  

Graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or 75% in one of Humber's Graduate Certificates:

  • Human Resource Management
  • International Development
  • Marketing Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Public Relations
  • Global Business Management
  • Public Administration

may receive up to 6 credits towards Centenary's Masters of Business Adminstration (MBA) program.  Thirty-three (33) remaining credits may be required for program completion.  Final advanced standing granted to an applicant requires an assessment of transcripts and electives taken.

Humber applicants are required to submit the following to Centenary:

  • a completed application form (with essay where applicable) along with the application fee
  • official Humber transcript sent directly to Centenary from Humber
  • verification of high school graduation
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Humber Program Coordinator, specifying why the student is a good candidate for the program.

For more information, contact:

Tina Tang, Associate Director of International Admissions
hongrong.tang@centenaryuniversity.edu

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Master of Leadership and Public Administration

Humber and Centenary University have entered into an agreement to facilitate the transfer of Humber graduates with appropriate prerequisite qualifications and grades for advanced standing into Centenary University.  

Graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or 75% in one of Humber's Graduate Certificates:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Event Management
  • Fashion Management and Promotions
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Global Business Management
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising-Account Management

may receive up to 6 credits towards the Masters of Business Adminstration (MBA) program.  Thirty-three (33) remaining credits may be required for program completion.  Final advanced standing granted to an applicant requires an assessment of transcripts and electives taken.

Humber applicants are required to submit the following to Centenary:

  • a completed application form (with essay where applicable) along with the application fee
  • official Humber transcript sent directly to Centenary from Humber
  • verification of high school graduation
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Humber Program Coordinator, specifying why the student is a good candidate for the program.

For more information, contact:

Tina Tang, Associate Director of International Admissions
hongrong.tang@centenaryuniversity.edu

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Students who possess a Bachelor's degree and who have successfully completed one of Humber's designate Ontario Graduate Certificate programs will be able to transfer up to fifteen credits towards Northwood University's Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) degree.  Transfer students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (74% - 76%) or above or the equivalent thereof, for regular admission. Official Transcripts must be submitted in English or the original official transcript must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Students must meet all other undergraduate and graduate admission requirements which also includes TOEFL scores or IELTS scores or other evidence of English Proficiency for regular admission unless they have validation from high schools or International schools where they conducted all coursework in English.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

MSc Human Resource Management

Humber and Robert Gordon University (RGU) have entered into an agreement where graduates of Humber's Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate may receive advanced entry (at the Postgraduate Diploma stage) to RGU's MSc Human Resource Management program.  Graduates must have:

  • completed the Human Resource Management program
  • acheived a Grade Point Average of 3.5 or above
  • a suitable reference from a Humber faculty member
  • applicants will be required to complete and pass a distance learning module BSM 160 "Personal and Research Skills for Professionals" prior to admission.  This will be provided free of cost by RGU's Aberdeen Business School.
  • where the applicant's first language is not English, provide satisfactory evidence that the applicant meets the general English language requirements of the University. Applicants who require a Tier 4 visa must meet the requirements set out by the UK Visas and Immigration Secure English Language Testing (SELT) for postgraduate entry to the UK as published on their website.
  • the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom for study purposes.

For more information, contact:  international@rgu.ac.uk

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Master of Applied Management

Graduates of the Ontario Graduate Certificate from Humber College are eligible to enroll in the Master of Applied Management at Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) in New Zealand. Students who have met the following criterial will be eligible to enter into the final 75 credits of the EIT Master of Applied Management program:

  1. Successful completion of the Humber Ontario Graduate Certificate in (A) Entrepreneurial Enterprise, Business Management, (B) Human Resources Management, (C) Global Business Management, (D) Marketing Management, (E) Project Management, (F) Supply Chain Management, (G) Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management, (H) Sport Business Management, (I) Event Management, or (J) Music Business;
  2. Successful completion of an approved research methods course from Humber; and,
  3. Achievement of the NZQA minimum English proficiency standards for a degree program by completing any Ontario Graduate Certificate.

To complete the EIT Master of Applied Management, graduates of the Humber’s Ontario Graduate Certificates listed above require 75 credits at NZQF Levels 8 and 9 with a minimum of 45 credits at NZQF Level 9.

The EIT Master of Applied Management is a term-based program with four terms per year; each term consists of nine teaching weeks and a term break.

All Humber graduates articulating through this pathway will be provided with academic guidance by the EIT Master of Applied Management (180) Programme Coordinator in regards to EIT’s supervision capability at the time of student application.

Graduates of Ontario Graduate Certificate from Humber College who enroll at EIT will enroll as international students and will have the rights and obligations of international students.

For more information, contact: teubanks@eit.ac.nz

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

MBA: International Business Management

Humber and JAMK University of Applied Sciences have established a transfer pathway agreement allowing Humber graduates holding an Ontario Graduate Certificate to complete their MBA: International Business Management (90 ECTS) in Finland in just two semesters. You can choose if you wish to study both semesters on campus or alternatively just one semester after which you complete the thesis by distance learning from anywhere in the world. Humber’s Ontario Graduate Certificate is equivalent to one semester (30 ECTS) of studies at JAMK.

To be eligible to apply you need to have a relevant bachelor’s degree and minimum of 2 years of relevant working experience after the bachelor’s degree, plus successful completion of one of the following Humber Ontario Graduate Certificates:

  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Entrepreneurial Enterprise, Business Management
  • Event Management
  • Global Business Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing Management

The tuition fee is 9,000€/year (two semesters). In the first year the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee for all students. Thus, the tuition fee for the first year is 4,500€ - the length of time it should take to complete the degree requirements. The average monthly living costs are between 750 and 1,200 Euros, depending on the student's individual needs and habits.

The next application period for MBA programs in International Business Management and Sport Business Management is 8 - 22 January 2020. The entrance exam will be held in Toronto on 7 April 2020. To begin your application, see:  https://www.jamk.fi/en/Education/degree-programmes/Masters-Degrees/

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Parveen Gill, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3381
parveen.gill@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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Humber’s comprehensive Human Resources Management graduate certificate program covers all the key functions in this diverse field including employment law, labour relations, training and development, pension and benefit plans, occupational health and safety, compensation, performance management, recruitment and selection, and human resources planning. The expertise, knowledge and management skills you acquire can be applied to any organization. Humber’s faculty draw on their many years of hands-on human resources experience and expertise to successfully guide you through this program.

The first of its kind in Canada, our program is in high demand because it prepares you to work in all areas of human resources. Core concepts are studied in the classroom and applied in a work placement to help you gain a practical understanding of human resources.

You will gain the knowledge, skills, and experience to become a highly marketable human resources professional. Our program offers a comprehensive exploration of all the core components of the field including its power to influence key business decisions.

Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of employee recruitment, selection, and retention plans and processes.
  • Administer and contribute to the design and evaluation of the performance management* program.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate employee orientation, training, and development programs.
  • Facilitate and support effective employee and labour relations in both non-union and union environments.
  • Research and support the development and communication of the organization’s total compensation plan*.
  • Collaborate with others, in the development, implementation, and evaluation of organizational health and safety policies and practices.
  • Research and analyze information needs and apply current and emerging information technologies to support the human resources function.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate organizational development* strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness.
  • Present and evaluate communication messages and processes related to the human resources function of the organization.
  • Manage own professional development and provide leadership to others in the achievement of ongoing competence in human resources professional practice.
  • Facilitate and communicate the human resources component of the organization’s business plan.
  • Conduct research, produce reports, and recommend changes in human resources practices.


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Work Placement

Get first-hand experience with a short-term or long-term work placement (minimum 160 hours required).

The Humber Advantage

Humber's program is the longest running HR business graduate certificate program in Canada (established in 1988) and is well regarded by employers.

Your Career

People are organizations’ most important assets. Changing demographics and other factors including technology are revolutionizing the industry and placing human resources professionals as strategic business partners when Canadian companies vie for a competitive edge. Human resources departments across all industries need trained human resources professionals who have business acumen and can help organizations to recruit, train, compensate, motivate and retain the best-fit employees. The choices available within human resources are so extensive - your career will remain interesting and challenging for many years. The program equips you for roles such as health and safety officer, recruiter, talent acquisition co-ordinator, human resources co-ordinator, labour relations assistant, compensation analyst, training co-ordinator, and benefits administrator.

Potential employers can be startups, small- to medium-sized enterprises and large organizations including Collage HR, Randstad, Rogers, Air Canada, Bell Canada, University Health Network (UHN), Loblaw, Ontario Government, Peel Regional Police, Home Depot, Deloitte, TJX, City of Toronto, City of Barrie, City of Mississauga, WSIB, CAMH, Fairmont Hotels, Hilton Mississauga, Mavencare, AEC Property Tax Inc, Scotiabank, TD Canada Trust, Royal Bank of Canada, CIBC, Hudson's Bay Company, Sick Kids Foundation,  Rexall, Enersource, Toronto Hydro, Fidelity Investments, Fuze HR, YMCA, SCI Logistics, Publicis Media, Blue Ant Media, Nestle Canada, KPMG Canada, and Access Employment.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)

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 - the exam requirement for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. The HRPA charges a fee to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam (CKE) for its CHRP designation.

HRPA is currently reviewing its curriculum requirements for the CHRP and CHRL designations.  Consult the HRPA website for updates on this review.

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.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2020 Lakeshore Open Open
January 2021 Lakeshore Open Open

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