Human Resource Management
Why study Human Resource Management?
You spot raw talent, build great teams and bring out the best in people — a perfect skill set for human resource managers. Organizations rely on you to make diamonds shine, identify skill gaps and keep staff well-trained, happy and productive. You’ll need well-honed communication skills, an understanding of job markets, and a readiness to lead change. That’s where we come in. During your degree, you learn real-world approaches to:
- Analyzing and forecasting employee issues and job trends
- Negotiations and interviewing techniques
- Balancing corporate objectives with employee needs
- Encouraging social responsibility, diversity and integrity
- Workplace sensitivity and discretion
- Training and development programming
Our graduates can fulfil the education requirements for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) certification and become recruiters, negotiators and trainers, and occupy managerial positions in labour-related fields.
BComm in Human Resource Management:
A Bachelor of Commerce degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background. All JMSB students follow a core business curriculum coupled with a JMSB major, which may be combined with a minor in another discipline or any combination of elective courses that interest them.
- Core business courses (42 credits)
- Human Resource Management major courses (30 credits)
- Electives (18 credits) which may include a business minor (12 credits)
JMSB Minor in Human Resource Management
A Minor in Human Resource Management (12 credits) is available only to JMSB undergraduate students. This minor fulfills half of the 24 elective credits in your BComm and complements your major field of study.
We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still available for the fall term only.
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The Co-op program gives you the chance to complete paid work terms that last 12 to 16 weeks. Work terms make it possible for you to:
- Add almost a full year of hands-on experience to your resumé
- Get a clear idea of what HR work you enjoy doing and where you want to practise it
- Apply the material you’ve learned in class to real-world situations
- Build an ever-expanding network of colleagues and potential employers
- Be hired by a Co-op employer on a full-time basis after graduation
Societies and competitions
Human Resource Management students have a variety of opportunities to connect, or compete at regional, national, or international levels.
- John Molson Human Resources and Management Association (JMHA): Network with future HR professionals
- John Molson Competition Program: HR students have competed in:
- HR Symposium
- Excalibur (a Canadian university tournament in HR)
- Inter-Collegiate Business Competition
Our degree opens up many labour-related careers paths, including:
- Career counsellor
- Compensation analyst
- Labour relations specialist
- Health and safety specialist
- Union negotiator