Bachelor of Commerce - Human Resources Management


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Program Description

Human Resources Management At Its Very Best

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.

Our Program

Humber’s Human Resources Management degree program focuses on applied professional human resources (HR) practices and solutions. Your first two years will concentrate on fundamental business concepts such as marketing, accounting, economics, and law. In years three and four, you will specialize in HR, gaining practical skills through applied projects such as developing a business plan for the startup of a new HR department. 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.

Humber’s Human Resources Management degree 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 a series of workshops on human resources-related topics.

What You Will Learn

Common Platform Years 1 and 2

This program is one of eleven Bachelor of Commerce degrees built on a common two-year platform of business studies that gives students the time to decide their specialty. In years one and two, students learn the fundamentals of business, including accounting, business law, information systems, e-commerce, financial management, HR management, and marketing. At the end of year two, students make their decision and spend their final two years specializing in their chosen business field. See all degrees on the common platform >

Curriculum Highlights (Specialization Years 3 and 4)

  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Compensation
  • HR Managerial Accounting
  • HR Business Project
  • HR Research Methods
  • Pension and Benefit Plans
  • International HR Management
  • Applied HR Policies

Program Events

Students in Humber's Human Resources Management program are a step ahead upon graduation because of Humber's strong industry connections. These valuable industry relationships give our students many opportunities to connect and network with industry professionals and program alumni through a number of program events throughout the year.

Work Placement

The Humber Human Resources Management degree program includes one full semester of paid work, for 14 weeks/490 hours, in the summer between semesters six and seven, giving you the hands-on experience that employers value. Students find their placements, giving them the opportunity to work in the field they want to work in once they graduate. Humber works with employers and our industry partners to identify opportunities for students to pursue.

"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

Career Options

Almost 4 million working Canadians are between the ages of 55 and 64 years old. Employers have realized that keeping their businesses staffed with forward-thinking people will be a challenge. That’s why Human Resources departments need talented young professionals who understand business and have the ability to help recruit, train, compensate, and retain employees. There is a lot of potential for graduates in this career field.

Career opportunities available:

  • Labour Relations Officer
  • Training Coordinator
  • Health & Safety Specialist
  • Benefits Administrator

Potential employment opportunities:

  • Rogers Media
  • CIBC
  • Loblaw Companies Ltd.
  • Weston Bakeries
  • Peel Regional Police
  • City of Toronto

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement, and Recognition

The Human Resources Management degree meets the most current standards and academic requirements set by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA). Write the national exams, obtain your CHRP designation and become a Certified Human Resources Professional. The HRPA charges a fee to write the national exam for its CHRP designation.

Admission Requirements

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

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 percent
    • Grade 12 Mathematics (MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) minimum 60 percent (Students who do not possess Grade 12U Mathematics or who have achieved a grade below 60 percent may be considered for admission. Students will be required to complete a math equivalency course during their first semester at Humber. Additional course fees will apply.)
    • Four Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
    • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 percent


  • Mature student status


  • College or university transfer status

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

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Cost & Fees

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is

  • domestic $7,446.54
  • international $14,800

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Last updated Feb 2018

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Humber, a member of Polytechnics Canada, is committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning. Humber's broad range of career-focused credentials include: bachelor degrees, diplomas, certificates, and postgraduate certificates. We also offer apprenticeship training. With 160 full-time programs and 200 continuing educations programs to choose from, the 27,000 full-time and 56,000 part-time students of Humber have access to many opportunities for continuous learning... Read less
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