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Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management

Program Code:HRM
Duration:2 Semesters (1 Year)
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Description

Hit the ground running with relevant, current and in-demand skills! This graduate certificate program in Human Resources Management will enhance your marketability and give you the relevant professional skills and knowledge that employers in today's marketplace are looking for. The program gives you the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive background in the functions of Human Resources from both theoretical and practical perspectives, including employment law, recruitment and selection, training and development, and compensation. The focus of the program is on applied, relevant and current learning. As a student, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with industry professionals, to participate in case competitions to refine your critical thinking skills and to learn from qualified, current and award-winning faculty.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • A recognized degree or three-year postsecondary diploma from an accredited institution; OR
    • Mature applicants with 3 to 5 years of documented work experience in a related field may be considered. Relevant résumé and references must be provided.
    • English proficiency at the postsecondary level.
  • Graduates of the three-year Business Administration – Human Resources (BHR) diploma program are not eligible for this graduate certificate program.


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Your Career

In the face of a changing workforce, including an aging population and increased number of retirements, and a challenging economic environment, organizations in Canada are placing an increased emphasis on strategic human resources management. The demand for qualified Human Resources professionals is increasing. As a graduate of this program, you will possess the skills for employment in a variety of human resources positions such as human resources administrator, human resources manager, labour relations officer, training co-ordinator, compensation analyst, HRIS specialist, health and safety specialist or benefits administrator. You will have the skills and expertise to add immediate value to an organization.

Professional Certification

The subjects in this program may be credited by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) towards the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation as well as by the International Personnel Management Association (IPMA) towards the Certified Professional or Certified Specialist designations (IPMA – CP or IPMA – CS).

Transfer Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Seneca College• Bachelor of Commerce, Human Resources Strategy and Technology
• Bachelor of Commerce, Business Management


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Athabasca University• Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Davenport University• Any relevant Bachelor or Master of Business Administration

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.


Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
HRM701 Introduction to Human Resources Management 3
HRM703 Introduction to Business 2
HRM722 Personnel Research Techniques and H.R.I.S. 3
HRM831 Design and Administration of Compensation Plans 3
HRM843 Occupational Health and Safety 3
HRM855 The Legal Environment 3
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
HRM732 Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting 4
HRM742 Business Management and Organizational Behaviour 3
HRM782 Recruitment and Selection Techniques 3
HRM822 Human Resources Planning and Development 3
HRM845 Industrial Relations 3
HRM848 Training Techniques and Practices 3

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
Introduction to Human Resources Management
Introduction to Business
Personnel Research Techniques and H.R.I.S.
Design and Administration of Compensation Plans
Occupational Health and Safety
The Legal Environment
Semester 2
Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting
Business Management and Organizational Behavior
Recruitment and Selection Techniques
Human Resources Planning and Development
Industrial Relations
Training Techniques and Practices

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
International Admissions Advisor: Salaha Fatima
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22081
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Randy Ramnanan
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22460
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Elaine Nethery
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26233
Program Coordinator: Alfonsina Chang
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26094
Program Chair (Acting): Mike Sparling
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26975
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