What will I learn?

A diverse, complex and global job market - these factors translate into an increasing need for organizations to differentiate themselves through their people practices. Welcome to the world of Human Resources Management, where the pressure to find and retain talented employees requires skilled professionals who can implement forward-thinking practices in the areas of employee compensation, staffing, training and development, and employee relations.

MacEwan’s Human Resources Management program prepares you for a career in HR with a comprehensive, no-nonsense program of study. A balance of practical skills and strategic thinking, the program delivers both general management skills and the very latest in HR-specific training. Subjects include organizational behaviour, labour relations, recruitment and selection, employment law, workplace health and safety training, compensation, and change management.

The program also offers a certificate exit option after completion of the first year of study, and students who complete the full diploma, can transfer directly to the third year of MacEwan's Bachelor of Commerce degree - so you can graduate with both a specialized diploma AND a degree.

Careers:

Whether they are in the public, private, or not-for-profit sector, most organizations have a need for Human Resources Management professionals. Many professionals start their careers as ‘generalists’, dealing with a broad range of employment issues concerning pay, benefits, recruiting, hiring, performance management or career development.

Later on, practitioners often choose to specialize in one or more areas, and will often wear job titles that include:

  • Manager, Talent Acquisition
  • Director, Compensation and Benefits
  • Human Resources Planning Specialist
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Employee Relations Advisor
  • Organizational Development Consultant

Which department am I in?

School of Business

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$20,100.00 (US$ 16,029) per year
CAN $670 per credit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January, September 2022

Venue

School of Business

MacEwan University,

City Centre Campus, 10700 - 104 Avenue,

EDMONTON,

Alberta (AB),

T5J 4S2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: P-TOEFL (paper based) score of 580; PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 59 and a minimum score of 56 in each band. Minimum overall band score of 70 and a minimum score of 60 in each band; An O-level, GSCE or IGCSE English Language or Literature course of B (minimum grade)is required.

For international students

Regular Admission

1. a) Applicants must have an Alberta high school diploma (or equivalent). OR

b) Applicants must have a minimum overall average of 65 per cent, with no course grade lower than 50 per cent, in the following high school courses: ELA 30-1; Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2; One Group A course; One Group C course; One Group A, B or C course.

Additional admission criteria:

Skills Appraisal

Applicants must complete the Skills Appraisal only if they do not present ELA 30-1 with a minimum grade of 65 per cent or ELA 30-2 with a minimum grade of 75 percent. Applicants must complete the math portion of the Skills Appraisal only if they do not present Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 or Mathematics 31 with a minimum grade of 50 per cent or Applied Mathematics 30 with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.

Applicants must successfully complete the writing, Math and Reading portions OR complete any developmental course work with a minimum grade of C-.

Other English language requirements:

PBT (paper-based) score of 550; CAEL Canadian Academic English Language Assessment: Minimum overall band score of 60 and a minimum score of 60 in each band; PTE - Academic Pearson Test of English: PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 51 and a minimum score of 49 in each band; EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency: Minimum Grade Pre-1 score; Alberta English 30-1 or ELA 30-1 Required Score of 65% (final blended grade); IB (International Baccalaureate ) Higher Level English A1, A2 or English B: 5.0 (minimum grade); AP (Advanced Placement) - English College Board Exam: 3.0 (minimum score); An O-level, GSCE or IGCSE English Language or Literature course: C (minimum grade).

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