Human Resources Management

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
Saint JohnSeptember 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
MonctonSeptember 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

Work is a huge part of our lives. HR professionals build their careers, creating great workplaces and supporting employee growth and wellness. They shape positive corporate culture and the experiences of every employee in the organization. Happy, productive employees have a direct impact on an organization’s success, and human resources professionals are the critical link that makes it happen.
Our Human Resources program is designed for professionals who already possess a combination of educational training and equivalent experience. Through a combination of theoretical learning and practical application, you’ll complement your existing skills and experience with new knowledge and the latest HR practices. You may also discover new areas of interest within recruitment, training, labour relations, or benefits administration. Enroll today and take the next step forward in your human resources career.


The requirements for this diploma of advanced studies may be achieved within one year of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • Diploma or Degree in Business, Social Sciences, Health, or related fields, or
    2 or 3 years in a related business environment

    Career Possibilities

    Our program graduates are well prepared to work in a broad range of sectors and functions. Graduates often take their skills back to their current job, while others transition to more senior or specialized roles planning, organizing, and directing the operations of human resources and personnel departments, and developing and implement policies, programs, and procedures.
    Many HR professionals thoroughly enjoy the challenge of hiring and training, so they choose to focus on recruitment and talent management. Others become deeply involved in labour relations, including collective bargaining and other complex contract negotiations. Your HR career path can take you in many exciting and well-paid directions.

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    Specific Considerations

    The human resources professional has the ability to relate to persons at all organizational levels. A maturity of outlook, flexibility, integrity and a tolerance for ambiguity is essential. The HR professional is, in essence, an internal consultant who provides planning, co-ordination, program management and advisory services to managers, supervisors and workers throughout the organization. Human Resource graduates from this accredited program may have the opportunity to acquire external certification from the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources New Brunswick.

    Technology Requirements
    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

    Areas of Study

    • Human Resources Strategies
    • Organizational Behaviour
    • Employee/Labour Relations
    • Recruitment and Selection
    • Training and Development
    • Compensation and Benefits

    Program Courses

    Courses are subject to change.

    This course is designed to focus on producing communications specific to the field of human resources.  Considerations such as privacy, confidentiality and legality are examined.

    This course is designed to explore the fundamental issues, concepts, principles and methods of job analysis, design and evaluation as well as those related to organizational structure and design.

    This course builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in the Business Acumen I: Analytics course. Here, students conduct research, based on analysis findings from their Analytics course, in order to propose recommendations and/or solutions that align with an organization’s culture and strategy. They continue to utilize relevant computer software tools to assist in this process. Knowledge is applied through case studies related to a range of human resources (HR) functions such as workforce planning, change management, organizational strategy, diversity and inclusion, strategic engagement etc.


    • SAAL1537B

    This course is designed to explore the full range of issues, principles and techniques applicable to the key activity of resourcing the right talent for an organization.  They critically evaluate application forms and resumes, conduct productive screening and selection interviews, and complete informative reference checks. As part of the selection process, students learn strategies to retain the optimal candidate for the organization.

    This course is designed to apply the concepts, tools and techniques to perform a training needs analysis, develop training plans, deliver learning modules and evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness.


    • SAAL1537B
    • HRRH1012D

    This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to implement a performance management system to fit an organization’s culture and overall strategy.


    • HRRH1010E

    In this course, students apply the knowledge and skill acquired throughout the Human Resources Management program. They enter into a relationship with a designated community employer to identify a project based on a human resources (HR) discipline. Here, students gather and analyze data on the employer’s topic and present their findings to them. Deliverables in this course correlate with those identified in Business Acumen I: Analysis. Students continue to apply the tools used in the Business Acumen I course to analyze their data and present their findings.


    • SAAL1537B

    This course is designed to examine key elements of compensation and benefits administration.

    The students apply skills gained during the course of the HRM program in a workplace setting.

    In this course, students further develop the knowledge and skill acquired through the Human Resources Management program.  Students enter into a relationship with a designated community employer to focus on a Human Resources (HR) based project. This may be a continued partnership from Industry Project I, but is not required.

    In this strategy-focused course, students research and strategize recommendations and solutions for the employer.  Deliverables in this course correlate with those identified in Business Acumen II: Strategies course.  Students continue to apply the tools used in the Business Acumen II course to analyze their data and present their findings. 


    • HRRH1015D
    • SAAL1537B
    • HRRH1011E

    This course is designed to examine the fundamentals of labour law as well as labour relations issues, principles and concepts.


    • ORGA1010F

    This course introduces students to a systematic approach to organizational behaviour (OB). Students will study organizational behaviour from an individual, group, and organizational perspective. They examine how different individual, group and organizational aspects can affect effectiveness, productivity and possibilities to reach the organization’s goals.

    Students learn how to apply the concepts and theories of organizational behaviour to make organizations work more effectively.

    This workshop introduces students to the process of finding employment. It explores the various strategies and resources available, and examines the role of social media.

    This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service.  Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities. 

    This course provides students with the knowledge and skill to generate and analyze data essential to support business-partner decision making. Here, students learn the features and functions of spreadsheet and presentation software as well as human resources information management systems that allow them to produce and analyze this data. Knowledge is applied through case studies related to a range of human resources (HR) functions such as workforce planning, change management, organizational strategy, diversity and inclusion, strategic engagement etc.

    This course is designed to examine the role of Human Resources in the control and management of workplace health, safety, and wellness.

    A safe and healthy workplace is the responsibility of the employer and the employee. This course introduces students to the importance of working safely and addresses how employers and employees can control the hazards and risks associated with the workplace. Students will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders including WorkSafeNB, the employer and the employee in ensuring workplaces are safe.

    NOC Codes

    0112 - Human resources managers
    1121 - Human resources professionals
    1223 - Human resources and recruitment officers

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