Human Resources Management

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
Saint JohnSeptember 2020 Domestic | International
MonctonSeptember 2020 Domestic | International

Program Overview

Human Resource managers understand and respect organizational development. They build careers at the intersection of workplace productivity and employee growth and wellness. Our program is designed for professionals who already possess a combination of educational training and equivalent experience. Theoretical learning and practical application will allow you to update your HRM skills and discover new interests. HR managers are wanted in every economic climate because they generate functional and appealing workplaces.


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

    Graduates are prepared to work as HRM professionals in a broad range of industries within the private and public sectors, including manufacturing and IT industries, placement agencies and service centres. Graduates may also be self-employed in the human resources field. Graduates obtain positions in the areas of recruitment, training, labour relations, compensation, benefits, pension and more.

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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.

    This program is a "Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere" (L.I.V.E) program that requires the use of a notebook computer as part of the learning experience. Your notebook computer should meet minimum technical specifications to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. See here for more information: L.I.V.E. (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere).

    Program Courses

    This year's courses are still under development. Showing 2019's courses for reference.

    This course provides the student with the business fundamentals required to be an essential business partner.

    In this business writing course, the focus is on the producing documents that are specific to the field of human resources. Considerations such as privacy, confidentiality and legality are examined.

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

    The students examine the fundamental issues, and supporting concepts, related to human resources. They then apply the principles and related tools to the development of a human resources plan.

    Students explore the full range of issues, concepts, principles and techniques applicable to the key activity of resourcing talent for an organization. They critically evaluate application forms and resumes, conduct productive screening and selection interviews and complete informative reference checks.

    The students apply the concepts, tools and techniques associated with performing training needs analysis, developing training plans and delivering learning modules.

    The students develop the knowledge and skills required to implement a performance management process to fit an organization’s culture and overall strategy.


    • HRRH1010D

    Students research one of the HR disciplines in a number of workplaces. They work in teams to interview a number of HR professionals regarding trends and challenges in their chosen HR discipline.

    The students examine key elements of compensation and benefits administration.

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

    Students examine the HR profession and take a comprehensive look at the HR Professional Capabilities Profile. They adhere to the professional code of ethics of the HR professional and learn to apply their personal code of ethics. Students also explore the legal aspects of human resources administration. This course includes hands-on experience with examples of the software products used in managing human resource today.

    The students examine the fundamentals of labour law as well as labour relations issues, principles and concepts.

    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 course will introduce students to job search techniques.

    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. 

    Students learn how to use and apply basic computer skills to produce simple spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel ™) and basic graphic slides (Microsoft PowerPoint™). These skills are regarded as basic requirements for the professionals in today’s business environment.

    The students will examine the key elements of occupational health and safety from a human resource management perspective. They will develop a human resource management plan for a typical organization.

    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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