University of Alberta

Human Resources Management

The importance of the Human Resources department in the success of an organization cannot be overstated. As a liaison between the individual employee and the organization as a whole, Human Resources practitioners are relied upon by my different stakeholders.

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For general interest students:

  • 15 courses available
  • Anyone may register in any course without enrolling in a program
  • You can be a 'general studies' or an audit student
  • Use online checkout or call our registration office at 780.492.3116

For program credit:

  • see the Courses & Completion tab below:

Earn a Certificate

Program in detail:

Certificate Overview

  • Part-time study 2-3 years (on average)
  • 8 courses offered downtown
  • Apply now start any time

The Human Resources Management Certificate is invaluable for anyone working in human resources, as well as for individuals working or aspiring to fill a supervisory role. Courses within this program cover managing organizational change, business place ethics, interpersonal communication, maintaining healthy labour relations, organizational behavior, and interviewing techniques. Covering the current challenges and issues of today, these courses cultivate greater understanding and effective strategic thinking, while providing students with practical skills that can be applied to the day-to-day operation of the human resources role.

Professional associations: additional accreditations

Consider working towards your Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation through the Human Resources Institute of Alberta. The Human Resources Management program will help you better prepare to be successful in writing the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) to receive the CHRP designation. If you already have your designation, our courses qualify for your continuing professional development activity requirements for your recertification.

Qualifying for admission

As the University’s primary resource for continuing education, we bring University of Alberta academics to the public through high impact part-time programs. We are open to students with a variety of educational and professional backgrounds. Our expectation is that you have a commitment to learn and achieve your continuing education goals.

Core competencies of our graduates

The University of Alberta Certificate in Human Resources Management will help you:

  • understand the challenges and current issues in human resources management
  • develop an understanding of how the human resource function forms an integral part of the management team
  • understand individual behaviour within an organization in order to be more effective and efficient in performing human resources roles
  • comprehend up-to-date information in employee benefits, compensation administration, labour relations, and grievance arbitration.
  • Acquire skills required to analyze issues and make effective decisions
  • Enhance career opportunities and become more marketable in the workplace
  • Network with like-minded professionals in an innovative post-secondary program

Corporate Partners

Corporations are strong supporters of the continuous success of business programming offered at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension. They demonstrate their support in a myriad ways:

  • recommending courses to their employees
  • serving on program advisory boards
  • hiring and advancing our graduates, and
  • sharing in overall achievements of students and graduates

We are in good company. Thank you for your continued interest and support.

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