Human Resources Management

The Human Resources Management program is a one-year post-grad program designed for university and college graduates looking to specialize their skills in human resources. This program provides you with functional knowledge in core areas of human resources: recruitment and selection, training and development, human resources planning, occupational health and safety, organizational behaviour, finance and accounting, principles in human resources management, compensation and benefits, and labour relations.

Enhance your career with this human resources certification - 2022/2023

Human Resources Management is a one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program designed for university or college graduates, providing them with functional knowledge in core areas of human resources. Beyond the core curriculum, the program also offers courses in software, Canadian employment law, management of strategic HR projects and professional communications.  

You’ll also have the opportunity to apply to further develop your consulting skills with the option of substituting two courses for the intensive community consultancy program, working with live clients to solve real problems. A part-time offering for this program is available.

This program includes all nine credits required for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designations from the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

 

Career Information ​​​​​​

Graduates of the Human Resources Management program are prepared for a variety of junior-level and intermediate-level positions in a broad range of sectors (e.g., manufacturing, health care, education, government), including:

  • human resources administrator
  • human resources generalist
  • human resources consultant
  • human resources analyst
  • labour relations consultant
  • HRIS administrator
  • pension and benefits administrator
  • recruiter
  • training and development administration

Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduate employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Human Resources Management program:

Human Resources Policy Assistant

Assess and recommend updates for Human Resource policies and review current legislation requirements and best practices.

Human Resources Administrator

Prepare materials for meetings, respond to general correspondence and assist on special projects.

Human Resources Advisor

Support service areas throughout the organization by providing client-focused consultation and advice on a broad spectrum of human resources practices.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

1. contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of employee recruitment, selection, and retention plans and processes.

2. administer and contribute to the design and evaluation of the performance management* program.

3. develop, implement, and evaluate employee orientation, training, and development programs.

4. facilitate and support effective employee and labour relations in both nonunion and union environments.

5. research and support the development and communication of the organization’s total compensation plan*.

6. collaborate with others, in the development, implementation, and evaluation of organizational health and safety policies and practices.

7. research and analyze information needs and apply current and emerging information technologies to support the human resources function.

8. develop, implement, and evaluate organizational development* strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness.

9. present and evaluate communication messages and processes related to the human resources function of the organization.

10. manage own professional development and provide leadership to others in the achievement of ongoing competence in human resources professional practice.

11. facilitate and communicate the human resources component of the organization’s business plan.

12. conduct research, produce reports, and recommend changes in human resources practices.

 

Program Availability

Canadian Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 September
London - Online
Open
2022 September
London
Open
2023 January
London
Open
2023 January
London - Online
Open

Part Time Offerings

2022 May
London - Online
Open
2022 September
London - Online
Open
2023 January
London - Online
Open
2023 May
London - Online
Open

International Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 September
London
Open
2023 January
London
Open

Program Details

Program Code
HMG1

Program Coordinator:

Shannon R. Webb, LL.B., MIR, PhD

Delivery
Day Time
Full-Time
Part-Time
Online
Credential
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Duration
30 weeks

Admission Requirements

A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree
(Note: minimum 'C+' average or cumulative 2.5 GPA)
OR
Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College*
OR
Five years of work experience in the human resources field as judged by the College to be equivalent*

Note:

  • *Applicants may be required to submit a resume and cover letter that includes details of work experience.
English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.  SDS Program Requirements.  
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Recommended Academic Preparation

Recommended Academic Preparation

It is highly recommended that students be proficient in the following areas before entry in the program:

  • Introductory accounting (e.g., complete ACCT-1004 - Principles of Accounting I offered by Fanshawe College either through the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business or Part-Time Studies)
  • Computer applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Mathematics (e.g., complete MATH-1052 - Business Math offered by Fanshawe College either through the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business or Part-Time Studies)
Recommended Personal Preparation

Recommended Personal Preparation

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Volunteer or work experience in the community
  • Presentation/public speaking skills
Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing

  • Applicants may apply for advanced standing on the basis of previous academic achievement at another institution and/or Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). Advanced standing qualifies the applicant for direct entry to a second or higher level of the program. 
Applicant Selection Criteria

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:

  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
Post-Admission Requirements

Post-Admission Requirements

See Post-Admission Requirements

Tuition Summary

London

Canadian Costs
$3,603.32
Total Cost of Program
International Costs
$15,349.80
Total Cost of Program

Online

Canadian Costs
$3,335.46
Total Cost of Program

*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.

 

Courses

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MGMT-6041Principles in Human Resource Management3
This course will introduce students to the role of the human resources professional in the field of human resources management. Topics such as job analysis, training and development, recruitment and selection, planning, performance management, employment legislation and career development, with additional functional areas of human resources will be presented. Through lectures, laptop instruction, teamwork, self-assessments and experiential exercises, students will be exposed to the human resources management field in the business environment. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: https://www.hrpa.ca/
MGMT-6047Strategic Training & Development3
Students will learn how to develop, implement, and evaluate training needs and training programs. In addition, students will learn about the importance of training and development as a strategic approach to improved productivity, efficiency and effectiveness in the organization. Students will be required to design and facilitate a training session in class. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: https://www.hrpa.ca/
MGMT-6042Organizational Performance3
Students in this course will gain an advanced understanding of how organizational effectiveness is dependent upon the interactions and relationships between individuals and teams within organizations. The content is based on theoretical models, the research underpinning these models and how these translate into the contemporary Canadian workplace. The course will examine topics ranging from employee motivation and performance management to organizational structure, culture, development and change. Students will explore topics around the role of individual values, perception and decision making and how these can influence team dynamics and leadership. Students will complete a personality assessment and relate their results to course concepts. Students will also undertake a major case analysis applying course concepts. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: https://www.hrpa.ca/
MGMT-6043Recruitment Strategy & Selection3
This course will assist the student in the development and evaluation of the recruitment strategy including areas such as recruitment, interviewing and the orientation process. Other topics will include learning the best methods to develop and implement advertising strategies to attract potential candidates. Students will learn how to develop selection processes as well as use valid assessment tools to establish valid criteria for hiring. Students will also develop strategies to align recruitment and selection with the goals of the organization. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: https://www.hrpa.ca/
COMM-6019Advanced Professional Communication3
This course focuses on refining and advancing students workplace communication abilities. The advanced communication documents and strategies covered include presentation skills, research skills, business document writing, meeting and management team strategies, business etiquette, and advanced employment communications. Additionally, students learn about interpersonal and intercultural communication (high/low and monochromic/polychromic context) concepts and strategies.
COMP-6037HRIS & Advanced Software Applications3
To keep up with the fast pace of changing technology and enhanced managerial responsibilities, Human Resource (HR) professionals are required to be highly efficient in the use of both computer software applications and Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) or Human Capital Management systems (HCM). Strong Excel skills are essential for the analysis and presentation of data from an HRIS. This course will cover Excel to an expert level.
MGMT-6045Canadian Labour Relations3
This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the history, development, operation and future of Canadian labour relations. It examines the political and social context in which labour, employers, the government and society function. The course provides the framework in which HR professionals will be working in contemporary unionized environments. Through exploring concepts, case studies and practical applications, the course will take the student through the process and issues of union organization and certification to the complexities of collective bargaining and the administration of the collective agreement. The course will offer a closer look at public sector unions, the nature of the labour management relationship and contemporary issues. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: https://www.hrpa.ca/
View all courses

Contact/Questions