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Graduate Certificate of Human Resources Management
Graduate Certificate of Human Resources Management

Graduate Certificate of Human Resources Management

  • ID:GBC010053
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,190.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$743.99
  • Application Fee:$95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,190.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$743.99
Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

​​Entry requirement

  • Bachelor's Degree in any field of study

English requirements 

  • Provide proof that their secondary and/ or post-secondary studies were completed at a recognized institution where English is the primary media of instruction. The studies must be relevant to the admission requirements for the specific program (s) applied to (e.g. an advanced diploma or degree is required for certain postgraduate program)
  • Applicants with transcripts from an institution where the language of instruction is not English may meet English language proficiency requirements with one of the following proofs of language proficiency. The minimum test scores that are acceptable are listed below (as applicable). Please note: For admissions purposes, some programs require a higher score than the minimum stated below.
  • George Brown English for Academic (EAP) Program, Level 9
  • IELTS (Academic), 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each skill band
  • TOEFL, 88 (online) minimum 22 in each skill band
  • MELAB, 85
  • PTE (Academic), 60, overall minimum
    55 in each skill band
  • CAEL, 70 overall (writing 60)
  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency), 176 or more (with no individual skill below 169)
  • George Brown Admissions Test (Mature applicants only), Available
  • *NEW Duolingo English Test, 125

Course Information

Organizations today require engaged, motivated employees who understand how to effectively support organizational goals while enhancing their own skills and knowledge. Becoming a valued advisor to the business is a Human Resources (HR) imperative, and understanding how to effectively demonstrate a set of key behaviours is of utmost importance.

George Brown’s Human Resources Management graduate certificate program comprehensively covers the key HR functions in this exciting field. Taught by seasoned HR professionals with industry experience, the program blends business-related theory and practical application to highlight how HR functions as a strategic partner to business units. Students explore the role of the HR department and the key accountability requirements to demonstrate a high level of professionalism in a work-related setting.

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • describe how employment legislation impacts human resources

  • design human resources policies and programs

  • facilitate employee training and development

  • ensure health and safety in the workplace

  • recruit and select employees

  • promote diversity

  • manage performance

  • recommend strategic change initiatives

  • develop a total rewards system

  • manage employee/labour relations

  • create a comprehensive human resources plan

For those students who wish to pursue the Certified Human Resources Professional designation (CHRP), all applicable courses in the B408 program are HRPA approved. The courses prepare students to write the National Knowledge Exam offered by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

This program is also offered in the fully online format. Students who wish to apply for Human Resources Management Online Postgraduate program, should apply to B428.

Code: B408

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Required Courses

In order to graduate from the B408 program, you must successfully complete the following 13 Mandatory courses and 1 Work Experience Term.


  • semester courses

  • ACCT 4005, Financial and Managerial Accounting, NONE

  • BUS 4017, Project Management, NONE

  • HRM 4003, Human Resource Management, NONE

  • HRM 4004, Organizational Effectiveness, NONE

  • HRM 4005, Recruitment and Selection, HRM 4003

  • HRM 4008, Training and Development **, HRM 4003


  • semester courses

  • HRM 4009, Compensation, HRM 4003

  • HRM 4010, Labor Relations and Collective Agreements, HRM 4003

  • HRM 4011, Employment and Human Rights Law, HRM 4003

  • HRM 4012, Human Resources Planning, HRM 4003

  • HRM 4013, Occupational Health and Safety, HRM 4003

  • HRM 4015, HR Seminar Series *, HRM 4003

  • BUS 4000, Work Experience Prep Course, NONE


work experience term


  • COOP 4003 or INTN 4003, Work Experience (Coop) / Work Experience (Internship), BUS 4000

  • Course Exemptions (Four course maximum): The equivalent course must be from a recognized University with a minimum grade of 70% and HRPA (Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario) approved, where applicable.

  • Students who begin the program in September or May will take the HR Seminar Series in Semester 2, while those who begin in January will take it in Semester 1.

Note: Our applicable HR courses have been approved by the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario (HRPA) and students may choose to pursue an HRPA designation offered by them.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates of this program will be equipped to enter a wide range of positions across a broad spectrum of public and private sector organizations such as financial institutions, retail, general business, manufacturing, government, legal firms, human resources consulting firms and not-for-profit organizations. Students will develop the skills and knowledge to enter into the human resources field and be ready to move up the career ladder. Graduates of the program have found employment as:

  • Human Resources Generalist

  • Recruiter

  • Learning and Development Coordinator

  • Compensation Analyst

  • Human Resources Coordinator

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Mandatory Health Insurance

$743.99 for one-year coverage (Sept-August)
$508.83 for 8 months coverage (Jan-August)
$273.29 for 4 months coverage (May-August)

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