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JR Shaw School of Business

Business Administration - Human Resource Management

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  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

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Advanced Credit

You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit

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  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 10 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of D in the course(s) or program

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

Are you passionate about people?

Learn how to recruit new employees, manage benefits and enhance work environments – Human Resource Management is essential to every organization.

Our dynamic 2-year program combines classroom theory with hands-on case studies and mock interview scenarios. We cover a wide range of topics including organizational change, diversity in the workplace, employment law, contract negotiations and professional culture.

Join a fascinating field powered by people. HR practitioners makes significant contributions to the success of every organization. 

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills

In your first year of the program, you will take 10 common courses in order to gain foundational core business knowledge. In the second year of studies, you’ll take the required courses in Human Resource Management to get a specialized diploma upon graduation.

By the end of the program, you’ll be able to estimate, forecast and plan an organization’s human resource needs by recruiting talent, assessing risks and benefits of HR plans and setting strategic, achievable goals.

Hands-on learning

We immerse students in a combination of classroom teaching, industry-relevant case work, simulations and networking. You will develop an understanding of modern business dynamics and learn to work well within culturally diverse organizations.

Classroom & study hours

On average, you can expect to spend:

  • 20 hours per week attending classes over the course of each semester
  • An additional 20-30 hours per week studying, completing assignments, doing research, reading, etc.

Through the program you will discover and master:

  • recruitment
  • governance
  • labour relations
  • employee retention
  • employee engagement
  • HR issues and strategies

Opportunities for further education

If you are looking to expand your skills, our Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program in the JR Shaw School of Business is accredited by the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) association and will provide you with the tools you’ll need to pursue a CPHR Designation.

The BBA builds on the Human Resource Management diploma, allowing you to earn a degree with just 60 more credits of study. You’ll have the opportunity to choose courses that advance your career to the next level.

Learn more about our BBA program

Bachelor of Business Administration – Human Resource Management Concentration

Take your people skills to a new level. Bachelor of Business Administration Human Resource Management will show you how to attract, retain and develop people within an organization.   Find out more

Enter the workforce with confidence

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to work as an HR professional with knowledge of recruitment and selection, compensation management and labour relations.

Career examples:

  • Human Resources advisor/analyst/coordinator/consultant
  • Recruitment specialist
  • Benefits analyst
  • Training and development professional
  • Wage and salary administrator

 

Diploma Specialization

In the business diploma program, you will declare an area of specialization in your first year, shortly after you have been accepted into the program.

All business students then take the same 10 foundational courses in order to gain core business knowledge. This allows students to experience a variety of business fields. In the second year of studies, you will take the required courses to get a specialized Accounting diploma upon graduation.

How to apply

Students applying to any business administration diploma program will choose Business Administration - General when selecting the program on the Alberta Post-Secondary Application System (APAS). More information can be found under How to Apply below.


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General Program Information / Advanced Credit

Business Information Centre – JR Shaw School of Business
Email: businfo@nait.ca 
Phone: 780.471.8998

Advanced Academic Information

Business Information Centre – JR Shaw School of Business
Email: businfo@nait.ca
Phone: 780.471.8998

 



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If you’re on a non-competitive waitlist, you should consider NAIT’s Academic Upgrading program or NAIT Equivalency Tests to become a more competitive applicant.

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