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Human Resources Management

Available as a one-year program

The greatest asset of any business is its people. Human resources professionals help guide organizations with sound practices — hiring the right people, training them to be effective and developing strategies to motivate and inspire. Loyalist grads meet the academic requirements to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam (CKE) and apply for the CHRP designation.
  • Credential
    • One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

  • Start Date

    September and January entry

  • Location
    • Belleville campus

Find your career

As businesses get more competitive and legislative changes become more complex, the demand for human resources professionals who can help guide organizational change continues to rise.

  • Prepare for a career as an HR manager, HR development officer, planning analyst, training coordinator, HR Information System (HRIS) specialist, payroll coordinator or health and safety officer.
  • Graduates find positions in business, government and not-for-profit organizations, as well as private consulting.
  • Entry-level salaries for Certified Human Resources professionals average $39,500, with the potential to progress quickly from a generalist to an HR manager earning about $60,000 – $73,000 within five years.
  • Earning potential for a vice-president tops $170,000 per year.

Is it for you?

HR is the ultimate “people person” career. This program can lead to rewarding work for individuals who:

  • Genuinely like working with people.
  • Are good at motivating others.
  • Enjoy a leadership role.
  • Are adaptable to continuous change

What employers say

“Employers are increasingly looking for human resources professionals with specific skill sets—that’s what makes Loyalist’s post-graduate Human Resources Management program ideal. In addition to gaining the HR skills necessary to succeed in the field, students can build upon their previous post-secondary training—nurses make excellent wellness specialists, social service workers excel at employee relations and teachers are great at training and development. I think Loyalist’s post-grad program is extremely relevant— I’ll be watching for its grads.”
Cindy Wilson, CHRP
Human Resources Coordinator, Pentair Technical Solutions

Experiential learning

Through this in-depth program, you will get a blend of theory and hands-on practical experience that goes beyond the classroom:

  • Expert faculty teach students to anticipate what’s coming next in training and development, occupational health and safety, benefits and compensation, as well as work-life balance.
  • Projects emphasize learning by doing, such as performing a health and safety audit for a real-world organization.
  • Learn about current issues and trends from guest speakers working in the field.
  • Interaction with faculty and other post-grad students coming from university, college and workplace backgrounds helps prepare students to appreciate different perspectives.
  • Students earn field experience one day a week throughout the semester where they apply theoretical and practical knowledge in a workplace setting and make valuable industry contacts.

Outstanding faculty make the difference

  • Receive individual attention in small classes from teachers who are invested in your success.
  • Instructors are consultants and corporate trainers working in the field.
  • Faculty observe new trends as they are developing and bring that experience back to the classroom.
  • The program is continually refined and kept up-to-date with the input of an advisory committee of industry leaders.

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