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McGill SCS Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management


The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management is an introduction to the competencies and specialized functions needed to carry out effective human resources management. Areas of focus include organizational behaviour, strategic human resources management, legal frameworks, occupational health and safety, and equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.

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Type:   Graduate Certificate
Courses:   5
Credits:   15
Time:   Weekday evenings and Saturday mornings
Delivery:  In person
Unit:   Administration and Governance domain
Questions?   info.conted [at]






Message from the Academic Program Coordinator

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management.

I have worked as a consultant, helping small and medium enterprises optimize their HRM practices, as well as a career counsellor, assisting professionals find their best career pathway. These experiences instilled in me an understanding of what the best programs are to meet the objectives of the industry and the goals of our learners. As the academic program coordinator for the last decade, I have worked on designing and teaching courses and delivering excellent programs - my newest passion.

We aim to offer you a short and comprehensive HRM program made specifically to meet your professional needs in order to enhance your career. Our program has been revamped to be aligned with the professional competencies needed for a human resources management professional. The instructors teaching the program aim for academic excellence by applying hands-on and practical perspectives based on a solid theoretical background.

Please do not hesitate to communicate with me for any further information.

Maha Daoud, CHRP, M.Sc, M.Ed,
Academic Program Coordinator of Human Resources Management

Who Should Apply

This program is a good fit for you if you are:

  • Early and mid-career professionals with an undergraduate degree in any discipline who want to begin a career as a human resources professional or move to a mid-level position as a human resources manager.

Learning Outcomes

The program is designed to enable you to:

  • Apply theories of organizational behaviour
  • Analyze the value and effectiveness of HR management
  • Learn and apply the legal aspects of HRM
  • Deal with complex HR decisions through an ethical perspective
  • Approach HRM strategically and holistically
  • Perform HR planning, recruitment, and selection


Required Courses

CORG 651 Behaviour in Organizations (3 credits)
CORG 655 Strategic Human Resources Management (3 credits)
CORG 660 Staffing Organizations (3 credits)

Complementary Courses

CORG 653 Employee and Labour Relations (3 credits)
CORG 654 Managing Occupational Health and Safety (3 credits)

Or another 600-level course offered by the School of Continuing Studies and approved by the program adviser or academic unit.

Admission Requirements
  1. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an approved university with a minimum CGPA of 3.0/4.0 or 3.2/4.0 in the last two years of full-time academic studies.

    * If your CGPA is lower than the above requirement, please submit the following for consideration with your application and official transcript.

    a) Letter of Intent: A letter, one to two pages in length, single-spaced, written in English or French, which addresses the following:

    • basis for interest in the program;
    • your knowledge that would be pertinent to the program;
    • your interest in the field of study and the reasons for applying to our program;
    • plans for integrating the training into your current or future career;
    • a description of your professional experience and its relevance, if applicable, to the program;
    • awards received or other contributions;
    • any additional information relevant to your application.

    b) Curriculum Vitae

    c) Two Letters of Reference: At least one should be from a current or former employer.

  2. Applicants must provide proof of English Language proficiency.

Career Spotlight

The graduates of this program will be well positioned for roles such as:

  • HR Generalist
  • Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Onboarding Specialist
  • Diversity and Inclusion Specialist

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Application Deadlines

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Financial Aid

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Need help applying?

Contact us at info.conted [at]
or call 514-398-6200

Questions about your admission?

Contact us at admissions.scs [at]
or call 514-398-6200

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