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McGill SCS Certificate in Human Resources Management


The Certificate in Human Resources Management provides an introduction to the disciplines and basic practices of human resources management. The program presents an overview of the specialized functions and some of the current and future issues in the area of personnel and prepares students to write the CHRP exam. Learning outcomes include:

  • Applying organizational behaviour theory
  • Resolving issues in personnel administration
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating training and career development programs
  • Simulating compensation techniques
  • Reviewing health and safety policies
  • Reviewing labour-management relations
  • Exploring initiatives in organizational change
  • Studying strategic management theories

Program Outline: Certificate (Cert.) Human Resources Management


Type:   Certificate
Courses:   10
Credits:   30
Schedule:   Full-time or Part-time
Time:   Evenings and Saturdays
Delivery:  In-person
Domain:   Administration and Governance
Questions?   info.conted [at] mgill.ca
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Learning Outcomes


The program is designed to enable you to:

  • Apply organizational behaviour theory
  • Resolve issues in personnel administration
  • Sequence all aspects of the hiring process
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate training and career development programs
  • Simulate compensation techniques
  • Review health and safety policies
  • Review labour-management relations
  • Explore initiatives in organizational change
  • Study strategic management theories

Program Courses

Required Courses

27 credits from:
CORG 225 Foundations of Organizational Behaviour and Administration (3 credits)
CORG 295 Employee Labour Relations and Law (3 credits)
CORG 416 Leading Change in Organizations (3 credits)
CORG 420 Human Resources Management: Theory and Practice (3 credits)
CORG 440 Organizational Learning and Development (3 credits)
CORG 445 Workforce Planning and Talent Acquisition (3 credits)
CORG 450 Workplace Health and Safety (3 credits)
CORG 470 Theories & Practices of Compensation (3 credits)
CPAG 410 Strategic Planning and Implementation (3 credits)

Complementary Courses

3 credits from:
CGMG 282 Introduction to Business (3 credits)
CGMG 445 Ethical Issues in Business Practices (3 credits)
CORG 415 Leading Teams in Organizations (3 credits)
CPAG 400 Diversity and Cross Cultural Management (3 credits)

Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must hold a CEGEP diploma (DCS, DEC or equivalent) OR
  • Applicants who do not have the normal academic background for admission but are 21 years of age and older may be admitted as mature students
  • Applicants between 18 and 21 years of age who do not have a CEGEP diploma but have at least a high school leaving certificate may be accepted into a qualifying program
  • Applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency

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

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