Human Resources Management, Certificate

Develop a deep knowledge of human resources plus the business and influence skills to take you to the next level in your new HR management career. The Post-degree Certificate in Human Resources Management is offered at York University School of Continuing Studies and helps you to apply HR competencies through real-life scenarios in a practical, interactive, and engaging classroom environment.

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A specialized knowledge of human resources theories and practices is essential to getting hired, but it’s not enough if you want to excel. Our curriculum moves beyond the basics to get you where the best employers want you to be.

Our advisory committee of senior human resources executives from many of Toronto’s leading firms has helped us craft a program to prepare you for excellence, both in Canada and internationally. The Post-degree Certificate in Human Resources Management is offered at York University School of Continuing Studies and helps you to apply HR competencies through real-life scenarios in a practical, interactive, and engaging classroom environment.

Like other human resources certificate programs, the Post-degree Certificate in Human Resources Management explores the core competencies for human resources professionals as determined by the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA). This includes the following:
  • human resources management
  • organizational behaviour
  • finance and accounting
  • human resources planning
  • occupational health and safety
  • training and development
  • labour relations
  • recruitment and selection
  • compensation and more

But unlike other programs, we will teach you to apply these competencies through real-life scenarios in a practical, interactive, and engaging classroom environment.

  • You will learn to think critically, analyze problems, propose viable solutions and develop HR business cases.
  • You will practise exercising influence across an organization with confident communication and negotiation.
  • You will learn to use financial and organizational data to build your case.
  • You will understand how to gather and analyze relevant productivity data, and leverage the metrics to solve problems.

These competencies are critical to success but not taught in any other human resources certificate program.

With this comprehensive background, you will be able to hit the ground running on day one of your new job.

Our friendly and knowledgeable instructors and administrators are ready to guide you through the application process and support you throughout the program.

Furthermore, graduates of the Post-degree Certificate in Human Resources Management enjoy an expedited admissions process when applying to York’s highly competitive Executive Master’s degree in Human Resources Management (MHRM), which prepares seasoned human resources professionals for senior-level appointments.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date International students begin with the pre-requisute Canadian Academic & Business English and Mastering Canadian Business on August 15, 2016 (Fall 2016) and January 9, 2017 (Winter 2017). Both courses are included in the tuition for international students. The Certificate begins on February 6, 2017 in Winter 2017 and September 12, 2016 in Fall 2016.
  • Full-time duration 7 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Programme Structure

To earn the York University Post-degree Certificate in Human Resources Management, you will successfully complete all 10 courses.

  • Human Resources Management
  • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • Introduction to Accounting: Analysis & Use of Financial Information
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • Industrial Relations
  • Human Resources Planning
  • Recruitment, Selection and Performance Appraisal of Personnel
  • Training and Development
  • Compensation
  • Business Foundations for Human Resources Professionals

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

To be admitted to the Certificate in Human Resources Management Program, applicants must have:
  • minimum of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of a 60% average (C)
  • official transcripts (International students: please provide original English translated copy of University degree and transcripts.)
  • completed online application form
  • proof of language proficiency (international students only)

There is an application fee of $79 payable upon submission of your application. Applicants will be notified directly if additional information or documentation is required by the Program Manager.

Conditional offers of admission will be issued within one month of receiving a complete application including an electronic copy of transcripts. If you have been issued a conditional offer, a sealed hard copy of official transcripts must be mailed to the School of Continuing Studies no later than July 25, 2016. Final offers will be issued upon receipt of official transcripts.
Language Proficiency

The English Language Admission Requirements for the Program are an IELTS 6.5 or better. Students with a IELTS 6.5 or better will be required to complete a Canadian Academic & Business English and Mastering Canadian Business English course prior to commencement of the program.

International students with an IELTS score of 5.0 or less should contact us to learn more about programs that can prepare you to meet the language proficiency requirements for this program.

Tuition Fee

  • Post-degree Full-time Certificate in Human Resources Management (Fall 2016 or Winter 2017) International Students: $19,999.00 (CAD)
  • Post-degree Full-time Certificate in Human Resources Management (Fall 2016 or Winter 2017): $7,999.00 (CAD)
  • There is an application fee of $79 payable upon submission of your application. Applicants will be notified directly if additional information or documentation is required by the Program Manager.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.