Overview

Take your existing post-secondary education to the next level. Increase your employability with a specialized credential in human resource management. 

Build on your existing post-secondary education with this fast-tracked, focused advanced diploma that will prepare you to work in an HR department. Higher-level courses enhance critical thinking skills and Indigenous focused content provides perspective on First Nation issues within a business context.

If you are passionate about helping people fulfill their potential and aiding businesses in strategically achieving their mission and vision, then this program is for you. Learn how to provide the important balance between employees and their employer so that everyone can achieve success. Become an integral part of a team that supports and nurtures an organization’s most important asset—its employees.

Develop and increase the skills and knowledge expected by industry. Core areas include advanced computer software systems, training and development, staffing policies and procedures, hiring practices, compensation and benefit programs, and navigating collective agreements. Partner with HR professionals currently working in industry on projects that will see you gain real-world experience for your resume and portfolio. 

Find opportunities in areas related to personnel administration: staffing, training and development, labour relations, compensation management and collective bargaining. Employment is available in industrial, commercial and government organizations. 

Admissions

  • Two-year diploma or university degree

If you do not have a prior post-secondary credential, please see our Business Administration program where you can specialize in Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management or Marketing.  

English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See assiniboine.net/elp for more information.

Careers & Connections

Careers

Graduates can anticipate applying their business management skills in areas related to personnel administration: staffing, training and development, labour relations and compensation management. Employment opportunities are available in industrial, commercial and government organizations.

Connections

Assiniboine has a number of agreements with other colleges, universities and professional organizations, making it possible for students to apply credit taken at Assiniboine to programs at other institutions. For up-to-date information on agreements, visit the Articulation Agreements page.

Tools & Supplies

You benefit from industry networking and guest speakers and attend classes in computer labs, regular classrooms and lecture theatre. This program uses online learning resources and instructional resources.

Booklists are available from your school office 30 days prior to the start date of your program. Visit the Bookstore website to learn more.

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Bring Your Own Device

Programs at Assiniboine have certain technology requirements. Students require access to computer devices at home and may be required to bring these on campus when instructed.

For this program, students are expected to own or acquire a mobile computing device (most commonly a laptop or tablet) to bring on campus when instructed.  

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Courses & Costs

To graduate with an advanced diploma in Human Resource Management, students must successfully complete 60 academic credits. The minimum passing grade for each course is indicated on the course outline.

Estimated Program Costs

Tuition, fees and Students’ Association fees total approximately $3,900. Estimated costs for books and supplies are $1,150. All fees are estimated and subject to change without notice. 

Estimated Program Costs (International, 2021-22)
  Credits Tuition & Related Fees Textbooks, Tools, & Supplies Estimated Total* Student Health Insurance 
Human Resource Management  (Advanced Diploma) 60 $15,110 $1,150 $16,260 $1,000 

All fees are estimated and are subject to change without notice. All international students must purchase health insurance. The college adds this fee to your student account and then sends your name and fee to the insurance provider on your behalf. This cost is in addition to the estimated total in the chart above.

 

Courses
Title Credits/CEUs Elective Distance PLAR
Advanced Software (COMP-0598)

Prerequisite: COMP-0597 Software Applications
In this course, students learn to use software to store and prepare data for analysis in a variety of business situations. Students begin by learning to use various tools and features to improve the analytical capability of their spreadsheets. They also learn when to use a spreadsheet and when it is more appropriate to utilize a database. Students learn how to create relational databases to store data effectively, as well as how to extract data in the form of queries and reports. Students use Excel to perform metrics and analysis using real business examples. Use of database software for data mining and analysis purposes will add knowledge, skills and abilities related to business intelligence and meeting organizational objectives.

6 credit(s) Yes No No
Compensation (HRMG-0118)

Prerequisites: MATH-0107 Math for Business, COMM-0006 Communications
This course familiarizes students with the elements of a compensation program ranging from theoretical foundations to practical wage and salary administration. Activities are introduced to build skills in developing an organization's compensation philosophy and goals, reviewing incentive programs, choosing an appropriate job evaluation system, and developing an organization's salary structure. Students review legislation related to payroll records, mandatory deductions, government remittances and records. Analytical problems will assist in building skills.

6 credit(s) No No No
HRM Systems (COMP-0600)

The focus of this course will be on merging computer technology with a strategic human resource management perspective. This course provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to identify, assess, develop and maintain an effective system for managing human resources information.

6 credit(s) Yes No No
Human Resource Law (HRMG-0115)

Employees and employers alike benefit from knowing the laws that affect their working relationship.This course covers the laws affecting employer/employee and union/management relationships.Topics include: hiring, firing, harassment, discrimination, collective agreements and workers' compensation.Particular attention is paid to the expanding responsibilities pursuant to workplace safety and health.

6 credit(s) No No No
Human Resource Management (HRMG-0036)

This participative course provides an overview of the field of human resource management from the perspective of both the employer and the employee. Students will learn the skills and strategies needed to compete effectively in the job market as well as gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the human resource function within an organization.

6 credit(s) Yes Yes No
Indigenous History (ABOR-0022)

In order to make sense of current issues and developments in Indigenous communities, learners need an understanding of the history of these communities and their relationships with the crown and/or state. This course gives the learner the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the history of relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous societies, their institutions and the unique context of these histories and the current realities and initiatives, considering Indigenous culture. While it is impossible in one course to consider the diverse Indigenous cultures and histories within Canada, this course provides an overview of the commonalities with regard to shared histories, significant events, and common core aspects of Indigenous cultures.

6 credit(s) Yes No No
Indigenous Human/Fiscal Issues (ABOR-0023)

This course examines some of the human resource and financial issues a financial officer may face when working in an Indigenous context. It offers participants the opportunity to acquire the essential skills and knowledge needed to fulfill one of the roles of a financial officer: that of a human resource manager. The framework for course discussions is current initiatives (both at the national and professional level) and addressing issues related to the present fiscal relationship between Indigenous governments and the Canadian state, with particular attention given to issues related to accountability.

6 credit(s) Yes No No
Labour Relations (HRMG-0039)

Prerequisite: HRMG-0036 Human Resource Management
This course develops the knowledge and skills for human resource students to work in a unionized environment. Topics include the development of labour relations in Canada, the current environment for labour relations, the Manitoba Labour Relations Act, the Canada Labour Code, union organization and certification, and unfair labour practices. In addition, this course covers collective agreement negotiation and administration, distinguishing between conciliation, mediation, and arbitration in collective bargaining, interpreting and writing contract language, dealing with an impasse, and discussing the legislation as it applies to a strike, lockout and work stoppage.

6 credit(s) No No No
Staffing (HRMG-0040)

Prerequisite: HRMG-0036 Human Resource Management
The ability to anticipate workforce needs and recruit and retain qualified employees can be a key factor in the success of any business.This course gives students the tools necessary to develop skills in the areas of human resource planning, recruitment and selection, and performance management. The development and application of these skills form the basis for ensuring that staffing decisions are made in alignment with an organization's overall strategy and in compliance with relevant legislation.

6 credit(s) No No No
Statistics 1 (MATH-0002)

Prerequisites: MATH-0107 Math for Business
This course acquaints students with the concepts of statistical methods and theory as applied to economic and business data. It examines frequency distribution, probability, probability distribution, sampling, estimation and hypothesis testing.

6 credit(s) Yes Yes No
Statistics 2 (MATH-0003)

Prerequisite: MATH-0002 Statistics 1
This course is a continuation of the concepts introduced in Statistics 1 and includes advanced topics such as hypothesis testing, regression, correlation, time series, statistical decision theory and linear programming.

6 credit(s) Yes Yes No
Training and Development (HRMG-0034)

Prerequisite: HRMG-0036 Human Resource Management
This course develops students' ability to design and implement a training program. There is a strong emphasis on identifying training needs, developing objectives, designing training programs and measuring results.

6 credit(s) No Yes No

Fast Facts

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the next program information session?

Program information sessions are completely free to attend, and we invite you to bring a guest along as well. It's a good idea to register in advance so we know you're coming.

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