The human resources (HR) function has evolved from a mainly administrative role to a far more strategic one that contributes to an organization’s business planning and long-term strategy.  A management career in human resources demands integrity, confidentiality, and excellent interpersonal skills, but also requires knowledge of accounting, finance, and strategic management.

Your Bachelor of Management degree will give you the broad-based business knowledge you need to become not only a successful HR professional, but a respected management professional who knows how to contribute to departmental and organizational goals.

The following are the requirements for completing years three and four of your Bachelor of Management, Major in Human Resource Management, assuming you have taken years one and two with AU. If you hold a college diploma, review our post-diploma program plans and contact a program advisor to assist you with course selection.

Years 1 and 2

Required Courses (45 credits)
ACCT 245 Accounting for Managers of Not-for-Profit Organizations

or
(3)
ACCT 250 Accounting for Managers

or
ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting*

*Students who are planning to pursue a professional accounting designation are advised to take ACCT 253.
ADMN 232 Introduction to Management (3)
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations*

* Students are strongly encouraged to register in ADMN 233 early in their program.
(3)
COMM 329 Mediated Interpersonal Communication (3)
CMIS 245 Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows) (3)
ECON 247 Microeconomics (3)
ECON 248 Macroeconomics (3)
FNCE/ECON 300 Financial Economics

or
(3)
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance
LGST 369 Commercial Law (3)
MGSC 301

Statistics for Business and Economics I*

*strongly recommended

or

(3)
MATH 215 Introduction to Statistics

or
MATH 216 Computer-oriented Approach to Statistics

MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing (3)
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour (3)
PHIL 252 Critical Thinking (3)
PHIL 333 Professional Ethics (3)
SOCI 321 Sociology of Work and Industry (3)
Options* (15 credits)
1. Business and Administrative Studies credits at the junior (200) or senior (300/400) level (3)
2. Non-Business and Administrative Studies credits (Humanities, Science, Social Science, or Applied Studies courses) with a minimum of 6 credits at the senior (300/400) level (12)
* A maximum of 3 credits allowed in any area of study at the preparatory (100) level.

Years 3 and 4 (60 credits)

Required Courses (18 credits)
ADMN 417 International Business Management (3)
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems (3)
ECOM 320 Overview of e-Commerce (3)
ECON 401 The Changing Global Economy*

*Students who have taken ECON 301 may not take ECON 401.
(3)
ORGB/HRMT 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)
ADMN 404 Strategic Management*
(3)
  * ADMN 404 must be taken with AU. Transfer credit will not be awarded. ADMN 404 should be taken as the last course in the program.  
Human Resources Management Major Required Courses (15 credits)
HRMT 301 Recruitment and Selection (3)
HRMT/ORGB 387 Strategic Human Resource Management (3)
IDRL 308 Occupational Health and Safety (3)
IDRL 312 Conflict and Accommodation
(3)
ORGB 319 Motivation and Productivity (3)
Options (27 credits)
1. Business and Administrative Studies credits at the senior (300 or 400) level. Students are recommended to take IDRL and ORGB courses. (9)
2. Non-Business and Administrative Studies credits (Humanities, Science, Social Science, or Applied Studies courses). At least 12 credits required at the senior (300 or 400) level, LBST courses recommended. Students must select nine credits (three courses) from the critical perspectives courses as outlined in the general 120-credit program. (18)
NOTE: Students cannot use IDRL 312 to fulfill a critical perspectives course as it is a requirement in this major.