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 online 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 online 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 (see ‘Next Steps’ at right) to assist you with course selection.

Required Courses (39 credits)

ACCT 250Accounting for Managers(3)
ACCT 253Introductory Financial Accounting*

*Students who are planning to pursue a professional accounting designation or further courses in FNCE are advised to take ACCT 253.
ADMN 232

Introduction to Management*

* Students are strongly encouraged to register in ADMN 232 early in their program.

ADMN 233Writing in Organizations*

* Students are strongly encouraged to register in ADMN 233 early in their program.
COMM 243Interpersonal Communication(3)

COMM 277

Group Communication

CMIS 245Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows)(3)
ECON 247Microeconomics(3)
ECON 248Macroeconomics(3)
LGST 369Commercial Law(3)
MGSC 301

Statistics for Business and Economics I

MKTG 396Introduction to Marketing(3)
MATH 244Business Mathematics(3)
MATH 260

Calculus for Social Sciences and Economics*

* Recommended for students who wish to pursue 400-level FNCE courses.

MATH 265Introduction to Calculus I
MATH 270Linear Algebra I
PHIL 252

Critical Thinking

PHIL 333

Professional Ethics

PHIL 337Business Ethics

Options* (21 credits)

1. Business and Administrative Studies credits at the junior (200) or senior (300/400) level(3)
2. Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits with a minimum of 12 credits at the senior (300/400) level (an ENGL course is recommended) (18)
* A maximum of 3 credits allowed in any area of study at the preparatory (100) level.

Required Courses (30 credits)

ACCT 355Cost Analysis(3)
ADMN 417International Business Management*(3)
ECON 401

The Changing Global Economy*

* Both of these course should be taken is pursuing the CPHR designation. An alternative course should be planned in the Options area. Please consult with an advisor if you require assistance.

CMIS 351Management Information Systems(3)
FNCE/ECON 300Financial Economics(3)
FNCE 370Overview of Corporate Finance
HRMT 386Introduction to Human Resource Management(3)
MGSC 312Statistics for Business and Economics II(3)
MGSC 368Introduction to Production and Operations Management(3)
MGSC 369Service Operations Management
ORGB 364Organizational Behavior(3)
ADMN 404Capstone I: Strategic Management*
ADMN 405Capstone II: Application and Integration of Contemporary Business Topics*(3)
 * ADMN 404 and ADMN 405 must be taken with AU. Transfer credit will not be awarded. These courses should be taken as the last courses in the program. 

Human Resources Management Major Required Courses (21 credits)

ECOM 320Overview of e-Commerce(3)
HRMT 301Recruitment and Selection(3)
HRMT/ORGB 387Strategic Human Resource Management(3)
IDRL 215Introduction to Labour Relations(3)
IDRL 308Occupational Health and Safety(3)
ORGB 319Motivation and Productivity(3)
SOCI 321Sociology of Work and Industry(3)

Options (9 credits)

1.Senior (300 or 400) level Business and Administrative Studies credits. Students are recommended to take IDRL and ORGB courses.(3)
2.Senior (300 or 400) level Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits.(6)