Despite today's technologies, people are still the center of an organization. From its president to an entry-level employee, a business success rides on the vision, direction, and spirit that its employees provide. In the human resource management (HRM) program at TWU, you'll learn how to: motivate employees, create empowering work environments, develop and implement policies and procedures, design the structure of an organization, and plan for the workforce of the future.

What is my career potential?

Every business--small or large, public or private, for-profit or not-for profit knows the importance of attracting, developing, and retaining talented employees. The completion of the HRM specialization will open the door if you are interested in becoming a general manager in an organization, or a human resource specialist for an HR department.

What courses will I take?

In addition to foundational business classes, the following courses will help you develop the skill-set unique to the human resources field.

  • BUSI 351 Industrial Relations
  • BUSI 446 Commercial Legal Relations
  • BUSI 453 Managing and Developing the Human Resource
  • BUSI 454 Compensation and Work Environment
  • BUSI 459 Professional Practice in Human Resources
  • BUSI 493 Integrated Group Project

If you're planning to become an HR professional and obtain the Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation in Canada or Professional in Human Resources (PHR) in the U.S., we recommend that you take all the elective courses in this specialization.