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Human Resources Management Program

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Bring HR expertise to your organization

We offer one of New Brunswick's premier programs that prepare professionals like you for success in the growing field of Human Resources (HR). This program enhances your professional skills and knowledge to help you meet the demands of your career. It encompasses both the theoretical fundamentals and the operational aspects of human resources management.

As a program participant, you will be required to complete 19 days of online instruction over 8 months. In addition to these sessions, you will need to complete pre-readings, pre-quizzes and keep a reflective journal.

You may also be eligible for up to six university credit hours upon successful completion of the program.

Program details

Dates: Oct. 19, 2021 to May 18, 2022
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Atlantic)
Location: Virtual delivery*
Fee: $4725 (no HST)

*For our Winter/Spring 2021-2022 programs and courses, we will be adhering to the Government of New Brunswick and UNB guidelines regarding in-person versus virtual delivery.

Register now!

You can take the Human Resources Management Program in its entirety or you can choose to register for individual courses. To learn more about individual courses, please see our list of program topics.

Note: Program participants are required to purchase the 12th edition of Canadian Human Resources Management: A Strategic Approach, by Schwind, Das, Wager. Fassina and Bulmash, Publisher - McGraw-Hill Ryerson.


  • Increase your ability to create HR plans linked to strategic business objectives
  • Increase your knowledge of legal issues surrounding the HR function
  • Acquire the skills in HR advertising, interviewing techniques, selection, and reference checking
  • Explore methods of organizational effectiveness, job analysis, and design
  • Gain knowledge of the steps in negotiating union contracts and resolving disputes
  • Improve your ability to set wages and develop incentive plans
  • Enhance your skills to develop and implement training strategies

Employer benefits

  • Gain a competitive edge through the effectiveness and power of your organization's human resources department
  • Create a positive work environment
  • Improve attraction and retention
  • Link HR strategies to key organizational goals and outcomes
  • Address the major topics and current trends that are at the centre of the human resources profession
  • Increase productivity by accurately matching people with responsibilities in your workplace

Who should attend?

The program is designed for individuals new to the HR field; HR professionals who want to expand their knowledge and keep up-to-date with issues in HR; small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to improve their human capital management skills; career changers, with a minimum of 2 years work experience, seeking to enter the HR profession; and, anyone with an interest in their profession.

Program topics

Upcoming schedule (2021-2022)

Understanding Personalities & Team Building Oct. 19-20, 2021
Organizational Effectiveness Nov. 2-3, 2021
Attract & Recruit Nov. 23-24, 2021
Retention Dec. 1, 2021
Performance Management Systems Dec. 14-15, 2021
Labour Relations Jan. 25-26, 2022
Employment Law Feb. 15-16, 2022
Current Issues in HR March 1, 2022
Conflict Resolution Skills for HR Professionals March 22, 2022
Training & Development April 26-27, 2022
Compensation & Benefits May 17-18, 2022

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