Human Resources Management Program (Postgraduate) (B408)

Program Description

Program Overview

Change is inevitable in today’s business world. As companies embrace the challenges of adapting and enhancing their organizations, they must look to the strength of their people. An organization’s success depends largely on attracting and retaining the right people, developing employees to achieve maximum potential and ensuring their efforts are rewarded. The Human Resources Management program at George Brown College in Toronto gives you these skills.

Full Description

Organizations today require engaged, motivated employees who understand how to effectively support organizational goals while enhancing their own skills and knowledge. Becoming a valued advisor to the business is a Human Resources (HR) imperative, and understanding how to effectively demonstrate a set of key behaviours is of utmost importance.

George Brown’s Human Resources Management graduate certificate program comprehensively covers the key HR functions in this exciting field. Taught by seasoned HR professionals with industry experience, the program blends business-related theory and practical application to highlight how HR functions as a strategic partner to business units. Students explore the role of the HR department and the key accountability requirements to demonstrate a high level of professionalism in a work-related setting.

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • describe how employment legislation impacts human resources
  • design human resources policies and programs
  • facilitate employee training and development
  • ensure health and safety in the workplace
  • recruit and select employees
  • promote diversity
  • manage performance
  • recommend strategic change initiatives
  • develop a total rewards system
  • manage employee/labour relations
  • create a comprehensive human resources plan

For those students who wish to pursue the Certified Human Resources Professional designation (CHRP), all applicable courses in the B408 program are HRPA approved. The courses prepare students to write the National Knowledge Exam offered by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA). Refer to for requirements and additional information on this designation.

This program is also offered in a fully online format. Students who wish to apply for the Human Resources Management Online Postgraduate program, should apply to B428.

This Centre for Business program is part of our School of Human Resources.

Your Field Education Options

Work Experience (co-op or internship Work Term)

This program requires the successful completion of one semester of work experience to graduate. This work experience is either co-op (paid) or internship (unpaid). Students are also strongly encouraged to pursue self-directed industry work experience opportunities they believe would provide the learning experiences they value and meet the learning outcomes of the program. This valuable work experience can in turn be added to your resumé.

Find out more about field education at the Centre for Business.

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

Graduates of this program will be equipped to enter a wide range of positions across a broad spectrum of public and private sector organizations such as financial institutions, retail, general business, manufacturing, government, legal firms, human resources consulting firms and not-for-profit organizations. Students will develop the skills and knowledge to enter into the human resources field and be ready to move up the career ladder. Graduates of the program have found employment as:

  • human resources generalist
  • recruiter
  • learning and development co-ordinator
  • compensation analyst
  • human resources co-ordinator

Educational Pathways

Students who wish to gain further knowledge and practical experience in training and development may pursue an optional stream in this area. Upon successful completion of the Training and Development Stream, students may choose to pursue the Certified Training and Development Professional Designation (CTDP) offered through the Institute of Performance and Learning. Refer to the Institute of Performance and Learning website for additional information on this designation.

Alumni Impact

We are immensely proud of the contributions of our alumni in Toronto and around the globe.
From Michelin-starred restaurants to major construction, entertainment, community and financial organizations, our graduates are truly making an impact across a range of industries.

Latest alumni stories 

Centre for Business international student Andrea Munoz Tobon shares why she chose the Human Resource Management Postgraduate program at George Brown College during the pandemic and how it made her feel at home.

Andrea Munoz Tobon
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