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Human Resource Management

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Courses Sequence | PDF [105 KB] COOP
Brennan Loh

Arron Dobson
BCom 2010 (Human Resources Management)

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The human resource management (HRM) option provides students with an in-depth knowledge of the three HRM functions most critical in organizations: personnel management, labour relations and organizational behaviour. It emphasizes both practical and conceptual skills to enable students to work in all areas of HRM in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

The Honours BCom (option in Human Resource Management) is available in CO-OP and French immersion.

Sample Courses

Industrial relations, Organization design, Compensation administration, Collective bargaining, Staffing organizations, Managing change and Occupational health and Safety

Student Activities

Symposium GRHIn 2011, the Telfer School of Management team finished first overall at the Symposium GRH for the third consecutive year!

This interuniversity competition united over 300 students from 10 universities in Eastern Canada. The goal of this competition is to measure the expertise, the skills and the knowledge of students in human resource management. This also ensures the development of tomorrow’s leaders.

The Telfer School’s Human Resources Association participates in various competitions and hosts events that provide great networking opportunities for students.

Professional Designations

HRM students can choose specific courses to fulfill the academic requirements of the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.

Career Examples

Staffing officer, Labour relations advisor, Learning and development advisor, Occupational health and safety manager and Pay and benefits manager


Why did you choose the University of Ottawa?

The University of Ottawa’s bilingualism, scholarships, location in the heart of the national capital, reputation for its graduates finding jobs quickly and the job opportunities available in Ottawa all brought me to the University of Ottawa.

Describe your favourite first year professor.

I liked my economics professor. He encouraged everyone to participate actively in class and was always available outside of class time.

Describe an astounding or exciting university experience.

I participated in sessions on leadership as a part of the Personal and Leadership Development initiatives. Each week, I attended seminars lead by experienced leaders and professionals!

What do you plan to do after you graduate?

I would first like to work in a field related to my area of study while pursuing a master’s degree. In five years, I would like to be running my own company.

Kethlande Pierre, Alumnus, Montréal, Québec