Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Certificates allow you to complete a specific group of university courses (for credit) as either part of your degree studies or separately. Additional details on certificates are available here.

This unique professional certificate is offered by the School of HRM, Canada's largest and leading educational institution in HRM education, and is designed to help expand your human resources (HR) skills. Courses are offered in a variety of related areas including organizational behaviour, human resource management, industrial relations, employment law, training and development, HR planning, compensation, labour economics and recruitment.

Through a mix of in-class lectures, online courses and case studies, you will be exposed to today's issues in HR management.

Nine of the ten courses in the certificate have been approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO), and count as the academic component of the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.

This certificate may be pursued full-time or part-time as follows:

This certificate can be pursued on a flexible schedule. Most courses are offered in the late afternoon (4-7pm) and evening time slots (7-10pm), as well as online. If pursued on a full-time basis, the certificate may be completed over two terms.

Who can take it?

This certificate is open to currently registered York students and to people who have already completed a university degree.

There are two certificate streams available:

  1. Applicants to the stand-alone certificate must have completed an undergraduate university degree.
  2. York students who wish to pursue the certificate concurrently with their degree must have successfully completed 24 credits. All certificate and degree requirements must be completed before graduation. Certificates will not be granted retroactively.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying to this certificate program, you must meet general admission requirements in addition to certificate-specific requirements.

Call either the Office of Admissions at 416-736-5000 or the School of Human Resource Management 416-736-5806 to verify that you meet minimum admission criteria and that the certificate matches your goals and needs.

Program Details

Offered by

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Certificate Type


Certificate Entry

Concurrent, Consecutive

Study Sessions

Fall, Winter, Summer