Human Resources Management

About Program Admission Requirements

The first degree of its kind in Canada! This is a full-time program with courses offered during the day.

Responding to a growing demand for qualified human resources (HR) professionals, the Bachelor of Human Resources Management (BHRM) degree will provide you with specialized training in all aspects of HR management.

You will benefit from a curriculum that draws on a range of disciplines including business, economics, history, social science, psychology, philosophy, political science, nursing, sociology and women's studies. This integrated approach will enable you to develop the research, analytical and management skills required by the profession.

The program builds on the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies' existing strength in the field including the largest core of HR management professors in Canada, outstanding HR research and the recent establishment of the International Alliance for Human Resources Research at York.

Fully accredited with the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario.

Helping human resources stay human

Knebel Watters & Associates and York University are both committed to 'being bold, adaptable and accessible,' and this shared commitment has resulted in the creation of a scholarship...

The Knebel Watters and Associates Scholarship, an annual scholarship set up through an endowed gift of $25,000 to the York University Foundation, is awarded to the top student entering their final year of the Honours Bachelor of Human Resources Management Program.

Sample First-year Schedule

  • Introduction to Administrative Studies
  • Introduction to Accounting: the Analysis and Use of Financial Information
  • Introduction to Sociology or Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Human Resources Management
  • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • Natural Science General Education course

Possible Career Path

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  • HR officer
  • Corporate trainer
  • Compensation analyst
  • Recruitment and selection officer
  • Generalist

You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:

  • Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
  • Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (Gene). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)

In the absence of final grades in courses:

  • You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum of 550 (Reading) and 550 (Math) or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
  • Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.

You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.

We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.