Human Resources Management


Human resources professionals are essential to the smooth operation of any organization—leading business through a variety of challenges with respect to their expertise in strategic planning, labour negotiations, employee recruitment and retention as well as risk assessment.

Courses & Requirements
Check the academic calendar to find out about the courses you need to take and the requirements you need to fulfill to complete your program.
Academic Calendar

CPHR accreditation

MacEwan University’s Human Resources Management program is accredited with the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Alberta (CPHR). As one of Alberta’s post-secondary institutions offering this to students, MacEwan University makes another move to prepare their graduates for success in their careers.

What does this mean?

  • The HR courses you take align with the content tested on the CPHR Designation National Knowledge Exam, making you eligible to have the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) of your designation waived.
  • Graduates from 2012 and onwards who meet the requirements are eligible.


  • You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 in the program.
  • In addition to the NKE portion of the CPHR designation you will also need between three to eight years of professional-level HR work experience to achieve the CPHR Designation. Please consult the CPHR website for information on the exact number of years of experience required based on your educational background.
  • You must pay the NKE exam fee when applying to waive the exam.

Visit the CPHR Alberta Designation page which outlines the process required to achieve the designation, and includes information on how to waive the NKE.

Planning sheets

Planning sheets help you keep track of the courses you need to take to fulfill the requirements of your degree. Use the appropriate planning sheet for your major(s), minor(s) or honours discipline in combination with the degree planning sheet for core and elective requirements.

Program planning