Human Resources Management

MAJOR | MINOR | HONOURS | Bachelor of Commerce

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 the courses you need to take and the requirements you must 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.

Program planning

This program of study is open to students in the Bachelor of Commerce. Courses for your major, minor or Honours discipline are only one component of your degree. Academic advisors in the School of Business have prepared program planning resources to help you understand degree requirements.

Program planning