Human Resources Management

York University

Postgraduate Certificate
8 months
18999 CAD/full
8249 CAD/full
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Develop a deep knowledge of human resources plus the business and influence skills to take you to the next level in your new HR management career with this Post-degree Certificate in Human Resources Management offered at York University School of Continuing Studies. Two delivery modes available: Online and Full-time!

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A specialized knowledge of human resources theories and practices is essential to getting hired, but it’s not enough if you want to excel. Our curriculum moves beyond the basics to get you where the best employers want you to be.

Our advisory committee of senior human resources executives from many of Toronto’s leading firms has helped us craft a program to prepare you for excellence, both in Canada and internationally. 

But unlike other programs, the Post-degree Certificate in Human Resources Management offered at York University School of Continuing Studies will teach you to apply these competencies through real-life scenarios in a practical, interactive, and engaging classroom environment.

  • You will learn to think critically, analyze problems, propose viable solutions and develop HR business cases.
  • You will practise exercising influence across an organization with confident communication and negotiation.
  • You will learn to use financial and organizational data to build your case.
  • You will understand how to gather and analyze relevant productivity data, and leverage the metrics to solve problems.

These competencies are critical to success but not taught in any other human resources certificate program.

Career opportunities

The program qualifies graduates to seek positions such as those listed below and prepares graduates for future management roles:

  • Human resources (HR) generalists
  • Recruiters
  • Learning and development specialists
  • Health and safety officers
  • Compensation specialists
  • Industrial relations specialists
  • Career counselors
  • Corporate trainers
  • Human Resources (HR) consultants
  • Human Resources (HR) officers

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • Introduction to Accounting: Analysis & Use of Financial Information
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • Industrial Relations
  • Human Resources Planning
  • Recruitment, Selection and Performance Appraisal of Personnel
  • Training and Development
  • Compensation
  • Business Foundations for Human Resources Professionals

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be admitted to the all full-time CPE Certificate Programs (Human Resources, Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Business Administration), applicants must have:

  • minimum of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of a 60% average (C)
  • official transcripts (International students: please provide original English translated copy of University degree and transcripts.)
  • completed online application form
  • proof of language proficiency (international students only)

There is an application fee of $79 payable upon submission of your application. Applicants will be notified directly if additional information or documentation is required.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18999 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18999 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • National

    8249 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8249 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.


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