• Application Deadline
  • 6 months
With the Strategic Human Resources Management programme offered by the Royal Roads University, you gain the strategic skills and tactical understanding to be an active player at the executive level. Build on existing technical human resources knowledge and learn to effectively manage a diverse workforce in organizations undergoing change. 


Upon successful completion of the Strategic Human Resources Management programme offered by the Royal Roads University, graduates can apply for advanced standing in Royal Roads University’s MBA program.

Who It’s For

Designed for HR professionals, this six-month program offers a combination of on-campus and online learning to help you balance career aspirations with current obligations. 


  • Understand the practicalities of designing and implementing human resource strategies
  • Create strategies for improving organizational effectiveness
  • Understand the challenges and prospects of developing learning organizations
  • Gain the requisite leadership capabilities to accomplish systemic change
  • Develop and improve skills for diagnosing and analyzing change 
  • Lead and implement organizational change management plans
  • Be a catalyst to increased resilience, creativity and performance for individuals and organizations by utilizing a coach approach

The Graduate Certificate in Strategic Human Resources Management at Royal Roads University offers the unique advantage of a five-day on-site residency, followed by two online courses, and concluding with a final three-day residency. This structure provides working professionals an opportunity to benefit from an on-campus experience and to learn through the online medium while still meeting professional and personal responsibilities.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Human Resources and Organizational Development: Co-creating the Learning Organization
  • Leading Organizational Change
  • Introduction to Academic Integrity
  • Coaching for Leadership

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    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. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

Standard Admission
  • Completion of a four-year (or comparable) undergraduate degree in a related field from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Normally, at least 3 to 5 years of relevant full-time work experience.
Flexible Admission
  • To be considered for Flexible Admission, applicants would normally require at least 5 to 7 years of related full-time work experience.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8023 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8023 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
  • National

    6410 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6410 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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Living costs for Victoria

  • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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