The Human Resources Management major is offered as a specialization for the Bachelor of Business Administration program and will prepare students for a career in human resource management or general management.

Why Human Resources Management?

The Human Resource major is designed provide students with specialist knowledge and skills to support organizations in building their business. This major provides the knowledge and competencies for a successful career in the human resources, general management, or further graduate studies.

The Human Resources Management major will help students develop specific knowledge and competencies required by business professionals with a focus on key people processes that include recruiting, training, performance management, rewards, labour, and employee relations.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this major will be prepared for careers such as Line Managers, Department Heads, Executives, Human Resource Managers, Internal Specialists, External Consultants, Talent Management, and Recruiters.

Additional Professional Designations

Students in the Human Resources Management major will be prepared to pursue the Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation upon graduation. There are currently approximately 21,000 HR professionals holding the CHRP designation.

Contact

For more information, contact Steven Purse, Management Chair, steven.purse@viu.ca or the BBA Advisor.

For more information of the BBA entry requirements, or for details on the Human Resource Management major please see the BBA Program and Course Calendar.

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