Human Resource Management and Labour Relations (MSc (Mgt))

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Length of program

Full-time: 20 months Part-time: 40 months

Mode of delivery

In person

Program consists of:

  • Thesis
  • Coursework
  • Co-op (optional)
  • Project


  • Lethbridge
  • Calgary



Program description

Choose between two pathways:

  • Thesis option
  • Project option: Business Analytics concentration

Learn the science behind successfully managing people in organizations. The field as a whole uses rigorous qualitative and quantitative methods to examine the employment relationship from beginning to end. You can choose to study what motivates and inspires, or what can go wrong and why. As you develop your project you will work one-on-one with our faculty who have research expertise in areas such as leadership, human behaviour, employee engagement, work attitudes, ethics, social justice, social influence, labour law, and workplace health.

 Project pathway
The Business Analytics concentration (BANA) blends coursework and a culminating experiential, applied project.

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Finding a supervisor

Though it is not required to secure a supervisor to apply to the MSc (Mgt) Program, applicants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the research streams available in their selected MSc (Mgt) major. Be sure to mention your research interests in your Letter of Intent.

 Finding a supervisor

Career pathways

An excellent bridge to PhD studies or to pursue careers where research skills and scholarly knowledge are valued. i.e. consultant or analyst. 

Career pathways for Business Analysts include data analyst, business consultant, portfolio manager, and quantitative analyst.