As a human resources management and labour relations (HRMLR) professional, you’ll manage the greatest resource of organizations – its people! Competent, culturally sensitive and highly organized, HRMLR professionals add significant value and display competence in an array of specialized areas, including talent management, employment law, health and safety, performance management, training and development and diversity and inclusion.
With a major in HRMLR you’ll be a strategic leader in your organization. You’ll be critical for the successful management of complex and constantly evolving environments and you’ll work with both employers and employees to create productive and fair workplaces.
In this major you’ll study a broad range of topics including human behaviour, organizational change management, career development, managing in unionized environments, leadership, workplace safety and managing in diverse workplaces.
You can also choose a minor to enhance your knowledge in a secondary line of study. Many minors complement human resource management and labour relations well including family and small business management, Indigenous business management, mental health, marketing and sociology. Learn more about our available minors.
Why take human resource management and labour relations (HRMLR) at the Dhillon School of Business?
Being a HRMLR major at the Dhillon School of Business has it advantages. Our HRMLR major is accredited by the Chartered Professional In Human Resources (CPHR). That means you can waive the CPHR National Knowledge Exam, a requirement for individual CPHR designation. You also only require three years of professional human resources experience to receive the full CPHR designation, whereas those who do not graduate with a degree from an accredited institution require eight years of experience.
Many of our students enrol in co-operative education while at the Dhillon School of Business. Co-op allows you to get paid work experience before you graduate and can even help you land a job immediately after graduation.
Note: Students should take Research Methodology (MGT 2700) as early as possible, as it provides a foundation for the senior-level courses. Because a wide variety of electives are offered, not all are offered every term. Plan in advance with an academic advisor to ensure you can take all of the courses that interest you.
Employment stats for a career in human resource management and labour relations*
Job postings in the last 12 months
- Canada: 9,194
- Alberta: 1,327
- Canada (0-5 years of experience): $66,000
- Canada (6+ years of experience): $110,000
- Alberta (0-5 years of experience): $73,000
- Alberta (6+ years of experience): $115,000
Top employers hiring
- City of Edmonton
- City of Edmonton
- Atco Inc.
- Enbridge Inc.
- Ceridian Canada Ltd.
* Employment data provided by Emsi Burning Glass 2021.
The advantages of being a Dhillon School of Business student
You’ll have lots of opportunities to apply the theories you’ve learned in the classroom to real-life, hands-on situations as well as programs to help you connect with our student community. As a Dhillon student, you'll have access to these experiential programs and more:
Visit our Dhillon School of Business website to learn more about student experience opportunities.
Education that’s personal
Our students say they chose the Dhillon School of Business because of the smaller class sizes and more personal and supportive approach to teaching. Here you’ll get many opportunities to connect and interact with your professors and peers to set you up for success.
Flexible study options
Whether you’re a traditional student interested in our Lethbridge campus with full-time classes during the day or a working professional interested in the Calgary Campus’s evening and weekend classes, we have a flexible study option for you.
Internationally recognized for quality
As an AACSB accredited business school, the Dhillon School of Business have met very rigorous quality standards proven to provide you with the best in business education worldwide. You can trust that your education here will give you a distinct advantage in the real world including more competitive salaries, more employers interested in you after graduation and more. See all our professional accreditations and designations.