Management - Human Resources Management, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • English (book IELTS)
As a result of completing this Bachelor of Management - Human Resources Management program from Athabasca University, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the activities and decisions that inform the employment relationship, including recruitment, selection and training of employees, health and safety, employment law, and motivation and productivity.


Global Program Learning Outcomes

The following global program learning outcomes are listed by knowledge, skill and behaviour areas and increasing level of competence in accordance with PLAR criteria assessment sheets.

General Working Knowledge of Commerce and Business

As a result of completing this Bachelor Management - Human Resources Management program offered by Athabasca University, students should be able to:

  • show basic understanding of subject matter related to accounting, communication theory and practices, computing and information systems, management science, organizational behaviour, economics, and business/commercial law.
  • show understanding and ability to apply the subject matter in hypothetical situations.
  • apply the subject matter in real situations.
  • apply the subject matter critically and analytically.
  • develop their own principles or models useful in management.
Possible Career Options
  • Personnel Consultant
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Labour Relations Officer
  • Human Resources Manager/Co-ordinator
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Recruitment Co-ordinator
  • Remuneration and Job Classification Agent
  • Staffing Officer
  • Training Officer
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Human Resources Research Officer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Years 1 and 2 (60 credits)

  • The regulations for Years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Management program apply to the Human Resources Management Major.

Years 3 and 4 (60 credits)

Required Courses (18 credits)

  • International Business Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Overview of e-Commerce
  • The Changing Global Economy*

*Students who have taken ECON 301 may not take ECON 401. (3)

  • Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)
  • Strategic Management*

* ADMN 404 must be taken with AU. Transfer credit will not be awarded. ADMN 404 should be taken as the last course in the program.

Human Resources Management Major Required Courses (15 credits)

  • Recruitment and Selection (3)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (3)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (3)
  • Conflict and Accommodation
  • Motivation and Productivity (3)

Options (27 credits)

1. Business and Administrative Studies credits at the senior (300 or 400) level. Students are recommended to take IDRL and ORGB courses. (9)

2. Non-Business and Administrative Studies credits (Humanities, Science, Social Science, or Applied Studies courses). At least 12 credits required at the senior (300 or 400) level, LBST courses recommended. Students must select nine credits (three courses) from the critical perspectives courses as outlined in the general 120-credit program. (18)

NOTE: Students cannot use IDRL 312 to fulfill a critical perspectives course as it is a requirement in this major.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Open admission

All degrees and certificates offered in the Faculty of Business offer open admission. Anyone 16 or older may apply, regardless of previous educational background, achievements or geographic location. Entry into our post-diploma degree programs requires a recognized and approved business or professional diploma.

Enrolment Restriction

Students will not be accepted into the Bachelor of Management program if they have

  • a degree in administration, business, commerce, or management;
  • a degree with a major or concentration in administration, business, commerce,



  • any equivalent program from Athabasca University or another university.

Students are not permitted to obtain a second undergraduate degree in the same field or related field as their first undergraduate degree. Those students who hold an international undergraduate degree who wish to obtain a Canadian credential, or those students who wish to obtain another Bachelor’s degree in a major different that their first undergraduate degree, will be permitted (in consultation with the Program Director and reviewed by the Office of the Registrar).

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    11430 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45720 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    7960 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31840 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    6670 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26680 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Please note: These costs are estimated. AU can and may increase tuition fees annually. Also, the fees above were determined by using 3-credit courses to find the program total. The program fee would be different if, for example, a 6-credit course is used in the program in place of two 3-credit courses.


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