Asper School of Business - Human Resource Management / Industrial Relations
Asper School of Business

Program description

What is the most important resource within an organization? People! Human resource professionals seek to provide the right quantity of qualified people who fit with the organization to meet the ongoing business plans and future strategy for the organization. Taking into account labour laws, regulations, and ethical business practices, they seek to maximize employee motivation, commitment, and productivity.


Program options

Degree options

B.Comm. (Hons.) Bachelor of Commerce Honours - 4 years
B.Comm. (Hons.) Bachelor of Commerce Honours (Co-operative Education Option) - 4.33 years

Interesting courses and unique opportunities

Interesting courses

  • Comparative Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
  • Labour and Employment Relations
  • Staffing and Management Development
  • Compensation
  • Collective Bargaining and Administration

Professional opportunities

  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Relations
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Total Compensation
  • Personnel Services
  • Training and Development
  • Recruiting
  • Labour Negotiations
  • Career Counselor
  • Staff Relations

Admission requirements

Visit the Asper School of Business Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.


What is unique about this program at the U of M?

As a major in human resource management at the University of Manitoba, students will learn how to help companies recruit and select qualified people, effectively train and develop a workforce, generate effective total compensation systems, manage employee performance and employee relations, foster and maintain an engaged workforce, and promote talented people through the organization. When these activities are done well, organizations are suitably prepared to accomplish their strategic directives, and are staffed with the right people in the right positions at the right time – a motivated and committed workforce who work together to build the organization’s success.


Important links

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