With a major in Human Resource Management/Industrial Relations, your career choices are endless.
- human resources
- industrial relations
- occupational health and safety
- total compensation
- personnel services
- training and development
- labour negotiations
- career counselor
- staff relations
World class professors
Students who study human resources at the University of Manitoba will be taught by excellent professors - many of which have won prestigious teaching awards. Our full-time professors are also active researchers, who have written textbooks, received national research grants, and had their articles published in top journals.
Professor Lukas Neville, who teaches organizational behaviour and negotiations, weighs in on ways organizations can deal with change brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Asper School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, one of the highest standards of achievement for business schools worldwide. Only 5 per cent of business schools achieve this distinguished recognition.
Make friends and find study groups by joining the University of Manitoba Human Resource Association (UMHRA) Student groups are a great way to add value to your education and gain new experiences outside of the classroom.
Average salary of a BComm graduate with a major in HRM/Industrial
Of HRM/Industrial Relations majors were employed in 2019 after graduation
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Expected duration: 4 years
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.
Choosing a major
In the Asper Bachelor of Commerce program, students typically choose a major at the beginning of their third year. Each student must declare at least one major and present a minimum Degree Grade Point Average of 2.00.
It is important to make sure you are following the correct program requirements for your chosen major. The best way to do this is to email an Asper program advisor or call the Asper Help Line at 204-474-6388.
Sample course offerings
- HRIR 4520: Comparative Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (3 credit hours)
- HRIR 3450: Labour and Employment Relations (3 credit hours)
- HRIR 4410: Staffing and Management Development (3 credit hours)
- HRIR 4420: Compensation (3 credit hours)
- HRIR 4480: Collective Bargaining and Administration (3 credit hours)
For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.
Before you graduate, you have a chance to explore different career paths, professions, industries, companies, majors and build a professional network to kick-start your career.
International exchange opportunities
Stand out to future employers with international study experience. Living abroad expands your horizons and demonstrates that you’re willing to take risks and solve problems under challenging circumstances.
To declare the Human Resources Management/Industrial Relations major, you first have to be accepted to the Bachelor of Commerce program. The following are minimum requirements for entry into the Asper Bachelor of Commerce program.
Direct entry applicants are those who have not attended a post-secondary institution or have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at a recognized university or college.
Advanced entry applicants are those who have completed one year (24 credit hours) or more of studies in another faculty at the University of Manitoba or another recognized post-secondary institution.
Asper also gives individual consideration to students who meet some requirements for admission but may not have academically competitive marks because of reasons beyond their control.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Admission into the Asper Bachelor of Commerce program is academically competitive and within the discretion of the Asper School of Business.
How to apply
Domestic student application fee: $100
International student application fee: $120
Applications to the University of Manitoba are completed online. To begin your application, select the "Start or continue your application" button. The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency, and other documents.
Admission and application inquiries
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Asper School of Business - Undergraduate Program Office
Room 268 Drake Centre
181 Freedman Crescent
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V4 Canada
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