Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations
Number of credits required from Athabasca University: 24 credits.
Program Learning Outcomes
Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations (BHRLR) is a multi-disciplinary degree focusing on employment relations in its social, legal, political and economic context. Students enter the BHRLR program with a variety of experiences and goals. In addition to meeting personal learning goals, graduates of the BHRLR can expect to gain critical understandings that will help them:
- Anticipate, analyze and complete HRLR tasks.
- Identify, understand and incorporate the implications of the social, legal, political and economic context of employment relations into HRLR practice.
- Understand and utilize information, arguments, and data to make ethical HRLR decisions.
- Meet the educational requirements for Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) accreditation if that is desired.
- Human Resources: recruitment and selection, job analysis, compensation and benefits, evaluation and performance appraisal, training and development, discipline and termination, and learning and work.
- Labour Relations: negotiations, contract interpretation and grievance handling, grievance and rights arbitration, and employment and labour law.
Possible Career Options
- Human Resources Manager
- Union Representative
- Recruitment Officer
- Employment Counsellor
- Convention Organizer
- Human Resources Research Officer
- Corporate Trainer
- Employment and Placement Manager
- Labour Relations Manager
- Training and Development Manager
- Policy Development
- Customs Officer
Possible Further Education Options
At Athabasca University
- Master of Arts – Integrated Studies (MAIS)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Education in Distance Education (MEd)
- Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Distance Education Technology
At Other Educational Institutions*
- library science
* Some universities will not accept a three-year degree for admittance into a graduate program. An additional year of study may be required. It is the students’ responsibility to research the entrance requirements of other universities.
Updated September 28 2016 by Web Strategy, Advancement