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Program Requirements




You have a passion for business management, strong interpersonal skills, values ethics and integrity, and upholds a high degree of professionalism.

Please note: if you have previously completed a Human Resources course and would like to have it assessed for equivalency, requests must be made before or at time of course registration in July. Please complete the HRPA equivalent course application and submit a copy of your approved application to


Western University students

  • Personal Information
  • $100 Application Fee
  • Two sealed letters of reference

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Non Western/International Applicants

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  • $100 Application Fee
  • Two sealed letters of reference
  • OUAC application

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Required Courses

HURS 6001 – Introduction to Human Resources Management
HURS 6002 – Strategic Human Resources Planning
HURS 6003 – Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety
HURS 6004 – Organizational Behaviour
HURS 6005 – Finance and Accounting
HURS 6006 – Training and Development
HURS 6007 – Labour Relations
HURS 6008 – Talent Acquisition
HURS 6009 – Compensation
HURS 6010 - Law for Human Resources


HURS 6101 – Practicum

Work with our Placement Coordinator to prepare an effective resume and strengthen your interview and networking skills. You have an opportunity to apply to postings that are published to the class on the student intranet, or to work with the Placement Coordinator one-one-one to explore specific organizations that match your practicum and career goals.


May to August
You will complete the 560-hour placement over a 16-week period (35 hours/week).  


The practicum location is based on your preference and site availability.


Successful completion of term one and term two courses is required before you can complete the culminating practicum placement. 


Sites may choose to offer payment, a monthly stipend or honorarium, but it is at the site's discretion and is not required for sites to be eligible to participate.


After successful completion of the required courses and practicum placement, students will graduate with a Diploma in Human Resources. These courses are recognized by the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) and meet course requirements towards CHRP/CHRL designations.