Professional Designations

Professional Designations

Human Resources Institute of Alberta AccreditationMount Royal University has become the first post-secondary institution in Alberta to be accredited by the Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA), providing students who want to pursue an HR career with a strong competitive advantage.  The accreditation has been grandfathered to include graduates from November 2011 forward.

This means graduates from the Bissett School of Business’s Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Human Resources and a minimum of a B-minus average do not have to take the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) as part of the process to receive a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. Instead, graduates can move straight to building up a minimum of three years’ work experience to receive their CPHR designation.

Mount Royal graduates are asked to go to HRIA's accreditation page to learn more about how to become eligible to waive the NKE.