Bachelor of Business Administration - Human Resources

About the program

Students in Mount Royal's Bachelor of Business Administration - Human Resources degree program build on a foundation in business theory to focus on the principles and practices of human resource management. Students develop skills in the various disciplines of HR from delivering recruitment and training programs through to implementing effective employee relations programs and participating in organizational planning. Students also complete courses in accounting, management, marketing and general business.

The BBA - Human Resources program can be combined with three optional, paid Co-operative Education work terms. Human Resources students must apply for admission to the Co-op option, complete core academic course work prior to each work term, meet GPA requirements, and successfully complete an Orientation to Co-operative Education course which provides them with pre-employment training and eases their transition to work. All of these requirements combine to ensure students are able to make genuine and valuable contributions in the workplace.

The Co-operative Education component of this program connects employers with students who are eager to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Student workers bring fresh perspective and enthusiastic contributions to an organization while enhancing their skills and confidence. Being a Co-op employer is your opportunity to reach out and build relationships with prospective talent while contributing to outstanding programs.

What our students can do for you

Human Resources students are prepared for contributing roles in any industry from oil and gas and large public corporations to small-to-medium size enterprise and not-for-profit organizations. They may support your organization in the following areas:

  • Recruitment support including analysis and creation of job descriptions, resume screening, conducting interviews, reference checks and onboarding sessions
  • Design and deliver strategic learning initiatives including orientation sessions and training modules
  • Analyze collective agreements and research information for grievance and employee negotiation
  • Support the implementation of benefit programs or review and assist in compensation analysis
  • Research, interpret and apply changing HR legislation, and update/review policies and procedures
  • Conduct program research and analysis, and provide written reports
  • Effective employee communication strategies to support program initiatives and organizational transition

Professional designation

The first in Alberta to be accredited by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) Alberta, this program provides a strong competitive advantage and the academic foundation for students who want to pursue professional designation as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). The BBA - Human Resources major courses are also recognized by several professional bodies including the Certified Benefits Specialist Association, and the Canadian Compensation Association.

Student availability

Students are available for paid work terms that can be 4, 8 or 12 months in length. Each 4-month term requires a minimum of 450 hours of work for a student. Work terms can start in January, May or September depending on student availability. To secure the best pool of candidates, job postings should be submitted 3 to 4 months in advance of the anticipated work term start date unless otherwise advised by the program coordinator.

How to hire a student

Our recruiting process is convenient and cost-free.

Post online

You can post a job online or provide a detailed job description which will be verified by a Co-operative Education coordinator.

Note: New postings are subject to approval by Career Services and program faculty.

For more information contact:

Career Services
Mount Royal University