2005-2006 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm)

Human Resources Management (HRM)

Department of Psychology, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.

The HRM program provides some basic preparation for students contemplating a career as a Human Resources practitioner, and for potential certification by the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO). It complements a traditional business core with an emphasis on issues relating to people and the workplace. The program combines conceptual and quantitative elements and promotes the integration of theory with practice. A feature of the program is a required applied research course, where students conduct group projects in workplace settings under the direction of a faculty member.

Presently the HRM program meets all four academic requirements of the Tier I Compulsory Subjects set out by the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario. Our objective is to meet 50% of the Tier II Specialized Subjects.

For this major, 15.00 of the 20.00 credits are specified as core requirements and the remaining 5.00 as electives. A list of suggested electives follows the description of required courses.

Note: Psychology Courses designated with (H) in Section XII--Course Descriptions are Honours level Psychology courses requiring for registration a cumulative average of at least 70% in all course attempts in Psychology or registration in the Human Resources Management major of the Bachelor of Commerce program.


Semester 1
COST*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Marketing Management
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
POLS*1400 [0.50] Public Management and Administration
PSYC*1200 [0.50] Dynamics of Behaviour
0.50 elective
Semester 2
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
PSYC*1100 [0.50] Principles of Behaviour
PSYC*2010 [0.50] Quantification in Psychology
PSYC*2310 [0.50] Introduction to Social Psychology
0.50 elective
Semester 3
AGEC*2220 [0.50] Financial Accounting
ECON*2200 [0.50] Industrial Relations
ECON*2310 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
PSYC*2360 [0.50] Introductory Research Methods
0.50 elective
Semester 4
AGEC*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
COST*2020 [0.50] Information Management
HTM*2200 [0.50] Organizational Behaviour I
PHIL*2600 [0.50] Business and Professional Ethics
0.50 elective
Semester 5
AGEC*3320 [0.50] Financial Management
COST*3040 [0.50] Business and Consumer Law
PSYC*3060 [0.50] Occupational Health Psychology
PSYC*3090 [0.50] Training and Development
0.50 elective
Semester 6
AGEC*3310 [0.50] Operations Management
ECON*3560 [0.50] Theory of Finance
HTM*3000 [0.50] Human Resources Management
PSYC*3010 [0.50] Compensation Systems
0.50 elective
Semester 7
ECON*3520 [0.50] Labour Economics
HTM*4100 [0.50] Organizational Behaviour II
PSYC*4100 [0.50] Applied Research in Human Resources Management
1.00 elective
Semester 8
AGEC*4250 [0.50] Business Policy
HTM*4160 [0.50] Human Resources Planning
PSYC*4330 [0.50] Advanced Topics in I/O Psychology (H)
1.00 elective
The following is a list of courses which may be of interest to students selecting their electives.
AGEC*4370 [0.50] Marketing Management
COST*2600 [0.50] Fundamentals of Consumer Behaviour
ECON*2410 [0.50] Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON*2740 [0.50] Economic Statistics
ECON*4800 [0.50] Theory of Strategic Management
MATH*1000 [0.50] Introductory Calculus
PSYC*2740 [0.50] Personality
PSYC*3250 [0.50] Psychological Measurement
SOAN*2040 [0.50] Globalization of Work and Organizations
SOC*1100 [0.50] Sociology