2006-2007 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.

Liberal Education Requirement

As part of the graduation requirement all students within the B.Comm. Program are required to complete 1.50 credits from at least two different subject prefixes as listed under the B.Comm. Program Information section of the undergraduate calendar.


Semester 1
MCS*1000 [0.50] Introductory Marketing
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
POLS*1400 [0.50] Issues in Canadian Politics
PSYC*1200 [0.50] Dynamics of Behaviour
0.50 electives
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 electives
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 electives
Semester 4
AGEC*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
MCS*2020 [0.50] Information Management
HTM*2200 [0.50] Organizational Behaviour I
PHIL*2600 [0.50] Business and Professional Ethics
0.50 electives
Semester 5
AGEC*3320 [0.50] Financial Management
MCS*3040 [0.50] Business and Consumer Law
PSYC*3060 [0.50] Occupational Health Psychology
PSYC*3090 [0.50] Training and Development
0.50 electives
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 electives
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 electives
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 electives
The following is a list of courses which may be of interest to students selecting their electives.
AGEC*4370 [0.50] Marketing Management
MCS*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