Human Resources

Program Snapshot

Impact The Success Of Any Organization

Just like organizations who are made up of people who interact to accomplish shared objectives, Cape Breton University is made up of students all working toward the same goal. That goal is to educate themselves for a better way of life for their families and their communities.

The study of human resources (HR) helps us understand why people are so important to the success of business operations. A strong HR department is critical to an organization’s effectiveness and success. This means getting to know the functions of the people within an organization where everyone benefits. Attracting the best talent, getting the most out of employees, maintaining an equal environment for everyone, and strategically leveraging resources are all essential elements of HR management.

What skills will I gain from this program?

  • Leadership skills
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Learn organizational behaviours
  • Deep understanding of HR processes

Why study at CBU?

What you’ll notice most about Cape Breton Island is the warm, welcoming community filled with the nicest people you’ll ever meet. It’s enough to write home about. Which is a good thing, considering HR includes a range of responsibilities that all deal with people.

As an HR professional, your work will require you to go above and beyond, including attracting the best talent, getting the most out of employees, maintaining an equal environment for everyone and strategically leveraging resources.

Cape Breton University prepares you for the realities of the working world. So, our program is designed to teach you how to create a cohesive, inclusive and fully functioning workplace. This means you’ll get the real-world experience you need with an education you deserve.

Possible Career Paths

  • Human Rights Officer
  • Talent Recruiter
  • Health and Safety Officer
  • Human Resources Director
  • Compensation/Payroll Specialist
  • Industrial Relations Specialist

Experiential Learning Opportunities

The Shannon School of Business maintains a close relationship with the local business community, giving students the opportunity to work on various projects including co-op placements and group project.


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