Human Resources

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This area of study is offered in Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS)

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General Requirements for High School Graduates

  • See CBU’s English Language Requirements here.
  • English 12 (academic or advanced)
  • Math 12 (academic or advanced)
  • 3 additional grade 12 academic or advanced level courses

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Transfer Student Requirements

  • In order to transfer to CBU you must be in good academic standing at your current/previous institution.
  • You must meet the general admissions requirements (or the post-secondary equivalent) for the program, found under the Canadian or International tabs of this tool.
  • To see if your institution is an articulation partner, please view our articulation agreements page.
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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.

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.

What skills will I gain from this program?

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

Possible Career Paths

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


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