Upcoming Start Dates: June 12

Application deadlines are one month prior to the start date. Start dates are subject to change.

Why This Program Is Needed It has become critical that organizations use HR practices to drive strategic initiatives and organizational success. In order to do this, early-career HR professionals must have a firm understanding of business practices and motivations. Whether it is through the attracting and retaining of high-calibre employees, the creation of innovative training and development initiatives, or through performance management systems, HR professionals are in a unique position to contribute to the strategic success of a firm when this knowledge is coupled with business insight.

For Whom This Program Is Designed The Sandermoen online MBA with a specialty stream in Human Resource Leadership is designed for early-career professionals and managers of medium to large sized companies who aspire to lead their companies towards much higher performance. It begins with coverage of fundamental management essentials such as financial, analytical and decision-making skills, and knowledge of an organization’s core functions and interactions. This provides HR professionals with a firm understanding of business practices and motivations. This knowledge is then integrated into three, HR-specific specialty courses that explore compensation management, training and development, and selection and performance management. All courses leverage an interactive learning model that encourages collaboration, allowing HR professionals with varying degrees of expertise to learn from each other, as well as from the professor.

Our goal is to prepare early-career professionals and managers for senior leadership positions, all without interrupting their career momentum. To accomplish our educational goal we employ a variety of educational tools and techniques, including some of the most advanced online teaching and learning applications available, and a carefully designed suite of courses delivered in a focused and flexible schedule. MBA program students are exposed to additional per-course-credit hours to allow for broader and more detailed instruction.

Timeline There are fourteen courses: ten foundation courses, three specialization courses, and one capstone integration project (see Curriculum below). Courses are completed in an eleven-week fixed-agenda format. If courses are taken in a typical eleven-week fixed-agenda format, the duration of the MBA program is three years, six months. Students are also able to take two courses at a time through the duration of their foundational courses, allowing them to complete the program in as little as two years, completely online.

The Online Experience To maximize the global learning experience throughout the program our students will participate in “live” seminars and/or conferences with experienced leaders from global organizations. Our students and faculty are not limited by geographical boundaries, providing a new educational experience that allows learners to think with a global perspective while working on case studies and projects with other colleagues from around the world.

Awards and Recognition The Human Resource specialty stream at the Sandermoen School of Business was voted Readers Choice HR Masters Program in Canadian HR Reporter magazine. To read the full Readers Choice Awards edition of Canadian HR Reporter, visit the Canadian HR Reporter Readers Choice Awards edition 2016.

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Admission Requirements Individuals who wish to apply to the MBA program with a specialty stream in Human Resource Leadership will have an undergraduate degree and at least one year of full-time work experience. For further information, please visit the Requirements section of our website.

Tuition for the Master of Business Administration Degree Program is $19,000 CAD. Tuition is payable up-front or course-at-a-time.Students may pay tuition course-at-a-time or by installment. More information can be found on the Tuition section of our website.

Those students possessing a Post-Degree Diploma from a Canadian Community College, specific to their future area of study, may be eligible for an MBA credit transfer reducing the program tuition and duration! For more information, please email info@ufred.ca.

Human Resource Leadership Curriculum (58 credits)

Level A – Foundation Courses (40 credits):

MBA 5000 - Orientation

MBA 5005 - Leadership Theory and Practice (4 cr.)

MBA 5010 - Accounting for Managers (4 cr.)

MBA 5015 - Managerial Finance (4 cr.)

MBA 5020 - The Global Economic Environment (4 cr.)

MBA 5025 - Leadership in Change Management (4 cr.)

MBA 5030 - Leadership Values and Ethics (4 cr.)

MBA 5035 - Strategic Marketing Planning (4 cr.)

MBA 5040 - Strategic Operations Planning (4 cr.)

MBA 5045 - Strategic Human Resources Planning (4 cr.)

MBA 5050 - Strategic Information Systems Planning (4 cr.)

Level B – Specialty Stream (18 credits):


MBA 6070 - Compensation Management (4 cr.)

MBA 6071 - Training and Development (4 cr.)

MBA 6072 - Selection and Performance Management (4 cr.)


MBA 6999 - Integration Project (6 cr.)


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