Undergraduate Certificate and Electives in Employment Relations

Undergraduate Studies

Employment Relations Program
 
 
Notes

Subject Code EMPR
Office Faculty of Arts and Science
Professor and Director, MIR Program R. Chaykowski
Office Robert Sutherland Hall 223
Telephone 613-533-6000 ext. 77322
Employment Relations Undergraduate Certificate Coordinator R. Hickey

 
Overview

The study of employment relations in Canada and globally has a long tradition at Queen’s. The Queen’s undergraduate Certificate in Employment Relations focuses on core elements of the field of work and employee-management relations, while taking account of social science perspectives from economics, law, management, and history.
 
The undergraduate Certificate in Employment Relations provides a broad foundation in the field of employment relations, including the areas of labour/employment law, labour-management relations, conflict management and negotiations, human resources management, and labour policy. Taken together, these courses and the resulting Certificate form the basis for a recognized university credential that will support students who are seeking entry level jobs in labour relations and human resources management after leaving Queen’s.

 
Certificate Program
The Certificate in Employment Relations is designed for current undergraduate degree students at Queen’s University who want to gain career-ready knowledge and skills to work as professional human resource and labour relations managers. The Certificate is also open to non-Queen’s students who want to gain this academic credential from Canada’s leading university in the field of employment relations. The Certificate will appear as a distinct academic credential on the final transcript.
 

Graduates of the Certificate in Employment Relations will demonstrate a broad understanding of the major subjects and skills in employment relations. Through lectures, case studies, simulations, group discussions, team projects, and individual assignments, students will develop competencies in the use of appropriate methods to assess workplace challenges and problems. Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Employment Relations will be able to devise and sustain persuasive arguments and solve problems using a variety of disciplinary approaches.


Curriculum

Students are required to take five (5) EMPR courses. The 200-level courses are offered in-class and online. The introductory courses do not require any prerequisites, but as 200-level courses, self-enrollment does require second year standing.
 

The Certificate in Employment Relations consists of 15.0 units of required degree-credit courses:
 
EMPR 200 (3.0 Units)

Work & Employment Relations in Canada

 Available on campus now
Available online Winter 2018 *
EMPR 210 (3.0 units):

Employment Law

Available online Summer 2017
EMPR 220 (3.0 units):

Conflict Resolution

Available online now
EMPR 230 (3.0 units):
Managing Human Resources &
Employment Relations
Available on campus now
Available Online Summer 2018*
EMPR 240 (3.0 units):
Labour Policy
Available on campus now
Available Online Summer 2018*
* subject to change

 

Queen’s students can complete the certificate in conjunction with their undergraduate degree requirements, counting two (2) of the five (5) certificate courses as electives for their primary degree. Faculty of Arts and Science regulations limit double-counting of courses, meaning that three (3) courses will not count towards undergraduate degree requirements. Students take these courses in addition to their normal course load. The Arts and Science course tuition rate will be charged for these additional courses.
 

Explore the Certificate in Employment Relations at:

http://www.queensu.ca/artsci_online/Certificate-employment-relations


Admission Criteria

Current Queen’s Students: Any student at Queen’s who has completed the first year of courses may apply to the Certificate program. The Certificate program can be taken in conjunction with a degree program for current students at Queen’s University. Students can apply at any time but generally applications to enroll should be made between the first and second year of university studies. 

Distance, Part-time Students, and Continuing Learners: The Certificate can be earned as a stand-alone credential for current students or graduates from other universities. Students or graduates from another college or university must have completed one-year of post-secondary courses (30 credits) and meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty Arts and Science.

To gain credit from Certificate courses toward a degree at another university, undergraduate students will need a Letter of Permission and follow any other applicable academic regulations at their home institution.

For students with at least one year of previous post-secondary education who do not intend to work toward a degree can also take the Certificate courses and enter the Faculty of Arts and Science as non-degree students. Once non-degree students meet the Arts and Science eligibility criteria for progression to a degree program, they can enroll in the Certificate program at that time.


Academic Progress Criteria

All students enrolled in the Certificate in Employment Relations program need to meet the Faculty of Arts and Science progression criteria.
 

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Meet our Students

Benjamin Turner

Benjamin Turner

Masters of Industrial Relations FT

Master of Industrial Relations (MIR) Candidate 2017 at Queen's University

I am a bilingual Master of Industrial Relations candidate who is specifically interested in recruitment and talent acquisition. I believe that an organization's most valuable asset is its human capital. This value is realized when effective testing and selection methods are utilized in the recruitment process. My human capital approach to human resource management is aimed at acquiring new talents who are not only exceptional candidates but also are the most suited individuals to an organization. This results in both high employee retention and a boost in organizational productivity. Further, human capital management is reactive to the modern business complexity's trends, gaps and changes. Therefore, as a human resource professional I will act as an organization's sensor in order to allow the organization to continue to progress without interruption.

My capacity in talent acquisition and recruitment lies in my ability to super-connect. Super connectors are individuals who build close relationships with diverse people very quickly. As a super connector I can match people with opportunities and, in doing so, leave my connections with a positive opinion of myself and my own abilities. Moreover, I always strive to stay '​in the know'​. This way I know what each of my connections is capable of, who is in their network, and what my connections need or are looking for. This allows me to instantaneously connect people based on needs and abilities, while increasing their own value.

 

 

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