Q: How often do I need to log in to my human resource program course each week?

A: It is recommended that you log in to your online classroom on a daily basis. If you do not, you risk falling behind. At a minimum, plan to log into your course and the master’s degree in human resource management Community Site at least three times per week.

Q: Do I have to log in to work on my human resource program at specific times of the day?

A: No. The coursework at SFU is mainly asynchronous, meaning that there are no set meeting times unless special arrangements are made with the instructor.

Q: Will I be required to complete a thesis at the end of my human resource program?

A: No. However, you will take one capstone course that allows you to perform a specialized research project in your area of human resources interest.

Q: How many classes can students take at a time?

A: Students can take two courses at a time to be considered a full-time student or one course at a time to be considered a part-time student. Most students feel comfortable with the workload of two courses per term.

Q: How quickly can I expect my instructor to answer any question I may have?

A: Your instructor will typically respond to your questions within 24 hours of receiving your message sent through Blackboard or email. If for some reason they are traveling or this may be an issue, you will be notified by your professor in advance.

Q: If needed, am I allowed to take a break from the human resource program?

A: Yes, you are able to take time off from your program. Simply do not register for courses that semester.

Q: Am I required to complete the program within a certain time frame?

A: Yes. The human resource program needs to be completed within five years of starting. If you take more than a semester off, you will be asked to complete and updated electronic application to ensure you have an accurate and up-to-date academic file.

Q: Is a GMAT or GRE exam score required for admission?

A: No.  Students do not have to take the GMAT or GRE in order to be admitted into the program.

Q: Is the online master’s of human resource management program approved by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) or any other certifying bodies?

A: Yes. The program is approved and regularly reviewed by the SHRM. The program is also fully aligned with the base of knowledge set forth by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), which allows graduates to pursue professional certification.

Q: What are the student learning outcomes for the MHRM program?

A: View our student learning outcomes assessment for the 2015-16 MHRM program.


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