Advanced Human Resources
This Queen's IRC Professional Development Certificates are designed to propel working practitioners to new heights. Grounded in adult learning principles and the latest practitioner-focused research, Advanced Human Resources provides crucial training in an array of topics in the field. We highly recommend this certificate to anyone working in Human Resources, or related fields, who wishes to accelerate their career and gain practical tool kits and frameworks to improve their workplace.
Certificates require a minimum of 12 credits, including a core program that differs for each Certificate. The design of our Certificates is based on our extensive knowledge of the field and tested through ongoing consultation with seasoned practitioners in both the private and public sectors. The curriculum reflects the range of skills HR, LR & OD practitioners require to thrive, whether from management or among the union ranks.
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS;
Take one of the following programs:
- Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy (3 credits)
- Leading Human Resources (3 credits)
Advanced Leadership for Social Impact
The Advanced Leadership for Social Impact Fellowship prepares experienced leaders with the skills, knowledge, and networks needed to meaningfully tackle the root causes and drivers of social issues or problems. By focusing on developing leaders with the skills and perspectives to tackle complex issues, Queen’s University can help solve the world’s most significant and urgent challenges.
The program combines on-campus residential sessions at Queen's University with online synchronous learning and a group capstone project. This format accommodates those working full-time or with other time demands. Fellows will have the opportunity to network with faculty, mentors, and peers and learn from leading experts in the field.
Students receive a 360° view of the arts industry with courses in arts philanthropy and major gifts, arts marketing, cultural policy, strategic thinking and planning, contract negotiation, industrial relations, and an introduction to financial and management accounting. They are exposed to, and taught by, top practitioners in the arts industry who provide a focus on experiential learning through live site research assignments and a final term practicum placement in an arts organization to serve as a capstone project.
The Arts Management Graduate Diploma program is designed to broaden a student’s knowledge of arts organizations and to help them acquire an understanding of business theories and management techniques and their application, including those in financial and management accounting, arts marketing, arts philanthropy, strategic planning and leadership, and governance. The program design relies on inquiry-based research, applied learning in live-site analysis, and the rigorous exchange of ideas, producing graduate students who are immediately qualified to assume specialized administrative positions with professional arts organizations and who will eventually assume leadership roles.
Biology - Mathematics
Understanding the evolution of drug resistant diseases draws upon knowledge of genetics, genomics, epidemiology, and population ecology and these are all areas of study steeped in both Biology and Mathematics. This example is just one of many that could be used to highlight the growing need for quantitative literacy in academics, medicine, and industry. The Biology and Mathematics SSP incorporates courses from both departments and combines them with specialized courses in “BioMath” to provide an exceptional learning experience in this emerging field.
Biology - Psychology
Humans and other animals have more in common than you might think. From neurological systems to patterns of behaviour, this four year Subject of Specialization Plan fuses core elements from Biology and Psychology and allows considerable opportunity for upper year specialization and independent study. With an emphasis on cross-disciplinary interaction and integration, the "BioPsych" SSP explores both commonalities and uniquely human features of brain, behaviour and cognition.
Transforming how health care is approached and delivered through big data is the goal of our two new professional programs: a graduate diploma and a master's in Biomedical Informatics.
Computer Science explores the principles that underlie all of computing. It provides broad training with the opportunity to focus on specific areas such as artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, computing theory, and programming languages. From software developer to systems analyst, information architect to database administrator, graduates are well-prepared for any number of careers in the technology industry and beyond.
Computer science is one of the most exciting and diverse subjects of study today, particularly at the Queen’s School of Computing. Whether you’re interested in software design, artificial intelligence, game development, or biomedical computation, we can offer you a vast range of courses to fit your interests – and that’s only scratching the surface.
Computing, Mathematics, and Analytics
Cultural Studies is an emphatically interdisciplinary area of inquiry that intersects the humanities, natural and social sciences, and the arts. Its researchers theorize the forces that shape the lived reality of people in the 21st century. What distinguishes Cultural Studies from other approaches to the study of culture is its recognition that no single disciplinary approach can address the complexity of cultural and social forms and experiences.
Earth Systems Science
The Earth Systems Science Specialization pairs the applied multidisciplinary perspective of environmental studies with in-depth scientific training in physical geography. Students take a holistic view of the Earth and emphasize the interactions between land, water, and air to understand and address the impacts of environmental change.
The world of work is changing. Rapid technological change has led to unprecedented challenges. But while technology may have accelerated the economy, it will always be people who keep it running. Employment Relations focuses on the complex relationships between people - the employees and employers who keep the world of work running - and the laws and government policies that ensure an equitable and inclusive workplace. Because an equitable and inclusive workplace isn’t just about creating a more productive economy, it’s about sustaining happy and healthy people.
For more information about certificate eligibility and how to apply, visit our webpage.
Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Creativity
This pan-university certificate in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity will enable learners to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and to execute intrapreneurial innovation. Bringing together nine Faculties, Schools and Departments, this certificate is open to all Queen’s students regardless of home Faculty. The curriculum touches on marketing and promotion, finance, business planning, digital resource management, design thinking and business communications with time to practice brainstorming, researching, and being a team player and / or a group leader.
For more information about certificate eligibility and how to apply, visit our webpage.
The Environmental Biology specialization pairs the applied multidisciplinary perspective of environmental studies with in-depth scientific training in biology. Students draw on foundations in genetics, physiology, evolution, and ecology to address challenging topics like pollution, conservation, and climate change.
The Environmental Chemistry Specialization pairs the applied multidisciplinary perspective of environmental studies with in-depth scientific training in chemistry. Students draw on these foundations to understand the behaviour of chemicals in the environment and consider how chemicals and industrial processes can be improved to reduce their impact.
The Environmental Geology Specialization pairs the applied multidisciplinary perspective of environmental studies with in-depth training in geological sciences. Students learn about the processes and structures associated with the solid-earth, including geological resources and issues associated with their extraction.
Environmental Life Sciences
The Environmental Life Sciences Specialization pairs the multidisciplinary perspective of environmental studies with in-depth scientific training into how the human body works and how issues such as water quality, environmental contaminants, and infectious diseases, affect human health.
The Earth’s environment is under stress, and the search for solutions is anything but simple. It requires an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving and education. Our program emphasizes the diverse contributions of the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences to understanding and solving environmental problems.
The Environmental Toxicology Specialization pairs the multidisciplinary perspective of environmental studies with in-depth scientific training on the adverse effects of pollutants and contaminants on living organisms and ecosystems.
Film and Media
With a focus on critical thinking, our students examine a wide variety of media – including film, television, web and social media – in order to better understand and contribute to contemporary visual culture. Our program integrates this material with a diverse range of studies courses in history, theory, and criticism as well as foundational and advanced production courses in digital video, animation, and open media.