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Business Administration (Human Resource Management)
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School of Business
Program Length: Two Years
The Business Administration (Human Resource Management) program has been designed to provide students with insight into the theory and practice of effective Human Resource Management. In today’s competitive business environment, managers recognize the importance of their human resources to the success of their organization.
The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to pursue a career in Human Resource Management, Industrial/Labour Relations, Supervision and General Management.
: Year 2 of the Business Administration (Human Resource Management) and the Business Management (Human Resource Management) programs is common.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
Examine and critique the key fundamentals of strategic human resource management and the employment related legislation (acts and regulations).
Propose and apply various human resource practices to effectively manage an organization’s human resources.
Demonstrate effective research, negotiation, conflict resolution, and leadership skills for use in the business environment.
Integrate ethical human resource management practices for use in performing human resource functions.
Demonstrate application of the Conference Board of Canada employability skills.
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS - ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021 ONLY
Eligibility for admission to Business Administration/Business Management programs requires the applicant to meet one of the following four academic criteria:
1. High School
High School Graduation
2. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Transition
Comprehensive Arts and Science (Transition) Certificate with the following courses:
i. Math Fundamentals:
3. Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with Business-Related College Profile including the following courses (or equivalent):
i. English 3101A, 3101B, 3101C or 3102A, 3102B, 3102C
ii. Mathematics 1101A, 1101B, 1101C, 2101A, 2101B, 2101C, 3101A, 3101B, 3101C
Applicants with Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with a different Profile may be eligible for admission to the program provided the appropriate selection of courses including those outlined above have been completed.
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, must be 19 years at the time of application and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to
Procedure AC-102-PR Admission
Graduates may obtain employment in a variety of areas such as private businesses, consulting agencies, associations, unions, federal/provincial/municipal governments.
The following is a brief list of the positions that graduates may occupy after successful completion of the program: recruitment/selection officer, personnel officer, training and development officer; compensation/benefits specialist, sexual harassment officer, employee assistance coordinator, labour relations officer, professional development officer, human resource officer, personnel manager, manager of human resources, classification officer.
Business Administration (Human Resource Management) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in all campus locations. ACBSP is the leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.
The Business Administration/Management programs offer exit points after Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3.
* Students can graduate at the end of Year 1 with a Business Administration Certificate.
* Students graduate at the end of Year 2 with a Business Administration Diploma.
* Students graduate at the end of Year 3 with a Business Management Diploma.
Graduates of the Business Administration/Management programs may have the opportunity to transfer credits to institutions/associations such as:
• Memorial University of Newfoundland
• Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia
• Athabasca University, Alberta
• Lakehead College, Alberta
• University of Lethbridge, Alberta
• Lakehead University, Ontario
• University of New Brunswick, Saint John campus
• Okanagan College, British Columbia
• Northwood University, Michigan, USA
Graduates may also wish to further their studies to achieve professional designations with:
• Canadian Institute of Financial Planning
• Canadian Professional Sales Association
• Canadian Public Relations Society
• International Personnel Management Association (IPMA) - Canada
• The Payroll Association of Canada
CNA Graduates from this area - 5 year trending
Financial Accounting I
Business Communications I
Human Resource Management I
Introduction to Finance
Computer Applications I
Financial Accounting II
Business Communications II
Human Resource Management II
Computer Applications II
Semester 3 (Intersession)
Computerized Accounting I
The Course and Lab hours per week are based on a 15 week semester. In intersession, the Course and Lab hours will be adjusted to reflect the shorter semester length. Refer to course outline.
Year 1 courses can be completed at campuses offering the Business Administration certificate program.
Recruitment and Selection
Training and Development
Managerial Accounting for HRM
Occupational Health and Safety
Collective Agreement Administration
Labour and Employment Law
Semester 6 (Intersession II)
Work Exposure (HRM)
Locations & Start Dates
Bay St. George Campus - September 2020
Clarenville Campus - September 2020
Corner Brook Campus - September 2020
Distributed Learning - September 2020 and January 2021
Carbonear Campus - September 2021