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Business Administration - Human Resources Program (with work experience) (B154)

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4. Click Add to Comparison

5. Continue searching for programs using steps 2-4

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PROGRAM
Business Administration - Human Resources
CODE
B154
SCHOOL
School of Human Resources
LOCATION
St. James Campus
DURATION
3 years (6 Semesters in-class, 2 semesters work experience)
STARTING MONTH
September, January
CERTIFICATION
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
In today’s rapidly changing business world, organizations are realizing that their greatest asset is their employees, and that effective people management is a key factor in their overall success. The Business Administration - Human Resources (with work experience) program at George Brown College will provide you with a practical approach to human resources management, preparing you for a variety of careers within this exciting and growing field.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

THE PATH TO A GREAT CAREER IN HUMAN RESOURCES STARTS HERE

In today’s rapidly changing business world, organizations are realizing that their greatest asset is their employees, and that effective people management is a key factor in their overall success. The Business Administration - Human Resources program will provide you with a practical approach to human resources management, preparing you for a variety of careers within this exciting and growing field. You will learn how to:

  • Design human resources policies and programs that adhere to employment legislation.
  • Attract, retain and develop a productive workforce.
  • Manage employee diversity.
  • Ensure health and safety at the workplace.
  • Advise on employee/labour relations.

KEY HUMAN RESOURCES COURSES

  • Principles of Human Resources Management
  • Employment and Human Rights Law
  • Training and Development
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Compensation
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Coaching for Effective Performance Management
  • Human Resources Planning
  • Labour Relations

HUMAN RESOURCES IS DIFFERENT AT GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE

  • Practical real-life learning experiences
  • Faculty with significant business-related HR experience
  • Flexible course scheduling
  • Program customization
  • Up-to-date curriculum
  • Mentoring and academic advising
  • Industry speakers and events
  • Work Experience option
  • Future study options

CUSTOMIZE YOUR PROGRAM WITH ELECTIVES* SUCH AS

  • Organizational Development
  • Diversity Issues
  • Human Resources Information Systems

*Please note that not all of the Business electives above are available every semester.

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PURSUE YOUR PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION

Our program enables you to work towards obtaining the professional designations offered through the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario (HRPA).



Part Time Study Options  

George Brown Continuing Education offers courses and a part-time certificate program in Human Resources Management, as well as courses designed to prepare students for the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) exams. You can view these courses at coned.georgebrown.ca.

Field Education 

Required

Your Field Study Options 

Work Experience (Co-op or Internship Work Term)

This program requires the successful completion of two semesters of work term experience to graduate. George Brown works with employers and industry partners to identify paid and unpaid potential work experience opportunities. Students are also strongly encouraged to pursue self-directed industry work experience opportunities they believe would provide the learning experiences they value and meet the learning outcomes of the program. This valuable work experience can in turn be added to your resume.

For more detailed Field Education information, visit georgebrown.ca/CfB/learning_environment/



Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Program standards apply to all similar programs of instruction offered by colleges across the province. Each program standard for a postsecondary program of instruction includes the following elements:

  • Vocational standard (the vocationally specific learning outcomes which apply to the program in question),
  • Essential employability skills (the essential employability skills learning outcomes which apply to all programs of instruction), and
  • General education requirement (the requirement for general education in postsecondary programs of instruction).

The vocational and essential employability skills components of program standards are expressed in terms of learning outcomes. Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved and verified.

View standards and outcomes by program.

Source: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website



Course Outline

Required Courses 

In order to graduate from the B144 program, you need a total of 37 courses: 27 mandatory courses, 3 General Education electives, and 7 Business electives.

SEMESTER 1

Course Code Courses (Mandatory) Pre-requisite
BUS 1038 Business Concepts I None
COMM 1007 College English None
COMP 1010 Business Computer Applications None
HRM 1029 Principles of Human Resource Management I None
MARK 1020 Principles of Marketing I None
MATH 1008 Math for Business & Management I None

SEMESTER 2

Course Code Courses (Mandatory) Pre-requisite
ACCT 1036 Principles of Accounting None
BUS 1040 Project Management None
COMM 1034 Professional Communications I COMM 1007
COMP 1190 Computer Applications for HR Students COMP 1010
HRM 1030 Principles of Human Resource Management II HRM 1029
MATH 1095 Math for Business & Management II MATH 1008

SEMESTER 3

Course Code Courses (Mandatory) Pre-requisite
ACCT 2031 Managerial Accounting ACCT 1036
HRM 2002 Training & Development** HRM 1030
HRM 2003 Recruitment and Selection HRM 1030
PSY 1129 Organizational Behaviour NONE
STAT 1012 Business Statistics MATH 1095
BUS 1000 Work Experience Prep Course COMM 1007 & 3.0 GPA 
GHUM 1087  Successful Social Relationships in a Changing World NONE
Select One Business Elective

*This course is mandatory only for students taking the Work Experience Option (B154)

**See Training & Development Stream (TDS)

SEMESTER 4

Course Code Courses (Mandatory) Pre-requisite
HRM 2021 Compensation HRM 1029
LAW 1006 Employment and Human Rights Law HRM 1030
STS 1037 Career Planning & Development NONE
HRM 2027 Labour Relations HRM 1030
HSAF 1001 Workplace Health & Safety HRM 1030
ECON 1034 Introductions to Economics NONE
Select One Business Elective
Select One General Education Elective

**See Training & Development Stream (TDS)

SEMESTER 5

Course Code Courses (Mandatory) Pre-requisite
HRM 2027 Coaching for Effective Performance Management ** HRM 1029
Select Three Business Electives
Select Two General Education Electives

SEMESTER 6

Course Code Courses (Mandatory) Pre-requisite
HRM 2005 Human Resources Planning HRM 1030
Select Four Business Electives
Select One General Education Elective

**Training & Development Stream (TDS)

The training and development stream is an optional stream for students interested gaining additional knowledge and practical experience in training and development. Upon successful completion of the following three courses, students may choose to pursue the Certified Training & Development Professional Designation (CTDP) offered through the Canadian Society of Training & Development (CSTD).

Course Code Courses (Mandatory) Pre-requisite
HRM 2002 Training & Development HRM 1030
HRM 2028 Training Design & Delivery HRM 2002
HRM 2027 Coaching for Effective Performance Management HRM 1030

*** Payroll Practitioner Stream (PPS) The Payroll Practitioner Stream (PPS) is an optional stream for students interested in gaining additional knowledge and practical experience in the area of Payroll Administration. Upon successful completion of the Payroll Practitioner Stream, students may choose to pursue the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) designation offered through The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA).

Course Code Courses (Mandatory) Pre-requisite Minimum Grade
BUS 1084 Payroll Compliance Legislation * None 65% (C-)
BUS 1085 Payroll Fundamentals 1 * BUS 1084 65% (C-)
ACCT 1036 Principles of Accounting None 65% (C-) (50% for GBC Credit)
BUS 1086 Payroll Fundamentals 2 * BUS 1085 & ACCT 1036 65% (C-)
TBA Payroll Processing Application TBA PASS

* Additional costs are required.

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives



Electives 

Below are Business Elective courses for Business Administration Human Resources

Course Code Business Electives Pre-requisite
BUS 1044 Business Law None
COMP 1113 Principles of E-business I COMP 1010
COMP 1115 Business Computer Applications II COMP 1010
COMM 1127 The Business Media in Canada COMM 1034
MGMT 1018 International Business MARK 1020
HRM 2004 Human Resources Info Systems HRM 1030
HRM 3002 Organizational Development HRM 1030 & PSY 1129
HRM 2028 Training Design & Delivery ** HRM 2002
COMM 1156 Talking Business COMM 1034
BUS 1084 Payroll Compliance Legislation * None
BUS 1085 Payroll Fundamentals 1 * BUS 1084
BUS 1086 Payroll Fundamentals 2 * BUS 1085 & ACCT 1036
STAT 1010 Quantitative Methods I MATH 1095
BUS 1041 Small Business Management BUS 1038
COMM 1114 Business Research & Report Writing COMM 1034
MARK 2053 Negotiation Skills MARK 1020
MGMT 4009 Operations Management MATH 1095
BUS 3015 Applied Business Planning ACCT 2031, MARK 1020, MATH 1008 & HRM 1030
MGMT 2026 The Successful Project Manager BUS 1040 & COMP 1115
MGMT 2034 Field-Based Consulting - Theory Successful completion of semester 3, by interview only.
MGMT 2035 Field-Based Consulting - Field Work Successful completion of semester 3, by interview only.
ECON 1031 Microeconomics None
ECON 1032 Macroeconomics None

Note: Students interested in pursuing a degree program are recommended to take Microeconomics and/or Macroeconomics as a Business Elective.



Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Graduates of this program will be equipped to enter a wide range of positions across a broad spectrum of public and private sector organizations such as financial institutions, retail, general business, manufacturing, government, legal firms and human resources consulting firms. Students will gain the skills and knowledge to move into the human resources field and be ready to move up the career ladder. Upon graduation, potential positions may include:

  • human resources generalist
  • recruitment assistant
  • compensation and benefit administrator
  • training co-ordinator
  • labour relations administrator
  • junior HR analyst
  • health and safety administrator


Future Study Options 

For those students wishing to pursue an optional Training and Development Stream, George Brown College offers courses that may be applied towards the Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) designation offered through The Institute for Performance and Learning. Refer to performanceandlearning.ca/get-certified/ for additional information on this designation.

Students who have successfully completed the three-year Business Administration - Human Resources advanced diploma with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible for block transfer admission into semester 5 of the Human Resources Strategy and Technology degree program at Seneca College. For more information, please visit senecac.on.ca/fulltime/HST.html.

For information on additional future study options, see www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide.

There are many pathways into the Business Administration - Human Resources Administration Advanced Diploma B154 (Work Experience) program including high school, work, the Business Human Resources Diploma program and other college or university programs. After graduating from the program, students can go to work, or they can further their education through a graduate certificate such as the Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate, a professional credential or designation, or a college or university degree.



Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$3,489.00 * †

Additional Cost 

This program includes 2 Work Experience semesters. The tuition fee for this program does NOT include the cost of Work Experience semesters. The first Work Experience fee of $450 covers the cost of the Work Experience Preparation course and the first Work Experience semester. There is an additional fee of $450 for the second Work Experience semester.

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2014. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2015 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.



How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

Course Exemptions

Some college and university credits may qualify you for exemptions. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

English Proficiency

Proficiency in English communications is necessary for success in these programs.

Applicants may be required to complete English testing to demonstrate proficiency.

Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details

International students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.



Apply To  

Ontario Colleges

Contact Us

Contact Us  

Centre for Business

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 2160

Email: business@georgebrown.ca

Our office hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information, you may also visit georgebrown.ca/CfB or call the George Brown College Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.



Visit Our Campus  

On-campus information sessions are held on a regular basis. Come and have your questions answered. Learn about the program content and career options. Meet your friendly professors and staff. Experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.