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 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.

Overview

Program name
Business Administration – Human Resources
Code
B144
Location
Experiential learning
Field Education Course (Optional)
Duration
3 years (6 semesters)
Starting month
September, January
Credential
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Method of study
FT

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Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2019 Open
Jan. 2020 Open
May 2020 N/A
International students
Sept. 2019 Open
Jan. 2020 Opens Mar 2019
May 2020 N/A

Full Description

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.

This learning experience will enable you 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
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Our program enables you to work towards obtaining the professional designations offered through the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario (HRPA). For information about obtaining professional designations in HR, please contact the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario.

This Centre for Business program is part of our School of Human Resources.

Part Time Study Options

George Brown Continuing Education offers courses and a part-time certificate program in Human Resources Management. You can view these courses at coned.georgebrown.ca.

Experiential Learning

Field Education Course (Optional)

Your Field Study options

This program (B144) is also offered with work experience and students wishing to apply for Business Administration – Human Resources with Work Experience should apply to B154.

In addition to on-the-job work experience, George Brown College endeavours to provide field education opportunities with real world challenges and clients. Find out more about field education at the Centre for Business.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Contribute to the planning and implementation of employee recruitment, selection, and retention strategies.
  2. Administer and facilitate the performance management program.
  3. Coordinate and support the development, implementation, and evaluation of employee orientation, training, and development programs.
  4. Implement and support effective employee and labour relations strategies in both non-­union and union environments.
  5. Administer and communicate the organization’s total compensation plan.
  6. Collaborate with others in the implementation and monitoring of organizational health and safety policies and practices.
  7. Contribute to the identification of information needs and apply current and emerging information technologies to support the human resources function.
  8. Contribute to organizational development strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness.
  9. Present and evaluate communication messages and processes related to the human resources function of the organization.
  10. Develop, implement, and evaluate personal professional development plans to achieve ongoing competence in human resources professional practice.
  11. Identify and communicate the human resources component of the organization’s business plan.
  12. Contribute to the collection, analysis, and utilization of human resources data.

Required Courses

In order to graduate from the B144 program, you need to complete 36 courses: 26 Mandatory courses, 7 Business Electives, and 3 General Education Electives.

Depending on the results of your placement tests, you may be required to take COMM 1003 (English Skills) or CESL 1003 (English Skills-ESL) before progressing to COMM 1007. Similarly, you may be required to take MATH1027 (Business Math with Remediation) before progressing to MATH 1008. COMM1003/CESL 1003 and MATH 1027 do not count towards the 36 courses required for graduation, and you will be charged for these extra courses. Please speak to the Business Office staff if you need any assistance.

General Education Courses (Semester Three, Five, and Six): You must complete 4 General Education courses. 1 mandatory (“Successful Social Relations” - GHUM 1087) and 3 chosen from at least 2 of the following categories: Social Sciences (GSSC), Arts and Humanities (GHUM) or Science and Technology (GSCI).

You are required to make up any failed or dropped courses before you are eligible to graduate. You can make up these courses during the day, and some are offered in the evening through Continuing Education. Please check with the Business Office staff to ensure that the Continuing Education courses are equivalent to what is taught in the full-time program. Note that some courses may not be offered in every semester. Our staff can assist you in any special timetable requirements you may have.

Printable Curriculum Planner 2018-2019pdf file

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
BUS 1038Business Concepts INONE
COMM 1007College EnglishNONE
COMP 1010Business Computer ApplicationsNONE
HRM 1029Principles of Human Resource Management INONE
MARK 1020Principles of Marketing INONE
MATH 1008Math for Business & Management INONE

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ACCT 1036Principles of AccountingNONE
BUS 1040Project ManagementNONE
COMM 1034Professional Communications ICOMM 1007
HRM 2004Human Resources Info SystemsHRM 1029 & COMP 1010
HRM 1030Principles Of Human Resource Management IIHRM 1029
MATH 1095Math for Business & Management IIMATH 1008

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ACCT 2031Managerial AccountingACCT 1036
HRM 2002Training & Development**HRM 1030
PSY 1129Organizational BehaviourNONE
STAT 1012Business StatisticsMATH 1095
GHUM 1087Successful Social RelationsNONE
HRM 2003Recruitment and SelectionHRM 1030

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ECON 1034Introduction to EconomicsNONE
HRM 2021CompensationHRM 1029
HSAF 1001Workplace Health & SafetyHRM 1030
LAW 1006Employment and Human Rights LawHRM 1030
STS 1037Career Planning & DevelopmentNONE
Select One Business Elective

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
HRM 2027Coaching for Effective Performance Management **HRM 1029
HRM 2023Labour RelationsHRM 1030
Select Two Business Electives
Select Two General Education Electives

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite (N/A)
HRM 2005Human Resources PlanningHRM 1030
Select Four Business Electives
Select One General Education Elective

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

Note: Our applicable HR courses have been approved by The Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario (HRPA) and students may choose to pursue an HRPA designation offered by them.

**Training & Development Stream (TDS)

For those students wishing to gain further knowledge and practical experience in training and development, they may pursue an optional stream in this area. Upon successful completion of the Training and Development Stream, students may choose to pursue the Certified Training and Development Professional Designation (CTDP) offered through the Institute of Performance and Learning.

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
HRM 2002Training & DevelopmentHRM 1030
HRM 2028Training Design & DeliveryHRM 2002
HRM 2027Coaching for Effective Performance ManagementHRM 1029

*** 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).

semester courses
CodeCoursesMinimum GradePre-requisite
BUS 1084Payroll Compliance Legislation*65% (C)None
BUS 1085Payroll Fundamentals 1*65% (C)BUS 1084
ACCT 1036Principles of Accounting65% (C) or (50% for GBC Credit)None
BUS 1086Payroll Fundamentals 2*65% (C)BUS 1085 & ACCT 1036
TBAPayroll Processing ApplicationPassBUS 1084 & BUS 1085

* Additional costs through the Canadian Payroll Association are required.

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives

Electives

Business Elective Courses for Business Administration (Semester Four, Five and Six) – Human Resources

CodeBusiness ElectivesPre-requisite
BUS 1041Small Business ManagementBUS 1038
BUS 1044Business LawNone
COMP 1113Principles of E-Business ICOMP 1010
COMP 1115Business Computer Applications IICOMP 1010
CMMK 1127The Business Media in CanadaCOMM 1034
MGMT 1018International BusinessMARK 1020
HRM 2028Training Design & Delivery**HRM 2002
CMMK 1156Talking BusinessCOMM 1034
BUS 1084Payroll Compliance Legislation ***None
BUS 1085Payroll Fundamentals 1 ***BUS 1084
BUS 1041Small Business ManagementBUS 1038
CMMK 1114Business Research & Report WritingCOMM 1034
MARK 2053Negotiation SkillsMARK 1020
MGMT 4009Operations ManagementMATH 1095
BUS 3015Applied Business PlanningACCT 2031, MARK 1020, MATH 1008 & HRM 1030
MGMT 2026The Successful Project ManagerBUS 1040 & COMP 1115
BUS 1067Field EducationBy application only - applications available in SJC 103 & SJA 313A
BUS 1086Payroll Fundamentals 2 ***BUS 1085 & ACCT 1036
ECON 1031MicroeconomicsNone
ECON 1032MacroeconomicsNone

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. Graduates of the program have found employment as:

  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Recruitment Coordinator

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 georgebrown.ca/transferguide.

There are many pathways into the Business Administration - Human Resources Advanced Diploma B144 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

$4,247.00 *

Additional Cost

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 and at later dates.

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

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)

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English and Math, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English and Math.

Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.

Course Exemptions

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

English Language Proficiency

Proficiency in English communications is necessary for success in this program.

Please visit georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details

International (Visa) Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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Success Stories

Henry-Guerreiro-B144

"Seeing all the positive reviews online about the Business Administration – Human Resources program, I knew this would be the best option for me. My teachers felt like mentors to me because they took the time to stay after class to help me but also they provided me with valuable feedback which showed me that they truly cared that I did well. They made my experience at George Brown an amazing one!"

Henry Guerreiro (Graduate 2015, Business Administration - Human Resources, Employee Relations Coordinator at H&M Canada)

Read more about Henry’s road to success

Mohammed Almiraz Abedin, Student, Business Administration - Human Resources Program

"George Brown College offers a lot of support to students through the Career Centre and Student Services. The professors are equipped with knowledge and industry experience that serves as an incredible learning tool for students. As a student taking the Business Administration – Human Resources program, it allowed me to gain a better understanding as to why human resources professionals are needed within businesses. It is an effective training program that can prepare you for the workforce."

Mohammed Almiraz Abedin (Student, Business Administration – Human Resources)

Megan Underwood, 2016 Graduate, Business Administration - Human Resources Program

"The Business Administration – Human Resources program at George Brown College is a very rewarding program. The combined knowledge, care and passion of the professors allow students to build a strong foundation and gain practical experience needed for success in their future careers in human resources. George Brown College will leave you with more than a diploma – but an experience you'll never forget."

Megan Underwood (Graduate 2016, Business Administration – Human Resources) Animal Care and Sales Associate, Northern Gecko

Kyle Jelovic, HR award winner

"My second semester at George Brown College in the Business Administration – Human Resources program was both challenging and extremely rewarding. The information that was presented to me and the assignments I completed have allowed me to grow not only professionally but also personally. I know I will continue to learn more about myself and my career interests as my immersion in the program continues."

Kyle Jelovic (Graduate 2017, Business Administration – Human Resources), Recruiting Specialist, The Bagg Group

Richard Tate

"While the Business Administration – Human Resources program provided a solid foundation for a successful career, the additional support George Brown College has to offer made it possible to achieve my goals and to continue to develop myself beyond the classroom."

Richard Tate (Graduate 2013, Business Administration – Human Resources)

Contact Us

Domestic Students Admissions

For inquiries about domestic admission requirements, admission deadlines, or the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@georgebrown.ca or visit the Admissions web page.

International Student Admissions

For inquiries about international admission requirements, permits and visas, accommodations, or anything specific to international students, please contact the International Centre at International@georgebrown.ca or visit George Brown International.
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2115

Financials/Fees

For inquiries about OSAP, Bursaries, Scholarships and other financial inquiries, please contact the Financial Aid Office at FinAid@georgebrown.ca or visit the Financial Aid web page.

Entry Advising

For advice on the various program options and which program might be best suited for you, make an appointment to see an Entry Advisor. Please review these frequently asked questions or choose to book your appointment using the link provided.

  1. Book online:
    Complete and submit the Client Intake Form
  2. Book by phone:
    Entry Advisor: (416) 415-5000, Ext 2949
    Toll Free: 1-800-265-2002
    TTY: 1-877-515-5559

Centre for Business

For questions regarding programs at the Centre for Business or if you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our knowledgeable staff are available to assist you.

For general inquiries, please contact the Centre for Business:
Email: business@georgebrown.ca
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2160

Information Sessions

For program specific information and to meet faculty, sign up to attend an information session

Business Administration: Human Resources (B144/B154)

For inquiries related to this program (for example, course-specific information) please contact one of the Coordinators:

Julie Bulmash, Program Co-ordinator

Email: jbulmash@georgebrown.ca

or

Angie Gorassi, Program Co-ordinator

Email: agorassi@georgebrown.ca

Elizabeth Speers, Director, Centre for Business

Email: espeers@georgebrown.ca

Visit Our Campus

This program is offered out of our School of Human Resources and classes take place at our St. James Campus, mainly at 200 King St. E., and 290 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, ON, Canada.

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, and experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

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