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

2020-20212021-2022
  • Program Name:
    Business Administration – Human Resources
  • Code: B154
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    3 years (6 semesters in-class, 2 semesters work experience)
  • Centre:
  • School:
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,273.00 * †
  • Experiential Learning:

    Work Experience (Co-op or Internship) Required

  • Fall 2020 Delivery Method:
    Online (on-campus activities will resume as soon as it is safe to do so)

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

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 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 (with work experience) 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

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, B154, is part of our School of Human Resources and is offered with Work Experience. Students wishing to apply for Business Administration – Human Resources without work experience should apply to B144.

Accreditation

ACBSP Candidate for Accreditation
Your Field Education Options

Work Experience (Co-op or Internship Work Term)

This program requires the successful completion of two semesters of work term experience to graduate. This work experience is either Co-op (paid) or Internship (unpaid). Either one will give you the practical experience employers value.

George Brown works with employers and industry partners to identify 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.

Canadian HR Reporter Reader's Choice HR Diploma Programs 2018

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 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.

Courses

Required Courses

In order to graduate from the B154 program, you need to complete 37 courses: 27 Mandatory courses, 7 Business Electives, and 3 General Education Electives. For the B154 program you need to take an additional course Work Experience Prep Course (BUS 1000) in semester 3, and complete 2 Work Experience Terms.

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 2020-2021

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Courses 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

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ACCT 1036 Principles of Accounting NONE
BUS 1040 Project Management NONE
COMM 1034 Professional Communications I COMM 1007
HRM 2004 Human Resources Info Systems HRM 1029 & COMP 1010
HRM 1030 Principles Of Human Resource Management II HRM 1029
MATH 1095 Math for Business & Management II MATH 1008

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ACCT 2031 Managerial Accounting ACCT 1036
HRM 2002 Training & Development** HRM 1030
PSY 1129 Organizational Behaviour NONE
STAT 1012 Business Statistics MATH 1095
GHUM 1087 Successful Social Relations NONE
HRM 2003 Recruitment and Selection HRM 1030
BUS 1000 *Work Experience Prep Course COMM 1007 & 3.0 GPA
*This course is mandatory only for students taking the Work Experience Option (B154)

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ECON 1034 Introduction to Economics NONE
HRM 2021 Compensation HRM 1029
HSAF 1001 Workplace Health & Safety HRM 1030
LAW 1006 Employment and Human Rights Law HRM 1030
STS 1037 Career Planning & Development NONE
Select One Business Elective

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
HRM 2027 Coaching for Effective Performance Management ** HRM 1029
HRM 2023 Labour Relations HRM 1030
Select Two Business Electives
Select Two General Education Electives

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite (N/A)
HRM 2005 Human Resources Planning HRM 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
Code Courses Pre-requisite
HRM 2002 Training & Development HRM 1030
HRM 2028 Training Design & Delivery HRM 2002
HRM 2027 Coaching for Effective Performance Management HRM 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
Code Courses Minimum Grade Pre-requisite
BUS 1084 Payroll Compliance Legislation* 65% (C) None
BUS 1085 Payroll Fundamentals 1* 65% (C) BUS 1084
ACCT 1036 Principles of Accounting 65% (C) or (50% for GBC Credit) None
BUS 1086 Payroll Fundamentals 2* 65% (C) BUS 1085 & ACCT 1036
TBA Payroll Processing Application Pass BUS 1084 & BUS 1085

* Additional costs through the Canadian Payroll Association are required.

General Education Electives

Electives

Business Elective Courses for Business Administration – Human Resources

elective courses
Code Business Electives Pre-requisite
BUS 1044 Business Law None
COMP 1113 Principles of E-Business COMP 1010
COMP 1115 Business Computer Applications II COMP 1010
CMMK 1127 The Business Media in Canada COMM 1034
HRM 2028 Training Design & Delivery** HRM 2002
HRM 3005 International Human Resources Management HRM 1029
CMMK 1156 Talking Business COMM 1034
BUS 1084 Payroll Compliance Legislation *** None
BUS 1085 Payroll Fundamentals 1 *** BUS 1084
BUS 1041 Small Business Management BUS 1038
CMMK 1114 Business Research & Report Writing COMM 1034
MARK 2053 Negotiation Skills NONE
MGMT 3014 Field Based Advanced Coaching HRM 2027 and by interview only
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
BUS 1086 Payroll Fundamentals 2 *** BUS 1085 & ACCT 1036
ECON 1031 Microeconomics None
ECON 1032 Macroeconomics None

Career & Postgraduate 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. 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/page/GettingCertified 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 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 d

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$4,273.00 * †
Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2020 and at later dates.

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 $500 covers the cost of the Work Experience Preparation course and the first Work Experience semester. There is an additional fee of $500 for the second Work Experience semester.

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

International Students

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

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

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 and no OSSD)

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.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Student Success

Sianna Misheva, 2019 Graduate

"George Brown College has been the most influential institution in my life. It gave me a platform to develop my personal brand and grow my professional skills, as well as a supportive community that is filled with collaboration and a common goal of improvement. Most importantly, it taught me the importance and joy of contributing to society and treating everyone with dignity. It inspired curiosity and the pursuit of excellence!"

Ron Greenberg , 2018 Graduate

"My advice to future students would be to always get academic advising in your program to make sure you're on the right track to success. Make sure that you use the resources available to you: Tutoring & Learning Centre, Academic Advising, Peerconnect, Career Centre, Counselling and much more! Try to strike a balance between studies and extracurricular activities and you'll find the school more rewarding. Plus, you will be more attractive to employers."

Kyle Jelovic, 2017 Graduate

"I have been fortunate enough to gain an excellent experience in my first co-op placement at a top recruiting firm. I thoroughly feel the skills and knowledge I have gained through the program at George Brown College, in combination with my experiences at this co-op placement, will prepare me in the best ways possible for what I hope will be a meaningful career."

Contact Us

Information Sessions

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.

Domestic Student 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 section.

International Student Admissions

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page.

Fees and Financial Information

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 section.

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.

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

Business Administration – Human Resources (B144/B154)

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

Julie Bulmash, Program Co-ordinator
Email: jbulmash@georgebrown.ca

or

Jackline Muhangi, Program Co-ordinator
Email: jmuhangi1@georgebrown.ca 

Elizabeth Speers, Director, Centre for Business
Email: espeers@georgebrown.ca

 

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

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.

Campus tours are offered on a regular basis. Sign up today!

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

2020-20212021-2022
  • Program Name:
    Business Administration – Human Resources
  • Code: B154
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    3 years (6 semesters in-class, 2 semesters work experience)
  • Centre:
  • School:
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,247.00 * †
  • Experiential Learning:
    Work Experience (Co-op or Internship) Required

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview
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 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 (with work experience) 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

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, B154, is part of our School of Human Resources and is offered with Work Experience. Students wishing to apply for Business Administration – Human Resources without work experience should apply to B144.

Your Field Education Options

Work Experience (Co-op or Internship Work Term)

This program requires the successful completion of two semesters of work term experience to graduate. This work experience is either Co-op (paid) or Internship (unpaid). Either one will give you the practical experience employers value.

George Brown works with employers and industry partners to identify 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.

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 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.

Courses

Required Courses

In order to graduate from the B154 program, you need to complete 37 courses: 27 Mandatory courses, 7 Business Electives, and 3 General Education Electives. For the B154 program you need to take an additional course Work Experience Prep Course (BUS 1000) in semester 3, and complete 2 Work Experience Terms.

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 2019-2020

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Courses 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

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ACCT 1036 Principles of Accounting NONE
BUS 1040 Project Management NONE
COMM 1034 Professional Communications I COMM 1007
HRM 2004 Human Resources Info Systems HRM 1029 & COMP 1010
HRM 1030 Principles Of Human Resource Management II HRM 1029
MATH 1095 Math for Business & Management II MATH 1008

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ACCT 2031 Managerial Accounting ACCT 1036
HRM 2002 Training & Development** HRM 1030
PSY 1129 Organizational Behaviour NONE
STAT 1012 Business Statistics MATH 1095
GHUM 1087 Successful Social Relations NONE
HRM 2003 Recruitment and Selection HRM 1030
BUS 1000 *Work Experience Prep Course COMM 1007 & 3.0 GPA
*This course is mandatory only for students taking the Work Experience Option (B154)

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ECON 1034 Introduction to Economics NONE
HRM 2021 Compensation HRM 1029
HSAF 1001 Workplace Health & Safety HRM 1030
LAW 1006 Employment and Human Rights Law HRM 1030
STS 1037 Career Planning & Development NONE
Select One Business Elective

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
HRM 2027 Coaching for Effective Performance Management ** HRM 1029
HRM 2023 Labour Relations HRM 1030
Select Two Business Electives
Select Two General Education Electives

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite (N/A)
HRM 2005 Human Resources Planning HRM 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
Code Courses Pre-requisite
HRM 2002 Training & Development HRM 1030
HRM 2028 Training Design & Delivery HRM 2002
HRM 2027 Coaching for Effective Performance Management HRM 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
Code Courses Minimum Grade Pre-requisite
BUS 1084 Payroll Compliance Legislation* 65% (C) None
BUS 1085 Payroll Fundamentals 1* 65% (C) BUS 1084
ACCT 1036 Principles of Accounting 65% (C) or (50% for GBC Credit) None
BUS 1086 Payroll Fundamentals 2* 65% (C) BUS 1085 & ACCT 1036
TBA Payroll Processing Application Pass BUS 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 – Human Resources

elective courses
CodeBusiness ElectivesPre-requisite
BUS 1044Business LawNone
COMP 1113Principles of E-BusinessCOMP 1010
COMP 1115Business Computer Applications IICOMP 1010
CMMK 1127The Business Media in CanadaCOMM 1034
HRM 2028Training Design & Delivery**HRM 2002
HRM 3005International Human Resources ManagementHRM 1029
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 SkillsNONE
MGMT 3014Field Based Advanced CoachingHRM 2027 and by interview only
MGMT 4009Operations ManagementMATH 1095
BUS 3015Applied Business PlanningACCT 2031, MARK 1020, MATH 1008 & HRM 1030
MGMT 2026The Successful Project ManagerBUS 1040 & COMP 1115
BUS 1086Payroll Fundamentals 2 ***BUS 1085 & ACCT 1036
ECON 1031MicroeconomicsNone
ECON 1032MacroeconomicsNone

Career & Postgraduate 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. 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 https://performanceandlearning.ca/page/certification_main 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.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$4,247.00 * †
Additional Costs

* 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.

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.

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

International Students

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

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

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 and no OSSD)

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.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

How to Apply

Apply To

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Student Success

Sianna Misheva, 2019 Graduate

"George Brown College has been the most influential institution in my life. It gave me a platform to develop my personal brand and grow my professional skills, as well as a supportive community that is filled with collaboration and a common goal of improvement. Most importantly, it taught me the importance and joy of contributing to society and treating everyone with dignity. It inspired curiosity and the pursuit of excellence!"

Ron Greenberg , 2018 Graduate

"My advice to future students would be to always get academic advising in your program to make sure you're on the right track to success. Make sure that you use the resources available to you: Tutoring & Learning Centre, Academic Advising, Peerconnect, Career Centre, Counselling and much more! Try to strike a balance between studies and extracurricular activities and you'll find the school more rewarding. Plus, you will be more attractive to employers."

Kyle Jelovic, 2017 Graduate

"I have been fortunate enough to gain an excellent experience in my first co-op placement at a top recruiting firm. I thoroughly feel the skills and knowledge I have gained through the program at George Brown College, in combination with my experiences at this co-op placement, will prepare me in the best ways possible for what I hope will be a meaningful career."

Contact Us

Information Sessions

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.

Domestic Student 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 section.

International Student Admissions

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page.

Fees and Financial Information

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 section.

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.

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

Business Administration – Human Resources (B144/B154)

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

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

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

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.

Campus tours are offered on a regular basis. Sign up today!

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