Business – Human Resources Program (B134)

2020-20212021-2022
  • Program Name:
    Business – Human Resources
  • Code: B134
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    2 years (4 semesters)
  • Centre:
  • School:
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,309.00 *
  • Experiential Learning:

    Optional Field Education Course (BUS 1067)

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

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Overview

Program Overview

The Business – Human Resources program at George Brown College provides students with a practical approach to human resources management that prepares them for a variety of careers within this growing field.

Full Description

The Business – Human Resources program at George Brown College in Toronto provides students with a practical approach to human resources management that prepares them for a variety of careers within this growing field. They will learn 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 is part of our School of Human Resources. Watch our video to learn more:

Accreditation

ACBSP Candidate for Accreditation
Your Field Education Options
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. Participate in the recruitment, selection, and retention of employees.
  2. Participate in performance management processes.
  3. Participate in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of employee orientation, training, and development programs.
  4. Contribute to an organization’s success through effective employee relations.
  5. Assist with the administration and communication of the organization’s total compensation plan.
  6. Participate in organizational health and safety policies and practices.
  7. Apply current and emerging information technologies to support the human resources function.
  8. Implement organizational development strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness.
  9. Communicate human resources information accurately and credibly in oral, written, and graphic form.
  10. Plan and act on personal professional development plans to achieve ongoing competence in human resources professional practice.
  11. Identify the human resources component of a business plan.
  12. Assist in the collection and analysis of human resources data.

Courses

Required Courses

In order to graduate from the B134 program, you need to complete 27 courses: 23 Mandatory courses, 1 Business Elective 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 27 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 One, Two, Three and Four): You must complete 4 General Education courses (one per semester). 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
GHUM 1087 Successful Social Relations NONE

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ACCT1036 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
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ECON 1034 Introduction to Economics NONE
HRM 2002 Training & Development HRM 1030
HRM 2003 Recruitment and Selection HRM 1030
LAW 1006 Employment and Human Rights Law HRM 1030
PSY 1129 Organizational Behaviour NONE
STAT 1012 Business Statistics MATH 1095
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
HRM 2021 Compensation HRM 1029
HRM 2027 Coaching for Effective Performance Management HRM 1029
HSAF 1001 Workplace Health & Safety HRM 1030
STS 1037 Career Planning & Development NONE
Select One General Education Elective
Select Field Education Course or Business 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.

General Education Electives

Electives

Business Electives

semester courses
Code Courses 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 3005 International Human Resources Management HRM 1029
HRM 2028 Training Design and Delivery HRM 2002
MGMT 3014 Field Based Advanced Coaching HRM 2007 and by interview only
HRM 2005 Human Resources Planning HRM 1030
ACCT 2031 Managerial Accounting ACCT 1036
BUS 1041 Small Business Management BUS 1038
CMMK 1114 Business Research & Report Writing COMM 1034
MARK 2053 Negotiation Skills NONE
MGMT 4009 Operations Management MATH 1095
ECON 1031 Microeconomics None
BUS 1067 Field Education By Application Only - Applications available in SJC 103 & SJA 313A
HRM 2023 Labour Relations HRM 1030
ECON 1032 Macroeconomics None

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

Graduates will be trained to assume entry-level positions in human resource departments and can find employment in the following areas:

  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Compensation
  • Benefits Administration
  • Human Resources Customer Service
  • Career Planning and Development
Future Study Options
There are many pathways into the Business - Human Resources Diploma B134 program including high school, work, and other college or university programs. After graduating from the program, students can go to work, or they can further their education through the Business Administration – Human Resources Advanced Diploma, a professional credential or designation, or a college or university degree.

This program has a pathway to the Business Administration – Human Resources B144/B154 three-year advanced diploma program.

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

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$4,309.00 *
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.

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)

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

Carolina Giraldo-Lopez, 2016 Graduate

"I had an amazing experience at George Brown College. I chose a wonderful career where I had the immense fortune to meet great classmates and teachers, who not only taught us the key concepts in the class but also encouraged us to be successful in the field. George Brown College also helped me to fulfill my academic experience by being the bridge that allowed me to be part of the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games during my co-op terms, which had a great impact on my career and future."

Gladys Rose Bamba

I feel supported by my professors as they give me feedback on how I did well and what can I improve to become better. Their feedback is a gift. The one-on-one coaching from Career Services, study skills workshops from Peerconnect and useful study materials available 24/7 from Library Learning Common – set me up for success!

Abhiman Vigneswaran, 2016 Graduate

These last two years at George Brown College have been the best two years of my life. From the very beginning to the very end, George Brown has taught me everything I need to know to succeed in the real world and for that, I am forever grateful. It was more than just knowledge and skills as I had the luxury of working with welcoming professors and colleagues who eventually became close friends. I am certain that my experiences at George Brown will help me find success!

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 – Human Resources (B134)

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!

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

Business – Human Resources Program (B134)

2020-20212021-2022
  • Program Name:
    Business – Human Resources
  • Code: B134
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    2 years (4 semesters)
  • Centre:
  • School:
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,221.00 *
  • Experiential Learning:
    Optional Field Education Course (BUS 1067)

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview
The Business – Human Resources program at George Brown College provides students with a practical approach to human resources management that prepares them for a variety of careers within this growing field.

Full Description

The Business – Human Resources program at George Brown College in Toronto provides students with a practical approach to human resources management that prepares them for a variety of careers within this growing field. They will learn 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 is part of our School of Human Resources.

Your Field Education Options

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. Participate in the recruitment, selection, and retention of employees.
  2. Participate in performance management processes.
  3. Participate in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of employee orientation, training, and development programs.
  4. Contribute to an organization’s success through effective employee relations.
  5. Assist with the administration and communication of the organization’s total compensation plan.
  6. Participate in organizational health and safety policies and practices.
  7. Apply current and emerging information technologies to support the human resources function.
  8. Implement organizational development strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness.
  9. Communicate human resources information accurately and credibly in oral, written, and graphic form.
  10. Plan and act on personal professional development plans to achieve ongoing competence in human resources professional practice.
  11. Identify the human resources component of a business plan.
  12. Assist in the collection and analysis of human resources data.

Courses

Required Courses

In order to graduate from the B134 program, you need to complete 27 courses: 23 Mandatory courses, 1 Business Elective 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 27 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 One, Two, Three and Four): You must complete 4 General Education courses (one per semester). 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
GHUM 1087 Successful Social Relations NONE

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ACCT1036 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
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ECON 1034 Introduction to Economics NONE
HRM 2002 Training & Development HRM 1030
HRM 2003 Recruitment and Selection HRM 1030
LAW 1006 Employment and Human Rights Law HRM 1030
PSY 1129 Organizational Behaviour NONE
STAT 1012 Business Statistics MATH 1095
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
HRM 2021 Compensation HRM 1029
HRM 2027 Coaching for Effective Performance Management HRM 1029
HSAF 1001 Workplace Health & Safety HRM 1030
STS 1037 Career Planning & Development NONE
Select One General Education Elective
Select Field Education Course or Business 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.

To see the list of General Education Electives click here.

Detailed course outlines

Electives

Business Electives

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
BUS 1044Business LawNone
COMP 1113Principles of E-BusinessCOMP 1010
COMP 1115Business Computer Applications IICOMP 1010
CMMK 1127The Business Media in CanadaCOMM 1034
HRM 3005International Human Resources ManagementHRM 1029
HRM 2028Training Design and DeliveryHRM 2002
MGMT 3014Field Based Advanced CoachingHRM 2007 and by interview only
HRM 2005Human Resources PlanningHRM 1030
ACCT 2031Managerial AccountingACCT 1036
BUS 1041Small Business ManagementBUS 1038
CMMK 1114Business Research & Report WritingCOMM 1034
MARK 2053Negotiation SkillsNONE
MGMT 4009Operations ManagementMATH 1095
ECON 1031MicroeconomicsNone
BUS 1067Field EducationBy Application Only - Applications available in SJC 103 & SJA 313A
HRM 2023Labour RelationsHRM 1030
ECON 1032MacroeconomicsNone

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

Graduates will be trained to assume entry-level positions in human resource departments and can find employment in the following areas:

  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Compensation
  • Benefits Administration
  • Human Resources Customer Service
  • Career Planning and Development
Future Study Options

This program has a pathway to the Business Administration – Human Resources B144/B154 three-year advanced diploma program.

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

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$4,221.00 *
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.

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)

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

Carolina Giraldo-Lopez, 2016 Graduate

"I had an amazing experience at George Brown College. I chose a wonderful career where I had the immense fortune to meet great classmates and teachers, who not only taught us the key concepts in the class but also encouraged us to be successful in the field. George Brown College also helped me to fulfill my academic experience by being the bridge that allowed me to be part of the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games during my co-op terms, which had a great impact on my career and future."

Gladys Rose Bamba

I feel supported by my professors as they give me feedback on how I did well and what can I improve to become better. Their feedback is a gift. The one-on-one coaching from Career Services, study skills workshops from Peerconnect and useful study materials available 24/7 from Library Learning Common – set me up for success!

Abhiman Vigneswaran, 2016 Graduate

These last two years at George Brown College have been the best two years of my life. From the very beginning to the very end, George Brown has taught me everything I need to know to succeed in the real world and for that, I am forever grateful. It was more than just knowledge and skills as I had the luxury of working with welcoming professors and colleagues who eventually became close friends. I am certain that my experiences at George Brown will help me find success!

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 – Human Resources (B134)

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!

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.