Business Administration / Human Resources Management Specialty (2 yr Program)


Total duration of the program 1360 hours/ 68 weeks without a break Amount – Domestic Students  Amount – International Students 
Tuition Fee 21,900 26,900
Application Fee (non-refundable) 250.00 1000.00
Student Services Fee 100.00 100.00
Student Record Archiving Fee 40.00 40.00
Textbook Costs (max/approx.) 2,000 2,000
Total Program Costs $ 24,290.00 $ 30,040.00

Brief Program Description

Business plays a main role in the structure and functioning of contemporary world. Rapid changes in technology, structural shifts in the economy, resource allocation, changes in consumer preferences, and global rivalry all require a better understanding of the role and nature of business in today’s world. This program provides a well-rounded business education with a focus on business operations. In addition, students develop an understanding of the functions of human resources management. The program will help students develop specific knowledge and skills required by business professionals with an emphasis on key people processes that include recruiting, training, performance management, rewards, labour, and employee relations.

Career Occupation*
(if applicable)

  • Business Development Associate.
  • Marketing Associate.
  • Account Manager.
  • Administrative Assistant.
  • Financial Administrator.
  • Human Resources Coordinator.
  • Risk Management Consultant.
  • Customer Service Representative.
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Recruiting Managers
  • Administrative Service Specialist
  • Compensation & Benefits Specialist
  • Training & Development Specialis

Admission Requirements

  • Provide the College with a transcript and a current resume evidencing the student has graduated from Grade 12 (or equivalent) OR
  • Provide the College with a current resume evidencing the student has a minimum of five years’ work experience.
  • Must complete an Admissions Interview.
  • For International students or students whose first language is not English, in addition to the admission requirements listed above, the student must also meet one or more of the following language proficiency requirements:
    • Provide evidence the student has completed a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of CBT 240 OR iBT91; OR
    • Provide evidence the student has completed an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.0 OR
    • Provide evidence the student has completed a Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General Test with a minimum score of 7.0 OR
    • Provide evidence the student has completed a Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) with a minimum score of 780 OR
    • Provide evidence the student has completed a Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: the computer-based English test with a minimum score of 46. OR
    • Provide evidence the student has successfully completed grade 12 or post-secondary education in an English instructional school system.
    • In addition, all International students are required to obtain a valid study visa to complete the Program.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the theory and practice of recording financial events for service and merchandising to prepare financial statements while becoming familiar with account cycles, cash and receivables, inventory valuation and special journal and subsidiary ledger use.
  • Understand the fundamentals of Canadian managerial principles, methods and skills: organizational structure, strategy and ops, controlling and leading, and managerial decision-making.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of spreadsheet and database software applications including the design and management of spreadsheets and workbooks, managing and analyzing data, macros, queries, reports, relational databases, and Pivots.
  • Demonstrate fundamental understanding of the micro and macro economic frameworks of the Canadian economy including supply and demand, economic goals, monetary policy, fiscal policy, and market structure with current economic interests incorporated into analysis.
  • Demonstrate the concepts involved in marketing functions in a firm or business community while exploring tools and techniques used in developing a marketing strategy.
  • Recognize and apply basic financial management principles relating to financial management goals, functions and decisions by calculating, preparing, analyzing, and projecting economic health, financial leverage, and working capital of a company.
  • Demonstrate and understand the fundamentals of accounting abilities regarding acquisitions, depreciations, intangible assets, natural resources, goodwill, liabilities and methods appropriate to mitigate, corporate transactions, and net income calculation amongst various partners while accounting for applicable sales taxes.
  • Demonstrate and understand the various functions of human resource management including compensation and benefits, staffing, recruitment and selection, research, labor relations, training and development, health and safety, mediation, influence of government legislation, and human rights and employment equity.
  • Work in a variety of human resource positions and be able to assume greater levels of responsibility as they grow in their human resource capability.
  • Understand and comply with the employer's legislative and legal obligations including workplace health and safety regulation, the Worker's Compensation Act, payroll compliance legislation, and employment standards.
  • Conduct organizational needs assessments, analyze and modify organizational staff development plans and develop effective recruitment strategies to attract talent that satisfies the organizational objectives.
  • Foster a work environment that promotes productivity and employee satisfaction.
  • Evaluate performance and communicate performance issues in a manner that encourages responsible and corrective action and manage disciplinary action proactively and thoroughly.
  • Understand the elements of a total compensation package that align with an organizational recruitment and retention strategy, develop compensation policies and procedures, procure benefits, and analyze employee and organizational pension requirements.
  • Evaluate core processes in human resources practices associated with strategic planning, acquisition and development, utilization of human resources, establishment and improvement of labour and employee relations, and compensation and administration issues.
  • Promote the best human resources practices in an organization.
  • Contribute to the monitoring of health and safety in the workplace.
  • Analyze diverse forms of adaptation to a changing environment and implement change in a logical and planned way.
  • Define implementation strategies for job redesign and work re-organization.
  • Encourage an approach to the practice of human resource management that is proactive and thoughtful rather than reactive.

Other Details

Method(s) of Evaluation*

Refer to the course outlines.

Completion Requirements*

In order to successfully graduate, students are required to:

  • Complete each course/module in the program with a 70% or higher marks;
  • Have paid all dues (money owed) in full to the College;
Program Duration

1360 hours.

Homework Hours

4-6 hours per course.

Delivery Method(s)

Indicate how the program is delivered

  • In-class instruction
  • Distance education
  • Combined delivery (both in-class and distance)

Required course materials

  • Contemporary Mathematics for Business & Consumers, 9th Edition, Robert Brechner, George Bergeman, ISBN10: 0357026446, ISBN-13: 9780357026441, COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published.
  • Fundamentals of Financial Management, Concise Edition, 10th Edition, Eugene F. Brigham, Joel F. Houston, ISBN10: 1337902578, ISBN-13: 9781337902571, 704 Pages | Hardcover, COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published.
  • Principles of Accounting, 12th Edition, Belverd E. Needles, Marian Powers, Susan V. Crosson, ISBN-10: 113362698X, ISBN-13: 9781133626985, COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published.
  • Fundamentals of Economics, 6th Edition, William Boyes, Michael Melvin, ISBN-10: 1133956106, ISBN-13: 9781133956105, COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published.
  • Fundamentals of Management, 8th Edition, Ricky Griffin, ISBN-10: 1285849043, ISBN-13: 9781285849041, COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published.
  • Essentials of Business Communication, 9th Edition, Mary Ellen Guffey, Dana Loewy, Richard Almonte, ISBN-10: 017672124X, ISBN-13: 9780176721244, COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published.
  • Foundations of Marketing, 7th Edition, William M. Pride, O. C. Ferrell, ISBN-10: 1305405765, ISBN-13: 9781305405769, COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published.
  • Organizational Behavior: Managing People and Organizations, 13th Edition, Ricky W. Griffin, Jean M. Phillips, Stanley M. Gully, ISBN-10: 0357042506, ISBN-13: 9780357042502, COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published.
  • Electronic Commerce, 12th Edition, Gary Schneider, ISBN10: 1305867815, ISBN-13: 9781305867819, COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published.
  • Canadian Business and the Law, 7th Edition, Dorothy Duplessis, Shannon O'Byrne, Philip King, Lorrie Adams, Steve Enman, ISBN-10: 0176795081, ISBN-13: 9780176795085, COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published.
  • Employment Law For Business And Human Resources Professionals: Alberta And British Columbia. Kelly Williams-Whitt, Michael Begg, Terence Harris, Kathryn J. Filsinger. COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
  • Cultural Diversity: A Primer for the Human Services, 6th Edition, Jerry V. Diller, ISBN-10: 1337563382, ISBN-13: 9781337563383, COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published.
  • Strategic Human Resource Management, 4th Edition Jeffrey A. Mello, ISBN-10: 1285426797, ISBN-13: 9781285426792, COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published.
  • Human Resource Selection, 7th Edition, Robert Gatewood, Hubert S. Field, Murray Barrick, ISBN-10: 0538469943, ISBN-13: 9780538469944, COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published.
  • Human Resource Development, 6th Edition, Jon M. Werner, Randy L. DeSimone, ISBN-10: 0538480998, ISBN13: 9780538480994, COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published.
  • International Human Resource Management, 7th Edition, Peter Dowling, Marion Festing PhD, Allen D. Engle, Sr. D.B.A, ISBN-10: 147371902X, ISBN-13: 9781473719026, COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published.
  • Essentials of Managing Human Resources, 5th Edition, Eileen B. Stewart, Monica Belcourt, Catherine Fitzgerald, George Bohlander, Scott Snell, ISBN-10: 0176506926, ISBN-13: 9780176506926, COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published.

Program Organization*

Title of Course/Work Experience Component * # of Hours*
MGMT101 Introduction to Management 80
MARK101 Principles of Marketing 80
FINA101 Introduction to Finance 80
ECON101 Fundamentals of Economic 80
MATH101 Basic Math for Business 80
ORGB101 Organizational Behavior 80
COMM101 Business Communication 80
BUSN103 Canadian Business and the Law 80
BUSN102 E-commerce 80
ACCT101 Principles of Accounting 80
HRM101 Introduction to Human Resources 80
HRM102 Cultural Diversity 80
HRM103 Strategic Human Resource Management 80
HRM104 Recruitment and Selection 80
HRM105 Human Resource Development 80
HRM106 International Human Resource Management 80
HRM107 Employment Law 80
Total Program Hours 1360

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