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Advanced Diploma of Business Administration – Human Resources
Advanced Diploma of Business Administration – Human Resources

Advanced Diploma of Business Administration – Human Resources

  • ID:SC010007
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,002.75
  • LivingFee/Year:$11,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$580.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$175.00
  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,002.75
  • LivingFee/Year:$11,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$580.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$175.00

* Health Science Pre-Admission Testing Charge, Identification Card

Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

  • Program Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • ​One English, Grade 12, minimum 60%


  • Mathematics, Grade 12 or mathematics, Grade 11 does not meet this requirement.

  • Minimum 65% or 70% overall average


Mature student status.

English requirements:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), 80 (20L,W,S,R) iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) or 550 Paper-based

  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition**, 80 (20L,W,S,R)

  • iTEP Academic**, 3.7

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module, 6 – Overall Band Score with no Band below 5.5

  • PTE A (Pearson Test of English Academic), 58 - Overall Minimum Score  (49L,W,S,R)

  • FCE (Cambridge English First), 174 - Cambridge English Scale or FCE B

  • CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced), 180 - Cambridge English Scale or CAE C

  • CPE (Cambridge English Proficiency), 200 - Cambridge English Scale or CPE C

  • Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes), 70%

  • Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment), 4.0 – Listening Band 4.0 – Reading Combined Band CLB 7 - Writing

Other requirements:

  • Applicant Selection

  • Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

  • Applicants who don't meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

  • Transferring from an Ontario College

  • Business students who have successfully completed one or two years of their program can easily transfer their credits to another college in the province. A system-wide agreement is in place at Sheridan and other colleges, permitting students to transfer among all college business programs across Ontario. The agreement means that business students in programs such as Business General, Human Resources, Accounting and Marketing will receive full credit for their completed courses. Given the high enrolment of business programs, these pathways provide additional flexibility for a significant number of students.

Course Information

This program may lead to career paths in an HR department in a business, non-profit organization or governmental agency.

Things you'll learn to do

  • Attract and retain outstanding employees.

  • Compensate employees correctly.

  • Manage workplace health and safety issues.

  • Provide valuable training programs and coaching for employees.

  • Handle an organization's downsizing or workforce reassignment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of employee recruitment, selection, and retention strategies.

  • Administer and facilitate the performance management program.

  • Co-ordinate and support the development, implementation, and evaluation of employee orientation, training, and development programs.

  • Implement and support effective employee and labour relations strategies in both non-union and union environments.

  • Administer and communicate the organization's total compensation plan.

  • Collaborate with others, in the implementation and monitoring of organization health and safety policies and practices.

  • Contribute to the identification of information needs and apply current and emerging information technologies to support the human resources function.

  • Contribute to organizational development strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness.

  • Present and evaluate communication messages and processes related to the human resources function of the organization.

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate personal professional development plans to achieve ongoing competence in human resources professional practice.

  • Identify and communicate the human resources component of the organization's business plan.

  • Contribute to the collection, analysis, and utilization of human resources data.

Critical training

This program offers the opportunity to build foundational skills needed in any business administration career, and delivers hands-on training in vital HR skills through case studies, guest speakers, simulated negotiation situations and group work. You'll learn about the latest trends in organizational behaviour, human resources planning and employment law.

Industry connections

Throughout the program, you'll be encouraged to build your personal network within the HR field by attending various industry networking events. The HRPA local chapters, for instance, have hosted events to support Sheridan students in their professional and academic development.

More about this program

As an HR professional, it will be your responsibility to attract and retain outstanding employees, provide learning and development opportunities and create sustainable total rewards programs. That’s just the beginning of the challenges you'll face in this important role.

Sheridan’s HR diploma program also equips you to:

  • Deliver feedback and coaching that improves performance.

  • Understand and use HRIS – Human Resources Information Systems.

  • Manage HR data utilizing the most current business software, including PeopleSoft information management systems.

Co-op opportunity

If you enrol in the three-year HR Co-op advanced diploma program, you may have the opportunity to participate in a program-related (paid or unpaid) co-op position.

The Cooperative Education program is only offered at the Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga, Ontario.

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Semester 1

  • ACCG 16971, Introductory Accounting 1, 3

  • MKTG 19439, Marketing 1, 3

  • HRMT 16127, Human Resource Management 1, 3

  • MATH 16269, Business Mathematics 1, 3

  • APPL 19402, Computer Applications for Business, 3

  • , General Education Course (Open), 3

  • TOTAL:, 18

Semester 2

  • HRMT 15655, Human Resource Management 2, 3

  • FINA 11079, Finance, 3

  • COMM 12423, Business Communication, 3

  • ECON 15269, Microeconomics, 3

  • INFO 10514, Using Business Information Systems, 3

  • , General Education Course (Open), 3

  • TOTAL:, 18

Semester 3

  • HRMT 30145, Fundamentals of Occupational Health and Safety, 3

  • HRMT 33111, Organizational Behaviour, 3

  • HRMT 37560, Recruitment and Selection, 3

  • COMM 28883, Reports and Presentations, 3

  • ECON 22358, Macroeconomics (Gen Ed), 3

  • MATH 29875, Statistical Methods/Analysis, 3

  • COWT 10022, Cooperative Education Forum, 1

  • TOTAL:, 18

Semester 4

  • HRMT 33166, Performance Management, 3

  • ACCG 29798, Human Resources Finance and Accounting, 3

  • HRMT 31606, Human Resource Research Methods, 3

  • HRMT 36717, Computer Applications in Human Resource Management, 3

  • HRMT 26367, HR Metrics, 3

  • Plus one of:, ,

  • HRMT 33258, Communication and Mediation, 3

  • BUSM 27721, Payroll Fundamentals, 3

  • TOTAL:, 18

  • COWT, Co-op Work Term, 7

Semester 5

  • HRMT 39942, Computer Applications in Human Resource Information Systems, 3

  • HRMT 35395, Human Resource Planning, 3

  • BUSM 35436, Business Cases, 3

  • HRMT 29027, Industrial Relations Administration of the Collective Agreement , 3

  • , General Education Course (Open), 3

  • Plus one of:, ,

  • BUS24310, Business Creativity & Innovation (or),

  • MGMT28081, Project Management in Business, 3

  • TOTAL:, 18

Semester 6

  • HRMT 35215, Topics in Employment and Diversity, 3

  • HRMT 31944, Fundamentals of Training and Development, 3

  • BUSM 37718, Applied Business Management, 3

  • HRMT 30261, Collective Bargaining, 3

  • HRMT 38515, Compensation Management, 3

  • HRMT 32117, Strategic HR Competencies, 3

  • TOTAL:, 18

  • COWT, Co-op Work Term, 7

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • HR Administrator

  • HR Assistant

  • Talent Acquisition Coordinator

  • Health and Safety Coordinator

  • Health and Safety Assistant

  • HRIS Analyst

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health and Dental Plan - International: 580CAD/ per year

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