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Advanced Diploma of Business Administration – Human Resources (with work experience)
Advanced Diploma of Business Administration – Human Resources (with work experience)

Advanced Diploma of Business Administration – Human Resources (with work experience)

  • ID:GBC010036
  • Level:3-Year Undergraduate Advanced Diploma
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Admission Requirements

​​Entry requirement

  • 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)

English requirements 

  • Provide proof that their secondary and/ or post-secondary studies were completed at a recognized institution where English is the primary media of instruction. The studies must be relevant to the admission requirements for the specific program (s) applied to (e.g. an advanced diploma or degree is required for certain postgraduate program)
  • or
  • Applicants with transcripts from an institution where the language of instruction is not English may meet English language proficiency requirements with one of the following proofs of language proficiency. The minimum test scores that are acceptable are listed below (as applicable). Please note: For admissions purposes, some programs require a higher score than the minimum stated below.
  • George Brown English for Academic (EAP) Program, Level 8
  • IELTS (Academic), 6.0, minimum 5.5 in each skill band
  • TOEFL, 80 (online) minimum 20 in each skill band
  • MELAB, 80
  • PTE (Academic), 54, overall minimum
    50 in each skill band
  • CAEL, 60 (overall)
  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency), 169 or more (with no individual skill below 162)
  • *NEW Duolingo English Test, 105

Course Information

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.

Code: B154

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  • semester courses

  • 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 courses

  • 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 courses

  • 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 courses

  • 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 courses

  • 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 courses

  • 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.


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


  • HRM 2002, Training & Development, HRM 1030

  • HRM 2028, Training Design & Delivery, HRM 2002

  • HRM 2027, Coaching for Effective Performance Management, HRM 1029


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

  • 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.




  • elective courses

  • 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

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Mandatory Health Insurance

$743.99 for one-year coverage (Sept-August)
$508.83 for 8 months coverage (Jan-August)
$273.29 for 4 months coverage (May-August)

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