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Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources Management)

Fanshawe College
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
London (Ontario, Canada)

Program description

Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources Management)

Fanshawe’s four-year Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources Management) degree program will provide you knowledge of business basics such as accounting, marketing and computer applications. As well, you’ll specialize and focus your skills in human resources management courses, including performance management, human resources planning, talent acquisition, employee and labour relations and compensation and benefits administration. Available in a traditional in-class format with a September admission.

A requirement for graduation is the completion of a paid Co-operative Education term. This process combines your studies with paid, related work experience. Fanshawe will be there to help you find the right business fit for your dream. You’ll have access to consultants who will deliver classes, counsel and advise you as you move from the classroom, to the real business world.

Graduating with a human resources degree

Upon graduation you may be eligible to complete a Master’s degree program at many other institutions or complement your degree with a graduate certificate offered at Fanshawe College. Students currently enrolled in the Business-Human Resources diploma program or the Business Administration-Human Resources advanced diploma program may be eligible to receive advanced standing in this degree program.

All nine course credits required for the CHRP professional designation are included and the program also meets the degree requirement of the CHRL professional designation for the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), so you’ll graduate ready to begin your career.

A part-time version of this program is also available.

Admission requirements

OSSD with courses from the University (U) or University/College (M) stream WITH:

  • Grade 12 English (U)

(Note: minimum final grade required is 65)

  • Mathematics ONE OF:
    • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
    • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)

(Note: minimum final grade required is 65)

  • Plus four additional Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses
  • Final minimum average of 65.0% based on the highest six Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses


Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses and grades stated above


Post-Secondary Standing* (if applicable)

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
  • Recommended Academic Preparation
  • In addition to required mathematics courses in secondary school, students are encouraged to take additional mathematics and accounting courses.
  • Recommended Personal Preparation
  • Read about different types of learning styles and assess personal learning style to strengthen study skills prior to entering the program
  • Strengthen problem solving, critical thinking and time management skills

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Core Courses

Group 1

Level 1

  • Mathematics for Decision Making
  • Accounting 1-Intro
  • Computer Applications for Business
  • Management Fundamentals
  • Professional Comm. in a Diverse World

Group 2

Level 2

  • Marketing
  • Microeconomics
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resources Management

Group 3

Level 3

  • Macroeconomics
  • Management Accounting
  • Principles of Organizational Behaviour

Group 4

Level 4

  • Business Law
  • Marketing
  • Business Information Systems
  • Statistics for Business

Group 5

  • Level 5
  • Financial Management
  • Managing Performance
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Employee & Labour Relations

Group 6

Level 6

  • International Human Resources
  • Managing Programs & Projects
  • Workplace Health & Safety
  • Compensation
  • Leaders & Leadership

Group 7

Level 7

  • Employment & Labour Law
  • Training & Development
  • HRIS-Data & Enquiry
  • Pension & Benefits
  • Co-Op Educ. Employment Prep
  • Negotiation/Mediation/Dispute Resolution
  • Business Entrepreneurship

Group 8

Level 8

  • Planning for the HR Professional
  • Organizational Development
  • Strategic Management
  • Career Development
  • Capstone Project

Non-Core Courses

Take all of the following Mandatory (Non-Core) Courses:

Group 1

Level 2

  • Argumentation & Persuasion

Group 2

Level 3

  • Ethics in a Global Context
  • Computational Thinking

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

Canadian students

The tuition fee for Canadian students is 3,245.39 CAD, and the total fees are 4,048.77 CAD.

International students

The tuition fee for International students is 7,818.50 CAD, and the total fees are 9,227.86 CAD.

Please note fees are subject to change. Please visit Fanshawe’s website for the most up to date information.


Credential - Degree

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Use the interdependence of various functional areas of business (i.e. financial, marketing, operations, human resources) to achieve organizational success in domestic and international environments.
  2. Develop strategies that will achieve organizational goals through integration of business methodologies that assess costs, benefits, risks, and opportunities, and that utilize current and emerging technology and trends.
  3. Enhance business opportunities by incorporating external variables into various business decision models.
  4. Assess the unique business needs of organizations of various sizes, public sector, private sector, and not‐for‐profit firms.
  5. Evaluate professional, ethical, and legal codes of conduct.
  6. Research, analyze, and critically evaluate qualitative and quantitative data from a variety of sources to support business decisions through effective problem solving, critical thinking, logic and reasoning.
  7. Communicate information, arguments, and analysis accurately and reliably for the message, audience, and purpose.
  8. Perform effectively and efficiently within groups or teams, demonstrating leadership, team‐building, conflict resolution, negotiating and influencing skills.
  9. Design personal learning plans and integrate lifelong learning strategies into current and future development goals.
  10. Assess resource allocation decisions that influence sustainability practices and drive economic, social, cultural, and environmental stewardship.
  11. Analyze domestic and international business opportunities within an international context.
  12. Plan, implement, and evaluate projects and programs, using project planning principles and tools.
  13. Assess the overall financial performance of an organization.
  14. Apply management‐level decision‐making and strategic planning skills.
  15. Evaluate strategic human resources policies, procedures, and programs related to the following areas: staffing (recruitment, selection, retention, human capital strategy) and performance management; orientation, training and development; diversity initiatives; health and safety; disability management; finance; employment legislation, basic contract law and privacy laws.
  16. Research and support the development of compensation and benefit plans that assist the organization to achieve its business goals.
  17. Develop mechanisms, including policies, procedures, and programs, to foster positive employee relations, to mediate disputes/grievances in unionized and non‐unionized environments, to facilitate arbitration, and to negotiate collective agreements.
  18. Evaluate Human Resources plans to ensure alignment with organizational goals and responsiveness to current and future labour market conditions.
  19. Manage training and organizational development and change initiatives including workforce design, development, and employee engagement initiatives, to support organizational effectiveness.
  20. Establish and manage systems and processes to collect and safeguard Human Resources information.
  21. Analyze and evaluate required numerical and financial data for projecting the impact of human resources plans.
  22. Assess workplace health and safety practices to: ensure practices meet legislative requirements, analyze risk to the health and safety of employees, and determine appropriate preventative measures.
  23. Assess how and why human resources programs, policies and procedures differ among countries, and the limitations that will be experienced by human resources managers who have transnational responsibilities.

Continuing studies

Graduates will be able to apply for Masters level study at universities

Career opportunities

Students will be prepared both academically and experientially for a variety of human resources opportunities in many organizations and sectors, including government, non-profit, education, manufacturing, hospitality, health care, financial services, and many others. Graduates may work in positions such as an HR training coordinator, recruiter, compensation analyst, health and safety specialist, labour relations representative, benefits administrator or an HR generalist.

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About this institute

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada - approximately two hours from Niagara Falls, Toronto, or Detroit. There are 21,000 full-time students at Fanshawe, including 7,500 international students from more than 100 different countries. Fanshawe...

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Why study at Fanshawe College

London is a great location - a large city with a population of close to 500,000, so there is something for everyone. It is small enough to be more affordable than some of the larger cities and it is very student-friendly. Fanshawe College has a 90.3% percent Graduate Employment Rate, which is number one among Ontario colleges. There are also 60 co-op programs available, where students can "earn while they learn."

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Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
N5Y 5R6 London Ontario

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