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Business Administration - Human Resources

Georgian College Applied Arts and Technology
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Start dates
16,937.67 CAD
05 September 2022

16,937.67 CAD
09 January 2023

16,937.67 CAD
04 September 2023
Georgian College Applied Arts and Technology

About this program

Business Administration - Human Resources

Students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to perform human resource functions within domestic and international business environments. Students prepare to implement and evaluate plans for staffing, performance management, training, employee and labour relations, health and safety, and benefits and compensation administration functions. They also learn to apply communication, information technology, teamwork, leadership and organizational development strategies to support the human resources activities of an organization. They acquire the competency to contribute to a number of more complex functions supporting organizational effectiveness, including applying principles of financial analysis and control, collaborating in the design of an organization's human resources plan, and in the preparation of an organization's business plan.

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U)

Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing.

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission.

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

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Financial Accounting Principles 1
  • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • Microcomputer Applications
  • Mathematics of Finance

Semester 2

  • Microeconomics
  • Human Resources Management Foundations
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Employment Law
  • Professional Edge

Semester 3

  • Macroeconomics
  • Compensation
  • Training and Development
  • Recruitment and Selection

Semester 4

  • Finance and Management Accounting
  • Payroll Administration
  • Benefits and Pensions
  • Wellness and Employee Engagement

Semester 5

  • Labour Relations
  • Human Resources Planning
  • Human Resources Decision Support Systems
  • Principles of Management

Semester 6

  • Current Issues in Human Resources
  • Employment Legislation - Application and Compliance
  • Introduction to Project Management


Tuition fee: $16,937.67 CAD


Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. contribute to the planning and implementation of employee recruitment, selection, and retention strategies;
  2. administer and facilitate the performance management program;
  3. coordinate and support the development, implementation, and evaluation of employee orientation, training, and development programs;
  4. implement and support effective employee and labour relations strategies in both non-union and union environments;
  5. administer and communicate the organization's total compensation plan;
  6. collaborate with others, in the implementation and monitoring of organizational health and safety policies and practices;
  7. contribute to the identification of information needs and apply current and emerging information technologies to support the human resources function;
  8. contribute to organizational development strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness;
  9. present and evaluate communication messages and processes related to the human resources function of the organization;
  10. develop, implement, and evaluate personal professional development plans to achieve ongoing competence in human resources professional practice;
  11. identify and communicate the human resources component of an organization's business plan;
  12. contribute to the collection, analysis, and utilization of human resources data;
  13. employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession;
  14. examine the personal characteristics and circumstances associated with entrepreneurial success, from the perspective of an HR consultant or an HR employee providing HR services to entrepreneurs.

Career paths

Graduates of this program may find employment in a broad range of private, public, and not-for-profit sectors of business and industry including manufacturers, retailers, banks and other financial institutions, medical facilities, government offices, human resources consulting firms, and other large and small businesses.

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Georgian College

Established in 1967, Georgian College (Canada) is a public college with 125+ market-driven programs offered to over 13,000 full time students including about 4,500 international students from 60 countries. Its 100-acre flagship campus, located in Barrie, is just an hour...

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Georgian College Applied Arts and Technology

1 Georgian Drive
L4M 3X9 Barrie Ontario

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