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Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Management

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Program overview
1 year
Graduate diploma / certificate
Start dates
Surrey (British Columbia)
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Surrey (British Columbia)
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Program description

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Management

The Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Management is a 33-credit program designed for adult learners who have completed a bachelor-level degree, and who are looking for a pathway to professional employment in the human resources management profession. The Diploma program builds on the base established by the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Human Resources Management to give adult learners another avenue to upgrade skills required for advancement in the growing human resources field.

Admission requirements

In addition to the Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:

  • Successful completion of a recognized undergraduate degree, with a Major, Minor or Diploma in Economics or Business, or successful completion of the following KPU courses: BUSI 1210 (or BUSI 1215) and ACCT 2293 (or ACCT 1110 & ACCT 1210), or equivalent transfer credit.
  • Successful completion of CMNS 1140 with a grade of "C+" or higher, or equivalent transfer credit for an undergraduate Professional Communications or Business Communications course delivered in English.

Applicants who have extensive business experience may contact the School of Business Dean’s office to discuss alternate admission options. In such cases, applicants will be required to submit their resume and a portfolio documenting their HR experience. An interview may also be required.

Applicants who do not meet the above course requirements for direct admission to the Post Baccalaureate Diploma program may be offered admission to the School of Business in order to complete the required courses.

For more information, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Human Resources Information Systems and Data
  • Human Relations in Organizations
  • Employment Law
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Total Compensation
  • Employee Development and Coaching
  • Labour Relations
  • Organizational Development
  • Strategic Human Resources Management

Scholarships & funding

Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers scholarship opportunities to new students, in amounts up to $20,000 CAD. For details and application requirements, please contact the university.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University  

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is Canada’s leading polytechnic university. KPU’s five campuses are all located in Metro Vancouver, a modern and multicultural region that has incredible natural beauty, the most temperate weather in Canada, and many career opportunities. With guaranteed...

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Why study at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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Canada has been ranked the #1 study abroad country in the world for 2020! Known for its untouched natural beauty, friendly and welcoming locals, and a culture of tolerance and diversity, Canada is a clear choice for students looking to study abroad.

With 5 campuses, 140 programs, and 20,000 full time students each year, Kwantlen Polytechnic University is one of the largest and most exciting universities in the Metro Vancouver region of Canada. It’s why thousands of international students from around 70 countries choose to study at KPU each year.

As an international student at KPU, your education will be relevant and thought-provoking. Your instructors will care deeply about your learning, and our programs will offer you the opportunity to get real, hands-on experience to prepare you for your dream career—whether in Canada, or beyond. And at every step in your journey, our welcoming international student services will be there to support you and celebrate your success. Plus? Metro Vancouver is one of the most beautiful and livable places in the entire world.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

12666 72 Avenue
BC V3W 2M8 Surrey

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