Human Resource Management (Concentration)


Exclusively offered to BBA Management students, the Human Resources Management concentration will prepare you for a career in any industry. You’ll learn industry-relevant topics about recruitment and selection, occupational health and safety, training and development, performance management, HR metrics, labour relations, and more.

Get paid, full-time work experience

Put your skills to work by joining the optional Co-operative Education Program, which alternates semesters of study with paid, full-time work in your field. You’ll earn money while gaining experience, building your resume and getting an employer reference, all before you graduate.

One step closer to receiving a Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) designation 

As a student in a Human Resources program, you have the option to receive a CPHR designation once you graduate. There are two paths to the CPHR designation: 

(1) Be a CPHR member, take the CPHR National Knowledge Exam (NKE), and have relevant work experience, or 

(2) Be an active CPHR member in good standing, skip the CPHR National Knowledge exam by maintaining a B- average while you are a student, and get your relevant HR work experience validated by CPHR. Benefits to joining CPHR include higher salaries, training sessions, management position opportunities, and more. 

If you wish to attain the NKE exemption you are required to maintain an active CPHR BC & Yukon student membership status until graduation. To get a twenty-five percent [25%] discounted student membership, just contact a human resource course instructor and/or the PDD/PBD Business Program Coordinator for the discount code. 

Jobs, jobs, jobs

Join a growing industry with over 2,700 HR job openings planned in BC from now until 2029*. You’ll have many career options in HR including a compensation specialist, benefits manager, HR advisor, recruiting specialist, senior specialist and more.

*Source: Work BC Bank

Admissions Requirements

There are no separate admission requirements for a concentration, but students must be enrolled in a BBA degree program in order to complete this concentration.


You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Concentration in Human Resource Management:

  • This concentration is available for all BBA degree students.
  • Successful completion of at least 21 credits.
  • 12 credits upper level coursework required.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 in all core concentration courses (listed below and marked with an * in the course table)
  • Concentrations are not noted on the credential but will be noted on the transcript.
  • Students taking this concentration will have completed the educational requirements for the CPHR industry credential. For information on additional requirements for the credential and how you may qualify for exemption from the CPHR National Knowledge Exam, students will want to contact the Douglas College Director of Business Programs or the industry body.

Course Requirements (see note):

 Course Number Course Title   Credits
BLAW 3750* Employment Law  3
BLAW 3760* Labour Relations  3
BUSN 3351* Training, Development and Performance Management  3
BUSN 3352* Workforce Planning and Talent Management  3
BUSN 3353* Occupational Health and Safety  3
BUSN 3354* HR Metrics and Total Rewards  3
 CBA Electives One course (1000-4000 level) from ACCT, BLAW, BUSN, CSIS/CISY, CMPT (check with BUSN department), COBA, ECON, FINC, HOSP,
MARK, CMNS 1104, CMNS 1125, CMNS 1210, CMNS 1216, CMNS 1217, CMNS 2115, CMNS 2125, CMNS 2317, or CMNS 3316
 Total Credits    21


Note: Students in a Bachelor of Business Administration
(BBA) program will likely have met all prerequisite
requirements upon entering this concentration. On the
other hand, non-BBA students will need to take special
note of: (a) required prerequisites to ensure they are
able to enroll in the required courses and (b) suggested
courses, skills and/or competencies. This information
can be found  on the Douglas College Course Catalogue



Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.