Human Resource Management (Concentration)

Commerce & Business Administration
Length of Program
Three semesters
Credential Type


Human Resource Management Program CPHR National Knowledge Exam Exemption Option:

All students who graduate from the Bachelor of Business Administration – Management (Human Resource Management concentration), and who achieve an overall cumulative average of B- in their program, and have been a member of CPHR BC & YK continuously since registering in the aforementioned Douglas College Human Resource Management program will be awarded national knowledge exam [NKE] passing status by CPHR BC & YK and such graduates will not have to write the NKE Exam.

Students wishing to attain the NKE exemption are required to purchase a twenty-five percent [25%] discounted student membership to become a student member of the CPHR BC & YK.” To attain a ‘discount code,’ students need to contact a human resource course instructor and/or the PDD/PBD Business Program Coordinator

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.
• 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, 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
 BUSN 3750 Human Resources Law  3
 BUSN 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,
 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



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.


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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.