Advanced Human Resource Management (Post-Baccalaureate Diploma)

Commerce & Business Administration
Length of Program
Six semesters
Credential Type
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma


Human Resource Management Program CPHR National Knowledge Exam Exemption Option:

All students who graduate from the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma Advanced Human Resource Management program, 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

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 60 credits

  • Minimum program GPA of 2.00 is required

  • 70% (42 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College

  • Courses used towards a previously received credential can be used to meet program requirements, but additional courses will need to be taken to replace these credits

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits
BUSN 1210 Management Essentials 3

ENGL 1130


CMNS 1115

Academic Writing 


Practical Writing

ACCT 3008 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Managers 3

BUSN 3310


SOSC 2140

Organizational Management Skills


Behaviour in Organizations

CSIS 1190 Excel for Business 3
ECON 1150 or ECON 1250 or ECON 1101 Principles of Microeconomics or Principles of Macroeconomics or The Canadian Economy 3
MARK 1120        Introductory Marketing 3
BLAW 1320 (formally BUSN 1320) Introductory Business Law 3
PHIL 1122 Business Ethics 3
CMNS 2316 Understanding and Managing Personal Conflict 3
BUSN 3312 Innovation and Change Management 3
BUSN 3314 Ethical Management and Decision Making 3
BUSN 4275 Business Strategy and Competitive Analysis 3
BLAW 3750 (formally BUSN 3750) Employment Law 3
BLAW 3760 (formally BUSN 3760) Labour Relations 3
BUSN 3350 Human Resource Management 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
Total Credits   60



Admissions Requirements

•General College Admission Requirements
•Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or an equivalent credential from an approved institution of a different country. Any applicant who earned their credential in a language other than English must meet the Douglas College English language proficiency requirement.


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Program Guidelines

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