Advanced Human Resource Management (Post-Baccalaureate Diploma)

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Program Code
Commerce & Business Administration
Credential Type
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma
Transcript Title
Human Resource Management-PBD
Date of First Offering
Start Term
End Term
Not Specified
Post-Baccalaureate diploma
Length of Program
Six semesters
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.

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 


Business Communication

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



Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes:
Students who complete this program will:
1. Analyze and solve management problems.
2. Effectively analyze and strategically apply human
resource management theories and principles at the
generalist and specialist level.
3. Evaluate and propose how to effectively leverage the role
of human resources in achieving the operational and
strategic goals of an organization.
4. Identify pathways and obstacles to change in individuals,
teams, organizations and recognize underlying processes,
contents and outcomes in ethical decision making.
5. Develop the skills and abilities in each specialized
human resource management area and effectively apply them in
managing human resources in organizations.
6. Appraise recommendations to both familiar and new human
resource management situations.
7. Design and develop programs that will help human
resources function effectively and efficiently in
organizations using skills and abilities developed in each
human resource management specialized area.
8. Demonstrate professional writing and oral presentation
standards and practice.
9. Obtain the requisite knowledge and skills to pass the
National Knowledge Exam (NKE) towards earning a designation
as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR).