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PBD-Advanced Human Resource Management

Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Department: Business
Credits: 60.0
Length: Six semesters
Credential: Post-Baccalaureate Diploma
program overview


All students who graduate from the Advanced Human Resource Management Post-Baccalaureate Diploma program, and who achieve an overall cumulative average of B- in their program, and have been a member of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources – British Columbia & Yukon (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 receive the NKE exemption are required to purchase a 25 percent discounted student membership for the CPHR BC & YK. To obtain a discount code, students need to contact a Human Resources course instructor and/or the PDD/PBD Business Program Coordinator.

curriculum framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 60 credits

  • Minimum grade requirements: overall GPA of 2.00 for the program in order to graduate

  • 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
ENG 1130 or CMNS 1115 Academic Writing or Practical Writing 3
ACCT 3008 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Managers 3

BUSN 3310


SOSC 2140

Organizational Management Skills

Behavior 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
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 Decision Making and Management 3
BUSN 4275 Business Strategy and Competitive Analysis 3
BUSN 3750 Human Resources Law 3
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
admission 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.

program cost

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.

curriculum 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.