Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Human Resources Management

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Human Resources Management is designed for those who have an undergraduate degree in business or a related field but have not specialized or majored in human resources management and would like to pursue a career in human resources or a related field. You can expect to learn about management principles, conflict resolution and negotiation, recruitment and selection, strategy and planning, metrics and analytics, as well as performance management. This program can give you the leadership and interpersonal skills that are in high demand in today’s marketplace. After completion of this certificate, students can pursue a Charted Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation.

If you are interested in human resources management and do not have a business degree, please see the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Management.

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  • Kelowna
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Tuition and fees

2023-24: $5,423.93

  • Fees listed are for ten courses (30 credits) taken over two semesters. Depending on the campus of study and the courses selected, fees may vary.

  • Fees include all mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee, Development fee.

  • All amounts are approximate and are subject to change.

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Program details

This 9-course (27 credit) post-baccalaureate certificate is aimed at students with a bachelor's degree in a business program, other than those with a Human Resources Management major or specialty, who wish to pursue a career in the Human Resources Management field. Required courses cover content that is mapped to the CPHR National Knowledge Competencies. Students graduating with an average of 70% or higher may be eligible for an exemption from the National Knowledge Exam (NKE), as administered by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia & Yukon. The NKE is one of the requirements to become a designated professional in Human Resources Management, known as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR).

Campus Start date Schedule
Kelowna Sep. 04, 2024

Admission requirements

Successful completion of a recognized bachelor's degree in any business program other than those with a Human Resources Management major or specialty.

Program outline

BUAD 246 - Recruitment and Selection
BUAD 247 - Training and Development
BUAD 248 - Occupational Health and Safety
BUAD 340 - Strategic Management I
BUAD 375 - Strategic Human Resource Planning
BUAD 376 - Compensation and Benefits
Plus 3 of the following HR specific electives (at least one of which must be at the 400 level):
BUAD 201 - Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
BUAD 279 - Industrial Relations
BUAD 374 - Employment Law
BUAD 376 - Compensation and Benefits
BUAD 410 - Organization Change and Development
BUAD 411 - HR Metrics & Analytics
BUAD 412 - Strategic Performance Management

Successful completion of the prescribed and elective courses as listed in the program outline with a minimum graduating grade average of 60%.

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