Business Administration - Human Resources


Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Area Of Interest



3 years

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The People Side of Business

When you think of business, you often think profit margins, cost analysis, customer service, marketing, managing risk and all the other things that go into making a successful company. But one of the most important resources any company has is its people.

Incoming first-year students should apply to the two-year Business - Human Resources program

Confederation College’s Business Administration – Human Resources three-year diploma program continues where the two-year Business – Human Resources program leaves off. As with that program you’ll learn about accounting, marketing essentials, training, human rights in employment, business law & ethics and information systems. You’ll also take advanced courses covering statistics, grievance procedures & arbitration and international human resources. Your last semester will be dedicated to a work placement so that you get real-world experience that will give you an even bigger advantage on the job market.

Top Highlights

  • Provides more job opportunities and career advancement opportunities than two-year program
  • Four-month work placement in the final semester
  • Graduates will be able to write their Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (subject to certain academic goals)
  • Continue on to a university degree through articulation agreements

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. contribute to the planning and implementation of employee recruitment, selection, and retention strategies.
  2. administer and facilitate the performance management program.
  3. coordinate and support the development, implementation, and evaluation of employee orientation, training, and development programs.
  4. implement and support effective employee and labour relations strategies in both non-union and union environments.
  5. administer and communicate the organization’s total compensation plan.
  6. collaborate with others, in the implementation and monitoring of organizational health and safety policies and practices.
  7. contribute to the identification of information needs and apply current and emerging information technologies to support the human resources function.
  8. contribute to organizational development strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness.
  9. present and evaluate communication messages and processes related to the human resources function of the organization.
  10. develop, implement, and evaluate personal professional development plans to achieve ongoing competence in human resources professional practice.
  11. identify and communicate the human resources component of the organization’s business plan.
  12. contribute to the collection, analysis, and utilization of human resources data.
  13. select and use current concepts/systems and technologies to support an organization's business initiatives.
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Susanna Baxter (from Martin Falls First Nation)
Student 2018/19
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Glenda Foster
"The Human Resources Program prepared me for a great career by providing me with the knowledge and discipline required for a challenging environment...
Jeannine Verdenik
Senior Manager, Human Resources Services

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Business Administration - Human Resources three-year program find positions in a variety of private and public sector organizations including training, health and safety, pensions and benefits administration, personnel administrators, human resource managers, industrial relations officers, personnel managers, union representatives and other areas of HR.

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Larry Dzijacky

Program Coordinator - Human Resources & Human Resource Management Programs

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