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Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Management

How to Apply

Applications for the Co-op program are accepted all year around. Full details can be found on the Apply to Co-op page.

Program Requirements

The Post-Baccalaureate in Human Resources Management diploma is offered with a Co-operative Education option. Co-operative Education gives a student the opportunity to apply the skills gained during academic study in a paid, practical work experience semester. Post-Baccalaureate Diploma students can complete one work term upon completing COOP 1101.

Students wishing to enter and participate in the Co-op option must meet the following requirements:

Declaration/Entrance Requirements:

  • Declaration of the Co-op option upon admission into the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Management

Program Continuance and Work Term Requirements:

Continuation in the co-op option requires:

  • Successful completion of COOP 1101 prior to completing 15 credits
  • Completion of COOP 1150 prior to completing HRMT 4500
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Instructor Permission*

Note: Post-Baccalaureate Diploma students with approved Co-op applications are encouraged to enroll into COOP 1101 as soon as possible prior to completing 15 credits.

* Instructor permission - Upon completion of COOP 1101, students must meet and maintain ALL Program Continuance and Work Term Requirements of his/her program in order to remain in the Co-op program. For most programs this includes a minimum cumulative GPA (including all transfer credits and undergraduate courses that may apply to their program), successful completion of COOP 1101 prior to 75 completed credits (prior to 30 completed credits for diplomas) and instructor permission.

Instructor permission can take into feedback from the COOP 1101 instructor and assignments, feedback from other KPU instructors (including attendance, behaviour, and participation) and suitability as an ambassador of the Co-op program. Students may meet the GPA and credit requirement but access to Co-op may be withheld or removed if instructor permission is not granted.

Additional requirements:

In addition to the requirements stated above, all Co-op students must satisfy the General Co-operative Education Requirements.

General Program Information

Please click here for a detailed description of what you can expect from the Human Resources Management Program.

Human Resources Management Co-op Employment

Human Resources Management Co-op students have been employed with a variety of industries such as the federal and provincial governments, municipalities, private businesses, and non-profit organizations. Student have held various titles such as:

  • Employment Standards Officer
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Classification Analyst
  • Recruitment Coordinator
  • Training Assistant
  • Compensation and Administration Assistant
  • HR and Labour Relations Coordinator

Student Testimonials

“I found co-op to be one of the best experience in my university career. Having completed three co-op work terms, I developed skills that I never learned in school. Co-op is a stepping stone to start your career, and co-op provides you that opportunity to get your feet wet in your desired industry. The experience, exposure, and relationships that I built will forever help and stick with me after my work term. If you are looking for something that separates you from your competition, co-op will provide that and more. What would you rather have: A degree, or a degree with relevant work experience?” - Kevin Shen - HRMT Co-op student


To learn more about the BBA-Human Resources Co-op Program, please contact: