Post Baccalaureate Diploma in
Human Resources Management

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Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Management

Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Management

Whether you're developing your organizational management skills, looking for formal education for career development, or are transitioning to a human resources or management role, this program will prepare you to address the challenges of human resources management in organizations today.

We offer an applied-learning approach based on the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) required professional competency framework. The CPHR BC & Yukon has set a foundation for HR excellence within Canada and internationally.

Our post baccalaureate diploma program prepares you to work in the human resources management profession and advance your career to the management level. Your role as an HR professional is one of trusted business partner, able to think strategically and add value to business operations and outcomes.

You provide the link between business management and HR expertise, working with people to implement strategic and operational decisions based on business, and human resource, best practices.

Program changes for Fall 2022

Why Become a Human Resources Management Professional?

Do you thrive while working with others?
Are you passionate about developing the talents of the people around you?

As an HR management professional you're in a unique position to influence the future of the organization you work for, based on how you build the capacity and people from within.

The decisions you make not only affect the strategic goals of the company but the welfare and happiness of those around you, giving you the opportunity to not only improve your organization as a whole, but change the lives of individual employees.

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Who Should Pursue a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Management?

We've designed our program for adult learners with a bachelor-level degree, such as mid-level managers wanting to upgrade their skills or career professionals looking to transition into the human resources field.

This program also offers an opportunity for international students with a degree looking to upgrade their skills and obtain a Canadian credential or wanting to leverage their educational experience to ready themselves for work in the Canadian marketplace and obtain their permanent resident status.

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Program Details

The Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Management is a 42-credit program with two (6 credit) post-baccalaureate level, general management courses that allow you to develop business-related critical thinking and analysis skills.

You'll also complete 11 courses (36 credits) concentrating in Human Resources Management areas of study, developing strong technical skills in the areas of Human Relations, HR Communications, Total Rewards, Labour and Employee Relations, Health and Safety, Talent Acquisition and Management, Organizational Development, and HR Strategy.

There is a Co-operative Education option available, requiring you to take an additional 10 credits of Co-operative Education courses. Visit Co-operative Education for more information on co-op and program requirements.

*You can complete the diploma in 16 months full-time or 24 months on a part-time basis.

**If you graduate with a 2.67 GPA in your HRMT courses you can try for an exemption from writing the CPHR National Knowledge Exam and obtain your CPHR designation following three year of professional level human resource experience.

Program Overview Admission Requirements

Shawn Bhatti, Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resource Management Grad, Melville School of Business

Career Outcomes

Graduating from this program gives you a strong foundation in all areas of human resources management, including recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation, and labour relations. Based on your skills and experience, you may be able to enter or advance in roles such as:

  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Corporate Recruiter
  • Human Resource Coordinator
  • Training Coordinator
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Human Resources Advisor
  • Labour Relations Advisor/Specialist
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Compensation Specialist
  • Human Resources consultant