• Overview - 2019/2020

    Build on your diploma in human resources with the Fanshawe Business Administration - Human Resources advanced diploma program. With this HR certification, you will graduate with all the tools, skills and experience necessary to make an immediate impact within the human resources world. You will enter the workforce ready to contribute and implement your ideas in all of the key human resources competencies. Some of the human resources courses you will study include: recruitment and selection, occupational health and safety and labour relations. This program is available in a traditional in-class format with September admission.

    You may apply for the opportunity to substitute two courses for the intensive community consulting program. This program will further develop your human resources consulting skills as you will work with real business clients.

    Career Opportunities in Human Resources Management

    Graduates with this HR certification will typically work in an office environment and are suited to a variety of junior- and intermediate-level positions including: HR generalist, labour relations officer, employment equity officer and pension and benefits administrator and more.  

    Program Pathways 

    There are options to transfer to the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources Management) degree at Fanshawe. Further details about pathways are available here. You can also be eligible to complete a degree program at many other post-secondary institutions or complement your advanced diploma with a graduate certificate offered at Fanshawe College.

    With the opportunity to complete the final three courses for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation, you begin your career with the confidence you need to succeed. Students should be aware that the CHRP requirements will be changing during 2016 and CHRL requirements will be changing over the next four years. For further information, please see hrpa.ca/hrdesignations.

    Program coordinator:

    Diana Sinatra-Araujo, BA (Hons), CHRL
    Phone: 519-452-4430 x2883

  • Admission Requirements - 2019/2020

    Business - Human Resources Ontario College Diploma from Fanshawe College with a minimum overall average of 'C+' (2.5 cumulative GPA)
    OR
    An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College with a minimum overall average of 'C+' (2.5 cumulative GPA)
    OR
    A combination of relevant education and work experience in a related field as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above  

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

    • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements. 
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
    • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
    • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
    • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

    Recommended Personal Preparation

    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work in a team environment (e.g., secondary school club, Junior Achievement, sports team or other team/club environment).
    • Volunteer experience in a people-oriented workplace such as summer camp or HR department

    Advanced Standing

    • Applicants may apply for advanced standing on the basis of previous academic achievement at another institution and/or Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). Advanced standing qualifies the applicant for direct entry to a second or higher level of the program.  

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. Receipt of Application by May 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
    4. Preference for graduates of the Fanshawe College Business - Human Resources program
  • Courses

    Business Administration - Human Resources-2019/2020

    Level 1Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    ACCT-1100Principles of Accounting 13
    This course introduces the student to the Principles of Accounting, and includes an exploration of the underlying concepts that guide the preparation of accounts for individuals and organizations. It is designed to teach the student, regardless of program destination, an essential life skill - an understanding of Net Worth, and its importance to business success and the financial well being of the individual.
    BUSI-1060Strategies for Success1
    This course presents and helps to develop some of the skills required to achieve academic and career success. Areas of focus include college resources, study skills, time management, academic integrity, emotional self-awareness and social skills development. Additionally, emphasis is placed on career readiness and preparation.
    WRIT-1032Reason & Writing-Business 13
    This course will introduce business students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
    MKTG-1012Principles of Marketing 13
    This course is designed to provide an overview of the decisions that face Marketers in today's fast-paced and competitive business environment. Students will learn that marketing is not only advertising but a broad set of activities designed to satisfy consumer needs and wants. Students examine the information Marketers require for effective decision-making and learn the basic elements of the marketing planning process.
    MATH-1052Business Math3
    This course provides a review of basic arithmetic and algebra as well as providing students with mathematical tools and concepts needed for other college courses and in future employment. This course is to prepare students for later courses in Marketing, Business, Financial Planning, Accounting, Purchasing and Insurance.
    BUSI-1005Introduction to Business Processes3
    This course explores the various functional areas of business in Canada and demonstrates the interrelationship among these areas. Students are introduced to many concepts, including major business trends, the role of government in business, marketing, operations, employee-management issues, financial resources management, business ethics and social responsibility.

    Level 2Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    COMP-1390Software Appl. for the HR Professional3
    This course will serve as an introduction to software applications commonly used by the Human Resources professional. Fundamental computing applications to be covered include Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access. Students will also be introduced to Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and software applications used for collaboration such as OneDrive and web-based MS Office tools.
    FINA-1004Finance 13
    A general education course developed to provide students with the fundamental financial life skills so that they can make educated financial management decisions over the course of their lifetime. The emphasis is on those financial life skills that are of particular relevance in the early stages of the financial management life cycle.
    MGMT-1017Human Resources Management3
    This course will introduce students to the role of the human resources professional in the field of human resources management. Topics such as job analysis, training and development, recruitment and selection, health and safety, planning, performance management, employment legislation and career development, with additional functional areas of human resources will be presented. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: https://www.hrpa.ca/hrdesignations_/Pages/default. aspx
    COMM-3020Professional Communication3
    This course develops students' literacy and professional communication skills. Students focus on current business issues and convey relevant meaning in oral and written format. The main themes of the course include writing reports and other relevant business documents (e.g. letters, short reports); communicating in groups and meetings; awareness of intercultural communication and diverse audiences; the job search (including resumes and cover letters); business; business rhetoric in speaking and writing; summarizing and evaluating current business-related readings; delivering presentations; researching and documenting reports using APA format; and self-editing skills.
    BUSI-1068Effective Meetings & Presentations3
    This course covers the concepts, skills, and techniques for running effective business meetings and makingeffective presentations. Course material covered is applicable to all business sectors and audiences of all types and sizes. Emphasis is placed on learning appropriate strategies and multi-media techniques and applying them toindividual and group work assignments with business and non-business topics. Students learn to effectively incorporate computer applications like PowerPoint and digital media tools into business meetings and presentations. Students develop life-long strategies for dealing with presentation anxiety and stress.
    ACCT-1068Introduction to Payroll3
    Students will learn the basics of payroll practices and procedures, including an overview of the payroll function, employment standards, earnings, taxable benefits, pension plans, employment insurance, taxation, calculating net pay, and all current periodic/annual reporting requirements. Excel software will be used throughout the course.

    Level 3Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MGMT-3048Compensation & Benefits Administration3
    This course will provide students with an understanding of the process, issues, and techniques involved in administering a compensation system. Students will learn both the theoretical and applied aspects of the compensation function; the linkage between the compensation function and the organizational management process; and the compensation system design necessary to attract, retain and motivate the required workforce. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: http://www.hrpa.ca/RegulationandHRDesignations/Pages/HR-Designations.aspx
    MGMT-3007Organizational Behaviour3
    Students in this course will acquire and learn to apply the knowledge and skills necessary to work successfully in any organization. Organizational, team and individual relationships and processes and their impact on organizational outcomes will provide the framework for the course. Within this framework, various topics, including theories of organizational behaviour, decision making, communication, motivation, leadership, values, emotion, conflict, negotiation and perception, will be examined. Students will complete a personality assessment and relate their results to course concepts. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: http://www.hrpa.ca/RegulationandHRDesignations/Pages/HR-Designations.aspx
    MGMT-3042Training & Development3
    Students will learn how to identify training needs, develop and evaluate training programs, and training delivery techniques. Students will be required to design and facilitate a training session in class. In addition, students will learn about the importance of training programs and how they contribute to the corporate well being and development of an organization and its employees. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: http://www.hrpa.ca/RegulationandHRDesignations/Pages/HR-Designations.aspx
    LAWS-1052Employment Law3
    Students in this course are introduced to Canadian employment law and its relationship with human resources management. The focus will be on current federal and provincial legislation affecting the non-unionized environment. The Canadian legal framework will be reviewed, including statutory and common law and the judicial system. The legal context of the entire employment relationship from hiring to ending the relationship and beyond will be examined. From an assigned case, students will predict a case outcome using statutory and common law and their own interpretation of the facts of the case.
    MGMT-1196HR Mentorship Foundations3
    This course focuses on preparing the students to work in a Human Resources role within an organization. They will also learn practical tools for securing and succeeding in a future job. These tools will include writing effective resume and cover letters and developing an effective career portfolio with a Human Resources focus. The students will also learn effective interviewee and interviewer skills, professional document use, policy awareness and use, intercultural awareness, research on the HR profession jobs and vocational requirements, dressing and dining skills, Further, weekly, throughout the course, students will demonstrate proficiency in group dynamics as well as individually akin to an HR team in the workforce.
    ECON-1005Economics 23
    This is an introductory macroeconomics course. Students will study measures of macroeconomic activity, growth in the economy and the government's role in stabilizing the economy.
    COMP-3077Excel for Business-Adv3
    Modern spreadsheet programs perform far beyond simple number crunching. The functionality of Microsoft Excel continues to move the application into new venues such as visual interactive data presentations or sales proposals. Given the now commonplace nature of the program, it is crucial that all business minded professionals have a comprehensive knowledge of MS Excel. Upon successful completion of this curriculum, students will be trained in MS Excel 2016 for MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) expert level Excel certification. MOS testing is available at certified testing centers across Canada.

    Level 4Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MGMT-1217Employee Resolution & Problem Solving3
    In this course students will develop a clear understanding of the interpersonal, resolution and problem-solving skills needed by Human Resources professionals in both a unionized and non-unionized environment. This course will focus on the knowledge and application of effective techniques to manage employee issues, apply problem solving strategies in a situational environment, and explore theoretical concepts and investigative techniques for resolving conflict. Emphasis will be placed on the interpersonal skills needed to resolve employee issues and developing a foundation of conflict resolution options, including the use of group facilitation methods and building a collaborative environment when managing conflict.
    MGMT-3043Performance Management3
    Students in this course will be exposed to various types of performance appraisal strategies and processes. Topics include determining skill sets required for various jobs, performance indicators and measures, setting goals and objectives, facilitating performance improvements, addressing poor performance, wrongful dismissal, probationary review, progressive discipline, and termination.
    MGMT-3009Recruitment & Selection3
    This course will assist the student in developing skills in recruitment, interviewing and orientation. Other topics will include learning the best methods for attracting potential employees, selecting people, establishing criteria for hiring, conducting the screening process, and evaluating application forms, letters and resumes. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: http://www.hrpa.ca/RegulationandHRDesignations/Pages/HR-Designations.aspx
    HLTH-1102Occupational Health & Safety3
    This course will provide students with an overview of safety and risk management principles. Topics include responsibilities of firms and employees, economic impact of loss control, ergonomics, workplace hazards assessment, accident prevention, workplace violence and harassment, WHMIS, WSIB Act, and the Occupational Health & Safety Act of Ontario. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: http://www.hrpa.ca/RegulationandHRDesignations/Pages/HR-Designations.aspx
    MGMT-1197Human Resources Mentorship2.6
    In this course students apply the skills and knowledge gained over three semesters to the mentorship experience. In this mentor-led learning opportunity, students will either shadow an onsite HR mentor or participate in interactive discussions in the online section. In the online section students will create policies and forms in regards to the employee life cycle from hiring through to termination. A few guest speakers will lead some of these discussions. The course prepares students to enter the workforce by reinforcing the responsibilities and expectations of an entry-level human resources professional and providing networking opportunities in the business community. The HR Mentorship will meet the experiential learning requirements of mandatory contact hours with professionals in the field of human resources; any student not meeting this mandatory requirement will not be eligible to pass the course, regardless of course evaluation submission grades.
    MGMT-3066Organizational Development & Change3
    Human Resources professionals are often called upon to implement and support the organizational development and change process. This course examines the effect of change in organizations and the challenges with organizational development. Topics include strategies for implementing change effectively and dealing with resistance to change, the role of culture and learning in the organization and how OD interventions can facilitate change and innovation.

    Level 5Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MGMT-3061HR Planning3
    Human Resources plays an integral role in the development of an organizational business plan and strategy. This course will provide an overview of the essential elements of the human resources planning process. Quantitative, as well as qualitative concepts, approaches and techniques will be discussed. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: http://www.hrpa.ca/RegulationandHRDesignations/Pages/HR-Designations.aspx
    FINA-1038Finance & Accounting for Non-Accountants3
    FINA-1038 will provide you with an understanding of management and financial accounting, accounting reports and disclosure and the methodologies required to perform calculations as the basis for sound decision making. It is strongly recommended that you have an introductory knowledge in accounting in order to be successful in this course. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: http://www.hrpa.ca/RegulationandHRDesignations/Pages/HR-Designations.aspx
    SFTY-3010Occupational Health & Safety Legislation3
    This course will provide students with an analytical understanding of current provincial and federal health & safety legislation and its application and implications in the workplace. Topics include WHMIS, WSIA, Canada Labour Code, AODA, Occupational Health and Safety Act, roles and functions of health and safety committees and representatives and an understanding of duties and responsibilities of various stakeholders. A strategic perspective will be utilized to explain the necessity for safety compliance and the importance of due diligence when facing an investigation. The implications of prosecution will also be discussed.
    MATH-3063HRIS-Statistics & Analysis3
    To keep pace with changing technology and enhanced managerial responsibilities, the human resources professional must be proficient in both statistical analysis and the assessment of data generated from human resources. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of statistics. It includes data analysis using descriptive measures, probabilities and distributions, sampling, statistical estimation, hypotheses testing, simple linear regression and correlation. It will also prepare the student for the use of computerized data analysis program (EXCEL) and Human Resource Information System (HRIS).

    Level 5 - Add'l ReqCredits
    Take 1 of the following Groups:

    Group 1
    BUSI-1002Work Issues & Ethics3
    This course will provide the student with a platform which to base both business and personal decision making within the context of various moral and ethical principles. Topics include the relationship between business and society, theoretical bases for ethical decision making, ethical capitalism and relativism, regulating business, stakeholder relations and marketplace ethics. The relationship between business and the environment will also be explored, with particular emphasis on corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
    MGMT-3060Negotiating-Mediation & Conflict Res3
    This course is designed to expand and strengthen student knowledge and application of conflict resolution strategies in a business context. In this course, students will focus on skill mastery and developing a more resourceful understanding of appropriate techniques for resolving disputes between two or more parties. Emphasis will be placed on strategic preparation when using various non-adversarial approaches, moving from positions to interests and building a collaborative environment when resolving disputes.


    Group 2
    MGMT-5069HR Community Consultancy 16
    This course will employ students in the pursuit of helping real businesses in our local community solve problems or realize opportunities. Community Consultants is a business consultancy operated by Fanshawe's Lawrence Kinlin School of Business. The service gives students the opportunity to gain real-world employability skills and to build a portfolio and gives clients the opportunity to add value to their business while contributing to the community. At the discretion of the Chair of the Lawrence Kinlin School Business, this course will be substituted for two current courses in each student's timetable.

    Level 6Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MGMT-1163Labour Relations3
    The study of labour relations provides the backdrop for understanding the relationships between management, union, the government, the public and other stakeholders. Students will learn to develop strategies to contribute to organizational effectiveness through good employee and labour relations. The historical, environmental, constitutional and legislative framework will provide the foundation for an in-depth examination of the modern Canadian labour relations experience. Union recognition and the collective agreement, its content and its negotiation will be examined in detail. Considering that one in every five employees in Canada works in the public sector, special attention will also be paid to public sector unions. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: http://www.hrpa.ca/RegulationandHRDesignations/Pages/HR-Designations.aspx
    SFTY-5001Safety Administration3
    This course covers a systemic approach to designing activities and procedures to ensure and maintain a safe and healthy workplace. Students will learn how to implement an effective safety program. This course examines proper accident investigation and reporting, audits, inspections, safety committees, orientations, safe work procedures, elimination of hazards and policy development and implementation. A specific focus will include the development of effective safety programs with the goal of reducing accidents and illness in the workplace.
    SFTY-5002Hazard Management3
    This course will provide students with an understanding of hazard management concepts in occupational health and safety. A strategic approach to hazard recognition, assessment and control will be analyzed and various risk management techniques will be discussed. Several behavioural principles will be considered when identifying management techniques that will help foster the development of a sustainable and effective safety culture.
    ECON-1002Economics 13
    Economics I is an introductory microeconomics course which covers a broad curriculum of microeconomic principles. Students will study the foundations of economic choice, market pricing, consumer behaviour, business decision making, market structure and policy development in a small open economy like Canada.

    Level 6 - Add'l ReqCredits
    Take one of the following Groups:

    Group 1
    MGMT-5067Managing Strategic HR Projects3
    Project management is about meeting unique challenges. Project management involves understanding and managing the relationships between people and events, and the scarce resources of time and money. This course will provide practical theories for the successful development, implementation and evaluation of projects and events to meet the strategic and operational goals/objectives of a business. Students will be introduced to a variety of principles, practices, tools and resources they can use to manage Human Resources Projects within an organization.
    MGMT-5068Managing Leaders & Leadership3
    The course will introduce students to a variety of leadership theories and theorists. Students will identify and analyze individual leadership issues and how they impact organization culture, change and learning. Students will be able to delineate between management and leadership, analyze gender issues in leadership and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of various approaches. Students will also complete various leadership self-assessment evaluations in to determine their personal management and leadership style and find new inventive ways to improve their skills.


    Group 2
    MGMT-5070HR Community Consultancy 26
    This course provides students with the opportunity to help real organizations in our local community solve problems or realize opportunities. Community Consultants is a business consultancy service operated by Fanshawe's Lawrence Kinlin School of Business. The consultancy gives students the opportunity to gain real-world employability skills and to build a portfolio. The course gives clients the opportunity to add value to their organization while contributing to the community.

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 6 General Education Credits - Normally taken in Levels
    4 and 5

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 29 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2019/2020

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates of the Business Administration - Human Resources program are prepared to enter the human resources field in all sectors (e.g., manufacturing, health care, education, government).  Graduates are suited to a variety of junior-level and intermediate-level positions, including HR generalist, HR consultant, labour relations officer, employment equity officer, Human Resources Information System (HRIS) administrator, pension and benefits administrator, payroll administrator, recruiter and training and development administration.
  • More Information - 2019/2020

    A Mandatory Mobile Computing (Laptop) Program For Year Three
    A Three-Year Ontario College Advanced Diploma Program
    Program Code: BAH1
    Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
    September Admission
    15 week terms
     
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Contact

    Lawrence Kinlin School of Business: 519-452-4290

    Program Description

    Business Administration - Human Resources is a three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program (laptop required).  Building on the curriculum of the two-year Business - Human Resources program, students acquire and demonstrate industry standard skills in the core human resources functional areas: recruitment and selection, training and development, human resources planning, occupational health and safety, organizational behaviour, finance and accounting, human resources management, compensation and benefits and labour relations.  Students have the opportunity to complete all nine Certified Human Resources Professional/Leader (CHRP/ CHRL) credits.  (Refer to the Human Resources Professionals Association website for more information: www.hrpa.ca). Upon completion of the Ontario College Advanced Diploma, students will also have a sound base in analytical skills, professional communication, leadership and dispute resolution.  The program has a number of experiential learning opportunities for in-class students (e.g., mentorship, HR Community Consultancy), where students interact with human resources professionals in the field.

    Other Information

    • IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  Students wishing to enter the Business Administration - Human Resources program, Program Code BAH1, must first successfully complete the Business - Human Resources program, Program Code BHR1.
    • Students that have successfully completed the Business - Human Resources program, and wish to continue with the Business Administration - Human Resources program, must complete an "Application for Program Transfer" form available from the Office of the Registrar, Room E1012.
    • Nine courses in the program have been approved as credits towards the CHRP/CHRL (Certified Human Resources Professional Leader) designation.  If students wish to pursue this designation, they should consult the Human Resources Professionals Association website (www.hrpa.ca) as Fanshawe College does not administer the designation. 
    • Graduates may be eligible for admission to the following Graduate Certificate programs in the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business: Agri-Business Management, Human Resources Management, International Business Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Marketing Management, Operations Management, Professional Financial Services, or Project Management. Graduate Certificate programs deliver a specialized professional curriculum in two four-month levels.
    • This program is eligible for consideration of college to college transfer of credits under the Ontario Provincial ONCAT agreement.
    • A laptop computer is to be purchased by the student, approximately $1000.00.  The cost of the laptop is included in the General Expenses stated in the Fee Schedule.
    • A CONNECT lab fee of $50.00 per academic term is included in the Additional Program Fees stated in the Fee Schedule.  This fee helps cover costs associated with the delivery of the CONNECT mobile computing program. 
    • Students should not purchase a laptop computer or software until the College publishes the recommended configuration, models, software titles and versions for that academic year.
    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.

    Program Pathways

    • Graduates of the Business Administration � Human Resources program with a cumulative 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply for program transfer to Level 6 of the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources Management) Degree program
    • For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways
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