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    Business Administration - Human Resources

(Optional Co-op)

Program Code:BHR
Campus:Newnham
Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)
Start Dates:Fall, Winter,
Start dates are subject to change
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Description

This program arms you with relevant, current and in-demand skills and prepares you for a career in the growing area of Human Resources. Your studies will focus on topics such as recruiting, compensation, training, benefits, occupational health and safety, labour relations, leadership, motivational techniques and organizational behaviour. In addition, you will acquire skills in the effective use of industry-standard software. As a student, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with industry professionals and to participate in hands-on learning opportunities such as case competitions.

If you are interested in a career in payroll, you can also acquire a professional designation through the Canadian Payroll Association.

Graduates of this program may be able to complete Seneca’s Bachelor of Commerce – Human Resources Strategy and Technology program in less than two years.

Note: Semester one starts in September and January. Students starting in January must take semester two during the summer.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (U) or (M)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Fees

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Your Career

In today's complex business environment, success depends on employing the right people and training those people so that they achieve their potential. This program prepares you to be the person to step into this important role. The Business Administration – Human Resources (BHR) advanced diploma program focuses on business practices and emphasizes the management of Human Resources within the business environment (national and international). It provides you with the opportunity to acquire a general background in business concepts and a specialization in the Human Resources field. As a graduate, you will be equipped for employment in a variety of human resources positions such as human resources administrator, human resources generalist or human resources specialist (i.e. recruiter, compensation analyst, pensions and benefits administrator, occupational health and safety officer or HRIS specialist).

Co-operative Education Option

Enhance your education with real-life, relevant work experience! During the third semester (fall only), students who meet the requirements will have the opportunity to apply for admission to the co-op option. Acceptance to the co-op option provides you with the opportunity to secure a paid work-term between academic semesters. As a student, you have a shared responsibility for securing employment opportunities.

Co-op Model - Fall Start
  Fall Winter Summer
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Vacation
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Work-Term
Year 3 Semester 5 Semester 6  

Co-op Model - Winter Start
  Winter Summer Fall
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Year 2 Semester 4 Work-Term Semester 5
Year 3 Semester 6    

Professional Certification

The courses in this program may be credited by the International Personnel Management Association (IPMA) towards the Certified Professional or Certified Specialist designations (IPMA – CP or IPMA – CS).

This program may be credited by the Human Resources Professional Association(HRPA) towards the Certified Human Resources Professional designation (CHRP).

Transfer Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):

Toronto

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Ryerson University• Bachelor of Commerce, Business Management – Direct Entry
• Bachelor of Commerce, Business Technology Management – Degree Completion
Seneca College• Bachelor of Commerce, Human Resources Strategy and Technology
• Bachelor of Commerce, Business Management
• Bachelor of Commerce, International Business Management
• Bachelor of Commerce, International Accounting and Finance
• Bachelor of Commerce, Financial Services Management
Tyndale University College• Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration, Business Administration – International Development or Business Administration – Co-op)
York University• Bachelor of Administrative Studies (BAS)

Ontario

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Algoma University• Bachelor of Business Administration (Brampton)
Carleton University• Any Relevant Major
Lakehead University• Bachelor of Administration (3 year) or Honours Bachelor of Commerce (4 year)
Laurentian University• Honours Bachelor of Commerce
Nipissing University• Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce
University of Ontario Institute of Technology• Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) (Honours) – Direct Entry
University of Ottawa• Bachelor of Commerce
Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus• Honours Bachelor of Arts
• Honours Bachelor of Business Technology Management
University of Windsor• Bachelor of Commerce – Honours Business Administration

Canada

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Athabasca University• Bachelor of Management or Bachelor of Commerce
• Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies
• Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations
Royal Roads University• Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management or Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business

U.S.

University/CollegeDegrees Available
University at Buffalo• Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
D'Youville College• BSc - Accounting or Management
Davenport University• BBA - Management, Human Resource Management, or BBA /MBA - Strategic Management

International

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Birmingham City University• BA (Hons) Business Administration (Top-up)
• BA (Hons) Business and Human Resources Management
Griffith University• Bachelor of Business

Important Academic Dates

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Courses *

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

The first year provides an overview of business and develops transferable skills necessary for success in the program and a career. Each course will have a component dealing with communication skills such as active listening, report writing, presentation skills and the ability to work independently and as a member of a group. The second and third years provide the Human Resources specialization.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration 3
EAC150 College English 3
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing 3
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance 4
SMS202 Microcomputer Business Applications II 3
SSC100 Success Strategies for College 2
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC106 Accounting I 4
MRK213 Foundations of Strategic Marketing and Planning 4
PPS100 Professional Presentation Skills 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC394 Effective Business Writing 3
HRA701 Introduction to Human Resources Management 4
HRA734 Introduction to Management Accounting 4
MRK320 Marketing: Effective Selling 4
MSC310 Decision Analysis I 4
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
HRA722 Personnel Research Techniques and H.R.I.S. 4
HRA782 Recruitment and Selection Techniques 4
QNM222 Business Statistics 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only) 1
  Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BUS401 Economics for Human Resources 3
HRA742 Organizational Behaviour 4
HRA831 Design and Administration of Compensation Plans 4
HRA840 Pensions and Benefits 4
HRA848 Training Techniques and Practices 4
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only) 1
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BUS500 Business Plan 4
CAP501 Human Resources Administration: Career Planning 1
HRA822 Human Resources Planning and Development 4
HRA843 Occupational Health and Safety 4
HRA845 Industrial Relations 4
HRA855 The Legal Environment 4

*Note: Students must have a 2.0 G.P.A. to continue in the program.
An overall “B” average is required for co-op and university transfer.

Core Curriculum:

The first year provides an overview of business and develops transferable skills necessary for success in the program and a career. Each subject will have a component dealing with communication skills such as active listening, report writing, presentation skills and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a group. The second and third years provide the Human Resources specialization.

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
Introduction to Business Administration
College English
Microcomputer Business Applications II
Introduction to Marketing
Mathematics of Finance
Introduction to Studies at Seneca
 
Semester 2
Accounting I
Foundations of Strategic Marketing and Planning
Professional Presentation Skills
General Education Option
General Education Option
 
Semester 3
Effective Business Writing
Introduction to Human Resources Management
Introduction to Management Accounting
Marketing: Effective Selling
Decision Analysis I
 
Semester 4
Personnel Research Techniques and HRIS
Recruitment and Selection Techniques
Business Statistics
General Education Option
Professional Option
Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5
Economics for Human Resources
Organizational Behavior
Design and Administration of Compensation Plans
Pension and Benefits
Training Techniques and Practices
Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
 
Semester 6
Business Plan
Human Resources Administration: Career Planning
Human Resources Planning and Development
Occupational Health and Safety
Industrial Relations
The Legal Environment

Professional Options:

The courses listed below are a representative sample of options which may be available. Students will be advised during semester 4 which options will be offered for semesters 5 and 6.

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
Payroll Compliance Legislation
Environmentalism and Commerce
Emotional Intelligence and the Workplace
International Business
Business Ethics and Values
Negotiation Strategies
Introduction to Electronic Commerce
Business to Business Marketing
Total Quality Management

Note: Professional option courses which do not have a minimum of 30 students enrolled may be cancelled at the discretion of the School. Not all professional options are offered every term.

Contact Us

For more information, please visit: www.senecacollege.ca/chr.
Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
Email: admissions@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Valentyna Gorodovych
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22432
Email: Valentyna.Gorodovych@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor: Randy Ramnanan
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22460
Email: Randy.Ramnanan@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Elaine Nethery
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26233
Email: Elaine.Nethery@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Alfonsina Chang
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26094
Email: Alfonsina.Chang@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator: Drew Atamanuk
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22228
Email: Drew.Atamanuk@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair (Acting): Mike Sparling
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26975
Email: Mike.Sparling@senecacollege.ca
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