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  • Bachelor of Commerce - Human Resources Strategy and Technology Degree

    Bachelor of Commerce - Human Resources Strategy and Technology Degree


Program Code:HST
Duration:8 Semesters (4 Years)
Credential Awarded:Bachelor of Commerce

Program Description

Seneca's Human Resources Strategy and Technology business degree program educates and shapes tomorrow's top HR professionals. As a student, you will benefit from small classes, experienced professors, connections to industry, access to leading-edge technology like SAP, co-op placements and opportunities to pursue further designations. Through theory and practical application, you will develop in-depth knowledge and critical skills in HR, technology and business. The general business skills acquired enable you to understand the role of HR in a business context, apply competencies in various areas of HR and use technology to conduct business functions.

As a graduate, you are fully prepared to meet the requirements of Human Resources as a strategic partner in the business world.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities are available for candidates with distinguished academic records in their high school careers. A variety of scholarships and bursaries are available to students based on merit and financial needs.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses with a minimum 65% average including:
      • Grade 12 English: ENG4(U) - minimum grade of 65%
      • Grade 12 Mathematics: any (U) level Mathematics - minimum grade of 65%
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 21 years or older and has been out of school for a minimum of two years) with the above prerequisite course(s) or their equivalent(s) with a minimum grade of 65%. All previous postsecondary transcripts should be disclosed and may be used in an admission decision.


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Your Career

In today's competitive environment, there is a high demand for individuals who can manage a company's most important asset: their people. Human resources is taking an increasingly important role as organizations deal with changing demographics, including an increased number of retirements. In light of this, there is an increasing demand for qualified human resources professionals. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to adapt to the changing responsibilities of Human Resources professionals and will work in positions such as HR Administrator, HR Business Partner, HR Specialist, HR Consultant, Recruiter, Trainer or Compensation Analyst. In addition, you will have the required knowledge to pursue several key industry designations including the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation through the Human Resources Professionals Association and the Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate through Microsoft.

Co-operative Education

Enhance your education with real-life, relevant work experience. This degree program offers the advantage of a paid co-op work-term for all students. During the co-op placement, you will have the opportunity to become involved in real-life work experiences where critical thinking, problem-solving and interpersonal skills are used. This work experience will help you to improve your marketability as a professional in the field. The work-term is scheduled over the fall term.

Co-op Model
  Fall Winter Summer
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Vacation
Year 1   Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Vacation
Year 3 Semester 5 Semester 6 Semester 7
Year 4 Co-op Term Semester 8

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.


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.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BAB100 Introduction to Canadian Business 3
BAB110 Financial Mathematics 3
BAB120 Computer Applications for Business I 3
BAB140 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ENG106 Writing Strategies 3
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
HST430 Organizational Behaviour 3
BAB220 Computer Applications for Business II 3
BAB231 Introduction to Business Law 3
BAB235 Introduction to Marketing 3
BAB240 Management Accounting 3
ENG205 Applied Communication for Business and Industry 4
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
HST300 Introduction to Human Resources 3
HST310 Business Ethics 3
HST530 Organizational Staffing 3
LSP240 Micro Economics - Theory and Practice 3
LSP320 Interpersonal Communications 3
LSOXXX Liberal Studies Elective 3
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BAB210 Business Statistics 3
HST420 Computer Applications for Business 3 3
HST610 Pensions and Benefits 3
HST640 Training and Development 4
LSP400 Presentation Skills 3
LSOXXX Liberal Studies Elective 3
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
HST400 Operations Management 3
HST510 Payroll Compliance Legislation 3
HST520 Employment Law 3
HST540 Compensation 3
HST720 Occupational Health and Safety 3
LSOXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
HST330 Business Finance 3
HST410 Business Decision Making and Problem Solving 3
HST620 Human Resources Research and Information Systems 3
HST750 Industrial Relations 3
LSP700 Applied Research Methodology 3
LSOXXX Liberal Studies Elective 3
Semester 7 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BAB905 Project Management 3
HST830 Performance Management 3
HST850 Human Resource Planning 3
HST860 Technology Enhanced Learning 3
LSOXXX Liberal Studies Elective 3
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice 2
Semester 8 Course Name Hrs/Wk
HST810 Advanced Issues in Organizational Development 3
HST840 Multidisciplinary Business Case 3
HST870 Advanced Applications in Human Resources Information Systems 3
LSP800 Applied Research Project 3
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning 1

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
Introduction to Canadian Business
Financial Mathematics
Computer Applications for Business I
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Writing Strategies
Semester 2
Organizational Behavior
Computer Application for Business II
Introduction to Business Law
Introduction to Marketing
Management Accounting
Applied Communication for Business
Semester 3
Introduction to Human Resources
Business Ethics
Organizational Staffing
Micro Economics - Theory and Practice
Interpersonal Communications
Liberal Studies Elective
Semester 4
Pension and Benefits
Training and Development
Computer Applications for Business III
Business Statistics
Presentation Skills
Liberal Studies Elective
Semester 5
Operations Management
Payroll Compliance Legislation
Employment Law
Occupational Health and Safety
Liberal Studies Elective
Semester 6
Business Finance
Business Decision Making and Problem-Solving
Human Resources Research and Information Systems
Industrial Relations
Applied Research Methodology
Liberal Studies Elective
Co-op Work-Term
Semester 7
Project Management
Technology Enhanced Learning
Performance Management
Applied Research Project
Liberal Studies Elective
Co-op Professional Practice
Semester 8
Advanced Issues in Organizational Development
Multidisciplinary Business Case
Human Resource Planning
Advanced Applications in Human Resources Information Systems
Co-op Integration and Career Planning

Note: In accordance with PEQAB requirements, this program has a minimal overall acceptable achievement for progression.

Seneca has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a five-year term starting January 28, 2014. In conformity with the Minister's criteria and requirements, Seneca will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. Seneca shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
International Admissions Advisor: Valentyna Gorodovych
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22432
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Randy Ramnanan
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22460
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Elaine Nethery
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26233
Program Coordinator: Puneet Luthra
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26179
Co-op Coordinator: Drew Atamanuk
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22228
Program Chair (Acting): Mike Sparling
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26975
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