Business Administration - Human Resources Start your career here, finish as a professional! Gain experience on three co-op work terms. Support the HR activities of any organization.

General information

Program code
6 Semesters (3 Years)
Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie
Winter 2019 Barrie

Program description

Graduates of the program carry out human resources functions within the domestic and international business environments. Graduates are prepared to implement and evaluate plans for staffing, performance management, training, employee and labour relations, health and safety, and benefits and compensation administration functions. They are also able to apply communication, information technology, teamwork, leadership and organizational development strategies to support the human resources activities of an organization. They are able to contribute to a number of more complex functions supporting organizational effectiveness, including applying principles of financial analysis and control, collaborating in the design of an organization's human resources plan, and in the preparation of an organization's business plan.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 11* or 12 Mathematics (C, M or U) *Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U); plus any Grade 11* or 12 College level mathematics (MBC3C, MAP4C or MCT4C) or 11* or 12 University level mathematics (MCF3M, MCR3U, MCV4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MHF4U or MDM4U). (*Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level mathematics MCB3C, MCF3M or MCR3U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Business Foundations*
  • Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*
  • Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Bus Admin - Human Resources articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • ACCT1000 Financial Accounting Principles 1
  • ACCT1003 Finance and Management Accounting
  • BUSI1001 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • BUSI1007 Legislation and Payroll
  • COMP1003 Microcomputer Applications
  • ECON1000 Microeconomics
  • ECON2000 Macroeconomics
  • HURM1000 Human Res. Mgmt. Foundations
  • HURM1022 Occupational Health and Safety
  • HURM1002 Labour Relations
  • HURM1004 Compensation
  • HURM1005 Human Resources Planning
  • HURM1006 Training and Development
  • HURM1007 Recruitment and Selection
  • HURM2000 Employment Law
  • HURM2002 Benefits and Pensions
  • HURM3000 Current Issues in Human Resources
  • HURM3001 Performance Management
  • MATH1002 Mathematics of Finance
  • MGMT2001 Principles of Management
  • MGMT2012 Intro to Project Management
  • MKTG1000 Introduction to Marketing
  • HURM3003 Human Resources Decision Support Systems
  • HURM3004 Employment Legislation - Application and Compliance
  • MKTG2033 Professional Edge

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

Optional Courses

    General Education Courses

    To be selected from College list

    Co-op Work Terms

    • COOP1008 Business Work Term 1
    • COOP2027 Business Human Resources Work Term 2
    • COOP3000 Business Work Term 3