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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Human Resources Management

This 9-course (27 credit) post-baccalaureate certificate is aimed at students with a bachelor's degree in a business program, other than those with a Human Resources Management major or specialty, who wish to pursue a career in the Human Resources Management field. Required courses cover content that is mapped to the CPHR National Knowledge Competencies. Students graduating with an average of 70% or higher may be eligible for an exemption from the National Knowledge Exam (NKE), as administered by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia & Yukon. The NKE is one of the requirements to become a designated professional in Human Resources Management, known as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR).

Admission Requirements

Successful completion of a recognized bachelor's degree in any business program other than those with a Human Resources Management major or specialty.

Program Outline

BUAD 246 Recruitment and Selection
BUAD 247 Training and Development
BUAD 248 Occupational Health and Safety
BUAD 340 Strategic Management I
BUAD 375 Strategic Human Resource Planning
Plus 4 of the following HR specific electives (at least one of which must be at the 400 level)
BUAD 201 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
BUAD 279 Industrial Relations
BUAD 374 Employment Law
BUAD 376 Compensation and Benefits
BUAD 410 Organization Change and Development
BUAD 411 HR Metrics & Analytics
BUAD 412 Strategic Performance Management

Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of the prescribed and elective courses as listed in the program outline with a minimum graduating grade average of 60%.

Program Area:


Campus (Intake):

  • Kelowna (Sep)




  • Full-Time


2022-23: $5,315.06 (entire program)


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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 05/28/2022