Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management


The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Program in Human Resources Management provides full-time and part-time intensive study for students wishing to undertake studies in the human resources management field.  The degree is designed to prepare students to achieve the Required Professional Capabilities of the Certified Human Resources Practitioner (CHRP) designation and for a range of human resources professional roles.

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Admission Requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

Declaration Requirements

Students intending to graduate with this School of Business degree must declare the credential. At the time of declaration, the student must satisfy all of the following requirements:

  • In good academic standing with the University
  • Completion of a minimum of 15 credits of undergraduate coursework.

Curricular Requirements

The degree program requires a minimum of 120 credits of required courses and electives. The degree program with Co-operative Education requires an additional 28 credits of Co-op Education credits.

Business Foundation Courses
BUSI 1215Organizational Behaviour3
BUSI 2390Business Law3
BUSI 2405Operations Management3
MRKT 1199Introduction to Marketing3
Select one of the following groups:3-6
Group A
Accelerated Introductory Financial Accounting
Group B 1
Introductory Financial Accounting I
Introductory Financial Accounting II
ACCT 3380Managerial Finance3
ENTR 3100Business Analysis and Decision Making3
ENTR 3120Managerial Accounting for Entrepreneurs3
ENTR 4200Business Strategy3
Human Resources Management Courses
BUSI 1250Human Resources Management I3
HRMT 2115Human Relations in Organizations3
HRMT 2500Organizational Analysis - Performance, Planning and People3
HRMT 3105Human Resources Information Systems and Data3
HRMT 3125Employment Law & the Employment Relationship3
HRMT 3135Recruitment & Selection3
HRMT 3145Occupational Health & Safety3
HRMT 3255Total Compensation3
HRMT 3265People Learning & Development3
HRMT 4115Labour Relations3
HRMT 4125Organizational Development3
HRMT 4155Leadership & HR Consulting3
HRMT 4980Strategic Human Resources Management - Capstone3
Breadth Education Courses
CMNS 1140Introduction Workplace Writing and Communications3
CMNS 3000Advanced Workplace Writing and Communication3
ENGL 1100Introduction to University Writing3
ECON 1150Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 1250Principles of Macroeconomics3
PHIL 3033Business Ethics3
Select one of the following:3
Business Mathematics
Differential Calculus
Calculus for Life Sciences I
Calculus I (Business Applications)
Select one of the following:3-4
Business Statistics
Quantitative Data Analysis I
Statistics I
Introduction to Statistics for Business
Applied Statistics
Introduction to Social Research Statistics
Breadth Electives
Select 15 credits from courses numbered 1100 or higher in any area of study except ACCT, BUSI, ENTR, HRMT or MRKT.15
General Electives
Select 15 credits from courses numbered 1100 or higher in any area of study. Note that the following courses are recommended:15
Fundamentals of Business in Canada
Union Management Relations
Negotiation Skills
An Economics (ECON) course numbered 2000 or higher.
Total Credits120-124

Students who choose Group B may count the additional Accounting course as a general elective.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management.

Co-operative Education

The BBA in Human Resources Management degree is offered with a Co-operative Education option. Co-operative Education gives a student the opportunity to apply the skills gained during academic study in paid, practical work experience semesters. Degree students can complete a minimum of three work terms while completing their degree. Work terms generally occur full-time in separate 4 month work semesters. Work semesters alternate with academic study.

Students wishing to enter and participate in the Co-op Option must meet the following requirements:

Declaration and Entrance Requirements

  • Declaration into the Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management Program
  • Declaration of the Co-operative Education option prior to completion of 90 credits for the BBA in Human Resource Management
  • Minimum program GPA of 2.7

Work Term and Program Continuance Requirements

Procedures for enrollment in Co-operative Education work terms are outlined in the COOP course descriptions. Conditions for continuance in the program are:

  • Successful completion of COOP 1101 prior to completing 90 credits for the BBA in Human Resource Management
  • Minimum program GPA of 2.7
  • Instructor Permission

Co-op students are advised to consult for information about course enrolment and work term placements.

Co-op Course Requirements

The Co-operative Education designation requires successful completion of the following courses:

COOP 1101Introduction to Professional and Career Readiness1
COOP 1150Co-op Work Semester 19
COOP 2150Co-op Work Semester 29
COOP 3150Co-op Work Semester 39
Co-op Work Semester 4
Total Credits28

Note: COOP courses must be completed in ascending numerical order. Contact the Co-op office for information about the possibility of part-time work terms. COOP courses may be used only to satisfy the Co-op designation and cannot be used to satisfy other curricular requirements of the program.

Additional Requirements

In addition to the requirements stated above, all Co-op students must satisfy the General Co-operative Education Requirements.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program with co-operative education, students are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management, Co-operative Education Option.

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