Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Management


The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Management is designed for a student that has completed a recognized bachelor’s degree, with a Canadian equivalent GPA of 2.33, and is looking to build a foundation of formal human resource management knowledge, competence and business acumen. Note: This is a two-year program, though students can choose to complete the program in an accelerated form.

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Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:

  • Successful completion of a recognized undergraduate degree, with a GPA equivalent of 2.33 or higher

Curricular Requirements

The Post Baccalaureate Diploma program requires completion of the following 42 credits of courses with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

BUSM 5100Financial and Managerial Accounting for Managers3
BUSM 5130Quantitative Methods for Business Management3
HRMT 5100HR & the Business3
HRMT 5110HR Management3
HRMT 5120Professional Communications for HR Professionals3
HRMT 5130Talent Acquisition3
HRMT 5140Human Relations & Intercultural Fluency3
HRMT 5150Health and Safety3
HRMT 5160Total Rewards3
HRMT 5170Talent Management3
HRMT 5180Organizational Development & Leadership3
HRMT 5190Labour and Employee Relations4
HRMT 5200Strategic Human Resources Management Practicum5
Total Credits42

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Management.

Co-operative Education

The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Management is offered with a Co-operative Education option. This option requires an additional 10 credits of Co-operative Education courses. Students wishing to enter and participate in the Co-op option must meet the following requirements:

Declaration and Entrance Requirements

  • Declaration of the Co-op option upon admission into the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Management

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:

  • Completion of COOP 1101 prior to completing 15 credits
  • Completion of COOP 1150 prior to completing HRMT 5200
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Instructor Permission

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
Total Credits10

Note: COOP courses must be completed in ascending numerical order. 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 Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Management, Co-operative Education Option.

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