College of the North Atlantic- NL, Canada

Business Administration (Human Resource Management)


  • School of Business
  • Program Length: Two Years

The Business Administration (Human Resource Management) program has been designed to provide students with insight into the theory and practice of effective Human Resource Management. In today’s competitive business environment, managers recognize the importance of their human resources to the success of their organization.

The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to pursue a career in Human Resource Management, Industrial/Labour Relations, Supervision and General Management.

Note: Year 2 of the Business Administration (Human Resource Management) and the Business Management (Human Resource Management) programs is common.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Examine and critique the key fundamentals of strategic human resource management and the employment related legislation (acts and regulations).
  2. Propose and apply various human resource practices to effectively manage an organization’s human resources.
  3. Demonstrate effective research, negotiation, conflict resolution, and leadership skills for use in the business environment.
  4. Integrate ethical human resource management practices for use in performing human resource functions.
  5. Demonstrate application of the Conference Board of Canada employability skills.

Eligibility for admission to Business Administration/Business Management programs requires the applicant to meet one of the following four academic criteria:

1.  High School
High School Graduation
2.  Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Transition
Comprehensive Arts and Science (Transition) Certificate with the following courses:
i. Math Fundamentals: MA1040MA1041

Graduates may obtain employment in a variety of areas such as private businesses, consulting agencies, associations, unions, federal/provincial/municipal governments.

The following is a brief list of the positions that graduates may occupy after successful completion of the program: recruitment/selection officer, personnel officer, training and development officer; compensation/benefits specialist, sexual harassment officer, employee assistance coordinator, labour relations officer, professional development officer, human resource officer, personnel manager, manager of human resources, classification officer.

Business Administration (Human Resource Management) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in all campus locations. ACBSP is the leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.

The Business Administration/Management programs offer exit points after Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3.

* Students can graduate at the end of Year 1 with a Business Administration Certificate.
* Students graduate at the end of Year 2 with a Business Administration Diploma.
* Students graduate at the end of Year 3 with a Business Management Diploma.

Graduates of the Business Administration/Management programs may have the opportunity to transfer credits to institutions/associations such as:
• Memorial University of Newfoundland
• Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia
• Athabasca University, Alberta
• Lakehead College, Alberta
• University of Lethbridge, Alberta
• Lakehead University, Ontario
• University of New Brunswick, Saint John campus
• Okanagan College, British Columbia
• Northwood University, Michigan, USA

Graduates may also wish to further their studies to achieve professional designations with:
• Canadian Institute of Financial Planning
• Canadian Professional Sales Association
• Canadian Public Relations Society
• International Personnel Management Association (IPMA) – Canada
• The Payroll Association of Canada

CNA Graduates from this area – 5 year trending

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