Business Communication and Human Resource Management Dual Post-graduate Certificate
Earn two postgraduate certificates in as little as sixteen months (four consecutive terms), full-time continuous studies, and graduate prepared to deliver the business skills sought after by employers.
This intensive postgraduate, dual-certificate program is open to students who hold an undergraduate degree from any accredited university. Immerse yourself in developing in-demand skills in human resource management, as well as business communications. Designed for students that have already completed an undergraduate degree in another discipline and would like to supplement it with further undergraduate courses concentrating in business specializations.
Graduates of this program will receive both a postgraduate certificate in Human Resource Management (5.0 credits) and a postgraduate certificate in Business Communication (5.0 credits).
Entry Term: May 2023, September 2023, January 2024, May 2024, September 2024, on the Trent Durham campus only
Duration: Available for full time studies only
Program Completion Requirements: Completion of 10.0 credits as specified
To apply to this post-graduate certificate, please complete this application form.
Graduating From Trent This Year?
As a 2023 Trent grad*, you qualify for direct admission to our Business Dual Postgraduate Certificate program. No need to pay to apply. Registering is easy – just send a confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org from your Trent University account. We will also waive the application fee. For more information about this special offer, visit call 1-888-739-8885.
*this certificate is meant for non-Business program graduates, as there is too much course overlap for graduates of Trent’s BBA program.
Courses Postgraduate Certificate Human Resources Management
The Certificate consists of 5.0 credits of ADMN 1221H, 2220H, 2230H, 3021H, 3220H, 3230H, 3260H, 3270H, 3280H and ECON 3500H. A minimum cumulative average of 65% is required to complete the certificate.
Please note the academic requirements are higher for those wishing to write the Certified Human Resources Professional Designation Knowledge Exam (see University Calendar for more information).
Upon successful completion of the 5.0 credits, students will have satisfied the nine subject areas required for the “Certified Human Resources Professional Designation (CHRP)” and be eligible to write the CHRP Knowledge Exam (CHRP-KE). Students must achieve a cumulative average of 70% in all courses, with no individual course mark less than 65%. In order to take the exam, a student must be an enrolled member of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) of Ontario, which involves a monetary fee to the Association. For more information see HRPA
Courses Postgraduate Certificate Business Communication
The Certificate consists of 5.0 credits of The Certificate program consists of the following 5.0 credits COMM 1000H, 2003H, 3001H, 3094H, 4001H, ADMN 2080H, 2100H, 3150H, COIS 3750H and ADMN 2410H. A minimum cumulative average of 65% is required to complete the certificate. For individual course descriptions, see the University Calendar. Please consult the academic timetable, for information on when courses will be scheduled.
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Breakdown of courses by term
Students are to follow the schedule of courses by term as outlined below for full-time studies. We cannot guarantee course availability if students do not follow the recommended course sequencing. Students who fail to adhere to the recommended schedule may not be able to complete their certificate program within the scheduled number of terms and students may have to return to complete an additional term. Additionally, if you are studying in the summer term, that means you must be registered in courses in both summer terms (S61 and S62).
Term 1 Courses
- COMM 1000H Introduction to Communication (May 2023 substituting ADMN 1221H)
- ADMN 2220H Organizational Behaviour
- ADMN 2230H Human Resource Management
- ADMN 2100H Introduction to Marketing
- ADMN 2080H Managerial and Market Research
Term 2 Courses
- COMM 2003H Becoming Digital
- ADMN 1221H Financial Accounting (Fall 2023 will take COMM 1000H)
- ADMN 3230H Training and Development
- ADMN 2410H Communications in Organizations
- ADMN 3150H Advertising
Term 3 Courses
- COMM 3001H Events Management
- ADMN 3021H Managerial Accounting
- ADMN 3270H Human Resource Planning
- ADMN 3220H Organization Selection
- ADMN 3260H Occupational Health and Safety
Term 4 Courses
- COMM 4001H Crisis Communication
- COMM 3094H Public Leadership in Action
- ADMN 3280H Motivation and Compensation Systems
- COIS 3750H Online Marketing
- ECON 3500H Economics of Industrial Relations
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Application to Graduate
At the beginning of your last term, when you believe you are ready to graduate, you can submit the Application to Graduate form found in myTrent under Academics → Forms. You should apply as soon as your course registration for your final term is finalized (early in Summer term if you are graduating in September; early in the Fall term if you are graduating in January; early in the Winter term if you are graduating in Spring). The deadline to apply to graduate can be found in the Academic Calendar site under Important Dates, as well as at Important Dates & Deadlines.
Convocation ceremonies for students who graduated during the last year (September, January and Spring) are held the first week of June. Please visit Convocation site for the most up-to-date information.