Human Resource Management (B.B.A)
Few businesses can succeed without a skilled, happy and healthy workforce, making human resources professionals an invaluable and in-demand asset to any team. This practical specialization will provide B.B.A. students with the skills necessary to effectively manage people, while also satisfying course requirements for the Certified Human Resources Professional Designation.™
Upon successful completion of the 5.5 credits associated with the Specialization in Human Resource Management, students will have satisfied all of the course requirements for the “Certified Human Resources Professional Designation™” and be eligible to write the National Knowledge Exam.™ By HRPA standards, 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 of Ontario, which involves a monetary fee to the Association.
The “Certified Human Resources Professional Designation” is the only legislated certification for Human Resources Professionals in North America. Currently, the HRPA requires the completion of nine subject areas, which are all offered at Trent. CHRP, NKE, and NPPA are trademarks of HRPA and used under license. Licensing does not equate to program review, approval, or endorsement.
Courses for Specialization in Human Resource Management (HRM)
Graduating students who have fulfilled the requirements for a single major Bachelor of Business Administration or a joint-major Honours degree in Business Administration may add a Specialization in Human Resource Management, if they have successfully completed the following 5.5 credits with a minimum grade of 65% in each and an overall average of at least 70%:
- 4.5 ADMN credits consisting of ADMN 1221H, 2220H, 2230H, 3021H, 3220H, 3230H, 3260H, 3270H, and 3280H
- 0.5 ECON credit consisting of ECON 3500H
- Link to university calendar for more information
Link to HRPA website
It is important you draft a course plan for your studies at Trent. By developing a course plan, you ensure you have the required pre-requisite courses to register in the courses you are interested in as well as meet the requirements to graduate.
First year - For those considering a Specialization in HRM, students should complete ADMN 1000H, ADMN 1221H, ECON 1010H, and ECON 1020H in first year. If you take ADMN 1000H and 1221H in the fall, you could consider taking one or two of the second year ADMN courses (ie. ADMN 2010H, 2100H, 2220H, 2230H, or 2510H) in the winter term of first year. This will then leave space in the upper years to timetable the appropriate human resources courses. It is also suggested you take COIS 1010H and COIS 1620H in first year.
Second year – For those considering a Specialization in HRM, you should complete ADMN 2220H and 2230H by the end of second year. Students should also complete all required ADMN and ECON second year level courses.
Third and Fourth year – For those considering a Specialization in HRM, you should complete ADMN 3220H, 3230H, 3260H, 3270H, 3280H and ECON 3500H (fall) over third and fourth year. If you complete them in third year, you could consider applying for the placement course ADMN 4870H in fourth year (minimum 72% cumulative average required) and secure an experiential learning position within a local HR office. Over third and fourth year, students should also complete all required ADMN third and fourth year level courses.
Current Durham campus students, if you have advising questions visit https://www.trentu.ca/durham/academics/academicadvising
If you have Department questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org