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BBA, Human Resource Management & Leadership Major

BBA Applied Work Experience Requirements

Applied and relevant work experience

Graduation from the Bachelor of Business Administration, Human Resource Management & Leadership Major requires successful completion of 40 academic courses plus completion of applied and relevant work experience.

This requirement may be satisfied by completing ONE of the following pathways:

Co-operative Education - BUS 101 & BUS 201

To be eligible to participate in Internship or Co-operative Education, you will need to successfully complete 8 first year courses, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and complete the workshop series COOP WEP, prior to the first work term (Internship) and all subsequent work terms (Co-op).

Internship Designation

In addition to regular program content, you will need to complete a minimum of one (1) work term:

Course Course Name Credits
COOP WEP Workplace Education Prep 0
BUS 102 Internship Work Experience 1 4
BUS 202 Internship Work Experience 2 4

Note A student who does not successfully complete three (3) Co-operative Work Experience courses will not qualify for a Co-operative Education Designation; however, the student will qualify for an Internship Designation if they have successfully completed a minimum of one (1) Co-operative Work Experience Course.

Co-operative Education Designation

In addition to regular program content, you will need to complete a minimum of three (3) work terms:

Course Course Name Credits
COOP WEP Workplace Education Prep 0
BUS 101 Cooperative Work Experience 1 6
BUS 201 Cooperative Work Experience 2 6
BUS 301 Cooperative Work Experience 3 6
BUS 401 Cooperative Work Experience 4 6

Note A student who does not successfully complete three (3) Co-operative Work Experience courses will not qualify for a Co-operative Education Designation; however, the student will qualify for an Internship Designation if they have successfully completed a minimum of one (1) Co-operative Work Experience Course.

BBA Work Term Requirement

Graduation from the Bachelor of Business Administration, Human Resource Management & Leadership Major requires successful completion of 40 academic courses plus completion of 420 hours of applied and relevant work experience. This requirement may be satisfied by completing HRML 499 or BUS 101 and BUS 201. Students should consult with the BBA Program Leader for additional information.

Current Students: If you started this program prior to 2014 please contact an Academic Advisor for assistance with making course selections that will support your eligibility for the program credential.

Self-directed Work Experience - HRML 499

HRM 499 Course Description:

HRML 499 is a self-directed work experience that provides students an opportunity to apply and expand human resources academic knowledge while employed in paid or volunteer positions and/or projects. It is the responsibility of the student to secure their HRML 499 position or combination of projects.

HMRL 499 Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the BBA Non Co-op Work Experience, a student will:

  1. Have applied, in a practical setting, skills and knowledge learned in the BBA program.
  2. Have acquired relevant work experience to enhance his/her competence and employability in the field of concentration.
  3. Demonstrate professional behaviour appropriate to a working environment.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of current industry practices, issues and technologies.

Step 1

Contact Sonja Kennedy to determine if your proposed work experience will satisfy the HRML 499 minimum requirement of 420 hours.

Step 2

Download and complete the HRML 499 Job Description Form PDF and include the following:

  1. Attach the company’s job description/s to the application form. It must be on organizational letterhead and signed by your supervisor/s.
  2. Identify your position(s) as full-time or part-time and briefly describe the main duties you performed. Please use your own words to describe the position(s) using grammatically correct sentences.
  3. Provide your signature and your supervisor’s signature verifying the information provided is accurate.
  4. Identify three to four 300-level & higher BBA courses that you will discuss in your report on how related course content was applied in the workplace.
  5. Application must be typed and professionally formatted.

Once your work experience has been approved by the Program Leader, submit the signed Prior Learning Assessment Application Form PDF to Registration to register and pay the HRML 499 tuition fees.

Step 3

Complete and submit the BBA HRML 499 Learning Outcomes Student Report to the Program Leader.

  1. Describe your success in achieving each HRML learning outcome defined above by identifying, describing and relating specific third and fourth year BBA – Human Resources Management and Leadership courses and relevant business theories as evidence of the specific work related outcomes.
  2. Use appropriate APA style citations and course textbook references when detailing your experiences, and provide work samples as appendices.
  3. Be professional and concise in your writing.

Step 4

Once the Program Leader has reviewed your submitted report, your grade will be entered into Camlink.

Co-operative Education

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