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Business Administration, Bachelor's Degree - Human Resource Management & Leadership Major

Your pathway to business education

Program at a glance

Credential

Degree

Area of Study

Business

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International

Yes

Length

Four years

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Student studying

Because people matter more than rules.

Start in September, January or May!

You will develop a foundation in leadership that prepares you for the strategic role HR professionals play in leading and influencing organizational performance. Applied learning experiences rooted in Human Resources principles are an integral component of this program.

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Certificate, diploma or degree – it's your choice

Building on past success, the School of Business has made the pathway through the Business Administrative programs more flexible. There are now three credentials that allow you to progress from a certificate to a diploma to an applied degree and you can apply, exit and return at any stage.

If you already have a related diploma from Camosun or another institution, consider applying directly to the degree program, to begin your second or third year courses, depending on your previous education. Contact the Program Leader or Academic Advising for more information. 

International Education

Explore the world through study abroad opportunities. Camosun offers many exchange opportunities with partner institutions around the world, as well as several field school opportunities each year. Your chance to rethink your classroom starts here!

If you are an international student coming to Camosun as an exchange student from one of our partner institutions, learn more about Camosun's international department.

After Graduation

BBA Human Resource Management & Leadership Degree graduates are employed in private and public organizations as HR specialists or generalists.  Assuming a variety of roles including that of HR advisors, managers, directors and supervisors.

Graduates who achieve an overall cumulative average of B- and and have been a member of CPHR BC & Yukon continuously since registering in their second semester courses in the case of the Post Degree Diploma in Business Administration in HR Management & Leadership or in the 3rd year courses of the Bachelor of Business Administration in HR Management & Leadership, may apply for exemption from the National Knowledge Exam [NKE]. 

Send official transcripts demonstrating your B- cumulative average, the exam exemption form and fee payment to cphr@cphrbc.ca. Further information on the CPHR pathways is available at https://cphrbc.ca/cphr/become-a-cphr/the-cphr-path/.

Information Sessions

The School of Business Information Sessions are a great way to learn more about a program and to get your questions answered by faculty and staff.

Missed the live Information session?

If you missed the live session we've got you covered. Download the 2021 Summer Information Session PDF with clickable links.

Who can I contact if I want more information?

Contact business@camosun.ca

Invest in yourself!

One, two or four years at Camosun can prepare you for a career in the world of business and finance.

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Estimated tuition

Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

$15,803 * (domestic)
$18,586 * (domestic with Co-op)
$63,900** (international)

*Tuition fees vary depending on course selection. Figures listed here are approximate.
**Tuition is based on 5 academic courses per term (Two terms per year)

Additional Student Fees

What to expect

The program consists of 40 courses which can be completed in approximately four years if taken on a full-time basis. Evening and daytime classes are held predominantly at the Interurban campus and the program can be taken on a part-time basis.

Year 1

In your first year, you’ll work through introductory–level courses in accounting, finance, management, and marketing. Exit the program now with a Business Administration certificate or continue on to Year 2.

Year 2

In your second year, you'll take courses in HR management foundations, leadership skills, and negotiations and contracts. Exit the program now with a business administration diploma or continue on to Year 3.

Year 3

In your third year, you'll continue your studies in human resource development, leading organizational change, and employee & labour relations.

Year 4

For your fourth year, you'll be taking courses in strategic HR management, employment law, and applied leadership.

Co-operative Education Option 

Apply your classroom skills in the workplace and bring your workplace skills back to the classroom! A Co-op work term is a great opportunity to gain work experience in your field while enrolled in your academic program. 

When you engage in co-operative education, you get an early start on preparing for your career after graduation! You will be joining a growing number of students who choose the opportunity to alternate between full-time studies and full-time paid work where you can bring your applied classroom learning to life.

Co-operative education is a learner-centered model that empowers you, the student, to direct your own learning and to make a valuable contribution in the workplace. Your learning will be guided and supported by both your employer and the School with a faculty member from your program assigned to coach, monitor, and evaluate your work term development.

To participate in Co-operative Education, prior to your first work term you will need to successfully complete

  • Eight (8) first year courses, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (C+), and
  • the workshop series CDEV-WPS

Talk to your Co-op & Internship Coordinator, or login to the Co-op and Career Portal to book a Co-op Information Appointment with an Employment Facilitator to get more information. Connect with your Academic Advisor to plan your program and how co-operative education can fit. 

Together you determine what timeline is most appropriate for you to take the mandatory Career Development-Workplace Preparation Skills (CDEV-WPS) course before your first work term.

International students

Under Canadian Immigration Law, as an international student you are eligible to participate in co-operative education and you can legally work in Canada during specified work terms.  The Work Permit Checklist for international students will assist in planning your participation in co-operative education.

A rewarding career

Human resource managers in BC earn a median annual salary* of $79,997 depending on employer and seniority.

*2018 Job Bank Wage data

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

Academic Calendar

 

Our teaching staff

Camosun College is proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys.

Faculty/staff profile

Allison Betton

Allison Betton

Instructor (On Leave)

Allison Betton joined Camosun College in 2016 as a term instructor and became a full-time instructor in 2017.  Allison teaches in the Bachelor of ... Read more

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Odette Coccola Instructor, Management & Human Resource Leadership

Odette Coccola

Instructor

Odette joined Camosun in 2007, teaching Business Law part-time and continuing her law practice in Victoria.  In 2013 she moved to full-time teach ... Read more

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Coralee Czinkota

Instructor

Coralee Czinkota joined Camosun College in the Fall of 2019 and teaches in the Bachelor of Business Administration program within the Management and H ... Read more

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Carole Gosse Instructor, Management & Human Resource Leadership

Carole Gosse

Instructor

Carole Gosse joined Camosun College in 1999 as the Co-op Coordinator for the Hotel and Restaurant Management program. She became a fulltime business i ... Read more

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Jason Johnson

Program Leader

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Timothy Kemp Instructor, Management & Human Resource Leadership

Timothy Kemp

Recruitment & Retention Program Leader

Timothy Kemp trained as a policy analyst and worked for the federal and provincial governments in a variety of roles, including strategic planner, pro ... Read more

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Sonja Kennedy

Instructor

Sonja started teaching Labour Relations part-time at Camosun in 2017 while working full-time in Labour Relations in the Public Sector. Sonja moved to ... Read more

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Shelaina Postings

Instructor

Shelaina Postings joined Camosun College in 2019 as a term instructor and became a full-time instructor in 2021. Shelaina teaches in the Bachelor of B ... Read more

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Dale Samsonoff

Dale Samsonoff

Program Leader

Dale Samsonoff joined Camosun College in 2019 as a term instructor and became a full-time instructor in 2020. Dale teaches in the Bachelor of Business ... Read more

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Stephen Scott Program Leader/Instructor, Hospitality, Tourism, & Golf Management

Stephen Scott

Department Chair

Stephen Scott is a Chartered Professional Accountant who began teaching at Camosun College in 2012 after working in senior finance roles in the hospit ... Read more

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 Karen Stephens Instructor, Management & Human Resource Leadership

Karen Stephens

Instructor

Karen has been with Camosun College in various capacities for 31 years. She began her career in Continuing Education where she developed adult learnin ... Read more

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Halinka Szwender Instructor, Management & Human Resource Leadership

Halinka Szwender

Instructor

Halinka joined Camosun College in 1996 in the Cooperative Education Department. Upon completion of her MBA in 2007, she has been teaching full time in ... Read more

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Susanne Thiessen

Susanne Thiessen

Instructor

Gasán uu dáng gíidang? Camosun College campuses are located on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. I would like to a ... Read more
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Learn more

Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.

Contact information

School of Business

Contact us to discuss if the program is right for you!

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Campus map

250–370–4565

business@camosun.ca

Fax: Fax: 250-370-4104

 

International students contact Camosun International