Business Administration – Human Resource Management

Tuition and Fees

Program Title: Business Administration – Human Resource Management
Credential Earned: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Delivery: Full Time
Program Length: 6 Semesters
Program Status: Open

Program Codes
NORT – B264 (PC) Timmins Campus
NORT – B284 (CK) Contact North Kirkland Lake Campus
Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.

Winter Intake
B264W (PC) Timmins Campus
B284W (CK) Contact North Kirkland Lake Campus


Program Description
Human resource management (HRM) is the planned approach to the management of an organization’s most valued assets – the employers and employees who contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the business. The goal of human resource management is to help an organization to meet strategic goals by attracting, and maintaining employees and also to manage them effectively. Human resource management comprises several processes. These processes can be performed in an HR department, but some tasks can also be outsourced or performed by line-managers or other departments.

  • Workforce planning
  • Recruitment (sometimes separated into attraction and selection)
  • Induction and orientation
  • Skills management
  • Training and development
  • Personnel administration
  • Compensation in wage or salary
  • Time management
  • Travel management (sometimes assigned to accounting rather than HRM)
  • Employee benefits administration
  • Personnel cost planning
  • Performance appraisal

Upon graduation, students may work in a broad range of employment settings in all sectors of business and industry, both domestic and international, including manufacturers, retailers, banks and other financial institutions, medical facilities, government offices, human resources consulting firms, and other large and small businesses.

Career Opportunities
Graduates of the program are prepared to perform staffing, appraisal, training, employee relations, health and safety, and benefits and compensation administration functions.

Contact Information
Timmins Campus
Rose-Marie Deacon, Program Coordinator
Tel: 705-235-3211 ext.  2243
deaconr@northern.on.ca

Haileybury Campus, Kirkland Lake Campus, and Contact North
Roseanne Clyburn, Program Coordinator
Tel: 705-672-3376 Ext. 8822
clyburnr@northern.on.ca

Distance Learning Officer
Tel: 705-567-9291 ext.3673
kldisted@northern.on.ca

Admission Requirements
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
Grade 12 English (C, U)
Grade 12 Math (C, U)

Or equivalent

Or mature student status (an applicant who does not have a high school diploma or equivalent, and will have reached the age of 19 years on or before the start of the program). Mature students must undergo academic testing prior to admission into a program. Call the Admissions Office at 705-235-7222 for more details. Academic prerequisites for this program may be obtained free of charge through Academic Upgrading.

Application Process
Fall intake: apply to this program on OCAS. When studies commence, you are automatically registered in the first year Business Fundamentals which is a common first year business program for Northern College’s two* and three year business programs in accounting, human resources management, marketing, and business general studies.

*The two year Office Administration – Executive program has a unique first year Office Administration-General.

January Intake
apply directly to the January intake program codes for the common first year Business Fundamentals program and upon completing this first year, you can register for the fall into the second year of the 2- or 3-year business program of your choice.

Semester 1 – Same as Business Fundamentals
AC1004 Accounting I
BU1073 Introduction to Business Management and Organizational Behaviour
CM1903 Communications I – Model A
GN1033 Health and Safety (PC) (General Education Elective)
MA1004 Mathematics of Finance I
IN1093 Computer Applications for Business and Technology
MR1033 Introduction to Marketing I
EV7003 Issues in Environmental Sustainability (CK/KL/HL)

Semester 2 – Same as Business Fundamentals
AC2004 Accounting II
CM2903 Communications II – Model A
IN2013 Computer Applications II
MA2033 Mathematics of Finance II
MR2014 Introduction to Marketing II
BU1074 Principles of Human Resource Management
BU4013 Microeconomics
IN2042 E-Business and Web Research (CK/KL/HL)

Semester 3
GN2133 Law and Ethics
BU3013 Macroeconomics
BU1083 Compensation Management
AC3033 Accounting III
IN4143 Database
BU1093 Industrial Relations
EL1103 General Elective I (PC)
PH2103 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (CK/HL/KL)
GN1063 Occupational Health and Safety

Semester 4
AC4053 Financial Management I
BU1153 Recruitment and Selection
AC6023 Taxation I
AC4034 Management Accounting I

Semester 5
Grievance Procedures and Arbitration
Employment Equity and Pay Equity Law
BU2023 Human Resources Planning and Development
AC5053 Financial Management II
AC5033 Management Accounting II
MA4004 Business Statistics I

Semester 6
Human Rights in Employment
Collective Bargaining
Human Resource Information System
IN6334 Information Systems
BU6021 Business Placement
MA6033 Business Statistics II
General Education Elective

Semester 1
AC1004 Accounting I
This course gives hands-on training in fundamental accounting concepts as applied in service and merchandising firms. Students will be taken through a complete cycle and will record and report financial transactions. At every point in the course, students will examine the accounting decisions based on financial transactions taken from real work situations. This course will provide the foundation for general accounting principles with an understanding of a general and a trust account. The students will also understand the LSUC’s books and record keeping requirements and the obligations related to trust accounts, preservation of client property and withdrawal of trust monies. The student will have an understanding of financial statements and bank reconciliations.

BU1073 Introduction to Business Management and Organizational Behaviour
This course consists of an examination of the Canadian business environment and the management decision making process as an integral component of organizational behaviour.

CM1903 Communications I – Model A
Communications I is a practical course designed to help strengthen both oral and written skills. Students will be exposed to a variety of learning methods and communication formats. Emphasis will be placed on the use of appropriate structure, writing conventions and style. Students will also develop discipline-specific documents as well as learn the basics of portfolio assembly and presentation.

GN1033 Health and Safety (PC)
This course is an introduction to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. Topics include the Act and several related regulations. The student will also complete a valid WHMIS certification course during the semester.

MA1004 Mathematics of Finance I
This course is divided into several building blocks. The primary focus is to start with fundamental arithmetic and algebra and apply the learned techniques to common business problem solving. In tandem, students will also learn several business mathematics techniques and their application.

IN1093 Computer Applications for Business and Technology
Students are introduced to commonly used features of the most widely used microcomputer applications – MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint. Basic computer skills are required as prerequisites. A series of lectures, projects, and exercises will take advantage of Microsoft Office features. Word’s extensive menu, toolbar, and template features will be used to create various business documents. Project material is developed so that students will apply their software skills to course material throughout their program of studies.

MR1033 Introduction to Marketing I
Modern marketing involves much more than selling and promoting – marketing is the process of determining and satisfying the needs of customers. This means that students’ everyday lives are touched by one or more aspects of marketing. Students will learn how to be better consumers and then apply their understanding of marketing to analyze different marketing approaches used by actual businesses.

EV7003 Issues in Environmental Sustainability (CK/KL/HL)
Our human society is at a crossroads in terms of our management of the environment. Population growth, and the demands it continues to place on our available resources, has resulted in a situation in which the judicious management of those resources is no longer an option. This multidisciplinary, general education course is of interest to students of all walks of life and all intended professions, as a guide to how they can learn to live more sustainably in their personal and professional lives, and, in so doing, preserve the environment for the needs and enjoyment of future generations.

Semester 2
AC2004 Accounting II
This fundamental accounting concepts course deals with the basics of analysis and recording of transactions involving assets and liabilities. Because efficient management of cash flow is essential for the survival of any business, students will focus on this asset first. Consequently, the course begins with an introduction to cash management and control procedures used by different types of businesses. In the remainder of the course, students learn the fundamental/basic accounting concepts and techniques for recording other assets and liabilities. Students will apply these fundamental accounting concepts by completing a project for a “virtual business.”

BU1074 Principles of Human Resources Management
This course will teach students how to forecast the human resource needs of an organization within ambient sociopolitical situations.

CM2903 Communications II – Model A
Communications II is a continuation of Communications I and is designed to strengthen practical written and oral presentation skills. Students will apply the appropriate principles and formats to job-related documents and will continue to review grammatical structures and apply editing strategies.

IN2013 Computer Applications II
This course covers advanced computer applications including advanced Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel, intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint and introduction to Microsoft Access. Topics include creating a web page from a Word document, form letters, merging to form letters, labels and envelopes, financial functions, amortization schedules, data tables, creating and querying a worksheet database, spreadsheet templates, linking worksheets, advanced animation, transitions and sound files for slide show presentations, and structuring databases. The lectures will be supplemented with in-class assignments and tests. This course is common in many programs therefore students should expect minor variations from the description presented here.

BU4013 Microeconomics
Microeconomics focuses on individual products and their prices. By studying the laws of supply and demand, students can see how prices are determined and be able to make wiser business decisions. The Canadian economy and individual commodities form the backdrop for the teaching of the laws of supply and demand, cost curve analysis, production and pricing. Students will track actual product prices and determine reasons for fluctuations.

MA2033 Mathematics of Finance II
This course begins with an introduction to common arithmetical techniques used in the world of finance. As the course progresses, students will progress to the more advanced techniques followed in financial problem solving. Students will also become proficient in the use of various financial calculators. Prerequisite: MA1004 Math of Finance I.

MR2014 Introduction to Marketing II
This practical, student-oriented course follows the accepted concepts of marketing, current marketing principles/practices, and their applications as functional decision-making management tools.
Topics will include all aspects of product development, marketing and management, price determination and pricing strategies, distribution-related strategies, marketing communications strategies (including advertising, personal selling, sales promotions, event marketing and sponsorship, public relations and direct marketing) and non-profit marketing and global marketing.

IN2042 E-Business and Web Research (CK/KL/HL)
This course is an introduction to such business tools as the Internet, E-Mail, Forums and the advancements of technology in business today. Throughout this semester we will witness various demonstrations allowing us to experience how valuable technology is in business today. Students will learn the various ways business use the Internet today for communications, sales, and organisation. This semester will also have students learning various methods of securing themselves on the Internet as well as against attacks and viruses; protection such as antivirus software, malware protections, spyware protections and firewalls. You will also learn and explore the creation of websites and blogs.

Semester 3
GN2133 Law and Ethics
This course provides a basis for legal and ethical issues of importance to graduates and specifically covers torts, professional liability and contract law. Its goal is to begin preparing the student for professional designations and/or examinations.

BU3013 Macroeconomics
Macroeconomics presents an overview of the Canadian economy focusing on national trends such as unemployment, inflation and monetary/fiscal policies. The course will provide students with a basis to analyze current activities for predicting future trends as a basis for business decision-making. Discussions will focus on helping students apply theory about macroeconomics to current events.

CM3103 Report Writing I
This course is an extension of Communications I and II, and concentrates on the writing of business reports. The course introduces students to the methodology of researching, organizing, compiling, analyzing and interpreting information to solve business problems. Students learn the theory and apply it to writing short, informal reports, proposals and a long formal report. Prerequisite: CM2173 Communications II or CM2113 Communications II.

AC3033 Accounting III
This course is an introduction to accounting for corporations. The corporate form of business organizations poses some unique challenges for financial accounting. Issuance of bonds or shares, investments in other corporations’ securities, and reporting of dividends and earnings per share, are all examples of events or transactions that do not affect the financial statements of a smaller business. This course will also explore how corporations communicate information about cash management activities through the statement of cash flows. Students will apply what they learn to problems, mini-cases, and the understanding and interpretation of actual annual reports of prominent Canadian corporations.

IN4143 Database
This course will introduce the student to the many features and applications of Access. Access terminology and characteristics of a database will be covered. Students will learn to create,worksheet to an Access table and merging a Word form letter with an Access database. Prerequisite: IN1013 Computer Applications I, or IN1313 Software Applications I, or OF1136 Word Processing/Keyboarding Iquery, maintain, and present a database. Instructions will be provided on converting an Excel.

BU1093 Industrial Relations
This course is designed to help students understand the practice of labour relations in Canada, to understand the environmental influences on the two organizations that interact in union-management relations, to enable students to appreciate the complex combination of power, reason, communications, politics and attitudes that pervades the industrial relations process, to understand the more significant bargaining issues and their economic implications, and to understand how the administration of the contract affects management-labour relations.

EL1103 General Elective I (PC)

PH2103 Critical Thinking / Problem Solving
Critical Thinking/Problem solving will enable the learner to assess the arguments of others by equipping them with the skills to asses the truth claims put forward in support of a conclusion and to assess the structure and consistency of the argument itself. The learner will discover how to effectively construct arguments to advocate for their own positions. As a result, the learner will hone their ability to critique the claims of others, to understand and articulate their own opinions, and to make the best decision in a given set of circumstances.

Semester 4
AC4053 Financial Management I
This course introduces the main concept of financial management and its increasing importance in a business organization. Areas examined include, working capital management, capital structuring, capital budgeting, financial analysis and planning, business securities and taxes, financial markets, interest rates and project evaluation. Prerequisites: MA2033 Math of Finance II, AC2004 Accounting II.

BU4013 Microeconomics
Microeconomics focuses on individual products and their prices. By studying the laws of supply and demand, students can see how prices are determined and be able to make wiser business decisions. The Canadian economy and individual commodities form the backdrop for the teaching of the laws of supply and demand, cost curve analysis, production and pricing. Students will track actual product prices and determine reasons for fluctuations

BU1153 Recruitment & Selection
This course consists of a basic study is undertaken of the principles, issues, trends, and legislative requirements affecting recruitment and selection. Human Resources professionals need an understanding of how recruitment and selection fits into the broader organizational structure, processes, and goals of an organization and how this function is related to the other functions of Human Resources management. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to successfully identify human resource requirements and attract and retain an effective workforce for an organization. The changing legal environment and the impact of laws on recruitment and selection are an important component of this course.

AC6023 Taxation I
This course develops the concept of a business-decision approach to taxation from a management prospective. It outlines the fundamentals of tax planning by stating the techniques and skills required to apply tax knowledge. It provides an overview of the fundamentals of income determination for Individuals.

CM4102 Report Writing II
This course is an extension of Report Writing I. As part of formal report preparation, students will study both primary and secondary research including the preparation of questionnaires, interviews and telephone surveys. In addition, this course introduces students to the dynamics of planning and participating in meetings. This course also includes an intensive treatment of job search techniques designed to help students prepare for the job market, participate in employment interviews and evaluate potential employees. Prerequisite: CM3103 Report Writing I.

AC4034 Management Accounting I
This course continues on from Managerial Accounting I with the important discussion of the management use of accounting information in the Public Administration program. Again, this course will cover some of the important ways in which managers can use accounting information for planning, control, and decision-making. While some attention is given to manufacturing companies, most of the techniques covered in this course are applicable to retailers, service providers, non-profit organizations and government. Students will learn how to use techniques like variance analysis and relevant costs for decision-making in a variety of potential employment situations through problem assignments and class discussion. Prerequisite: AC3054 Managerial Accounting I

Semester 5
AC5053 Financial Management II
This course is a continuation of Financial Management I and includes the following: Topics: capital budgeting, security valuation, cost of capital and long-term financing decisions. Prerequisite: AC4053 Financial Management I

AC5033 Management Accounting II
This course continues on from Management Accounting I with the important discussion of the management use of accounting information. Again, this course will cover some of the important ways in which managers can use accounting information for planning, control, and decision-making. While some attention is given to manufacturing companies, most of the techniques covered in this course are applicable to retailers, service providers, non-profit organizations and government. Students will learn how to use techniques like variance analysis and relevant costs for decision-making in a variety of potential employment situations through problem assignments and class discussion. Prerequisite: AC4034 Management Accounting I

BU2054 Training and Development
The student will be introduced to the psychology of the learning process on which training and development is based and will gain an understanding of the design, implementation, and evaluation of training programs within organizations. The course will include the four key elements of the training and development function: needs analysis procedures; program design/development; program administration; and measurement and evaluation. Prerequisite: BU1074.

MA4004 Business Statistics I
This course begins with descriptive statistics including frequencies distributions, histograms, percentiles, measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode), measures of dispersion (range, variance, standard deviation). Following descriptive statistics is an introduction to the theory of probability, probability distributions including the binomial distribution and the normal distribution. Finally, sampling distributions and interval estimation are covered. Prerequisite: MA2004 Mathematics of Finance II

GN1063 Occupational Health and Safety
This course covers an inventory system for hazardous materials in the work place, worker’s compensation boards, how to identify current and potential losses attributable to health and safety factors, joint occupational health and safety committees, corporate obligation to law, union involvement in health and safety, interaction with inspectors empowered by law, the corporate climate in relation to occupational health and safety issues, right to know (644-88), and EAP programs capturing health and safety concerns.

Semester 6
IN6334 Information Systems
People in every line of work and in every type of organization make use of information systems. Chances are, regardless of their future role, students will need to understand what information systems can and cannot do, and be able to use them to help them accomplish their work. Students will be expected to discover opportunities to use information systems and to participate in the design solutions to business problems employing information systems. Students will be challenged to identify and evaluate IS options. To be successful, students must be able to view information systems from the perspective of business and address their impact on fellow workers, customers, suppliers, and other key business partners. For these reasons, a course in information systems is essential for students in today’s high-tech world.

BU1083 Compensation Management
This course is designed to expose students to all the essential elements of compensation design, implementation, management, and evaluation within the competitive and changing environment of the new economy. Compensation management explores the theoretical and practical approaches and strategies to compensation design and management within an organizational framework, the external and internal environments of an organization, pay structures, incentive systems, benefits programs, and changing employment conditions and trends.

BU6021 Business Placement
This course consists of a six-week work placement that provides students with valuable practical experience and employment opportunities. Prerequisite: Graduation standing

MA6033 Business Statistics II
This course is a survey of the methods used in statistical inference. Topics covered include sampling methods and sampling distributions, hypothesis testing for both large and small samples, analysis of variance, linear regression and correlation, multiple linear regression and correlation analysis, index numbers and time series.

BU2023 Human Resources Planning and Development
Students need to learn about that different organizational strategies require different human resources management policies and practices. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of the role of HR Professionals as business partners in formulating human resource management strategy to meet the organizational need of the company. This course will assist students with learning how to plan and forecast processes matching corporate strategies with specific HR practices.

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Articulation Agreements – Universities

Program Degree at Receiving University
Algoma (Ontario)
Business Bachelor of Arts (Community Development)
Business Administration
Athabasca (Alberta)
Business-Accounting Bachelor of Management
Business-Marketing or Honours Bachelor of Management
Business Administration-Accounting or Honours Bachelor of Management with Major
Business Administration-Information Systems or Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce with Major
or Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour
Griffith (Australia)
Business Bachelor of Business
Business-Accounting Bachelor of Commerce
Business-Marketing Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
Business Administration
Business Administration-Accounting
Guelph (Ontario)
Business Administration Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)
 
Fredericton (New Brunswick)
Business Bachelor of Science (Business Administration)
Business-Accounting
Business Administration
Business Administration-Accounting
Business Administration-Information Systems
Business Marketing
Community Economic and Social Development
Public Administration
Husson (Maine, USA)
Business Bachelor of Science (Business Administration)
Business-Accounting
Business Administration
Business Administration-Accounting
Business Administration-Information Systems
Business Marketing
Community Economic and Social Development
Public Administration
IOTI (Ireland)
Business Bachelor of Business (Mulitple Majors)
Business Administration Bachelor of Arts
Business Administration-Accounting
Business Administration-Human Resource Management
Business-Marketing
Lakehead (Ontario)
Business Administration Bachelor of Administration
Business Administration-Accounting Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Business Administration-Human Resources Management
Business Administration-Information Systems
Business Administration
Nipissing (Ontario)
Business Administration Bachelor of Business Administration
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ontario)
Business-Accounting Bachelor of Commerce (Multiple Majors)
Business Administration-Accounting
Business Administration-Human Resources Management
Business-Marketing
Ryerson (Ontario)
Business Administration Bachelor of Commerce (Business Technology Management)
or Bachelor of Commerce (Business Management)
Bachelor of Business Management
 
Windsor (Ontario)
Business Bachelor of Arts (General Labour Studies)
Business Administration Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Business Administration)
Algoma (Ontario)
Community Economic and Social Development Worker Bachelor of Arts (Community Economic and Social Development)
Community Economic and Social Development Administration
Law Clerk Laurentian (Ontario)
Bachelor of Arts in Law and Justice (Honours)
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ontario)
  Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Legal Studies
Athabasca (Alberta)
Office Administration-Executive Bachelor of Professional Arts-Communications
Note 1: The information above is subject to change without notice at the institution’s discretion.
Note 2: Ryerson University may ask applicants to complete two or three university level liberal studies courses prior to admission.

Articulation Agreements – Colleges

Program Credential from Receiving College
Cambrian (Ontario)
All one and two year Business programs All one and two year Business programs
All three year Business Administration programs All three year Business Administration programs
Conestoga (Ontario)
All two and three year Businss programs Bachelor of Administration
Confederation (Ontario)
All one and two year Business programs All one and two year Business programs
All three year Business Administration programs All three year Business Administration programs
Humber (Ontario)
Business Business Administration-Professional Golf Management
Humber (Ontario)
Business Bachelor of Commerce (Multiple Majors)
Business-Accounting
Business-Marketing
Business Administration
Business Administration-Accounting
Seneca (Ontario)
All two and three year Business programs Bachelor of Commerce, Human Resources Strategy & Technology
Note: The information above is subject to change without notice at the institution’s discretion.