Business Management - Human Resources

BMHM
Two-Year with Co-op Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Sep Closed

Overview

This program prepares you to become an expert in managing and developing the most important asset of any organization - its people.

The dynamic field of Human Resources is critical in today's competitive environment. Companies now recognize that strong management of their human resources provides a competitive advantage and leads to organizational success. This program is designed to provide university and college graduates with essential business skills and a strong foundation in Human Resources. Students also complete a four-month full-time work term gaining valuable work experience and insight into the Human Resources profession.

In the first term, students complete courses that provide them with the necessary knowledge for all the major business disciplines including, marketing, accounting, and technology. In subsequent terms, students complete all courses necessary to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam which is required to obtain the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation at an additional fee.

The program provides students with exposure to all areas of the Human Resources field. Students benefit from small class sizes, hands-on active learning, and faculty with diverse experience in all facets of Human Resources.

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This Lambton College program is licensed to and delivered by Queen's College (PDF), a licensed private career college in Mississauga, Ontario. Students who are registered at are students of a public college and as such, will receive full credit from Lambton College for all Lambton College courses completed at the Queen's College campus in Mississauga. Students who meet program graduation requirements will graduate with a credential from Lambton College. Students may be scheduled to have classes on Saturdays.

Admission Requirements

  • University degree, college diploma, or advanced diploma or equivalent

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel a program or course at any time; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways to third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College's sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS of 6.5

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  • TOEFL iBT 79

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  • Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test

Please Note: IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.


Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.
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Costs

  • Term 1 $8,926.00
  • Term 2 $8,123.06
  • Term 3 $8,777.00
  • Term 4 $0.00
$25,826.06
Total Cost of Program

Tuition fees are estimates and are subject to change each academic year. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel at any time a program or course; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

Additional Fees

WIL Project Fees

Students who are not successful in securing a co-op or fail to meet the co-op requirements will need to register in CPL-5559 WIL Project.

There is an additional fee of $2,480 for each student enrolled in the WIL Project course.

Textbooks

The anticipated cost for textbooks in this program is approximately $500 - $700 per term. This amount accounts for both mandatory textbook costs (included in tuition fees) as well as textbook fees not included in your tuition fee amount.

Important Dates, Deadline & Late Fees

For additional information on registration dates, deadlines and late fees please refer to Registration Dates and Deadlines.

Student Fees

A student services fee is included in your tuition.

Health Insurance Coverage

Emergency medical insurance is mandatory for all international students at Lambton College. This includes students who are full-time and part-time and who are on a co-op. This insurance is provided by guard.me - a third party insurance provider.

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Technology Requirements

In order to keep pace with the requirements of each and every course in your program, Lambton College requires that each student have access to a laptop while studying at our college.

Courses

MAN-1103
Human Resources Management

Effective Human Resources Management (HRM) is critical to the success of organizations today. This course will provide an overview of the key concepts of HR management and will include some history and theory of the HR function and important terminology. It will introduce students to the core competencies of effective HR practitioners and allow for self-assessment against these competencies. We will be discussing core HR practice areas such as Strategic Planning, HR Planning, HR Administration, Talent Management, Training Learning and Development, Performance Assessment, Total Rewards (including Compensation and Benefits) Employee and Labour Relations and Health and Safety in the workplace. In addition, the course looks at the legal environment for effective HR management, and the role of HRM in mergers and acquisitions and organizational change management.

ACC-3083
Introduction to Managerial Accounting

The managerial accounting course provides students with skills to become highly effective in environments where quick decisions are required. Students learn to use financial information to make quick strategic decisions including how to use data to evaluate the effectiveness of current operations. Learning to maximize the profitability of operations, students interpret financial statements and supporting financial data that drive decision making. Topics covered in this course include cost management, analysis of financial performance, application of pricing strategies, and budgetary planning and control for a business enterprise.

MKT-6113
Applications of Marketing Concepts

This course uses a case-study approach to introduce students to foundational concepts in the ever-changing marketing environment. Students analyze and solve common marketing challenges through the evaluation of real-world marketing case studies. Students examine the current marketing environment including concepts such as environmental scanning, segmentation, targeting and positioning, and marketing research. Students deepen their understanding of the marketing mix with analysis of product development and branding, pricing, distribution, and the many types of traditional and digital promotions. In addition to case analysis, students further develop their abilities to make informed marketing decisions through simulation exercises designed to emulate real-world scenarios faced by marketing managers.

POD-1003
Foundations of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Increasingly, employers are required to build and maintain workplaces that are equitable, inclusive, and psychologically safe for all workers. This is inclusive of visible and invisible differences across people. This course provides students with the knowledge to identify and articulate the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion ("EDI") practices in the workplace. We will explore the history, key concepts and definitions, the business case for allocating resources to EDI practices, and strategies to support the organizational strategy in the context of regulatory and legislative requirements, and emerging trends, opportunities, and issues.

BUS-1203
Computer Essentials for the Workplace

In today's management and administration workplace, having strong computer skills is essential. This course provides students with resources and guidance to develop skills in Microsoft Office applications, focusing on three key areas: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. While learning about these programs, students develop skills in time management, accountability, and their ability to follow direction.

COM-3013
Professional Communications

This course is designed for international students with diplomas or degrees. It focuses on polishing communications skills acquired through one's academic career and workplace experience. Through various business writing and speaking scenarios, students learn Canadian business practices and communication styles, incorporating inclusivity and diversity. Close attention is paid to proper incorporation of the intellectual property of others to ensure academic integrity. Students will practice organized and dynamic speaking and will strive for polished business documents.

POD-2004
Total Rewards

Today's organizations require well-designed and effectively managed rewards systems to attract, retain and motivate their workforce. This case based program will provide students with the knowledge and ability to design an effective total rewards strategy. We will explore base compensation design, benefits, non-monetary rewards, bonus structure and recognition programs in the context of regulatory requirements and emerging trends, opportunities and issues.

POD-2103
Talent Acquisition

The right people, in the right jobs, at the right time is crucial for the success of organizations. This case based course allows students to gain experience in the full talent acquisition cycle; understanding the vacancy, writing a job description and job posting, channels for recruitment, choosing and applying assessment tools for applicants, conducting reference checks and preparing job offers. Students will consider the organization's business strategy, current market conditions, social and work environments and legal and regulatory requirements for each of these steps of the talent acquisition process.

POD-2204
Learning & Development

This course will provide students with an opportunity to explore diverse approaches to learning to address organizational and/or individual needs for development. This will be accomplished through an integrated case using adult learning principles, fundamental theories of learning, design and development choices and evaluation methods. Current trends and the use of technology will also be highlighted. This course will also compare and contrast formal performance management systems with current approaches to the motivation and management of performance. By examining fundamental theories of motivation we will understand the implications of performance management to employee motivation and success.

POD-3203
The Legal Aspects of Human Resources

This scenario/case-based course will provide students with insight into the legal aspects of human resources management through the entire employment relationship. The focus of this course will be on current federal and provincial employment-related legislation. Students will become familiar with specific areas of law and will apply learned concepts and terminology to address issues related to effective human resource management. Students will be introduced to content specific to workplace complaints and workplace investigations as this is an expanding area of responsibility for human resource professionals.

POD-2403
HR Analytics

Organizations must meet fundamental requirements in the areas of employee information and records management, some of which are legislated and regulated. In this course, we will explore the systems, approaches and standards that provide value and support organizational effectiveness. Topics will include decision factors for the selection and implementation of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), key HR metrics and program evaluation approaches, document management requirements and considerations for employee scheduling and time reporting.

MAN-1163
Organizational Behaviour

This subject is an examination of the contemporary Canadian business environment including the organization, leadership and management decision process which influences the behaviour of individuals and groups. Increased global competition, technological change and the rising expectations of both employees and employers have underlined the need for improved and more effective leadership. This subject provides a better understanding of this process.

JSS-1001
Job Search & Success

This course provides student with skills and knowledge to help support their career search and succeed in the workplace. Students align their personal skill set and goals to guide them on their career paths. They will learn how to effectively conduct a job search, build a professional and well-tailored resume and cover letter, and develop and practice interview techniques. Students will also develop their personal brand to help support effective career networking and aid in their job search. Teamwork and collaboration in the workplace are also discussed. Self-reflection is used to inspire insight and support their professional career journey.

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FIN-1013
Financial Analysis & Budgeting

This course is an introduction to the essentials of financial management with a view for wealth maximization of a business enterprise. Topics covered in this course include the following: analysis of financial performance, cost-volume-profit analysis, financing alternatives and costs, management of working capital, budgeting, and capital investment decisions.

MAN-6043
Leadership in Change Management

One of the few constants in today's competitive business environment is change. Change leaders must have knowledge of what drives successful change, what challenges successful change, the options available, the ethical issues associated with change, and understand organizational theory and behaviour and its impact. Leaders are facing change as it relates to sustainability, climate change and the implications for business in the ESG realm. The environment, social-justice, diversity, and inclusion are all considerations and present organizations with both opportunities and challenges as we look with urgency to our collective futures. Effective leaders must identify the correct approach to leading transition within an organization, utilize skills required to lead in chaotic and fast-paced environments, optimize organizational structures, analyze, and assess change effectiveness, and ready their organizations to thrive. Through case study, readings, teamwork and class discussion, this course explores these knowledge areas and provides opportunity to practice and develop leadership skills relevant for successful change management.

ACC-3154
Accounting & Finance

This course introduces the use of financial management and managerial accounting principles for planning, decision making, control, and cost management for a business enterprise. Topics covered in this course include the following: financial analysis for decision making, cost-volume-profit analysis, organizational costing techniques, and budgetary planning and control.

POD-3403
Human Resources Capstone

In this 42-hour hybrid course, learners will use a simulation to develop human resource functions for a business. Learners will act as a hired Human Resource Director with 600 employees to build the human resource functions of a growing company. Learners will be required to manage a budget that will address the hiring, wages, and benefits of the business, as well as determine appropriate training, compensation and employee programs that will support the growth of the business. Learners will need to manage and monitor a budget as they progress through the simulated business, ensuring that the departmental needs, priorities, and deliverables are met on a quarterly basis. Learners will be required to make informed decisions on the following human resource practices: staffing, compensation, training, and employee programs.

OHS-1023
Occupational Health & Safety

This course introduces participants to the broad and ever-changing field of occupational health and safety, an inherently technical subject area. The multiple dimensions of the various issues--technical, legislative, political, and personal--are a required part of the training for a professional in this field or for someone who is involved with this kind of operation. Major topic areas include the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WCB, WHMIS, transportation of dangerous goods, accident prevention and investigation, physical and biological agents, and the management of Occupational Health and Safety programs

POD-3103
Labout Relations Practicum

The quality of workplace relationships has a significant impact on the culture, environment and success of any organization. HR professionals are called on to support positive relationships and address interpersonal issues in both unionized and non-unionized environments. This case based course will provide the student with insight and practice in the areas of labour relations and employee relations. The course will highlight approaches to conflict resolution, mediation and negotiation. Employee Relations scenarios will focus on investigation and resolution of interpersonal issues. Labour Relations cases will focus on defining, negotiating and documenting a collective agreement between Union and Management.

CPL-1049
Co-op Work Term

Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students in leveraging employment after graduation. For further information regarding co-op, please refer to: https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/co-ops-placements

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CPL-5559
WIL Project

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Project is aimed at enriching students by connecting different program areas of study, cutting across subject-matter lines, and emphasizing unifying concepts. The focus of the WIL Project is to make connections between study and industry by engaging students in relevant and meaningful activities that are connected to and practiced within the professional workplace. WIL Project allows students to enhance and strengthen their employability prospects post-graduation by fine tuning skills and knowledge and meeting the expectations of today's employers. Students are required to attend the scheduled shifts in the WIL office, reporting to the WIL Supervisor. Weekly real-world challenges are presented in the WIL office, designed by industry professionals. In addition to the weekly assigned deliverables, students are also offered professional development sessions, and exposed to industry guest speakers, enhancing their opportunity to develop their professional network.

Contact

Centre for Global Engagement

LAMBTON COLLEGE SARNIA

1457 London Road

Sarnia ON, N7S 6K4

After Graduation

Employment Opportunities

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Program graduates can work in a broad range of domestic and international employment roles, including recruiters, compensation analysts, pension and benefits assistants, health and safety assistants, employment equity officers, training and development assistants, labour relations assistants and other entry-level positions in the human resources field.

Accreditations & Certifications

Certified Human Resources Professional Designation

As part of this program's curriculum, students complete the coursework requirement necessary to obtain the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.

Students need to obtain an overall average of 70% or above in nine subject areas with no single course grade below 65%. Successful students will then be eligible to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam (CKE) offered by the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA). Separate registration and fees determined by the HRPA will apply and are not included in program tuition.

Post-Graduate Employment

International students who successfully complete their programs of study at Lambton College may be eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) Program. This program allows students to gain valuable Canadian work experience.

A work permit under the PGWP may be issued for the length of the study program, up to a maximum of three years. A post-graduation work permit cannot be valid for longer than the student's study program, and the study program must be a minimum of eight months in length. The length and approval of the PGWP is determined solely by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Students must meet the eligibility requirements to apply for a post-graduation work permit.

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Immigration Regulations & Changes

Immigration regulations are legislated by the Federal Government of Canada and are subject to change at any time without notice. Students are responsible for ensuring that they are in compliance with all Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada regulations at all times during their studies and while in Canada. Lambton College staff are not authorized to provide advice or guidance on immigration-related matters. Prospective applicants and current students should consult the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website or call the IRCC Call Centre at 1-888-242-2100 to answer or clarify any immigration-related questions or information.

Co-op

About Co-op

Students in this program have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience by applying classroom learning during co-op experiences.

Learn more about co-op terms and the roles and responsibilities of students and co-op advisors.

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Student Responsibilities

  • Course and program delivery schedules are proposed and subject to change for each intake.
  • Students are required to bring their own laptop with wireless capability.
  • Students are advised to bring an official copy of their most recent police clearance, driver's license, and vaccination record from their home country.
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Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP)

This program has achieved ACBSP Candidacy status which means that this program aligns with global business standards and prepares you for success in your career.

ACBSP Candidacy signifies our commitment to high quality, industry relevant education, ensuring you gain not just knowledge but a competitive edge in the business world.

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Technology Requirements

It is required that students purchase a laptop with a Windows operating system.

Internet Speed Requirements

For best performance for students learning remotely, an internet connection with a minimum of 40 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload speed is recommended in order to effectively use video conferencing and remote lecture delivery software as well as, other online resources remotely. Due to the large area over which students may be dispersed, we are unable to recommend a specific provider, so you will need to inquire around your area to find one that best suits your needs.

Minimum Laptop Requirements

In order to access the internet and virtually-delivered software and courseware, student laptops should include the following at a minimum. By meeting the following specifications, students will be equipped to access software and courseware on their laptop through the internet:

  • Intel i5 8th Gen Processor or equivalent
  • 16 GB of RAM (with a minimum of 8 GB)
  • 100 GB HDD or more
  • HD Graphics
  • Webcam with a microphone
  • Wireless 802.11n/ac 5ghz capable
  • Windows Operating System (Windows 11)

Software

To ensure students are getting the most our of their classroom experience, some software will be required.

Lambton College has made this software easily accessible online. Students can leverage our Microsoft Office 365 software packages and services. In addition, much of the software you require for your courses will be available on demand for use on any device - on or off campus.