Regulations effective September 1, 2020.
There are two routes to the Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) Human Resources Management Major:
Students presenting two-year college diplomas in business (or a closely related field) from an accredited college or technical institute will receive 60 credits of block transfer award toward the first two years of the Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) Human Resources Management Major, except students from Ontario colleges, who will receive 45 credits. These students must complete additional credits in non-Business and Administrative Studies courses to reach the 60-credit requirement. Ontario students with approved three-year diplomas in business or a closely related field will receive a block transfer award of up to 66 credits towards this degree program. All diplomas presented must be approved for credit by Athabasca University.
Students presenting two- or three-year professional diplomas in non-business fields from an accredited college or technical institute, will receive a block transfer award of 30 credits. Students must also complete required courses (30 credits) and the required and options courses in the Business-Field Diploma-Holder Route. If students present a diploma and course(s) equivalent to the program list (or another required course within the Bachelor of Commerce program) the block transfer award may increase up to 60 credits. All diplomas presented must be approved for credit by Athabasca University.
Our online program plans can assist you in selecting the courses needed to fulfill your program requirements.
Counselling Services offers an assessment website, Mapping Your Future. Athabasca University has developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.
Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.
Students must have a weighted average of at least 1.7 (C-) across all courses taken at Athabasca University towards a Bachelor of Commerce degree in order to graduate.
|Total credits in the program||120|
|Block transfer credit for two-year business
diploma (excluding Ontario)
| Block transfer credit for Ontario two-year
|Block transfer credit for Ontario three-year business diploma||up to 66|
|Required credits - Years 3 and 4||30|
|Required Human Resources Management major credits||21|
|A minimum of 12 Business and Administrative Studies credits must be at the 400 level (including ADMN 404 and ADMN 405).||12|
|Residency requirement. A minimum of 30 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University in senior (300/400 level) courses, including ADMN 404 and ADMN 405.||30|
|Graduation with Distinction or Great Distinction. At least 24 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University in order to be considered.||24|
|Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) credits||9|
AU-approved college diploma
|Required Courses (30 credits)|
|ACCT 355||Cost Analysis||(3)|
|ADMN 417||International Business Management*||(3)|
*Both of these courses should be taken if pursuing the CPHR designation. Alternative courses should be planned in the Options area. Please consult with an advisor if you require assistance.
|CMIS 351||Management Information Systems||(3)|
|FNCE/ECON 300||Financial Economics
*Students planning to pursue further courses in FNCE or ACCT should select FNCE 370.
|HRMT 386||Introduction to Human Resource Management||(3)|
|MGSC 312||Statistics for Business and Economics II||(3)|
|MGSC 368||Introduction to Production and Operations Management||(3)|
|MGSC 369||Service Operations Management|
|ORGB 364||Organizational Behaviour||(3)|
|ADMN 404||Capstone I: Strategic Management*||
|ADMN 405||Capstone II: Application and Integration of Contemporary Business Topics||(3)|
|* ADMN 404 and ADMN 405 must be taken with AU. Transfer credit will not be awarded. These courses should be taken as the last courses in the program.|
|Human Resources Management Major Required Courses (21 credits)|
|ECOM 320||Overview of e-Commerce||(3)|
|HRMT 301||Recruitment and Selection||(3)|
|HRMT 441||Strategic Human Resource Management||(3)|
|IDRL 215||Introduction to Labour Relations||(3)|
|IDRL 308||Occupational Health and Safety||(3)|
|ORGB 319||Motivation and Productivity||(3)|
|SOCI 321||Sociology of Work and Industry||(3)|
Information effective Sept. 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2021.
Updated April 12 2021 by laurab