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Honours Bachelor of Commerce - Human Resources Strategy and Technology

Available: Fall, Winter

Program Description

Seneca's Honours Bachelor of Commerce - Human Resources Strategy and Technology program is more than the traditional HR management degree. In addition to the traditional HR courses, you'll gain the management, strategic and technological skills demanded by industry. This program is designed to synthesize theory with practice, thereby allowing you to develop in-depth knowledge and critical skills in Human Resources, Business and Technology including HRIMS/SAP, data mining and metrics. The co-op work term will enable you to build a professional network ahead of graduation.

Alumni of this program will testify that they have benefited greatly from experienced professors, Seneca's connections to industry, and access to the largest business alumni network. You'll also be able to fulfill the educational requirements for most industry gold standard designations.

As a graduate of this program, you'll be several steps ahead of others by not only becoming a HR professional but also positioning yourself as an HR strategic partner in the ever-changing business world.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities are available for candidates with distinguished academic records in their high school careers. A variety of scholarships and bursaries are available to students based on merit and financial needs.



8 Semesters (4 Years)

Credential Awarded

Honours Bachelor Degree

Your Career

In today's competitive environment, there is a high demand for individuals who can manage a company's most important asset: their people. Human resources is taking an increasingly important role as organizations deal with changing demographics, including an increased number of retirements. In light of this, there is an increasing demand for qualified human resources professionals. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to adapt to the changing responsibilities of Human Resources professionals and will work in positions such as HR Administrator, HR Business Partner, HR Specialist, HR Consultant, Recruiter, Trainer or Compensation Analyst. In addition, you will have the required knowledge to pursue several key industry designations including the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation through the Human Resources Professionals Association and the Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate through Microsoft.

Work-Integrated Learning

Mandatory Degree Co-op

A work experience that includes at least one term in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a paid position that is completed between two academic semesters and requires a minimum of 420 hours of work. Students must be in good standing and meet all identified requirements prior to participating in the work experience. The successful completion of the co-op work term(s) is required for graduation. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee that a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the mandatory co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Work-Integrated Learning Model
  Fall Winter Summer
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Vacation
Year 1   Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Vacation
Year 3 Semester 5 Semester 6 Semester 7
Year 4 Work Term Semester 8  

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Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses with a minimum overall average of 65%, or a mature applicant (21 years or older and has been out of high school for a minimum of two years). Mature applicants should disclose all previous postsecondary transcripts which may be used for admission decisions.

Required courses - minimum final grade of 65% in each:

  • English: Grade 12 ENG 4(U)
  • Mathematics: any Grade 12 (U)

Applicants must meet Seneca English Proficiency requirements for degree programs.

Program Costs

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Tuition – Domestic


Tuition – International


Book & Supply Costs


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and Liberal Studies requirements.

Seneca has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a five-year term starting January 28, 2014. In conformity with the Minister's criteria and requirements, Seneca will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. Seneca shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.


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416.491.5050 ext. 22840

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416.491.5050 ext. 22608
Additional Contacts
Financial Aid & Awards

Program Coordinator

Puneet Luthra 416.491.5050 ext. 26179

Program Chair

Maria Sairoglou 416.491.5050 ext. 26718

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions

Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities

Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees

A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates

Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network