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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management

Degree Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Faculty Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Location North Oshawa campus location
Start dates September
Length Four years
Program load Full-time
OUAC code DBH
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This Commerce major will help you develop the practical skills and knowledge required to transform any organization’s most important asset—its human capital—into a sustainable competitive advantage.

General information

This Commerce major will help you develop the practical skills and knowledge required to transform any organization’s most important asset—its human capital—into a sustainable competitive advantage. 

This program offers highly interactive and engaging courses, which will prepare you for attaining your Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation. Enrol in our Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management program to launch your rewarding career as a human resources professional.


Additional information

Faculty of Business and Information Technology website

Admission requirements

Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U) with a minimum average of 60 per cent and one of Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) with a minimum average of 60 per cent. 

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.


Last year's cut-off 70 per cent
Expected cut-off Low 70s

How to apply

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our admissions website:
 Ontario secondary school applicants 
• Ontario secondary school graduates
• Canadian out-of-province high school applicants 
• international applicants 
• mature applicants (over 21 and never attended post-secondary) 
• transfer applicants
• General Arts and Science (GAS) applicants 
• home-schooled applicants

Program curriculum

Sample courses:

  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Developing Management Skills
  • Health and Safety
  • Human Resources Planning
  • Industrial and Labour Relations
  • Management of Change
  • Negotiations
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Training and Development

The first two years of the program have a common curriculum featuring simulations, teamwork and case studies. In your third year, students can proceed to the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management major.

A full program map is available in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.

Experiential learning

You will gain hands-on experience as you learn how to apply theory to the processes of business decision-making and problem-solving. Our Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources major includes the opportunity to participate in internship work placements (locally or aboard) or Capstone study projects in which you work within a team to provide consulting services to one of our industry partners.

Our emphasis on experiential learning also includes the integration of case study analysis, computer simulations, field-based projects, and problem-solving activities into our courses. In addition, students can enrich their opportunities for experiential learning by participating in student competitions and various student societies.

Learn more on the faculty website.

Career opportunities

  • compensation analyst
  • employee benefits co-ordinator
  • health and safety officer
  • human resources manager
  • labour relations specialist
  • recruitment specialist
  • training and development officer

Here are some examples of where our recent graduates are currently employed:

  • Business Academic Advisor at Lakeland College
  • Human Resources (HR) Consultant at Scotiabank
  • HR Representative at St. Michael's Hospital
  • Learning and Development Specialist at Nestlé​
  • Onboarding Officer at TD Bank
  • Recruiter at Bruce Power
  • Recruiter at Loblaws Companies Limited
  • Senior Leader Talent Acquisition at Canadian Tire
  • Staffing Co-ordinator at Ottawa Police Service​
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