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Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources, Bachelor of Commerce

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #30 (BCR) Vancouver, Canada
Are you considering a future in Human Resources Management, Organizational Consulting, and Industrial Relations? In the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources program from University of British Columbia you’ll gain an understanding of the fundamentals of business, general knowledge of all the business options, as well as a range of management and consulting skills.
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For a career following this Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources program from University of British Columbia, it helps to be good with people and to have great organizational skills. You’ll need an ability to switch gears quickly (for example, from administrator to counselor to negotiator) and good judgment.

If you are interested in the OBHR option you must complete COMM 203 - Managing the Employment Relationship by Term 1 of Year 3. In Years 3 and 4, you will specialize in one of two tracks: Human Resources Management or Organizational Consulting.

You will need to complete a total of 15 credits and there are no specific required courses in the option. However, you must select one track or the other and take a minimum of nine course credits in the chosen track. The remaining six credits of course work necessary to complete the option may be selected from either track.

Human Resources Management Club

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Staffing
  • Training, Development, and Performance Management
  • Strategic Compensation
  • Labour Relations
  • Managing Diversity
  • Managing the Family Business
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Employment Law
  • Corporate Responsibility and Business Ethics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Canadian High Schools

  • Final grade of 70% in Grade 11 or Grade 12 English (or equivalent course, including provincial examinations where applicable).
  • Graduation from high school with a minimum average of 70% (or higher for many programs).
  • A Grade 12 English
  • A Grade 12 Pre-Calculus
International High Schools
  • Graduation from a university-preparatory program at a senior secondary school.
  • Admission average calculated on final year academic courses/exams.
  • Senior-level Math (Pre-calculus)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1306 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1306 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    180 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 180 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Vancouver

  • 1590 - 2690 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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