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Business Administration Human Resource Management

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Learn how to recruit new employees, manage benefits and enhance work environments - Human Resource Management is essential to every organization. Our dynamic 2-year program combines classroom theory with hands-on case studies and mock interview scenarios. We cover a wide range of topics including organizational change, diversity in the workplace, employment law, contract negotiations and professional culture. Join a fascinating field powered by people. HR practitioners makes significant contributions to the success of every organization.

Office of the Registrar
11762 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T5G2R1, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Available
Admission Requirements

*See Alternative Entrance Pathways for other options, including provisional admission options if you do not yet meet the English Language Proficiency requirement.



  • Successful completion of the following business courses through NAIT Open Studies with an overall minimum GPA of 2.0:
  1. COMM 1101 (Communications I);
  2. ECON 1110 (Introduction to Microeconomics);
  3. MATH 1180 (Business Math)
  4. ACCT 1115 (Introductory Financial Accounting);
  5. ORGB 1135 (Organizational Behaviour)


  • Applicants who, prior to September 2022, have successfully completed the following business courses through NAIT Open Studies with an overall minimum GPA of 2.0, may use these courses to satisfy the current academic entrance requirements for Business Administration:
  1. COMM 1101 (Communications I);
  2. ECON 1110 (Microeconomics) or ECON 1112 (Macroeconomics);
  3. FNCE 1125 (Introduction to Finance);
  4. ACCT 1115 (Introductory Accounting I);
  5. MARK 1130 (Introduction to Marketing) or MGMT 1120 (Principles of Management) or ORGB 1135 (Organizational Behaviour)


*Please note that acceptance into the program does not guarantee transfer credits. Transfer credits evaluation will take place after you are accepted into the program.

Provisional admission - English language proficiency. Applicants who have not yet met the English Language Proficiency requirement may be eligible for provisional admission, allowing them to complete NAIT ESL Level 6 courses simultaneously in the first 12 months of starting their Business Administration diploma. To be considered for provisional admission, you must submit all required documents by the following deadlines:

  • July 31 – Fall admission
  • November 20 – Winter admission
  • March 31 – Spring admission

Distance Delivery Options

Face-to-Face, Day/Evening, and Online

Application Deadline

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Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2024/08/01 to 2025/07/31*.

  • Tuition $6,240.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,650.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,297.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated June 14, 2024. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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