​The three-year Business Management – Human Resource Management Diploma program provides students with insight into the theory and practice to become a successful Human Resource Management professional.​

After two years of study, exit with a diploma in Business Administration – Human Resource Management.

​After one year of study, exit with a Certificate in Business Administration.

Both our two and three-year programs include a six-week work term, allowing students to gain the principles and practices that ​​​are essential to effective and efficient management in industry, government or private business.




  1. Examine and critique the key fundamentals of strategic human resource management and the employment related legislation (regulations and law).
  2. Propose and apply various human resource practices to effectively manage an organization’s human resources.
  3. Demonstrate effective research, negotiation, conflict resolution, and leadership skills for use in the business environment.
  4. Integrate business concepts for effective business planning and strategic management.
  5. Demonstrate application of the Conference Board of Canada employability skills.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program may obtain employment in a variety of areas, such as private business, government, industry, consulting agencies, institutions and associations. The following is a brief list of the positions which graduates may occupy after successful completion of the program:

  • Recruitment/Selection Officer
  • Personnel Officer
  • Training and Development Officer
  • Compensation/Benefits Specialist
  • Employee Assistance Coordinator
  • Labour Relations Officer
  • Professional Development Officer
  • Human Resource Officer
  • Personnel Manager
  • Manager of Human Resources
  • Classification Officer
  • Other business-related occupation

Program Transferability

The Business Management – Human Resources Management program allows exit points after completion of Certificate, Administration Diploma or Management Diploma levels.

  1. Business Administration Certificate
    Students may complete an initial concentration of business courses and a two-week work exposure, leading to a Certificate in Business Administration.
  2. Business Administration Diploma
    Students may continue beyond the Business Administration Certificate level program by selecting an area of specialization from one of the following options: Accounting, Human Resource Management or Marketing. Upon successful completion of this area of concentration along with a six-week work exposure, students may graduate with a Diploma in Business Administration.
  3. Business Management Diploma
    Students may continue even further in their area of specialization by completing additional courses beyond the Administration Diploma level. Successful completion of these courses will allow students to graduate with a Diploma in Business Management.


The Business Administration – Human Resource Management and Business Management – Human Resource Management Diploma programs at the College are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Further Studies

A current list of post-secondary institutions offering admission and transfer credit to CNA-Q graduates who meet the entrance requirements is available from the Registrar’s Office or the Career Counselling and Resource Centre.

Request for more information

We are excited you are interested in joining CNA-Q's School of Business Studies! You can request for more information or contact below for general inquires:

School of Business Studies

+974 4495 2624

Entrance requirements

  1. High school graduation certificate with the following:
    AverageMinimum 60%
    English Language (Grade 12 level)Minimum 60%
    Academic Mathematics (Grade 12 level)
    Minimum 60%
    Three additional courses at the Grade 12 level
  2. Obtaining the required score on the Academic English Placement (AEP) and Academic Math Placement (AMP). Students who present a valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form received within two years with an overall band 5.0 with no individual skill band below 4.5 are exempt from taking the AEP. For score requirements on other internationally-recognized tests such as TOEFL, contact the Registrar’s Office.

Language proficiency Requirements

  1. An overall score of 65 or greater on the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Registrar’s Office.
  2. A valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, listening) below 4.5.
  3. Successful completion of FL1090, a language development course.

Note: Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements, and are 19 years of age or older, may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Clause. See the Academic Calendar (Admissions Section - Mature Student Requirements, page 11).