Human Resource Management (BCom Honours)

  • Prepares students for employment in middle to senior management.
  • Teaches graduates how to link human resources to the business imperatives of the organisation.

1 Year
NQF Level 8
120 credits
Supported distance learning

About The BCom (Honours) Human Resource Management

The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Human Resource Management from MANCOSA is a one-year postgraduate degree that prepares students for employment in middle to senior management. The underlying focus of the honours programme is to link human resources to the business imperatives of the organisation.

The programme provides students with advanced skills set in the field of Human Resource Management with a view to become Human Resource Managers.


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Who Should Attend

  • Graduates who have completed a related bachelor’s degree and wish to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in management.
  • Those who are in employment and wish to enhance their career prospects in the field of Human Resource Management.

Career Opportunities

BCom (Honours) Human Resource Management

  • General Manager
  • Corporate Manager
  • Public Service Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Industrial Relations Officer
  • Consultants

Entry Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent NQF level 7 qualification


The final assessment marks consists of assignments and examinations.

Programme Structure

Duration: 1 year

Semester 1

  • Strategic Training and Development
  • Guidelines to writing a Research Project
  • Labour Law
  • Organisational Psychology

Semester 2

  • Employment Relations
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Research Report (Compulsory)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the BCom (Honours) Human Resource Management, the student should be able to:
  • Focus on the strategic aspects of human resource management especially in aligning human resource strategy with overall business strategy.
  • Apply problem-solving skills (both strategic and operational) in managing human resources.
  • Plan and conduct research in human resources by utilising research methods and techniques.
  • Organise and coordinate a wide range of activities and resources in human resources management.
  • Practice social sensitivity in relationships and interact effectively in group settings.
  • Undertake a research project to resolve a human resource management problem.
  • Demonstrate effective labour relations and promote labour peace and participation in the workplace.
  • Identify key issues impacting the organisation from a human resource perspective and propose resolutions to management.
  • Establish performance appraisal systems to improve employee productivity.

Student Support

The BCom (Honours) Human Resource Management is delivered through online learning and digital support.

The guide includes:

  • Compulsory readings
  • Self-study activities
  • Tutorial Letters
  • Assessment Exercises

In addition, students have access to:

  • Online Journals
  • Past examination papers
  • Supplementary learning materials available

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