Human Resource Management (Bachelor of Commerce)

  • Equips students to work effectively and efficiently in an HR environment.
  • Provides a basis for further study in Industrial Psychology.

3 Years
NQF Level 7
360 credits
Supported distance learning

About The Human Resource Management (BCom) Programme

This Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management from MANCOSA provides students with a strong grounding in the fundamentals of Human Resource Management. The systemic focus aims to integrate human resource functions into the organisations’ business processes using best practices.

The goal of the human resources management degree is to prepare human resource professionals to deal with the complexities and challenges of managing today’s workforce. The programme content is designed to provide a comprehensive coverage of the major human resource responsibilities, while addressing strategic and operational aspects.

The modules involve both practical and theoretical considerations in the professional development of men and women in the field of human resources in such settings as business, industry, institutions, government, and non-profit organisations.


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Who Should Attend

  • School leavers who wish to pursue a career in Human Resource Management.
  • Current human resource officers who wish to enhance their skills to ensure they attain managerial competencies.
  • Business owners or entrepreneurs who wish to manage their workforce.

Career Opportunities

BCom Human Resource Management

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Industrial Psychologist 
  • Labour Relations Consultant

Entry Requirements

3 Main 1 Sub / 2 Main 2 Sub / 3 Main (LGCE)


A combination of Knowledge Check Questions
(KCQs), assignments & examinations. (Year 1 –
only KCQs and Examinations)

Programme Structure

Duration: 3 years

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Economics 1A
  • End User Computing
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management

Semester 2

  • Fundamentals of Business Management
  • Fundamentals of Economics 1B
  • Business Communication
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Organisational Leadership
  • Organisational Staffing
  • Training and Development
  • Principles of Labour Law

Semester 2

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses
  • Human Resource Ethics in Business
  • Business Statistics
  • Human Resource Information Systems

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Performance Management
  • Employee Health and Wellness
  • Career Management
  • Group Dynamics and Leadership

Semester 2

  • Labour and Employee Relations
  • Employee Benefits and Compensations
  • Diversity Management
  • Human Resource Strategy

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the BCom Human Resource Management, the student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate the applied competence in the field of Human Resource Management.
  • Apply a systemic focus to the Human Resource Management function within an organisation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to co-ordinate and manage core Human Resource Management processes at an operational level.
  • Apply the basic theoretical principles of problem solving within the fields of business and Human Resource Management.
  • Design, conduct and evaluate basic research on Human Resource Management issues.
  • Understand and interpret the ethical, legal and professional principles of Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management.
  • Acquire acceptable employment seeking skills for entry into the field of Human Resource and Business Management.

Student Support

This programme 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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