This Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management provides students with a strong grounding in the fundamentals of Human Resource Management. It equips students with competencies for working effectively and efficiently in a human resource management environment.
This qualification prepares students for a career in Human Resource Management as well as provides a basis for further study in Industrial Psychology. The systemic focus aims to integrate human resource functions into the organizations’ business processes using best practices.
A secondary purpose is to provide a convenient and appropriate avenue into Human Resource Management studies and eventually gainful employment for students coming straight out of school.


The final assessment mark for each module consists of an assignment (50 %) and a written examination (50 %). Examinations are written at the end of each semester.


3 Years

NQF Level

National Qualifications Framework Level 7 (360 credit points)

Entry requirements

Either a Pass in 3 subjects at A level and 1 subject at Subsidiary level at HSC Or Pass in 2 subjects at A level and 2 subjects at Subsidiary level at HSC Or Pass in 3 Subject at A level at the London General Certificate.

Mode of delivery

Full time and Supported distance learning.

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.

Student support

The program is delivered through supported distance learning. Workshops are held each semester to support students in their studies. A study guide accompanies each module. The guide includes compulsory readings, self-study activities, tutorial letters, and assessment exercises. In addition, students have access to online journals, past examination papers and supplementary learning materials available on the website.

Learning outcomes

  • Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate the applied competence in the field of Human Resource Management.
  • Apply a systemic focus on the Human Resource Management function within an organization.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to coordinate 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.

Program structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Business Management 1A
  • Economics 1A
  • End User Computing
  • Business Communication

Semester 2

  • Business Management 1B
  • Economics 1B
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Financial Accounting

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Business Management 2A
  • Human Resource Management 2A
  • Business Law
  • Management Accounting

Semester 2

  • Business Management 2B
  • Human Resource Management 2B
  • Information Systems
  • Business Statistics

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Business Management 3A
  • Human Resource Management 3A
  • Business Management 3B
  • Human Resource Management 3B

Semester 2

  • Human Resource Management 3C
  • Human Resource Management 3D
  • Business Management 3C
  • Business Management 3D
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated January 17, 2019
This course is Online, Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2020
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