Programme Code: SAQA-62129 - NQF level 7 - Credits 360

The Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management [BCom (Human Resource Management)] is an undergraduate programme that prepares students for managerial roles that contribute to their organisations' performance. 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 BCom (Human Resource Management) programme content is designed to provide a comprehensive coverage of the major human resource responsibilities, 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, government and non-profit organisations and institutions.

Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to:

  • Contribute to improving organisational culture and climate.
  • Contribute to improving organisational structures, systems, and work processes.
  • Manage human resourcing strategies and plans.
  • Manage plans and processes for all human resource functions (recruitment, selection, appointment, performance management, planning, compensation, benefits, remuneration, health, safety, training and development).
  • Manage industrial relations strategies and plans.
  • Manage policies and processes for handling discipline, disputes, and grievances.
  • Manage human behaviour in the industrial situation.
  • Behave professionally and ethically in all aspects of human resources management.

Duration: 3 years

Year Semester Description
1 1 Business Management 1A
End User Computing
Business Mathematics
Economics 1A
2 Business Management 1B
Business Communication
Financial Accounting
Economics 1B
2 1 Business Management 2A
Human Resource Management 2A
Management Accounting
Business Law
2 Business Management 2B
Human Resource Management 2B
Business Statistics
Information Systems
3 1 Business Management 3A
Business Management 3B
Human Resource Management 3A
Human Resource Management 3B
2 Business Management 3C
Business Management 3D
Human Resource Management 3C
Human Resource Management 3D

  • The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement; or
  • An equivalent NQF level 4 qualification with proven proficiency in English; or
  • A Higher Certificate, an Advanced Certificate or Diploma.