Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Human Resource Management

An Honours Degree in Human Resource Management will allow you to gain understanding and working application of the principles essential to the effective management of organisations, with specialisation in the area of human resources.

1 year
NQF Level 8
120 credits

Key Features

  • Accredited and Registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support 
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support
  • HR Management distance learning


The Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management degree 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 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

Career Opportunities

  • Human Resource Consultant
  • Labour Relations Officer
  • Human Resource Strategist
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Human Resource Business Partner


Upon successful completion of the Honours Degree in Human Resource Management programme, the student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate the ability to make decisions and act appropriately through an understanding of organisational structure, systems and relevant policies in human resource management practice
  • Apply various methods and systems in the development of human resource strategies and plans
  • Evaluate, select and apply appropriate methods, procedures or techniques when affecting human resource management functions
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop and communicate ideas and opinions in well-formed arguments using appropriate academic and professional discourse when engaged in human resources management contexts
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage processes and take accountability in a variety of contexts relating to the management of human resources
  • Demonstrate the ability to make decisions and act ethically and professionally; and
  • Contribute to improving organisational culture and climate

Programme Structure

Duration: 1 year

All students must complete four core modules in the first semester. In semester two, students must complete a research report and two core modules.

Semester 1

  • Strategic Training and Development
  • Research Methodology
  • Labour Law
  • Organisational Psychology

Semester 2

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

Admission Requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is a relevant Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma at NQF level 7.
  • It is possible to gain entry to the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). To be considered via RPL, applicants should be above the age of 30 years.
  • For further information on this alternative route, please contact a student advisor. All applicants with an international qualification will be considered in accordance with MANCOSA’s institutional rules.

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