Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management

The MANCOSA Human Resource Management degree prepares HR professionals to deal with the complexities and challenges of managing today's workforce.

3 years
NQF Level 7
360 credits

Key Features

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


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 organisations.

Who Should Apply?

  • School leavers who wish to pursue a career in human resource management.
  • Human resource officers who wish to move into a human resource management position.
  • People wishing to become human resource management consultants.


A Bachelor’s Degree is the minimum entry requirement for admission onto a Postgraduate Diploma or a cognate Honours degree.

Mode of Delivery

This programme is offered through online learning and digital support.

Career Opportunities

On completion of the programme, graduates can aspire to the following positions:
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Labour Relations Officer
  • Corporate Trainer/ Manager
  • Human Resource Consultant

Programme Structure

Duration: 3 years

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Microeconomic Essentials

Elective – Choose one of the following electives

  • End User Computing
  • Digital Transformation in the Business Environment

Semester 2

  • Fundamentals of Business Management
  • Fundamentals of Macroeconomics
  • Business Communication
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis

Year 2

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

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

Year 3

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

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

Admission Requirements

  • 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.
  • A Higher Certificate; an Advanced Certificate or Diploma
  • Applicants that did not achieve a Bachelors pass in Matric and are over the age of 23 years will be considered via mature age exemption
  • To be considered via RPL, applicants should be above the age of 23 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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Frequently Asked Questions

The five main areas or functions of Human Resources pertain to recruitment and selection of employees, managing the working environment, employee relations, including training and development.

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