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 Human Resource Management distance learning 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 Human Resource Management course 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.


Upon successful completion of the Human Resource Management degree, 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 effecting 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: 3 years

Year 1

Semester 1
  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Economics 1A
  • End User Computing/Digital Transformation in the Business Environment
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management

Semester 2

  • Fundamentals of Business Management
  • Fundamentals of Macroeconomics 1B
  • 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
  • It is possible in some cases, to gain entry into the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


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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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