Human Resource Management (Bachelor of Commerce)

  • Equips students to work effectively and efficiently in an HR environment.
  • Provides a basis for further study in Industrial Psychology.

3 Years
NQF Level 7
360 credits
Full time & Supported distance learning

About The Programme

Human Resource Management (BCom)

This Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management from MANCOSA provides students with a strong grounding in the fundamentals of Human Resource Management.

The systemic focus aims to integrate human resource functions into the organisations’ 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.


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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.

Career Opportunities

BCom Human Resource Management

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Industrial Psychologist 
  • Labour Relations Consultant

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 subject at Subsidiary level at HSC Or Pass in 3 Subject at A level at the London General Certificate.


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.

Programme Structure

Duration: 3 years

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Economics 1A
  • End User Computing
  • 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
  • Organisational Staffing
  • Training and Development
  • Principles of Labour Law

Semester 2

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

Year 3

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the BCom Human Resource Management, the student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate the applied competence in the field of Human Resource Management.
  • Apply a systemic focus to the Human Resource Management function within an organisation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to co-ordinate 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.

Student Support

This programme is delivered through supported distance learning. Workshops are held each semester to support students in their studies.

The guide includes:

  • Compulsory readings
  • Self-study activities
  • Tutorial Letters
  • Assessment Exercises

In addition, students have access to:

  • Online Journals
  • Past examination papers
  • Supplementary learning materials available

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