Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management

Programme overview:

Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management next start date Next start date: 2 October 2023
21 February 2024
Next Orientation Date: 26 September 2023
Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management study mode Campuses:
Cape Town - Claremont
Cape Town - Tyger Valley
Mbombela (Nelspruit)

Remote and distant students join a campus where the programme is offered
Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management duration Duration:
Minimum: 3 years
Maximum: 5 years
Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Commerce and Law | Degree | SAQA ID 48838
Human Resource Management (HRM) is a dynamic field that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of modern business.
Human resource managers perform a range of valuable functions in the workplace such as attracting, retaining and motivating employees, skills development, managing diversity and developing labour policies.

Although our HR degree concentrates on the core areas of human resource management, it has a strong foundation in commerce. It provides you with both theoretical understanding and practical skills in, subjects such as Business Management, Human Resource Management, Economics, Employment Relations and Management of Training. You will also cover subject areas such as Business English, Computer Skills, an Introduction to Financial Accounting and Labour Law.
Because of our degree’s unique emphasis on application, you will select, conduct and present a research project and complete Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programme in your final year.

The success of our BCom (Human Resource Management) is due largely to our unique blend of lecture-led learning, the use of technology, Work Integrated Learning (WIL), as well as practical application.
We have highly dedicated teaching staff with professional accreditations, and a curriculum that is relevant and ahead of trends. By introducing you to research, we are also preparing you for honours studies, a unique offering in undergraduate degrees.
Our approach ensures that you acquire essential work skills such as critical thinking, effective problem solving, ethical decision-making, self-discipline, working in teams and communicating effectively

More information:

Entry requirements
• You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor degree entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level with Bachelor degree entry approved by Universities South Africa (USAf).
• If you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to provide a certificate of exemption issued by Universities South Africa (USAf). 
• You should have successfully completed the relevant Eduvos foundation programme. On successful completion of the foundation programme, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAf) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.
• You should have successfully completed a relevant higher certificate qualification. On successful completion of the higher certificate, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAf) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.

• You need 25 or more Eduvos points.
From R63 600 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information.
Programme accreditation
• Accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). • Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
Possible career options
Help businesses and people connect. The career choices for you, as a Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management graduate, are varied and employment options include: • Employment relations management • Employment relations consulting • Human resource management • Human resource consulting • Personnel consulting • Recruitment • Training and development
This qualification is offered at the following campuses

Cape Town - Claremont, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Midrand, Mbombela (Nelspruit)

Cape Town - Claremont, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Midrand, Mbombela (Nelspruit)

International students

International students are welcome to apply for this programme.

For international student requirements please kindly check International Students Admissions

Calling all students from Angola, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Qualification structure
Year 1
Year 1
Students are introduced to the basic principles of Human Resource Management.
Computer literacy and various introductory business skills modules are included
in the curriculum.
• Business English
• Business Management 1A
• Business Management 1B
• Computer Skills
• Economics 1A
• Economics 1B
• Human Resource Management 1
• Employment Relations 1
• Introduction to Financial Accounting
• Labour Law
• Management of Training 1
• Quantitative Techniques
Year 2
Students develop an intermediate level of knowledge and skills
in Human Resource Management.
• Business Management 2A
• Business Management 2B
• Economics 2A
• Human Resource Information Systems
• Human Resource Management 2A
• Human Resource Management 2B
• Employment Relations 2
• Management of Training 2
• Research Methodology

Students who passed the Human Resource Information Systems exams with 75+ will receive a SAGE payroll certificate
Year 3
Students develop an advance level of knowledge and skills in the field of human resources.
• Advanced Employment Relations
• Business Management 3A
• Human Resource Management 3A
• Business Ethics
• Business Management 3B
• Human Resource Management 3B
• Human Resource Planning and Development
• Research Project
• Work Integrated Learning (WIL)