Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management

Aims to develop conceptual understanding, synthesis and application of management and management theory for students wishing to progress in management careers.

3 years
NQF Level 7
360 credits

Key features

  • Relevant to the economic context of the business environment.
  • Based on Industry trends and needs
  • Benchmarked against sound business & accounting principles
  • Flexible Programme Delivery options
  •  Easily accessible support
  • Builds a sustainable advantage

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Human Resource Management deals with people at work. This includes relationships among employees and relationships between an organisation and its employees. A qualification in Human Resource Management prepares the successful student to enter a wide range of careers, including Human Resource Manager, Human Resource Consultant, Industrial Relations Manager and Industrial Relations Consultant.

The curriculum aims to equip qualifying students with the knowledge and practical skills required to perform effectively in a Human Resource Management role as well as with an appropriate knowledge base as preparation for further learning.

The Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management is an undergraduate qualification that provides an overview of management practice in a national and international context.

The programme aims to develop conceptual understanding, synthesis and application of management and management theory for students wishing to progress in management careers.


Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to:

  • Apply fundamental HR management principles in a work-based context.
  • Manage information in a business management context.
  • Display in-depth knowledge of human resource management.
  • Communicate with clear rational consistency and persuasive power within the Human Resources Management profession

Programme structure

Duration: 3 years

Year 1


  • Business Management 101
  • Economics
  • Business Communication
  • Business Management 102
  • Statistics
  • Financial Accounting

Year 2


  • Commercial Law
  • Recruitment, Selection and Talent Management
  • Performance and Compensation Management
  • Human Resource Information Systems
  • Labour Relations
  • Training and Development

Year 3


  • Organisational Development
  • Change Management
  • Contemporary Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Psychology



Admission requirements

National senior certificate with minimum Bachelor’s Degree admission or relevant NQF4 qualification or equivalent; ‘A’ or ‘O’ level certificates.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for admission to the respective undergraduate programme, but have appropriate work experience, may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as a form of alternative admission to the programme. Admissions via the RPL route are based on candidate’s prior studies, age, work and management experience. All admissions are subject to the approval of the RBS Selection Committee.

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