Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management

Qualification stream: .
Qualification code: 98307 - HRM
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 5563
APS/AS: 21
Rules:
* Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.
Purpose statement:
The primary purpose of the qualification is to provide qualifiers with graduate-level knowledge, specific skills, applied competence and the necessary attitudes in the fields associated with commerce and industry that prepare them to be lifelong learners, employable workers/entrepreneurs and contributors to society and the business community. The second purpose of the qualification is to provide South Africa (and other countries) with functional managers at the middle management level in all sectors of the economy. A further purpose of the qualification is to provide graduates with a self-sustaining understanding of the process whereby productive resources are mobilised and utilized with a view to being gainfully employed in serving the material needs of society in a globalised world.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2019 academic year once the registration period opens.


Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.


How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

First level

Second level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
ECS2604 - Labour Economics Pre-requisite:ECS1601 or ECS1028
FIN2603 - Finance For Non-Financial Managers
HRD2602 - Training And Development Practices
HRM2601 - Human Resource Provisioning Pre-requisite:HRM1501 or MNB1601 or MNB102E
HRM2602 - Human Resource Maintenance and Retention Co-requisite:HRM2601
IOP2601 - Organisational Research Methodology
IOP2602 - Organisational Psychology Pre-requisite:IOP1601 or IOP102N
LLW2602 - Collective Labour Law
LRM2601 - Labour Relations Management: Macro Co-requisite:LLW2601 & LLW2602 or LLW201S & LLW202T (Not applicable to 02011 - HRM & 98221)
MNG2601 - General Management

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
HRD3702 - Management of Training and Development Pre-requisite:HRM2601 & HRM2602 or HRD2602 or HRM2605 or MOT201U or MNH202C
HRM3703 - HR Information Systems and Technology
HRM3704 - Contemporary issues in Human Resource Management Pre-requisite:HRM2601 & HRM2602 or HRM2605 or MNH202C (Not applicable to 02011- HRM & 98221)
HRM3705 - Compensation Management
HRM3706 - Performance Management
IOP3703 - Career Psychology
IOP3705 - Organisational Development and Change Pre-requisite:IOP2601 & IOP2602 or IOP201Q & IOP202R
LRM3702 - Labour Relations Management: Micro Pre-requisite:LRM2601 or MNH203D
MNG3701 - Strategic Planning IIIA Pre-requisite:MNG2601 or MNG2016 (Not applicable to BTCOR, BTPLC, BTEXP, BTMAN, BTSMN, BTTOU & BTAGM & 98235)
MNG3702 - Strategic Implementation and Control IIIB Co-requisite:MNG3701