The purpose of the BCom Human Resource Management programme is to provide graduates with specialized knowledge in managing the human resources in private and public organizations. It provides competencies in the area of recruitment, selection, induction, training, motivation and performance management of the workforce. In addition, the programme provides the graduates with competencies needed to deal with employee productivity, unions, litigation, and applying ethics in an organization.
Graduates will have knowledge in the areas of human resource management, industrial psychology, and legal matters as applicable to employees. The programme enables graduates to serve as HR Managers at the supervisory-level and managerial positions within the business environment they operate.
Theory is covered in the fields of: human resource management, industrial psychology, labour law, business research methodology and the tools needed to conduct research to prepare students for postgraduate studies. In addition, students are provided with job-related skills required for job placement in the area of HR. The programme also makes provision for work-based learning which provides graduates exposure to practical HR situations and gives them ‘hands-on’ experience.