BA in Human Resource Management

   About the programme

This three-year programme prepares you for a career in the management of human resources in organisations - a competency of which South Africa has a particular need. You will learn to understand people's behaviour, in particular in a working environment; to improve the working and living conditions of people; to understand the South African working environment and to identify career opportunities; to communicate clearly and meaningfully with people; to undertake planning, recruitment and selection of human resources professionally and to deal with problems in labour relations.

   Programme content

First year: Information Skills, Industrial Psychology, Philosophy, and Statistics or Statistical Methods, p[lus two subjects from Political Science, Psychology, Public and Development Management and Sociology. Also choose one of the following subjects: Afrikaans en Nederlands, Afrikaans Language Acquisition, Basic Xhosa, English Studies (if an African language is your home language or a matric subject, choose one of the Afrikaans modules or the English one, otherwise take the Basic Xhosa module).

Second year: Industrial Psychology, Economics, plus continued study in two of the following subjects: Political Science, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Public and Development Management, Psychology.

Third year: Industrial Psychology, plus continued study in two of the following subjects: Political Science, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Public and Development Management, Psychology.

For further information, see our Calendar entry.

Note:

If you want to register for a BCom Honours (Human Resource Management), you will need the following two major subjects: Industrial Psychology and Public and Development Management.

If you want to migrate to BCom Honours (Industrial Psychology), you will need the following two major subjects: Industrial Psychology and Psychology.

   Admission requirements

  • Write the National Benchmark Tests AQL
  • For the NSC an aggregate of at least 65%
  • Home Language 50%
  • First Additional Language 40%
  • Mathematics 50%

If Statistics 186 is taken as a university subject, then:

  • Mathematics 60%