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APPLY BY DATE:
14 April 2024
TO START BY:
29 April 2024

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Bachelor of Human Resource Management

The purpose of the Bachelor of Human Resource Management is to equip you with an in-depth grounding in human resource management (HRM) knowledge, theory, principles and skills. Graduates will be able to contribute to the multifunctional, multinational public and business sectors, confidently executing analytical, interpretive, strategic and integrative skills.

The exit learning outcomes of the programme are aligned with the requirements of NQF Level 7 and you are required to apply theoretical knowledge to complex problems and to present such application as a well-structured argument using academic discourse.

The Bachelor of Human Resource Management will empower you with a set of skills, values, attitudes and knowledge to enable you to:

  • Contribute to the development, growth, competitiveness and sustainability of organisational assets including employees, teams and associated communities.
  • Formulate, plan, strategise, execute, measure and improve HRM and business processes, practices, systems and solutions.
  • Partner, learn from and collaborate with national, regional and global HRM and business stakeholders to improve the performance of human capital via talent development.
  • Apply innovation and technology to implement and improve HRM and business systems, policy, procedure and best practices.
  • Comply with good governance, strong ethics and quality performance standards when implementing, managing and improving HRM and business practices.

Requirements

The admission requirements for this programme will adhere to the University of Johannesburg’s Admission and Selection Policy that is current at the time of the registration for this programme.

You should have the following:

  • A Senior Certificate or a National Senior Certificate that meets the specific admission criteria noted below.
    OR
  • For non-South African students a school leaving certificate that meets the specific admission criteria noted below.

 

  • A minimum Admissions Point Score (APS) of 28 is required for admission into this degree with Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy, with the following specifications:
  • English with an APS of 4
    AND
  • Mathematics with an APS score of 4
    OR
  • Mathematics Literacy with an APS score of 5

You can click here to see how to calculate an Admission Point Score (APS). 

Required documentation:

  • A certified academic record and a certified copy of your highest qualification obtained

The international equivalence of qualifications will be specified in the prospectus.
If you have a question, please email enquiries@online.uj.ac.za or phone 0800 233 723 (toll-free).

We recommend the following in order to successfully complete your 100% online degree:

Basic computer skills:

  • Ability to operate your computer and perform common tasks
  • Email and file management (access, create, edit, save, upload and download documents)
  • Ability to use a word processing program to create and edit documents
  • Basic web-browsing skills


Computer requirements:

  • Laptop or PC
  • A high-speed internet connection (3G, 4G, LTE, ADSL or fibre)
  • E-book storage and reading
  • Study notes storage and reading (PDF, MS Office)
  • Video storage and playback
  • Video recording
  • Audio storage and playback
  • Audio recording
  • Web browsing
  • Document creation
  • Access to social networking

Module interruption and scheduled maintenance:

In the event of unexpected module interruption on the due date for an activity, the online facilitator will notify students of a new due date.

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Module & credits

The programme is split over four years and 8 months. Modules are undertaken over a seven-week period.

Total Fees:  R3,920

Credits:  12

The purpose of this module is to introduce the student to the field, profession and practices of the human resources (HR) practitioner within the context of the HR value chain: HR planning, recruitment, selection, appointment, performance management, performance development, organisational development, remuneration, employee relations, wellness, information systems and retention strategies. Students will explore people management best practices to align the HR value chain to the line manager functions ensuring fairness, accountability, responsibility and transparency. Students focus on the HR arena in the business, private and public sectors within the local, national and international marketplace.

Total Fees:  R2,630

Credits:  8

The main focus for this module is to provide the student with an overview and an introduction to industrial psychology. The module will focus on the traditions of basic psychology (psychology’s schools of thought). The module will examine the relationship between basic psychology and industrial psychology. The student will be provided with basic knowledge and understanding of concepts in industrial psychology as related to the biological basis of behaviour, research methodology, human development, personality and values.

Total Fees:  R2,630

Credits:  8

The purpose of this module is to understand and specify the topics covered in the field of industrial psychology. The main topics to be covered include diversity, attitude and job satisfaction, emotions and moods, motivation, perceptions and individual decision making and social processes for development perception.  Students need to identify, describe and distinguish concepts and theories applicable to the scientific field of industrial psychology, acquiring a basic understanding of the nature of problems experienced in organisations.

Total Fees:  R3,920

Credits:  12

The purpose of this module is to provide the student with knowledge and understanding of management as a science and study objective, the business environment and its interactive sub-environment. Furthermore, students will be provided with a global overview of general management as a management function and prepare them for challenges in the South African business environment in a multicultural context. The purpose of this module is to provide the student with intellectual competencies, practical skills and an understanding of general management based on historical and modern approaches as well as the management tasks, namely planning, organising, leading and controlling.

Total Fees:  R3,760

Credits:  12

The purpose of this module is to give students a proper foundation in important mathematical skills needed to pursue studies in accounting, business, finance and economics. Students are taught various topics in fundamental algebra and graphs with direct applications in the relevant fields.

Total Fees:  R2,630

Credits:  8

The purpose of this module is to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of data and information as a science and a study field. This module will cover data and information science and management, the different phases in the information life cycle and the different types of information sources. The module will also explore personal databases.

Total Fees:  R2,630

Credits:  8

The purpose of this module is to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of online information resources. This module will cover South African Information Acts, the internet and web as information infrastructure, natural search strategies and how to evaluate content found in the online environment.

Total Fees:  R3,930

Credits:  12

The purpose of this module is to empower students to practice fair, valid and reliable recruitment, selection, remuneration, rewards, appointments and orientation processes when engaging with line managers, which will enable them to contract the right people for the right jobs to achieve organisational strategic goals. This module also ensures that the student is capable of producing legislation, policy and procedures (conditions of service), processes, monitoring, evaluation, effective communication and records of high standards.

Total Fees:  R2,630

Credits:  8

The purpose of this module is to allow for basic awareness and understanding of the contributions of industrial psychology in the establishment of effective human-machine system interactions. The student will be able to define ergonomics, describe the historical development of ergonomics as well as the focus and objectives of ergonomics, discuss the role of the ergonomist, apply the advantages of ergonomics and apply ergonomics to specific user populations. The student will know the basics regarding human abilities and limitations that can influence human reliability in systems operations.

Total Fees:  R2,630

Credits:  8

The purpose of this module is to provide students with basic knowledge and understanding of the scientific literature regarding consumer psychology. Students need to identify, describe and contextualise theoretical knowledge and concepts related to consumer psychology in order to understand its basic nature and practical implications. The students will be able to explain consumer psychology within the framework of industrial psychology, to explain and criticise the intrapsychic domain of consumer behaviour used by marketers to influence and stimulate consumers’ behaviour into buying products/services and to illustrate its practical implications so as to contextualise the contemporary consumer.

Total Fees:  R3,920

Credits:  12

The purpose of this module is to develop the students’ fundamental theoretical academic knowledge of how to gather, integrate and disseminate information that can be used to provide them with a global overview of management functions and prepare them for challenges in the South African business environment in a multicultural context. This module will also further develop the students’ fundamental academic knowledge, intellectual competencies and practical skills on how to apply and disseminate the functional areas of a business. Marketing management, logistics and supply management, operational management, information management, financial management, human resource management and external communications is covered in detail.

Total Fees:  R3,760

Credits:  12

The purpose of this module is to give students a proper foundation in important mathematical skills needed to pursue studies in accounting, business, finance and economics. Students are taught various topics in fundamental algebra and graphs with direct applications in the relevant fields.

Total Fees:  R3,920

Credits:  12

This module enables students to gain the skills and competencies that empower line managers to manage the performance and development of employees. Students learn to understand the HR business partner, human resource development (HRD) practitioner and line manager roles in employee performance development and improvement within the context of established performance management and HRD theories, systems, models and frameworks. This module also covers the alignment of employee performance and development to talent management, succession planning, career paths and promotions.

Total Fees:  R5,240

Credits:  16

The purpose of this module is to provide students with an introduction to study the field of organisation behaviour. Students are equipped with the intellectual competencies for acquiring and understanding knowledge about behaviour on an individual, group and organisational level. Students need to identify, describe, distinguish, apply and analyse concepts and theories related to the scientific field of organisational psychology, allowing a thorough understanding of the nature of problems experienced within organisations and options for addressing these problems.

Total Fees:  R5,240

Credits:  16

The aim of this module is to develop an understanding of the interrelationship between the various value-creating activities in an organisation through the learning, understanding and application of theory, standards and principles. The important departure point will be an introduction to the systems approach, after which will follow a thorough identification and interpretation of operations and strategy. Project management in operations will also be discussed, including the concepts, principles and standards.

Total Fees:  R4,700

Credits:  15

This module aims to develop a basic ability to define terms commonly used in Statistics, to show how a set of data can be organised in a meaningful way and presented to reveal or enhance its fundamental properties. Students will also be able to measure and model the linear relationship between two variables. A student credited with this module will have developed a basic ability to analyse a time series, understand and implement the basic concepts of probability, probability distributions, sampling distributions and elementary matrix operations.

Total Fees:  R5,240

Credits:  16

Upon completion of this module, students will have the basic competence and the basic practical skills that will enable them to apply the substantive law formally in practical situations. A student who has successfully completed this module will have sufficient knowledge to be able to identify and classify basic labour law disputes. The student will gain a general insight into substantive law as contained in common law, individual service contracts and collective labour law as contained in the legislation.

Total Fees:  R3,920

Credits:  12

The purpose of this module is to develop the students’ fundamental theoretical academic knowledge of how to gather, integrate and disseminate information that can be used to provide them with an insight into contemporary management aspects. This will include a thorough understanding of change management and the effect thereof. Creativity and innovation will prepare the student for an entrepreneurial impact and prepare them for challenges in the South African business environment in a multicultural context. This module will also develop the students’ fundamental academic knowledge, intellectual competencies and practical skills of how to apply and disseminate risk management. The module will also introduce students to globalisation and international markets.

Total Fees:  R5,240

Credits:  16

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to research methods and psychological assessment in industrial psychology.

Total Fees:  R5,240

Credits:  16

The purpose of this module is to develop the students’ fundamental theoretical academic knowledge of how to gather, integrate and disseminate information that can be used to provide them with an insight into contemporary management aspects. This will include a thorough understanding of change management and the effect thereof. Creativity and innovation will prepare the student for an entrepreneurial impact and prepare them for challenges in the South African business environment in a multicultural context. This module will also develop the students’ fundamental academic knowledge, intellectual competencies and practical skills of how to apply and disseminate risk management. The module will also introduce students to globalisation and international markets.

Total Fees:  R4,580

Credits:  14

This module provides the learner with a wide range of theoretical and some practical knowledge in the field of project management.

Total Fees:  R3,920

Credits:  12

Graduates are equipped with the technological skills and acumen to effectively and efficiently manage databases of employee records. Students use HR analytics and metrics to capture, store and report on a variety of datasets within the HR value chain, thereby affirming HR as a professional strategic player in organisational development. Specialised skills and strategies are used to improve the efficiency of HR information systems (HRIS).

Total Fees:  R3,830

Credits:  16

This module will provide students with an understanding of rewards management in an organisational and international context and provides learners with the knowledge and understanding of environments in which reward professionals plan, implement and evaluate employee reward policies to support strategic organisational goals. Students will acquire both theoretical and normative understanding of the diverse approaches to reward management. Students will be able to critically reflect on the strengths and limitations of rewards in promoting individual and organisational performance in a fair, reasonable and equitable way. They will also learn how to plan, implement and evaluate employee reward policies to support strategic organisational goals. Students will acquire both theoretical and normative understanding of the diverse approaches to reward management. Students will be able to critically reflect on the strengths and limitations of rewards in promoting individual and organisational performance in a fair, reasonable and equitable way.

Total Fees:  R5,240

Credits:  16

The first part of the module will provide students with the ability to understand and describe the field of personnel psychology. Core aspects of the course include research methods in personnel psychology, the changing nature of work, standards of effective personnel decision-making, psychological assessments in recruitment and selection and aspects of fairness in the South African labour and legislative context. The second part of the module will provide students with the ability to understand and describe the field of career psychology. Academic content related to individual career-planning processes, life and career phases, contemporary career issues, the integration of career management principles with HR systems and industrial mental health is covered.

Total Fees:  R3,920

Credits:  12

The purpose of this module is to expose students to observations, research, learning and data gathering during the simulated, integrated HR project. To graduate, students must gain “Competent” status for their team simulation, their individual POE and their individual presentation.

Total Fees:  R5,240

Credits:  16

This module will provide students with the intellectual competencies required to identify, examine and apply ethical principles which will enable them to comprehend their professional ethical obligation as it applies to the field of industrial psychology. This module will also provide students with applied competencies in industrial psychology in order to examine, apply and analyse the relevance of the field within organisations. This module allows for a comprehensive understanding of ethical principles within organisations as well as the practical application of industrial psychology.

Total Fees:  R5,240

Credits:  16

The purpose of this module is to provide the learner with knowledge, interpretation, analysis and an understanding of strategic management as a long-term management process, focusing on the strategic management planning process while considering the organisational vision and mission. This includes all the internal and external inputs, the formulation, interpretation and application of the appropriate strategies and the implementation and institutionalisation of the selected strategies.

Total Fees:  R5,240

Credits:  16

The purpose of the module is to develop academic students who can demonstrate a focused knowledge base, theory, interpretation and practical skills of international management by remembering, understanding, applying and analysing the unique concepts of international management in terms of a global business environment.

Total Fees:  R5,240

Credits:  16

This module explores the business alignment of the human resource management (HRM) function by investigating the concepts of strategic HRM, HR risk management and HR measurement. Learners will learn how HR strategy is derived from and aligned to organisational objectives, analysing internal and external environmental factors. Learners will also appreciate how various people-related risks can impact organisational objectives. They will be exposed to how governance and compliance frameworks are used to identify and manage HR risks in different business environments. The different measurement approaches, methodologies, tools and metrics used to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the HRM function will also be critically reflected upon.

FEES FOR 2024

UJ Online programmes are designed to be affordable, saving time and money compared to other formats. Tuition fees are calculated per seven-week module. You can enrol in and pay for each consecutive session as your studies progress. Payment is accepted through the online student portal and must meet the payment deadline.

* Fees quoted are 2024. Fees are subject to an annual increase.

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Number of modules: 29

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Programme credits: 373

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Fees per programme credit: ± R322

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Total tuition fees: R120,080*

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