School of Business & Management Studies

Rationale for the Programme

The Diploma in Human Resource Management was developed in response to identified individual and business needs for the development of a sustainable economic growth as per national aspirations. The programme is intended to provide learners with practical work related skills in the area of management of human resources, which will make them useful to themselves and the business sector of the society. The structure of the Diploma was further informed by tapping on comparable programmes offered at similar regional and international institutions. The programme is offered through open and distance learning mode, thus making it more accessible and less constrained by geographical and other factors. Input by various stakeholders was taken into account to enrich and diversify the content coverage of the programme.

Programme Structure

 

YEAR 1 DHRM

YEAR 2 DHRM

Total Courses

7

7

Course Credits

120 Credits

98 Credits

Major Project Credits

0 Credits

22 Credits

Previous Level

 

120 CBE Credits

Total Credits

120 Credits

240 Credits


DHRM Curriculum Structure

Course Title

Credit Points

YEAR 1                                 SEMESTER 1

PM111 Principles of Management

18

OB111 Organisational Behaviour

18

BC111 Business Communications

14

EC111 Economics I

18

                                           SEMESTER 2

LR112 Labour Relations

18

HM112 Human Resources Management

18

CS112 Basic Computing Skills

18

YEAR 2                              SEMESTER 1

HD121 Human Resources  Development

14

CR121 Compensation and Reward Systems

14

RM120 Research Methods

14

OH121 Occupational Health and Safety

14

                                         SEMESTER 2

SH122 Strategic Human Resource Management

14

EL122 Employment Law

14

IS122 Business Information Systems

14

RM122 Research Project (up to 5 000 words)

22

Total Credits

240

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