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Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management


Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management is a 4 years Bachelors Degree examined by Commision for University Education.

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About Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management prepares students for career advancement in the human resources field, with a focus on staff recruitment, staff retention, staff benefits, compensation, business principles, law, and ethics.

Students can pursue a career path as an HR Generalist or an HR Specialist. HR Generalists are typically found in smaller businesses and have broad responsibility for all areas of human resource management.

As an HR practitioner, you will be expected to understand sustainable work practices and policies and make organizational decisions within the broader social and economic environment and work effectively with stakeholders.

This Human Resource Management program will enable you to become comfortable using contemporary media and communication tools, have the ability to explain concepts, and put forward proposals in a coherent and logical manner, therefore giving you an edge over your colleagues.

Most entry-level jobs are found in large organizations within one of five HR specialty areas: Workforce Planning and Employment, Training and Development, Compensation and Benefits, Employee and Labor Relations, and Risk Management.

Examples of typical entry-level positions include:

  • Recruiter
  • Training Specialist
  • Onboarding Specialist
  • Benefits Administrator
  • Employee Relations Specialist
  • Safety Specialist
  • Employee Assistance Program Counselor
  • HR Information Management Specialist
  • Human Resource Associate

Entry requirements for Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management

  • Mean grade of KCSE C+ or equivalent with at least C in Mathematics and English.
  • An A-Level certificate with 2 principal passes and a credit pass in Mathematics at  O-Level
  • Degree from a recognized university.
  • Mean grade of C (plain) at KCSE and C (plain) in Mathematics and English plus a Diploma in Human Resource Management and/or a diploma relevant to disciplines in business.
  • Mean grade of C- (C Minus) at KCSE plus a certificate and a diploma in Human resource management and/or a certificate and diploma relevant to disciplines in business.

Institutions offering Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management


Jomo Kenyatta University

Public University Juja

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is a public university near Nairobi, Kenya. It is situated in Juja, 36 kilometres northeast of Nairobi, along the Nairobi-Thika...

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Kenyatta University

Public University Ruiru

When you come to Kenyatta University,you discover that you have arrived at a special place.The University’s Main Campus is set on over 1,000 acres with a pleasant and...

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Kirinyaga University

Public University Kirinyaga Central

Kirinyaga University College was established by the Kenya Government through THE Kirinyaga University College Order, Legal Notice No. 108 of September 2011 as a constituent college of Jomo...

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Maasai Mara University

Public University Likoni

Welcome to Maasai Mara University. The vision we hold as a University is to be a World Class University committed to academic excellence for development. Our Mission is to...

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Maseno University

Public University Kisumu West

Maseno University founded in 1991, is the only university on the globe that lies along the Equator (00). It is one of the seven public universities in Kenya....

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Muranga University of Technology

Public University Likoni

Muranga University College (MRUC) was established in September 2011 via Muranga University College order legal notice No. 129 of September 2011 as a constituent College of Jomo Kenyatta...

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University of Kabianga

Public University Belgut

The University of Kabianga is an institution of higher learning in Kenya that is located in Kabianga Complex in Kercho County.University of Kabianga (UoK) is an ISO certified...

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Africa Nazarene University

Private University Dagoretti South

Africa Nazarene University is a Chartered Private Christian University sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene International and is a member of the worldwide family of Nazarene institutions.Since...

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Garissa University

Public University Garissa Township

Garissa University is a public university situated in the  North-Eastern part of Kenya. Being the first University in the North Eastern part of Kenya, we strive to achieve...

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Karatina University

Public University Mathira

Karatina University is a Chartered public university in Kenya. Situated 15km North off Karatina town, the University aspires to be one of the leading institutions of higher learning...

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Kisii University

Public University Nyaribari Chache

Kisii University is a World-Class University for the Advancement of Academic Excellence, Research and Social Welfare.Kisii University was founded in 1965 as a primary teachers? training college on...

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Bomet University College

Public University Sotik

Bomet University College is the first public University in Bomet County and is strategically placed at the heart of Bomet Town, Bomet County. Its establishment is a step...

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Objectives of Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management degree is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed for careers in the large and growing human resource field.

This degree provides students with a strong business background and an in-depth knowledge of the Human Resource Management discipline.

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management degree teaches practical skills across HR disciplines including staffing, training, HR information systems, benefits, global HRM, and more. All courses are case-based and application-based. 

Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management graduates will be able to:

  • Motivate, lead, and manage a diverse workforce
  • Recruit and hire top talent using industry best practices
  • Develop and implement compensation systems to reward employee performance
  • Create and facilitate training and development programs to optimize performance
  • Assess and develop interventions to enhance employee engagement and performance
  • Integrate human resource management systems in dynamic and multicultural global organizations
  • Apply effective management consulting skills to diagnose and solve complex organizational issues

Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management - Programme

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management degree program has a focused curriculum that covers a wide array of topics. These topics include:

Year 1

  • Communication Skills
  • Development Studies/ UCU 106: Ethics, Citizenship & Diversity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Business Studies
  • Business Law I
  • Principles of Management
  • Fundamentals of Accounting I
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Motivation and Stress Management
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Career Guidance and Management
  • Human Resource Computer Interaction
  • Business Ethics

Year 2

  • Organization Behaviour
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • HR Policy Analysis and Management
  • Organization Development
  • Organisational Learning and Innovation
  • Human Resource Planning and Job Analysis
  • Conflict Management
  • Pensions Management
  • Corporate Governance in Human Resource Management
  • Leadership Development and Management
  • Labour Laws
  • Risk Management

Year 3

  • Human Resource Management I
  • Human Resource Information Systems
  • Human Resource Management II
  • Employee Training and Development
  • Business Communication
  • Office Management
  • Public Relations
  • Recruitment and Staffing
  • Work and Reward
  • Performance Management
  • Research Methods
  • Organization Theory

Year 4

  • Managing Diverse Work Force
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Industrial and Labour Relations
  • Contemporary Issues in human resource management
  • Employee Counselling and Crisis Management
  • Total Quality Management
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Occupational Health, Safety and welfare
  • Sociology of Work Management and Employment
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Change Management
  • Industrial practicum

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