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Unisa Short Learning Programmes
Programme in Strategic Human Resource Management (76740)

Purpose

Those who achieve this programme will be equipped with the skills and abilities to link human resource decisions to business strategy and performance. They will do this by creating alignment between human resources and business strategies, designing work systems that allow employees to contribute to organizational performance, establishing appropriate staffing and compensation system to attract, retain ethical and learning how to use quantitative tools to cost human resources. 


Target group

Middle to senior employees in human resource management positions in organizations. Participants must have at least three to five years of experience in middle to senior level human resource management position and a senior certificate. 


Admission requirements

Senior certificate or NQF level 5 equivalent ; 3 years experience in middle to senior level human resource management position 


Duration

Six months 


Language medium

English 


Registration periods

Semester dates 


Tuition method

UNISA Open and distance learning with one study school per module. 


Kind of assessment

Note: 

Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies 

Formative assessment: 

Two assignments 

Summative assessment: 

Three hour examination 


Strategic Management – Principles and Practice (PSHR01M)
HEQF Level of Module - 6
Credits of Module - 12
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Concept of strategy and strategic management 
  • Components of an organisation’s environment 
  • Competitive strategies 
  • Effective implementation of strategies 
  • An Integrated approach to strategic management 

 


Human Resource Leadership (PSHR02N)
HEQF Level of Module - 6
Credits of Module - 12
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • The South African & African Organisation 
  • Developing Human Resources agendas 
  • Competitive value 
  • Ethics Human Resource Management 

 


Financial and Accounting Perspectives on HR Management (PSHR03P)
HEQF Level of Module - 6
Credits of Module - 12
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Human Resource accounting 
  • Management control and management accounting 
  • Cost classification and cost behavior 
  • Operations and HR management 
  • Variable costing and HR decisions 
  • Performance evaluation 

 


Compensation as a Value Creating Function (PSHR04Q)
HEQF Level of Module - 6
Credits of Module - 12
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Objectives, Design and Elements of Compensation System 
  • Principles of value-chain compensation 
  • Newman - Krzystofiak View of Compensation as a value-added function 
  • Benefits strategies 

Strategic Resourcing and Learning Organisations (PSHR05R)
HEQF Level of Module - 6
Credits of Module - 12
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Strategic HRM: Building research based practice 
  • Strategic resourcing 
  • Learning and development in organizations 

Dispute Resolution for HR Managers (PSHR06S)
HEQF Level of Module - 6
Credits of Module - 12
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Conflict management and dispute resolution 
  • Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration 
  • Negotiation, Facilitation and Chairing 
  • Planning and preparing for Mediation and Arbitration 

Course leader

Dr J A Feldman BSc, MBA, DBA (Organisational Behaviour, Strategy) 

Discipline expertise:  

School of Business Leadership 

Office 4-03, Cnr Smuts and First Avenue, Midrand 1683 

Tel: 012 806 7776 

Cell: 072 160 0213 

E-mail: feldmja@unisa.ac.za 


Programme administrator(s)

Mrs M C Songo 

Graduate School of Business Leadership 

Office: 2-16 Cnr Smuts and First Avenue, Midrand 1683 

Tell: 011 652 0310 

Fax: 011 652 0299 

E-mail: songomc@unisa.ac.za