|07240146||Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 120||NQF level: 08|
Programme will consists of eight modules from which four modules are full year modules, two modules will be presented in the first semester, and two will be presented in the second semester.
Candidates are required to familiarise themselves with the General Regulations regarding the maximum period of registration and other requirements for honours degrees.
1. Registration for a second field of study
With reference to General Regulation G.6, a student who has already completed a bachelor of honours degree at this or another university, may, with the permission of the Dean, register for another degree, subject to the regulations applicable to the field of study in question and to any other stipulations the Dean may prescribe on the condition that there shall be no overlap in the course content of the first degree and the second degree. Such a concession may be withdrawn by the dean/deans if the student does not perform satisfactorily.
2. Acknowledgement of modules
2.1. Subject to the stipulations of G.22.1, G.23.2 and the Joint Statute, a Dean may acknowledge modules passed at another tertiary institution or at this University in a department other than that in which the honours study is undertaken for the honours degree – provided that at least half of the required modules for the degree in question are attended and passed at this university.
2.2. If there is overlap in the course content of the degree for which the student wishes to enrol or is enrolled and a degree already conferred, the Dean may not acknowledge any modules that form part of the degree already conferred.
In calculating marks, General Regulation G12.2 applies. Subject to the provisions of General Regulation G.26, a head of a department determines, in consultation with the Dean when the honours examinations in his/her department will take place, provided that:
Subject to the provisions of General Regulation G.188.8.131.52, the subminimum required in subdivisions of modules is published in the study guides, which is available from the relevant head of department.
In order to be awarded the degree with distinction, a student must meet the following criteria:
Minimum credits: 120
This module requires the student to demonstrate their ability to conduct independent research by conducting research on a topic in either the Human Resource Management or Labour Relations Management field and submit a research report.
This module requires students to identify research problems/gaps, formulate a problem statement and literature study and develop research objectives/questions/hypotheses within the fields of Industrial Psychology, Human Resource Management and Labour Relations. Qualitative and quantitative methodologies will be learned and applied, and students need to apply knowledge in order to gather information (articles, books etc), referencing, data collection and data analyses.
Compile a portfolio concerning practicums pertaining to collective bargaining, and dispute resolutions, as well as organisational-, personnel- and career psychology.
To understand and develop insight regarding personnel psychology, career dynamics; career development and the framework in which career management, and personnel psychology can be pursued.
Understand and apply the legal aspects of the Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993, and what is meant with ‘health’ and ‘safety’ in the work context. Have knowledge based on the content of an Employee Aid Programme (EAP) and how to deal with HIV/Aids, alcohol and drug dependence, psychological and physical health, traditional healers, and workplace psychopathology in the work context.
Know and apply theories pertaining to group dynamics, leadership and group functioning and how to utilise groups in decision-making, problem-solving and reaching organisational objectives. Students must understand the paradigm shifts in the development of historically disadvantaged employees and phasing in of historically disadvantaged employees in the organisation to retain and generate organisational effectiveness. Student should apply knowledge pertaining to the nature and future changes that could impact on organisations, as well as the strategies that organisations can use to address these organisational changes.
In this module students should know and understand national and international trends and developments pertaining to collective bargaining and negotiation. Students should describe the collective bargaining role players (including trade unions), and what is meant with organised labour. Pertaining to negotiation, know and apply relevant negotiation skills and how to obtain the optimal outcomes in a negotiation situation.
Students should know, understand and apply best practices pertaining to labour disputes, with particular focus on processes and relevant legislation.
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