1.0 BACKGROUND

1.1 UNIVERSITY VISION, MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY

1.1.1 Vision

The Vision of Maasai Mara University (MMARAU) is “to be a world class university committed to academic excellence for development”.

1.1.2 Mission

The Mission of Maasai Mara University is “to provide quality University education through innovative teaching, research and consultancy services for development”.

1.1.3 Philosophy

The Philosophy of MMARAU is “to promote holistic education for both students and staff through teaching, research, innovation and extension, in order to promote social, economic and political development of Kenya and beyond and to realize sustainable conservation of the environment through natural resource management and tourism”.

1.2 UNIVERSITY MINIMUM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

As stipulated by Maasai Mara University Senate, the minimum entry requirement for an undergraduate degree is KCSE C+. In addition, the regular government sponsored students are admitted upon meeting the requirements stipulated by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS).

  1. a) C+ for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) holders or its equivalent

     as determined by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC);

  1. b) KNEC diploma or its equivalent. 

2.0 THE PROGRAMME

2.1.1  TITLE

The title of the programme is Bachelor of Science in Human Resource management

2.1.2  PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy of the Bachelor of Science in Human Resource management is to inculcate in the students with Human Resource Management culture that will provide academic and professional foundation in management by disseminating knowledge and skills to meet evolving career requirements of managers in the private and public sectors and manage business ventures successfully.

2.1.3  RATIONALE

This programme has been developed to satisfy needs in both the private and public sector.  The programme is to develop trainees to acquire skills in: business administration, entrepreneurship, project, and programme management. Business managerial skills will be emphasized so as to make graduates of the course develop a wider understanding of successful business management.

1) The justification of the need for the programme shall be realistic;

2) The rationale of the programme shall be informed by a:

  1. a) Needs assessment, market survey or situation analysis; and
  2. b) Stakeholders’ requirements.

2.4 GOAL

The goal of the programme is to orient and/or re-orient students’ thinking into creating jobs for themselves and others as opposed to focusing on getting employed in the formal sector.

2.5 EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES / PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

By the end of the programme, the student should be able to: 

The Programme aims at providing the students with knowledge and skills that will enable them to:

  1. Contribute to national and international economic growth by providing quality business management training and outreach.
  2. Promote co-operation and awareness between academia and the general business community.
  3. Promote basic and applied research and the development of training tools in business management.
  4. Address the dynamics and challenges of rapidly changing globalized market.

2.6 MODE OF DELIVERY

The programme shall be delivered using following the modes:

  • Face-to-face (full-time, part-time, evening, weekend);
  • Open and distance;
  • E-learning;

The mode of delivery may, however, vary from time to time and from Campus to Campus based on the specific needs of the students and available resources.

2.7 ACADEMIC REGULATIONS 

2.7.1 Admission Requirements

The Maasai Mara University common regulations for admission into undergraduate programmes shall apply. However, a student should have obtained grade C+ at KCSE.

The Maasai Mara University common regulations for admission into undergraduate programmes shall normally apply. To be admitted, an applicant should be a holder of:

  1. At least a mean grade of C+ (plus) and a C (plain) in English Language and KiswahiliOR,
  2. At least two Principal and one Subsidiary passes in Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE); OR,
  3. A Diploma in Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Management, Economics, or any other business area of study from Maasai Mara University or any institution recognized by Maasai Mara University Senate with at least a credit to be admitted in the second year of study; OR,

2.7.2 Credit Transfer

Transfer of Credits shall be accepted for purposes of student mobility and recognition of previous learning.

  1. In line with the existing qualification frameworks, credit transfers shall only be accepted from accredited institutions and programmes;
  2. Credit transfers may be permitted up to a maximum of 49% of the core course units for similar programmes at the same level;
  3. No credit transfer shall be allowed in respect of University-wide common courses.

2.7.3 Student Assessment Policy/Criteria

The Maasai Mara University Common Undergraduate Examination Regulations shall apply.

The pass mark shall be 40%. There shall be a written end-of-semester examination for each course taken during the semester, and it will constitute 70% of the total marks for that course. There shall be Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) worth 30% of the total marks for each course. CATs will normally be in the form of assignments, sit-in tests, seminars, term papers, or essays.

2.7.4 Grading and Classification System

The letter grades for respective performance in individual courses shall be as follows:

Letter Grade                        Performance

A                                             70% and above

B                                             60-69 %

C                                             50-59 %

D                                             40-49%

E (Fail)                                    39% and below

The overall classification of the degree shall be based on the overall weighted average performance as follows: 

            Classification                                                 Percentage Level

First Class Honours                                                    70% and above

Second Class Honours, Upper Division                  60-69 %

Second Class Honours, Lower Division                  50-59 %

Pass                                                                              40-49%

Academic credits acquired elsewhere and transferred into a student’s programme shall not be considered in the calculation of the final classification his/her degree.

2.7.5 Examination Regulations

Examinations will be governed by the common rules and regulations for undergraduate examination regulations of Maasai Mara University.

2.7.6 General structure of the BSC- HRM programme

The degree programme covers university-wide courses, division common courses, the areas of specialization courses and electives. To qualify for graduation a student will be required to pass a minimum of 56 courses. A student is required to register for at least 14 units in each academic year including all courses designated as University-­wide courses, the degree common courses, areas of specialization and elective courses.

YEAR OF

SBE

CORE

UNIVERITY COMMON COURSES

ELECTIVES

TOTAL

CREDIT HOURS

STUDY

CORE

HRM

 

 

CRS

 

YR1

2

9

3

-

14

42

YR2

-

12

2

-

14

42

YR3

-

13

1

-

14

42

YR4

-

14

-

-

14

42

TOTAL

2

48

6

 

56

 

COURSES

 

 

 

 

 

168

TOTAL

12

144

18

-

168

 

UNITS

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the courses carry 3 CREDIT HOURS (hours) per week hence a total of 168 CREDIT HOURS required for graduation.

2.7.7 Duration of the Course

The duration of the course shall normally be four academic years of two semesters each.

2.8 COURSE EVALUATION

The programme shall be evaluated as per the Maasai Mara University Quality Management System (QMS) Policy and Procedure on course evaluation. The evaluation shall cover all the aspects of each courseincluding course content, instructional process, infrastructure and equipment for the delivery of the course, instructional and reference materials,and assessments.The feedback on course evaluation shall be utilized in decision-making with regard to all the coursesin the programme.

2.9 MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

The management and administration of Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management shall be undertaken in such a way that it will ensure adequateacademic leadership and internal quality assurance mechanisms. The programme will be taught by a mix of professors, senior lecturers, lecturers and assistant lecturers. The senior academic staff shall provide the necessary academic leadershipat both the department and school levels.

For effective and efficient teaching and learning, the Maasai Mara University ISO policies and procedures contained in various Quality Manuals of the Quality Management System (QMS) shall be followed strictly. There shall be proper documentation of any deviations or non-conformities and corrective action shall be taken promptly.

3.0  INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT

All the BSC (HRM) students shall be required to undergo an industrial attachment at the end of the third year of study and then write and submit a report for examination in the first semester of the 4th year of study. The purpose of the industrial attachment is to allow the students to understand the industry practices.

Students will be attached for three months to different organizations. They will be required to fully participate in the routine tasks and assignment of the organisation. The purpose is to enhance their understanding in the general areas of management such as; principles, organisational structure and design, organisational policies and work ethics, team building, communication and organisational performance. At the end, the students are required to write a report on their experiences during the attachment linking the theory and practice. The report will be examined.

4.0 SCHOOL COMMON COURSES

The students are required to take the University-wide courses. These are the courses, which are common to degrees programmes in the school and also tie the grandaunts to the Alma-Marta (Alumni) of the university. They are as listed below:

CODE                        TITLE                                                               CREDIT HOURS

CMJ1100:                  Communication Skills                                                  3

ZOO 1100:                  HIV & AIDS and Lifestyle Diseases                          3

COM 1200:                 Computer and information literacy                         3

REL 2100:                   Philosophy & Critical Thinking                                  3 

5.0 LIST OF COURSES

5.1 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

            COURSE DISTRIBUTION

  YEAR 1        SEMESTER 1

  COURSE CODE                             COURSE TITLE                              CREDIT HOURS

CMJ 1100: Communication Skills                                                                        3

ZOO 1100: HIV & AIDS and lifestyle diseases                                                    3

BHR 1103: Human Resource Management I                                                     3

BHR l104: Commercial Law                                                                                  3

BHR 1105: Principles of Management                                                                3

BHR 1106: Development concepts                                                                     3

ECO 1110: Introduction to Microeconomics                                                     3

TOTAL:                                                                                                                     21

  YEAR 1        SEMESTER 2

  COURSE CODE                             COURSE TITLE                              CREDIT HOURS

COM 1200: Computer & information literacy                                                 3

BHR 1203: Practice of Management                                                                 3

ECO 1203: Introduction to Macro Economics                                                  3         

BHR 1204: Labour Laws                                                                                      3

BCM 1103: Foundations of accounting                                                             3

BHR 1205: Information Management for HR                                                   3

BHR 1206: Statistics for HRM                                                                             3

TOTAL                                                                                                                   21

YEAR 2        SEMESTER 1

  COURSE CODE                             COURSE TITLE                              CREDIT HOURS

ENS 2100: Environmental skills                                                                         3

REL 2100: Philosophy & Critical Thinking                                                         3

BHR 2103: Management Communication                                                        3

BHR 2104: Organizational Behaviour                                                                3

BHR 2105: Introduction to Human Resource Management Systems           3

BHR  2106: Labour Economics                                                                            3

BHR 2107: Taxation and Human Resource Management                             3

TOTAL                                                                                                                    21

 YEAR 2        SEMESTER 2

  COURSE CODE                             COURSE TITLE                              CREDIT HOURS

BHR 2203: Recruitment, Selection and Placement                                           3

BHR 2204: Training and Development                                                               3

BHR 2203: Human Resource Counseling                                                           3

BHR 2206: Production and Operations Management                                      3

BHR 2207: Employment Relationship                                                                3

BHR 2208: Conflict Management and Negotiation                                          3

BHR2209: Maintenance of Human Resource                                                   3

TOTAL                                                                                                                  21

 YEAR 3        SEMESTER 1

  COURSE CODE                             COURSE TITLE                              CREDIT HOURS

BHR 3103: Research Methods                                                                                   3

BHR 3104: Work Design, Measurement and compensation Management        3

BHR 3105: Human Resource Policies and Procedures                                          3

BHR 3106: Cultural Reengineering                                                                            3

BHR3107: Manpower Planning                                                                                  3

BCM 3101: Business finance                                                                                      3

BHR3108: Trade Unions & Collective Bargaining                                                    3

TOTAL                                                                                                                            21

YEAR 3         SEMESTER 2

  COURSE CODE                             COURSE TITLE                              CREDIT HOURS

BBM 3200: Entrepreneurship Skills                                                                            3

BHR 3203: Mainstreaming Gender in HRM                                                                3

BHR 3204: Public Relations                                                                                          3

BHR 3205:Cross-Cultural Management in a Global Environment                          3

BHR 3206: Performance Management                                                                        3

BHR 3207: Knowledge and Talent Management                                                        3

BHR 3208: Internship in Human Resource Management                                         6

TOTAL                                                                                                                               21 

YEAR 4         SEMESTER 1

  COURSE CODE                             COURSE TITLE                              CREDIT HOURS

BHR 4103: Leadership and Management                                                                 3

BHR  4104: Strategic Human Resource Management                                             3

BHR 4105:Ethics and Social Responsibility                                                                3

BHR 4106: Current Issues in Human Resource Management                                3

BHR 4107: Turnaround Strategies                                                                               3

BHR4108: HRM Research Project                                                                                 3

BHR4109: Consultancy in HR.M                                                                                    3

TOTAL                                                                                                                              21

YEAR 4        SEMESTER 2

  COURSE CODE                             COURSE TITLE                              CREDIT HOURS

BHR 4203 Industrial Relations                                                                                3

BHR 4204: Career Development                                                                             3

BHR 4205: International Human Resource Management                                   3

BHR 4206: Industrial and Organizational Psychology                                          3

BHR 4207: Retirement and Social Schemes                                                           3

BHR  4208: Quality of Work Life                                                                               3

BHR 4209: HRM research project                                                                            3

TOTAL                                                                                                                          21

 

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