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Account Name: IBMIT
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Course Outline

Without the dedication and abilities of its employees, there is no question that a company would struggle to exist. In modern business, when competition is fierce and the pressure of success becomes ever more important, Human Resource personnel are vital to the success of any business. Here we look at an ABMA course rising in popularity, as the Human Resource sector becomes increasingly challenging.

Human resource departments look to employ a wealth of diverse talent to drive businesses forward. The success of a company relies upon the individuals within its walls and it is essential that potetnial and exisiting employees are assessed, trained and developed effectively in order to be successful within their roles.

Human Resource and Business Management students have chosen a career path in business that is varied and interesting. The management of personalities and the ability to be selective and advise others are invaluable assets to any business and the ABMA can give you the business acumen and management knowledge to succeed in a challenging role.

With units in Behavioural Science and Management Skills as well as the Economics of Industry and IT Skills, students can be certain that they are learning all of the necessary skills to succeed in a career in Human Resources and Business Management. Businesses have a high demand for experts in the Human Resources field, and the ABMA is regularly contacted by international companies saying that ABMA students have established themselves as valuable assets that are essential for their growth.

"A skills analysis carried out revealed a high demand for the course and this is evident as most of our graduates are absorbed by private companies as well as government departments. Our students have no problem in penetrating the market. The introduction of Human Resource and Business Management has increased the college's annual enrollment by well over 100% each academic year."
Prince Ndlovu, Naledi Development Trust Business School

A job in Human Resources is a challenging and constantly adapting career choice and because of this the ABMA continually reviews the syllabus with industry experts and universities to guarantee its relevance to the sector. As the person responsible for the welfare, progression and future success of the business and the individual people within the company, there are few more important roles that ABMA students can choose than a career in Human Resource and Business Management.


1. Economics of Industry

  • Scope and Branches of Economics
  • Supply and Demand
  • Production of the Firm - Profits and Costs
  • Market Structure and Competition
  • Resources - Labour, Rent, Interest, Profit and Loss
  • Banking and the Supply of Money 
  • Income and Expenditure
  • Balance of Payments and Foreign Exchange
  • Public Finance

2. Business Organisation

  • Business Organisation - Design, Growth and Finance
  • Management Principles - Structure, Communication
  • Personnel 
  • Materials Management - Production, Design, R&D
  • The Office

3. Behavioural Science

  • Values and Attitudes
  • Personality and Perception
  • Motivation
  • Group Behaviour and Dynamics
  • Communication
  • Leadership, Power and Human Relationship
  • Organisation and the Individual - Job Types and Design
  • Reward and Recognition
  • The Change Process
  • Trades Unions
  • Discrimination

4. IT Skills

  • Computer Systems - Hardware and Software
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Database and Spreadsheets

5. Dissertation

  • Written project of no more than 4,000 words
  • Project should incorporate principles learned in the 4 units above
  • Project should focus on a business model studied as part of the ABMA course
  • Local case studies are acceptable and are to be encouraged


1. Business Law

  • Legal System
  • Judiciary - Judges, Magistrates, Court Proceedings
  • Tribunals, Inquiries and Arbitration
  • Sources of Law - History, Personalities
  • Contract Law
  • Torts
  • Bankruptcy

2. Management Skills

  • Introduction to Management
  • Dynamics of a Company - Board of Directors, Committees
  • Management Responsibilities - Leadership, Planning and Objectives, Decision-Making, Control, Delegation and Development
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

3. Principles of Introduction to Accounting

  • Introduction
  • Basic Accounting System
  • Depreciation of Fixed Assets
  • Books of Accounts
  • Financial Statements

4. International Marketing

  • Introduction
  • Market Environment - Buyer Behaviour, Research, Marketing Mix
  • Product, Price and Placement
  • Promotion - Advertising and Selling

5. Dissertation

  • Written project of no more than 6,000 words
  • Project should incorporate principles learned in the 4 units above
  • Project should focus on a business model studied as part of the ABMA course
  • Local case studies are acceptable and are to be encouraged

This is an abma-based course