Diploma in Human Resource Management (DHRM) enables students to gain a clear understanding of various business disciplines i.e. (Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Insurance, Human Resource Management and Management Science). This enables them to relate various functional areas in the organizations and appreciate the need for Human Resource department activities of the various departments. The diploma is a bridge to the Degree programme in business. It is a market driven-course which equips students with human resource managerial knowledge and skills that enable them to respond to the changing demand patterns in the market. A graduate who attains a credit or a distinction in this programme is eligible for credit transfer up to a maximum of 30% of total Credit Factors (C.Fs) in Bachelor in Commerce degree programmes.
By the end of the training the programme is expected to:
Demonstrate understanding of the foundations and core modules of the Human Resource Management function in the organization.
i). Appreciate the role and contribution of the Human Resource management function in the organization.
ii). Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for setting up a Human Resource function in an organization..
iii). Appreciate the need and ways of acquiring professionalism in Human Resource Management.
iv). Prepare students for further studies in Human Resource field.
75.3 Admission Requirements
i). The common University admission criteria are applicable. In addition:
ii). The candidate must have obtained at least a mean grade of C (Plain) at Kenya Certificate of Secondary School or Division III at Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) or equivalent qualification.
iii). The candidate must have also obtained at least a C- (Minus) in mathematics and at least a C- (Minus) in English or Kiswahili.
iv). Candidates with a mean grade of C (plain) but have less than C-(Minus) in Mathematics and English or Kiswahili can be admitted after bridging in the respective subjects.
v). Candidates with a credit in certificate in Business field from Institutions recognized by the Academic Board and having a mean grade of D+ (Plus) or equivalent in their (KCSE) are also eligible for admission.
vi). Holders of Accounting Technicians Certificates (ATC) final level are also eligible for admission.
Course Structure and Duration
i). The duration of the course is two (2) academic years comprising of four (4) semesters of seventeen weeks each.
ii). The course coding is four capital letters DHRM standing for Diploma in Human Resource Management.
iii). The courses borrowed from other programmes have codes that reflect those programmes.
iv). The abbreviation is followed by a set of four digits as follows:
1. The first digit is zero (0) indicating a diploma programme
2. The second digit is either 1 or 2 denoting the year the course is offered.
3. The third digit indicates the semester in which the course is offered i.e. 1 or 2.
4. The last digit indicates the sequencing of the course i.e. 0,1,2,3……
All the examination of the university shall be conducted in accordance with university statutes stipulated in the university statute No XXVIII.
The grading system will be conducted in accordance with Egerton University statutes XXVIII.
To graduate with a bachelor of commerce, a student shall be required to take and pass all scheduled courses within stipulated time.
The Bachelors degree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton university statute programs statute XXVIII