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Human Resources Management

Program Rationale
Development of human resources in all organizations requires a strategic approach that ensures that all those involved understand the value of each member and treat and manage them as a key resource. In an attempt to bridge the existing gap in the way human resources are managed in organizations today, government of Kenya introduced an Act of parliament that stipulates that consultants, managers, CEOs and practising HR professional must be certified HRM personnel. In addition, as Human Resource Development training and development serves market and industry needs by equipping learners with theoretical and practical skills in the field of HRM, the proposed programme has been re-introduced in the department of Business Administration to create a HRM foundation for practising HR personnel and also to create a HRM foundation to students aspiring to be HR specialists. Through this programme, the department and the school as a whole aims to develop HR professionals who will be the drivers of the economy leading to the attainment of the country’s vision 2030 a key requirement to achieving the economic pillar. Further, through this programme Kenyatta University will also be in a position to compete globally as a world class university.
As the department rebrands the programme from Bachelors of Arts (HRM) to Bachelors of Human Resource Development, it aims at mitigating on the limitations of Bachelor of Commerce program that has HRM option; the new Bachelors program has been developed to facilitate graduates to have easy registration to professional bodies and also qualify as HRM professionals.

Objectives
a) To produce a calibre of highly qualified individuals who are able to manage human resource as a key strategic resource for the organization.
b) Develop the specific business and Development skills needed to build a human resource Development career in a number of dynamic roles, including compensation manager, employee assistance or benefits manager, equal employment opportunity (EEO) or affirmative action coordinator, labor relations manager, recruiter, and human resources information systems specialist.

Vision
To be a Human Resource Development bachelors’ programme of choice in the region and beyond.

Mission
To provide advanced training in business and human resource Development with a view to producing competent and highly Human Resource specialists capable of managing all aspects of human resource from a strategic perspective as well as providing solutions on issues relating to various areas of specialization in business and Development.

 

Undergraduate Programme

Bachelors of Human Resource Development

The following shall be eligible for admission into BHRD programme.
a)Mean grade of KCSE C+ or equivalent with at least C in Mathematics and English.
b)A-Level certificate with 2 principal passes and a credit pass in Mathematics at ‘O’ Level
c)Degree from a recognized university.
d)Mean grade of C (plain) at KCSE and C (plain) in Mathematics and English plus a Diploma in Human Resource Development and/or a diploma relevant to disciplines in business from an institution recognized by Kenyatta University Senate.

Modes of study
The programme will be run on three main modes:
a)Full time,
b)Open Learning and,
c)Part-time

Duration and Pattern
a) The Programme shall take a minimum of three years and a maximum of four years for fulltime students.
b) The Programme shall take a minimum of four years and maximum of six years for part time students.
c) The Programme consists of a total of forty nine (49) units.
d) Students are expected to take seven units the first semester, first year and six units in the other consecutive semesters.
e) Students will take a maximum of seven (7) and minimum of three (3) coursework units per semester.

RESEACH PROJECTS HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

NAME

REG. NO.

TITLE OF THE PROJECT

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

SUPERVISORS

Khator Rashid Ibrahim

D53/OL/4907/04

An Investigation into Factors Influencing Recruitment of Employees in Banks: A Survey of Commercial Banks in Nairobi

Human Resource Management

Mr. Obere

Chelang'a Grace Jepkorir

D53/CE/11751/2008

Factors Affecting Women Teachers' Participation in Leadership Positions in Marakwet West District Secondary Schools, Kenya

Human Resource Management

Mr. Murungi               

Mr. Bett

Nyamancha Jacob Ogali

D53/CE/11755/2008

Factors Affecting Teacher Induction Process in Kenyenya District, Kisii County

Human Resource Management

Ms. Caroline Nderi       

Mr. Julius Murungi

Reuben Muteti Muli

D53/OL/4482/04

The Effect of Performance Appraisal on Human Resource Development Funcitons in the Kenyan Police Service. A Case Study of Kenya Police Training College, Kiganjo

Human Resource Management

Mr. Shadrack Bett         

Mr. Julius Murungi

Mwaniki Benjamin David

D53/CE/16110/06

An Examination of the Influence of Human Resource Training on Job Performance of Employees at FIDEs (K) Limited in Embu County

Human Resource Management

Mrs. Gitonga              

Mrs. Genga

Anthony Kipyego Kosgei

D53/PT/15216/2008

Effects of Reward Management on the Performance Employeees in the Micro Finance Industry in Kenya. A Case Study of Equity Bank, K-Rep Bank and Faulu Kenya

Human Resource Management

Mr. Mamba                

Ms. Janesther Karugu

Obed Felix Muthee

D53/5886/03

Factors Affecting Training Needs among Teachers. A Case of Secondary School Teachers in Kasarani District of Nairobi Province

Human Resource Management

Ms. Anne Muchemi

Fanuel Onyango Opondo

D53/OL/5377/03

An Investigation of Training Methods used by Parastatal Organisations in Kenya. A Case Study of Kenya Seed Company Limited

Human Resource Management

Dr. Wilson Otengah

Nyabwondo Carolyne Kerubo

D53/CE/11304/2006

Assessing the Strategies used to Retain Employees in Soft Drink Companies. A Case Study of Kisii Bottlers

Human Resource Management

Dr. Mary Namusonge  

Mr. Eliud Obere

Wanjohi Timothy Gachara

D53/OL/1869/2003

The Influence of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on the Service Delivery of Teachers in Public Secondary Schools - Nyeri County, Kenya

Human Resource Management

Mr. Isaac Mungai       

Mr. Philip Wambua

Wakiaga Dedan Ochieng'

D53/OL/3415/2004

The Effect of Work Place Policies of HIV/AIDS on Employee Performance. A Case of Selected Manufacturing Industries in Kisumu City - Kenya

Human Resource Management

Dr. Wilson Otengah

Phyllis Njoki Muchemi

D53/OL/14057/05

Investigating Factors that Lead to High Staff Turnover in Private Secondary Schools in Thika West and Kiambu East Districts of Kenya

Human Resource Management

Mr. Chrispin Maende

Stephen Wambulwa Khaemba

D53/OL/1536/02

Factors Affecting the Implementation of Performance Management Programmes at the Kenya Police Service Headquarters

Human Resource Management

Mr. Kilika                  

Ms. Anne Muchemi

Kagunyi Julius King'ora

D53/CE/11723/2008

Factors Influencing Outsourcing of Non Core Services in Kenyatta University

Human Resource Management

Dr. Goretty Ofafa           

   Ms. Janesther Karugu

Imbiru Clapperton

D53/12389/09

Factors Affecting Performance of Kenya Police Officers in Kiambu County

Human Resource Management

Mr. Murungi                     

Mrs. Genga

Kibet Chemjor William

D53/CE/12267/04

Teacher Performance based Reward Practices: A Study of Selected Secondary Schools in Baringo District, Kenya

Human Resource Management

Mr. Shadrack Bett       

Mr. Julius Murungi

Kibet Ben Kaino

D53/CE/11565/07

Factors Influencing the Performance of Community Based NGO Projects in Marakwet District, Kenya: A Study of Project Managers' Perceptions

Human Resource Management

Mrs. Genga                            Mrs. Mutuvi

Kahuria Jeremiah Njuguna

D53/12406/2009

An Investigation on the Effects of Organization Reforms on Employee Job Satisfaction. The Case of Prison Warders in Kamiti Maximum Prison

Human Resource Management

Ms. Anne Muchemi    

Mr. Shadrack Bett

Kanyugo D. Lenyangume

D53/OL/13515/2004

Challenges Facing Staff Selection in Non-Governmental Organisations in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions: A Survey of NGOs in Samburu County, Kenya

Human Resource Management

Dr. Muathe                    

Ms. Anne Muchemi

Letinina Siringa Stephen

D53/CE/10973/08

Investigating Motivational Factors Affecting Employee Work Performance. A Survey of Secondary School Teachers in Laikipia County

Human Resource Management

Mr. Maende               

Ms. Anne Muchemi

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