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MBA Human Resource Management

Course Overview

This programme is available to Home and International applicants.

This programme provides the academic and practical skills necessary to develop and reflect on high level human resource management skills and competences which will be applicable across a wide range of situations, sectors and organizations.

Students learn the principles and skills involved in managing people and the employment relationship. It will also equip students to conduct advanced research into a variety of human resource management issues whilst focusing on the interrelationship of human resource management and organisational performance both nationally and internationally.

After successful completion of this programme, students are welcome to continue to studying with us onto our Doctor of Business Administration programme.

*Please note that due to student cohort sizes, the University may request that you choose an alternative pathway.

Course Modules

The MBA Human Resource Management programme will equip students with general business management knowledge as well as specialist Human Resource skills to enable them to excel in their chosen field.

Part 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Marketing Management (20 credits)
    Upon the successful completion of the Marketing Management module, the student should be able to:
    • critically appraise key marketing activities and the contribution of the marketing department to the organisation;
    • anticipate and critically evaluate future developments in the field of marketing especially through technology.
  • Human Resource Management  (20 credits)
    Upon the successful completion of the Human Resource Management module, the student should be able to:
    • critically review and appraise current research and advanced scholarship so to enable them to evaluate managerial and business environments;
    • demonstrate a systematic understanding of current issues in HRM and IHRM within a variety of organisations so to enable them to manage effectively the design and implementation of fair, efficient and effective policies and procedures that serve to deliver upon the strategic aims of the organisation.
  • Financial Management (20 credits)
    Upon the successful completion of the Financial Management module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
    • research, apply and evaluate a variety of financial assessment techniques for application to a case study;
    • research, evaluate and critically discuss various issues and theoretical frameworks used in the management and control of financial resources.
  • Strategic Management (20 credits)
    Upon the successful completion of the Strategic Management module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
    • synthesise the relationship between the external context of an organisation and its internal context and their impact on its strategies;
    • critically evaluate competitive and development strategies, in the context of contemporary strategic management issues;
    • assess the factors that must be considered in strategy implementation.

Specialist modules:

  • Managing People (20 credits)
    Upon the successful completion of the Managing People module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
    • identify and critically appraise the Human Resource Management role in employee recruitment, development and engagement in a competitive and international context;
    • develop a critical appreciation of the issues involved in managing a complex and diverse workforce for both organisational success and workforce wellbeing

  • Managing Performance (20 credits)
    Upon the successful completion of the Managing Performance module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
    • identify and critically analyse the Human Resource Management role and contribution to managing and improving employee and organisational performance;
    • critically appreciate the practices available to support, improve and achieve competitive advantage and high performance

Part 2

  • Dissertation (60 credits; compulsory)

Key Features

The programme equips students for employment in areas such as recruitment and selection, training and development, reward management, consultant, career development, human resource planning etc. as well as general management and for progression to senior management roles.

Assessment

Modules are assessed by coursework. This may take various forms, work-based projects, small research projects, presentations, case study analysis and the final research project/dissertation. Students who are not currently in employment may be able to base their projects on case studies.

Entry Criteria

This programme is available to Home and International applicants.

Normally, the possession of a minimum of a 2:2 UK first degree or an equivalent international qualification recognised by UK ENIC or work experience of five years at a senior managerial level in lieu of first degree.

English language proficiency at or exceeding an average IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent in any other approved test), with no score less than 5.5 in any components of the test.

Normally work experience of two years or more at a managerial or supervisory level is expected.

 

Career Opportunities and Employability

Potential careers and advancement opportunities include management roles in Human Resource Management and international workforce development, international business contexts Education, Health services development, Public Service and elsewhere.

 








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