MBA M B A (Human Resource Management)

Postgraduate, Online learning

Enhance your understanding of business and human resource management theory and develop the expertise to take on senior roles on this flexible, online course.

  • Napier code:

    31506MM

  • Course type:

    Online learning

  • Duration:

    From 18-24 months

  • Award:

    MBA

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Course introduction

This globally-recognised qualification will develop your business skills and give you the expertise you need to take on senior roles in any organisation.

It's a flexible course delivered online that will build on your work experience and allow you to combine your MBA with a specialism in human resource management (HRM) to reflect your area of interest.

You’ll be able to study in your own time at home or at work and progress toward an award at your pace, as your career or personal life dictate.


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Our Online MBA (Human Resource Management) is ideally suited to individuals who intend to balance their personal and professional commitments and study while working. Designed to deliver accessible, creative and flexible postgraduate business and management education, it offers you choice in how, when and where you study, as well as the opportunity to pursue a specialism in HRM.

The curriculum is tailored for the dynamic contemporary global business environment, focusing on developing skills in leadership, and the application of conceptual management theories to current practice. You’ll acquire competencies in innovative and creative problem solving, critical thinking and strategic reasoning.

This course is delivered online. Normally, we would expect you to complete the course within 18-24 months. Your learning experience will be enhanced with online discussions that supplement the study materials, case study analyses from diverse sectors and articles from leading academics and practising professionals.

You’ll graduate with business competence and effective management skills, ready to make your mark at the highest level.

Your course structure is based on the Online MBA and includes modules from the specialist area of your choice.

For the award of MBA you must successfully pass all eight modules, giving a total of 180 credits. All modules are 20 credits, except where indicated.

What you study

  • Human Resource Management in an International Context
  • Contemporary Human Resource Management
  • Building High Performance Organisations
  • Marketing within the Global Economy
  • Management & Organisational Change
  • Leading Strategic Decision Making
  • Research Skills for Managers
  • MBA Project (40 credits)

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

The Online MBA (Human Resource Management) will provide you with the opportunity to realise your full career potential.

In recent years, students have come to our MBA with first degrees from many different disciplines, and have gone on to build careers in a range of industries in the public, private and voluntary/ not-for-profit sectors.


The entry requirements for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above plus 2 years work experience order to be eligible for this programme.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. Applications from individuals who do not possess the two years’ relevant work experience requirement, but who have significant potential to develop work-related skills, may be considered on an individual basis.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.


All applicants are required to have an internet connection.

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:

BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)

BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.


Tuition fees
All students 2017/18 2018/19
All students *£1,150 tba
Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*.
This course comprises of 180 credits, therefore the total cost is £10,350 for students commencing in 2017/18.
Modules are purchased via our online store and paid for in full at time of enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Further information on online study