MSc Business Management (Human Resource Management)

Postgraduate, Full-time

Business Management (Human Resource Management) MSc



Gain an understanding of business and human resource management theory and develop the skills needed to manage staff effectively

Overview

Our MSc Business Management (HRM) will equip you with the practical skills and expertise to help further your career in human resources.  On the course, there will be the opportunity to study business management and specialise in HRM. During the course you will have the opportunity to choose modules to further specialise.

Sharing much of its content with the online MSc Business Management, this course offers you the opportunity to specialise in human resource management, opening doors to increased employment opportunities in the sector, such as organisational change management and leadership.

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Mode of Study:

Full-time (available as Online-learning)

Duration:

1 year

Start date:

SepJan


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Course details

Global businesses change rapidly and as such, we need to do the same.  By studying business management with HRM, you are developing your skills around the people within the sector.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to understand the theory behind business management and we will help to build your skills in developing an enquiring, analytical approach to several subject areas. This will widen the application of your business management skills to include a range of career routes in human resource management.

Our course materials are based on real issues faced by contemporary businesses, covering topics ranging from creativity in business to global economics, strategic management and organisational change management.

You’ll learn to creatively address issues such as competition and sustainability and acquire knowledge of the global economic and business environment. You’ll develop leadership and team development skills and an understanding of management and organisational methods. Guest speakers add value to this course, which is updated regularly to reflect current business issues.

Modules

  • Sustaining Organisational Performance
  • Global Economic Environment and Marketing
  • Organisational Change and Management
  • Leadership, Strategy and Innovation
  • Contemporary Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Management in an International Context
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation


  • calendar How you’ll be taught You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, guest lectures, tutorials and independent study.

    This is a full-time course and is split up into three trimesters. You can choose to start in either January or September.

    Duration:

    • September starts: 12 months
    • January starts: 18 months with a three-month break over the summer (after the first taught trimester)
  • note and pen Assessments

    Assessments for this course include:

    • Reports / case studies
    • Digital end of unit test
    • Dissertation
    • Project
    • Essays
    • Oral presentation

The Business School

We are a modern, global and dynamic business school home to students, staff and researchers inspired by the world around them to provide creative, sustainable solutions to economic challenges and the needs of society.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.

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.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by 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’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Disclaimer

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.

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2018/19 2019/20
Home/EU £7,000 tba
Overseas £13,000 tba


Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Careers

In recent years, students have come to our MSc courses with 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.