Human Resource Management (MBA)

This MBA is aimed at students who may aspire to a career or role in human resource management in the UK or overseas.

Key Facts

Course Length:
12 months

UWTSD London
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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.

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:

  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management

Specialist modules:

  • Managing People
  • Managing Performance

Part 2

  • Dissertation, OR
  • Integrated Case Study, OR
  • Business Development Proposal

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.

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.

Normally, the possession of a minimum of a 2:2 UK first degree or an equivalent international qualification recognised by UK NARIC 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.

There will be no mandatory additional costs to study beyond the payment of tuition. Students should be prepared to incur the basic costs associated with study such as transport, and may wish to purchase coffees, snacks or other sundry items on campus.

Many students also choose to invest in study support tools such as laptops over the course of their study, though this is not a programme requirement. Any activities related to study or student life which bear a cost beyond tuition will be optional, and the expense shall be clearly communicated to students at the time of registration.

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.