MBA Human Resource Management

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

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Course Overview

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.


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

    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; and research, evaluate and critically discuss various issues and theoretical frameworks used in the management and control of financial resources.

  • Human Resource Management

    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; and 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.

  • Marketing Management

    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; and anticipate and critically evaluate future developments in the field of marketing especially through technology.

  • Strategic Management

    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; and assess the factors that must be considered in strategy implementation.

Specialist modules:

  • Managing People

    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; and develop a critical appreciation of the issues involved in managing a complex and diverse workforce for both organisational success and workforce wellbeing.

  • Managing Performance

    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; and critically appreciate the practices available to support, improve and achieve competitive advantage and high performance.

Part 2

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

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.


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

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.

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

Visit the Fees and Scholarships and Bursaries sections for more information.

Additional Costs

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.

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.


For any questions related to the academic content of the course, please contact Dr Gladius Kulothungan.

For all other enquiries, please call us on 020 7566 7600 or email the London Admissions team at