The purpose and program of study
This programme aims to develop an understanding of the concepts, models and theories relevant to the management of people in work organisations. It also addresses the skills required for effective analysis and policy formation and is distinctive in grounding the study of HRM firmly within the broader study of management, with an emphasis on managing change and a concentration on strategic issues.
Possibilities for future work
Modules taught on this MSc will enable you to develop a wide range of technical and transferable skills demanded by graduate employers in addition to knowledge and understanding of HR processes and procedures.
Key areas of HR professional practice covered include:
- Contracts of employment, discrimination, employment termination, health and safety at work
- Strategic HR, employee resourcing, employee development, employee relations, employee involvement and participation, work motivation
- Selection and assessment methods, job performance measurement, reward management and career management
- Organisational change, change management strategies and minimising work-related stress
- Organisational leadership, individual, group and organisational functioning
- Diversity management, HR management of expatriates and HR issues in international business alliances.
Other business areas covered include:
- Business performance standards (including profitability, investment and efficiency) , costing and budgeting
- Cash flow forecasting, profit and loss statements, balance sheets
- Market analysis and planning, strategy development and marketing mix policies.