Master of Human Resources Management

Curriculum

Curriculum

Participants are required to take a total of ten courses (i.e. 30 units) for the MHRM programme. In addition to the eight core courses, participant selects two elective courses.


Core Courses

Human Resources Planning and Staffing
The main purpose of this course is to provide participants with the essential knowledge and skills for conducting HR planning and staffing activities. It also examines the strategic implications of effective HR planning and staffing on organisational performance.
Training and Development
This course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of training and development within the organisation.
Performance Management
This course provides an overview of the philosophy and principles of performance management and discusses the design of effective performance management systems.
Compensation and Benefits
This course takes a pragmatic look at one of the most controversial and critical issues facing all kinds of organisation, that is, how to reward employees. It focuses on the design and implementation of a compensation system that rewards employees fairly while motivating outstanding performance.
Employment Relations and Practices
This course introduces the key concepts of employment relations and examines the dynamic relationships among the different actors constituting the employment relations scene. In addition, it covers the employment and related legislation that is commonly used by HR professionals.
Ethics in Human Resources Management

This course aims to enhance participants’ understanding and awareness of ethical issues in HRM. It examines ethics concepts and moral decision frameworks, and their application to HR practices and employment issues.

Human Resources Research Methods
This course introduces the fundamental concepts of research design and the collection and analysis of data in the context of human resources management. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches are covered.
Degree Project
The Degree Project provides participants with an opportunity to apply their HRM and research methods skills and knowledge in an investigation of a problem of practical significance. Specifically, the Project will develop participants’ skills in problem identification, consolidate their understanding of HRM issues and research methods, and deepen their understanding of the role of HRM in contributing to organisational effectiveness.

Elective Courses (select 2 courses)

Human Resources Management in the PRC
This course focuses on the human resources issues and problems encountered by international companies in Mainland China. It introduces current and practical issues regarding employment and HRM in Mainland China.
International and Comparative HRM
This course aims to enhance participants’ understanding of the role of HRM in global organisations. It examines the major HR concepts, techniques, and practices used in developing and managing a global workforce.
Employee Engagement and Well-being
(Elective course from 2017-18AY)
The major purpose of this course is to enhance participants’ understanding of the importance of building an engaged workforce and a healthy workplace. It covers major concepts, techniques, and practices in a) developing and executing an engagement campaign, b) promoting workplace wellness, and c) delivering services associated with building a healthy and productive workforce.

Academic Writing and Analytical Techniques Workshop

All new participants of MHRM Programme are required to attend an 8-hour Academic Writing Workshop and an 2-hour Analytical Techniques Workshop in August before the commencement of formal classes.

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