|Full time||1 year||Up to five days a week||September 2016|
|Part time||2 years||Monday afternoon and evening, or Wednesday afternoon and evening, or Monday and Wednesday evenings only||September 2016|
Our Human Resource Management MSc is perfect if you want to build and develop your career in human resources and is among the most flexible in London. It will give you a deep insight into leading, managing and developing people from different levels and perspectives. You will learn about the role of the HR profession and its function in relation to an organisation's strategic objectives and the broader environment. The course has been designed to meet employers' needs and gives you the tools you need to succeed in a career in human resources.
Dr Jelena Petrovic, director of postgraduate HRM programmes at Kingston Business School, introduces our HRM portfolio:
Following an induction programme that prepares you for intensive study, you will evaluate various external influences on HRM practice in organisations – from developments in Europe to employment law, ethical issues and social responsibility.
You will gain an advanced understanding of human behaviour in organisations, the role of HRM in enhancing organisational and management performance, strategic HRM approaches, learning and development processes, reward management, employee relations and employment law, and people resourcing issues and techniques.
"We don't want our graduates to be seen as just academics or just practitioners; we want them to be both! This comes through in our 'theory into practice' approach." – Dr Jelena Petrovic, director of postgraduate HRM programmes
You will complete a management report (dissertation) that involves primary research into an HR issue. This meets CIPD requirements and develops the practical skills you need to excel as an HR professional. This research can be carried out with an organisation in the UK or overseas. Our students have provided management reports for host organisations such as Transport for London, Prudential and Whirlpool Corporation. We can offer assistance to students looking for a host organisation.
You will be assessed using a variety of group and individual exercises, including role plays, coursework, and unseen exams in addition to your management report (dissertation).
You will evaluate human resource management in the context of national political, economic, social and technological environments. This module focuses on strategy, change management and the contribution the HR function makes to organisational performance. You will develop the confidence to be responsible for leading, managing and developing people within organisations at operational, tactical and strategic levels. You will be assessed with an exam.
You will complete a management research project (dissertation) that involves researching an HR issue and producing a management report containing the implications for theory and recommendations for practice. You will learn a variety of research methods, identify and investigate a business problem, apply the findings to create solutions and present the conclusions in the form of a management report. You may also present your findings to clients. You will be assessed via a research portfolio and your management report.
This project can be with an organisation in the UK or overseas.
You will critically evaluate and implement policies and practices to attract, reward and retain a competent workforce. You will investigate how HR professionals attract people with the skills, attitudes and experiences an organisation needs to achieve its strategic objectives. You will discover reward methods that enhance a highly effective employee's fit in the organisation and help you to retain their talent. By the time you have finished studying this module, you will understand employee resourcing, talent and reward management from academic, strategic and practical perspectives. You will apply your learning in this module and develop professionally. You will be assessed via two assignments.
This module expands your understanding of employee relations and employment law in economic, social and political contexts. You will:
With all these facts memorised, graduates can confidently advise managers about applying the law to specific employment relationship problems, and propose appropriate legal and HR policy measures to comply with law and best practice. You will be assessed via an exam.
This module provides you with a theoretical grounding in the fields of strategic leadership and performance management. You will develop critical perspectives on:
These theoretical foundations will be illustrated with examples and integrated with practical exercises in order to help you develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities to assume a substantive strategic leadership role within an organisation in both a domestic and international context. You will be assessed via one assignment.
This module develops your understanding of the concepts of employee engagement, and of organisational learning, in the context of designing and managing work and jobs to enhance organisational performance and productivity. You will learn to:
You will be assessed via one assignment.
|CIPD unit/module title||Kingston Business School module title|
|Investigating a Business Issue from a HR Perspective||Investigating a Business Issue|
|Developing Skills for Business Leadership|
|Human Resource Management in Context||Leading, Managing and Developing People in Context|
|Leading, Managing and Developing People|
|Resourcing and Talent Management||Resourcing, Talent and Reward Management|
|Employment Law||Managing Employment Relations and Employment Law|
|Managing Employment Relations|
|Leadership and Management Development||Strategic Leadership Development and Performance Management|
|Employee Engagement||Employee Engagement and Organisational Learning|
|Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning|
You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Kingston Business School has once again been awarded 'Excellent' business school status, following a vote by 250 deans and directors from the best Business Schools in the world.