100% Online MSc in Human Resource Management and Development-detailed description

        3 good reasons to study Human Resource Management and Development at Salford:
    • Gain a qualification in human resources management, recognised widely as an increasingly important component of all businesses strategic objectives
    • Understand how to adapt to the evolving human resources challenges resulting from factors such as skills shortages, flexible working arrangements and global organisations
    • Enhance your employability by developing the skills needed to motivate, manage and reward employees

    This course is ideal if you want to specialise in human resource management. You will develop your understanding of HRM practices across a variety of organisational settings, with an emphasis on strategic, international and comparative analysis.


    MSc (Minimum 12 months, maximum three years)

    Course Details

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    Strategic International Business Management

    You will gain a thorough grounding in the major issues and perspectives of management, with a particular focus on strategic, global and organizational issues in an international context. You will also get an overview of key issues and decisions relating to the social responsibilities of corporate management. You will be encouraged to think critically about theory and practice in an ethical and professional manner, in light of key issues and decisions related to the strategic organisation in both national and international contexts. You will be introduced to major debates about leadership theory and practice, and understand the links between leadership and motivation practices with a view to attaining positive organisational outcome.

    Indicative Syllabus Outline

    • Types of national and international business
    • The concept of strategy: strategic context; theories of strategy and making strategy
    • Environmental scanning: Politico- Legal, Economic and Socio-Cultural Environment; government policy and industry regulation
    • Demographic and social trends: population, employment, family structure
    • The external environment: context, positioning, facilitating competitive advantage and capturing economic value
    • The internal environment: resources, competences and capability as the source of competitive advantage and economic value- effective communication, delegation and prioritisation
    • Strategic options
    • Implementing Strategy and Managing Change – lleadership in a global context, motivation, job satisfaction and performance management; rewards and incentive schemes –National and organizational cultures;
    • Managing ethnicity, diversity and difference; new forms of organizing globally, cross cultural management and strategies
    • Managing in the virtual environment
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Contemporary research 

    Resource Learning and Talent Management

    You will focus on key practices covering people resourcing and sourcing talent, which are common to all organizations. These skills are highly valuable across sectors dealing with recruitment, selection and induction, development and long and short term succession planning, retention and turnover strategies.

    Indicative Syllabus Outline

    • Global employment trends.
    • Local retention and turnover issues.
    • High-Performance Work Practices and Systems (HPWP/S)
    • Talent Management (TM) – concepts and ways of managing.  
    • Resourcing strategies – methods of recruiting and selecting.  
    • Managing performance at an organisational level – performance management systems.  
    • Managing performance at an individual level – appraisals and development reviews. 

    Employment Relations and Law

    You will explore and analyse contemporary issues connected to employment relations and law from both theoretical and behavioural perspectives. You will also develop key skills and competencies to manage employment relations in union and non-union organisations of all sizes.

    Indicative Syllabus Outline

    • The contribution of employment relations and its contemporary focus.
    • Managerial control with different theories and perspectives for employment relations and identification and selection of choices for the management of employment relations.
    • The impact of organisational factors and workforce diversity within a national and global context in shaping the employment relations climate.
    • Union and non-union approaches, management functions and ideology and the aim, objectives and role of the state.  
    • Managing interpersonal conflict in the workplace both individually and collectively.
    • Defining contracts of employment, written statements of major terms and conditions, the rights and duties of employers and employees.
    • Unfair dismissal, ‘admissible reasons’ remedies for breach of contract; constructive dismissal, express and implied terms, wrongful dismissal, retirement – the process and constraints of .
    • Redundancy, notification and consultation, developing selection criteria, communication, post redundancy handling, statutory redundancy pay.
    • Sex or marital status, race, ethnicity or national origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability, age, part time and fixed term work and the employment of ex-offenders.
    • Freedom of association, the law relating to industrial action, Collective bargaining, recognition of trade unions, right of representation, consultation rights, Trade Union Recognition, consequences of trade union recognition, industrial action, official / unofficial action.
    • Statutory disciplinary and dismissal procedures, ACAS code of practice. Implications of not following the procedures.
    • Composition of tribunals, types of claims heard by tribunals limits to tribunals’ jurisdiction, preparing and responding to an employment tribunal claim.

    Project Management, Leadership and Skills

    This module gives you an effective introduction to the different business skills, approaches and methods needed for leading and managing projects.

    Indicative Syllabus Outline

    • Project management and the operating environment 
    • Project life cycle
    • Management structures by which projects operate
    • Project management planning 
    • Scope management
    • Scheduling and resource management
    • Estimation, forecasting and resourcing.
    • Risk management and issue management
    • Project quality management
    • Communication
    • Leadership and teamwork
    • Managing in a multiple project environment

    Business Innovation Project

    Dissertation: a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, consisting of research question, aims and objectives, rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations