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Course Details

Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM)

Length of course

16 months full-time (classes held in the evenings from Sunday to Thursday)
or 
2 years part-time (classes held in the evenings from Sunday to Thursday)

* It is possible to complete the MHRM degree in 1 year. Approval is not automatic and each application for this 'overload' option will be considered individually

Fee information

AED 96,000 for full program

All students must complete 12 units to graduate. Students will complete differing amounts of units per trimester depending on whether they are full-time, part-time or overloaded students. Payment for the program is made on a trimester basis: 

Full-time - 16 months - 3 units per trimester for 4 trimesters = AED 24,000 per trimester
Part-time - 24 months - 2 units per trimester for 6 trimesters = AED 16,000 per trimester
Overload - 1 year - 4 units per trimester for 1 year = AED 32,000 per trimester

* 3 trimesters per year
* AED 8,000 per unit. Each unit is 4 points

Location Block 10, 4th Floor, Dubai International Academic City
Murdoch course code M1053
Points 48 (12 units)
Details The MHRM is a professionally-oriented coursework master’s degree in Human Resource Management (HRM). The degree takes a strategic view on HRM which links an organisation’s strategic goals and objectives to the management of its human resources. Coursework proceeds from strategic overview of the operating environment to HR planning, staffing, training and development, performance management and remuneration.

Course Structure

Core Units - 24 Points

MBS617 Human Resource Management Perspectives
4 Points

Description
This unit will present a broad view of the way in which human resource management practitioners carry out their day-to-day practices as well as embedding the theoretical concepts which underpin such practices. Topics such as: recruitment, selection, education, personal development; human resource management selection tests and the successful retention of the most valuable resource an organisation has, its people; will be discussed. Students will engage in in-class discussions, simulations and other experiential learning approaches.

Lectures/seminars: 4 hours per week.

MBS511 Acquisition of Human Resources
4 Points

Description
This unit provides an understanding of the linkage between an organisation's vision, values, strategic planning and human resource management practices relating to recruitment and selection. It outlines HR systems that can be used to bring an organisation's operations into line with its vision. Techniques relating to planning, recruitment, selection and decision making will be explored and applied.

Lectures/seminars: 4 hours per week.

MBS501 Human Resource Management Law
4 Points

Description
This unit is about law relevant to the hiring, performance and termination of work relationships. It investigates the legal relationship between an employer and employee, and also other workers. Coverage of applicable legislation is a focus, with, in particular, study of the rights and obligations imposed on parties to a work relationship, legislated standards, collective agreements, dismissal and discrimination.

Seminars: 4 hours per week.

MBS625 Managing, Evaluating and Developing Human Resources
4 Points

Description
This unit will focus on the integration of performance appraisal, training, management development and career management systems that form the nucleus of an overall performance management system in an organisation. Such systems need to be mutually reinforcing to achieve the accountability, development, maintenance and motivation of human resources in the enterprise.

Lectures/seminars: 4 hours per week.

MBS508 Organisational Behaviour and Management
4 Points

Description
This unit introduces students to concepts and theories of organisational behaviour useful to managers. The unit considers behavioural impacts at the individual, group and organisational levels. Topics include motivation, job attitudes, stress, issues of group processes and relations, leadership, communication, power and conflict, and organisational structure and design. Theories of how to manage the organisation during times of change and development will be a focus. The unit combines lectures and tutorials and has a practical, problem solving and experiential approach.

Lectures: 4 hours per week.

MBS626 Managing Remuneration, Benefits and Motivation
4 Points

Description
This unit focuses on managing employee remuneration and benefits in contemporary organisations. It aims to give students a broad understanding of the theoretical frameworks underpinning the links between work behaviours and pay, and practical experience in designing and evaluating an effective remuneration system. Topics: the mechanics of determining relative job worth when establishing pay structures; the link between motivation theory and the use of incentive systems in performance management; the impact of economic theory and the broader environment in wage determination.

Lectures/seminars: 4 hours per week.


Specified Electives - 24 Points

Select from the following with a minimum of 12 Points at 600-level:

MBS641 Project Management
4 Points

Description
This unit provides a generic approach to project management and is applicable to any project. You will gain a solid understanding of the various elements of project management including: planning, organising, controlling, scope management, meeting project objectives and attaining project success. You will be able to analyse the performance of a project during the execution phase; describe the major functions of project management and how they are applied.

Lectures/seminars/workshops: 4 hours per week.

MBS548 Organisational Change, Management and Consultancy
4 Points

Description
Provides the basic understanding of accounting required in other postgraduate units and in management practice in the world of business. The coverage is comprehensive and user-oriented, with emphasis placed on the accounting information needs of managers. This unit provides a practical understanding on how to analyse some of the information that can be obtained from the accounting systems to assist in management decision-making. It will also provide students with an understanding on how external financial statements are prepared.

Lectures/seminars: 4 hours per week.

MBS606 Strategic Decision-Making
4 Points

Description
This capstone unit assumes a senior management perspective and is concerned with the overall strategies, objectives and policies of the organisation. Topics include strategy analysis, formulation, implementation and evaluation; strategic portfolio, risk and diversification; organisational structure and systems in strategy making; organisational culture; fragmented, emerging, mature, and declining industry environments; and managing strategic change and organisational renewal. There will also be a strong focus on the global competitiveness of companies, industries and nations.

Lectures: 4 hours per week.

MBS671 Effective Leadership
4 Points

Description
This unit will explore the nature and role of leadership using selected readings, case studies, discussion and practical application. Issues such as "What is leadership?", "What do leaders do?" and "What determines a leader's success or failure?" will be tackled, as well as the key question, "What is the difference between leading and managing".

Lectures/seminars: 4 hours per week.

MBS572 Risk Management
4 Points

Description
This unit discusses an integrated risk management framework that can be applied to a wide range of industries. It includes private and public risk management principles. Risk control, risk assessment and implementation of risk management in particular industries will be discussed through case studies. The unit also covers issues such as risk transfer, contractual issues in risk management and loss exposures. On completion of the unit, students should have a comprehensive understanding of risk management techniques and risk management planning.

Lectures: 4 hours per week.

MBS630 International Business
4 Points

Description
This unit prepares managers for the globalisation of business. It explores requirements for effective cross-cultural management and strategies for exploiting cultural diversity in the workplace to achieve competitive advantage. Topics include: cultural analysis; comparing cultures; culture and organisational structures; patronage relationships; cross-cultural communication; motivation and conflict resolution; international negotiation skills; Chinese family business strategies; international joint ventures; international staffing policies; Asia as a market, resource base and source of learning; business-government relationships; headquarters, regional headquarters and subsidiary control and coordination.

Contact time: 4 hours per week.