MBA in HR (Part time MBA)
The University of Leicester’s AMBA accredited Part time MBA in Human Resource Management [HRM] provides HR professionals with the necessary skills to learn, adapt and apply different people management techniques to suit their organisation’s culture and objectives.
Examine employee-employer relationships, recruitment and selection practices in this HR MBA as well as how motivation and rewards tie into professional and personal training and development theories. Gain an overall understanding of the crucial role HR plays in performance and change management within an organisation.
Primarily studied online, this MBA in HR also offers annual Leicester Masterclasses and regular residential workshops held at the Global Centres help you hone the skills that are best practised face-to-face, giving you unparalleled opportunities to gain cross-cultural experiences and expand global interconnectedness related abilities and knowledge.
In addition to the general MBA degree offered by the University of Leicester, two other specialisations are available;
* Information correct at the time of publishing, but may be subject to change by the University of Leicester
Important notice: For health and safety reasons, Virtual MBA workshops with UK University faculty will be used in the interim, until the current situation stabilises.
Benefits of an MBA in HRM
This MBA in HRM will help you develop the HR skills needed to think creatively, critically and strategically about a wide range of HR issues, expand your cultural sensitivity, and enhance your ability to work in a cross-cultural, multinational, team-based environment.
MBA degree also awarded a Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
Upon successful completion of the CMI qualification, you will also be awarded CMI’s Foundation Chartered Manager status.
As you progress through the programme you will compile a Learning and Professional Development Portfolio – a record of your learning, reflection, attainment of skills and engagement in career development. This portfolio will help you evidence your professional competencies to current and future employers.
The University of Leicester is recognised as one of the best institutions in the UK by the Association of Graduate Recruiters for its initiatives to prepare students for the world of work
Access in-house careers support from the School of Management Career Development Managers as well as Leicester’s Career Development Service.
Leicester MBA in HRM graduates hold strategic HR positions across multiple industries.
An undergraduate degree from an approved institution, which is equivalent to a UK Honours Degree; or an acceptable professional qualification, such as CIMA or ACCA.
We also encourage applications from those with either the University of Leicester’s Diploma in Management or the University of Leicester’s Professional Diploma in Management.
At least 3-5 years relevant working experience (defined as having worked in a supervisory, managerial or professional role).
If your undergraduate degree or other academic qualifications are not considered as equivalent to a UK Honours with a 2:2, or if you do not possess an undergraduate degree and wish to apply, you will be required to demonstrate at least 5 years relevant work experience (defined as having worked in a supervisory, managerial or professional role), and either one of the following:
- complete a 400 word essay which asks you to reflect on aspects of your relevant work experience. This will be followed by a 30-minute welcome conversation via Skype with the MBA Director.
- OR, submit a GMAT score of 550+ achieved no more than 5 years ago.
English language proficiency –
The MBA Admissions Assessment is utilised to assess English language proficiency. This involves a multiple-choice section which will test your knowledge of the English language for business and reading skills and completing a 400-word essay asking you to reflect on your professional experiences.
OR, submit an IELTS test score of 6.5 with 7.0 in writing OR a TOEFL Test of 250 (Computer)/575 (Paper)/90 (IBT)
Managing and Developing People and Organisations
The module starts with an induction to the programme and introduction to teaching and learning management knowledge and skills. The module covers individual and group behaviours in organisations; general management at operational and strategic levels; leadership in and out of organisations; strategic human resource management system; interpersonal relations and communications; and managing change.
Managing Value Creation Processes from Idea to Market
This module covers managing resources, systems and processes in organisations, including planning and design, production and operations, marketing, and sales/distribution of goods and services; managing innovation, including creativity, intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial behaviour, enterprise development and intellectual property.
Managing Finances and Strategic Decision Making
This module covers financing of organisations, financial management, managerial applications of accounting and micro-and macro-economics; principles and practices of strategy, strategy formulation and planned and incremental approaches to decision making, business level strategy and competitive advantage, corporate level strategy and portfolio management; ethics, corporate governance, social responsibility and sustainability and their impact on management.
Learning and Professional Development Portfolio
When completing the non-credit bearing Learning and Professional Development Portfolio, as you progress through your studies, you will produce a structured collection of evidence and reflection that supports and documents your learning and development. The portfolio is both a tool and a product of learning.
As a tool, the portfolio helps you learn to record, reflect on and take responsibility for managing your development. As a product, the Portfolio allows you to substantiate your CV, job/promotion application, selection interview, or performance appraisal/professional development review to current or prospective employers and to demonstrate continuing professional development for the purposes of membership in or licensing by a professional body.
You will submit your portfolio at the end of each of the first four modules on the programme and will be required to pass the module in order to progress to the final module. You will be supported in your work on the Portfolio by your personal tutor, who will provide you with guidance and regular feedback. Submission of your portfolio is required although you are not required to ‘pass’ it at each stage.
You will then submit your final portfolio as a pre-requisite before progressing on to the Organisational Research and Consultancy Methods module and the MBA Project. A pass grade must be achieved for your Learning and Professional Development portfolio before you can start your MBA project.
Managing International Marketing Communications, Brands and Relationships
This module provides an in-depth engagement with a wide range of current marketing concepts, issues and challenges. The two key dimensions are: how to organise and manage marketing relationships and supply chains in both consumer and business-to-business contexts; and, to understand and operationalise effective programmes for communications, promotion and stakeholder engagement activities. In modern business administration these two dimensions are co-ordinated and implemented through effective and sustainable strategic brand management processes which underpin the basis for the development of brand equity, brand value and competitive positioning.
Managing Finance for Corporate Policy and Strategy
Finance plays a central role in the survival, growth and development of a corporation. It is an essential dimension of most corporate policy decisions and involves an understanding of the practices of the short term and long term capital markets. Alternative sources of finance are associated with different risks, which need to be identified, managed and mitigated when managers make strategic decisions such as whether or not to merge with or acquire another company. Another important set of decisions which require an understanding of finance involves the choice of capital structure and dividend policy. Financial innovation is rapid with new alternative sources of finance coming to the market. Managers, especially of SMEs, need to know about these new sources along with the risks associated with them.
Option choice: Managing Human Resources Strategically
Many organisations declare that ‘people are our most important asset’, and human resource managers often contend that they take an increasingly strategic role in organisations. However, other organisations have achieved success through business models which emphasise low levels of investment in their workers.
The aim of this module is to examine the extent to which Human Resource Management can be considered to be a strategic business function. Through an examination of the employment relationship, including recruitment and selection, training and development, motivation and reward, and performance and change management, you’ll analyse the different approaches that organisations take to managing their people.
Organisational Research and Consultancy Methods and the MBA Project
The Organisational Research and Consultancy Methods and the MBA Project consists of two parts:
- You will focus on organisational research and consulting methods
- You will undertake an independent MBA project, which can be an in-company project, business start-up plan or a research inquiry into a specific management or business issue
The MBA Project is a substantial written piece of work and will equate to 60 credits and will be studied over 6 months. You will be able to choose to complete one of the following:
- A live consultancy style study in their company
- Business research
- Business start-up plan
- A traditional dissertation
* Information correct at time of publishing this page, but may be subject to change by the university.