This programme is a practical, yet critical introduction to the philosophy, values, policies and practices of Human Resource Management (HRM) in the context of developing or transitional countries.
It is designed to; -Enhance your understanding of contemporary developments in the HR field, and the ability to critically appraise them in the light of their own professional roles/backgrounds -Develop a sensitive appreciation of the importance of the contextual settings of HRM, especially as they relate to developing countries -Develop a range of skills associated with HRM in public, private and non-profit organisations -Develop independent learning capacity through completion of a relevant dissertation
The programme is designed for individuals involved in the HR aspects of organisations in developing and transitional countries. They may be personnel practitioners such as personnel managers/officers, human resource officers or planners, or they may be line managers concerned broadly with the management of people in organisations.
Programme participants are actively encouraged to undertake dissertations which are focused on case study organisations in order to enable participants to help them to gain deeper understanding of HRM issues in workplace contexts.
Teaching and learning
Part-time students complete the full-time programme over 27 months. There are NO evening or weekend course units available on the part-time programme, therefore if you are considering taking a programme on a part-time basis, you should discuss the requirements with the Programme Director and seek approval from your employer to have the relevant time off. Timetabling information is normally available from late August from the Programme Administrator and you will have the opportunity to discuss course unit choices during induction week with the Programme Director.
Coursework and assessment
The taught elements of the programme, carrying 120 credits overall is continuously assessed by a variety of methods (project based reports, essays), involving largely individual submissions, but also elements of group work.
Participants must also complete a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice approved by the Programme Directors. Students are encouraged to base their dissertations on topics of direct professional concern to themselves.
This course attracts individuals involved in the HR aspects of organisations in developing and transitional countries. You may be a human resource practitioner such as a human resource manager/officer, man-power officer or human resource planner, or you may be a line manager concerned broadly with the management of people in organisations.
Applicants should have a Bachelors degree with a minimum classification of Second Class Honours Upper Division (2:1) or its international equivalent. Admission of candidates who do not meet this criterion may be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided.
Recipient: University of Manchester
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