This programme is especially suitable for students wishing to develop a career in HRM or allied fields of management. On completion of the programme, it is anticipated that students will meet the knowledge requirements for chartered membership of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Taught by academics with both a strong track record in HRM related research and practical experience as HR managers, the programme focuses on developing critical thinking and analytical skills alongside of the more practical skills required for a career in people management.
Core subjects include HRM theory and practice, developing skills for business leadership, strategic HRM, HRM research methods, and a dissertation.
Semester 1: Compulsory modules - HRM: Theory and Practice - Developing Skills for Business Leadership
Optional modules (choose two) - Employee Engagement, Motivation and Voice - Work Design, Organisational Change and Development - Wellbeing and Work - Employment Law
Semester 2: Compulsory modules - Strategic HRM - Research Methods for HRM
Summer: - HRM Dissertation
Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and assignments.
Careers and further study
Most large and medium sized organisations employ HR and personnel specialists. Graduates will be well equipped to bring expertise to both specialist HR and more general management roles in both private and public sector organisations.
Why choose business and economics at Loughborough?
Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics is a thriving forward-looking centre of education that aims to provide an exceptional learning experience.
Consistently ranked as a Top-10 UK business school by national league tables, our graduates are highly employable and enjoy starting salaries well above the national average.
The rich variety of postgraduate programmes we offer ranges from taught masters, MBA and doctoral programmes, to short courses and executive education, with subjects spanning Management, Marketing, Finance and Economics, Work Psychology, Business Analytics, International Crisis Management and Information Management. New for 2016, we are also launching two exciting new programmes in Human Resource Management. All of this contributes to a lively and supportive learning environment within the School.
- Internationally Accredited The School of Business and Economics is one of less than 1% of business schools in the world to have achieved accreditation from all three major international accrediting bodies: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
- Career Prospects Our graduates are in great demand. Over 94% of our postgraduate students were in work and/or further study six months after graduating.* As such, you will be equipped with skills and knowledge that will serve you well in your career or enable you to pursue further study and research.