MSc Human Resource Management
- The Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen Business School
Master Programme MSc Human Resource ManagementIt is often commented that the key asset to any business is its employees. The management of the human resource is therefore a central aspect to business worldwide and it is not surprising that the career opportunities or Human Resource Managers are extensive and varied in the public and private sectors of the UK, EU countries and globally. The course provides a gateway to membership of the CIPD which is highly valued and widely accepted as a requirement of practice by employers throughout the UK and increasingly abroad.
The Postgraduate Diploma has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the UK’s professional body for personnel and development specialists, since 1980. The course was successfully re-accredited in May 2004 with no conditions. This course is currently delivered in full time and part time mode, and in June 2005 was successfully CIPD accredited for online delivery. Students who attain the Diploma become Graduate Members of the CIPD.
The course aims to develop practitioners who are capable of making an immediate and effective contribution to the HR function within the organisation that employs them. The course is highly regarded by the HR community within the Aberdeen and North of Scotland area and has the continuing support of the North of Scotland and Islands branch of the Institute.
Target audienceCareer Opportunities:
Membership of the CIPD is highly valued and widely accepted as a requirement of practice by employers throughout the UK.
Successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma leads to Graduate membership of the CIPD, which is the first step in becoming a Chartered Member of the Institute.
Career opportunities are extensive and varied in the public and private sectors of the UK, European countries and globally.
Emphases/CurriculumAs one of only a few accredited CIPD centres with CIPD authority to upgrade students to chartered membership on graduation, Aberdeen Business School delivers the postgraduate MSc in Human Resource Management in a range of study modes. The course is available by Full-time (3 semesters study in one academic year), Part-time (part-time day and evening study) and Online.
All students are required to complete an intensive induction programme prior to starting the course. Full-time students are required to attend a full week’s induction, part of which is common to all Masters programmes within the Business School, whilst the rest is specifically designed for the programme. This takes place the week before the start of the teaching semester, so that students do not lose vital study time. Part-time students are also required to attend an induction programme which is delivered on two evenings and continued in two one-day Saturday workshops. Supported Online students are expected to undertake an intensive online induction programme to prepare them for this mode of study.
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The Start Date is in September each year.
for applications for the Supported Online course is 31st July.
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OrganisationAberdeen Business School is one of the leading providers of management and professional education in Scotland. We have over 3,000 UK and international students on our programme of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The School is managed by the Faculty Management Group and there are more than 250 members of staff within the school.
Founded in 1965, the Aberdeen Business School celebrated its fortieth year in 2005, and continues to build on this firm foundation with its formidable reputation for a pragmatic approach to higher education. The School is part of The Robert Gordon University (RGU), which has regularly been acclaimed as the top new university in Scotland, with one of the best graduate employability records of all UK universities. The Times Higher Education tables (June, 2006) ranked the university as the top university in Scotland for graduate employment and tenth overall in the UK.
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