Human Resource Management

Human Resource

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About the specialisation

Effectively managing an organisation's human resources has become a key factor in the success of public and private enterprises. This recognition has led to a demand for trained and qualified HR professionals. It has also caused development of a career structure growing to the highest levels of the organisation.


Human Resource Management (HRM) is a process of managing people in organisations in a structured and systematic manner. This includes the fields of recruitment, retention, pay and incentives setting and management, performance management, change management and taking care of exits from the company to round off the activities.


HRM is also about managing people in the form of a collective relationship between management and employees. What this means is that the HR function in any organisation is concerned with the notions of people enabling, people development and a focus on making the “employment relationship” fulfilling for both the management and employees.

Course Structure

Third Semester
Code Subject Credits
MU0010 Manpower Planning and Resourcing 4
MU0011 Management & Organisational Development 4
MU0012 Employee Relations Management
MU0013 HR Audit 4


Fourth Semester
Code Subject Credits
MU0015 Compensation Benefits 4
MU0016 Performance Management & Appraisal 4
MU0017 Talent Management and Employee Relation 4
MU0018 Change Management 4


SMU-DE’s MBA is Human Resource Management introduces you to the underlying academic disciplines in effective management of the HR. Students who intend to explore the theory, practice and strategy of human resource management, should take up this course.

Career Opportunities

Our students have been recruited by several well-known corporates for positions in the HR department. The titles below are examples of jobs currently held by our graduates-


  • Working in a Personnel or HR Department
  • Assistant Personnel Manager or Assistant HR Manager
  • Personnel Manager or HR Manager
  • Training & Development Manager
  • Employee Education Consultant
  • HR Entrepreneur
  • International Human Resources Professional
  • Human Resources IT Specialist