Master in Human Resource Management - Máster en Dirección de Recursos Humanos
MBA (Masters of Business Administration) students are essentially part of an MBA ‘network’ which includes social and academic events including business challenges, enterprise activity and guest lectures. The course also has a thematic approach, there are two themes Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation, and Leadership and Management of Change. There are several pathways available meaning that you can specialise in a particular area which will lead to a named MBA award, depending on the modules you choose, details of which can be found below. The MBA attracts students from all over the world, meaning your MBA experience is rich, diverse and multi-cultural – important in today’s global environment.
The University of South Wales’ MBA is a major part of the postgraduate portfolio within the Business School, providing both academic and career development opportunities for students, offering both full and part-time students the exciting prospect of professional development in a challenging, industry-based learning environment.
Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto with an average of 6.0-6.9, Aprobado or above
English language qualifications:
GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score 6.5 with at least a 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score 88
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 176 with at least 162 in each component; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE III Pass for postgraduate taught courses and research applications
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests at expert and mastery levels (C2 and C1) for the majority of postgraduate programmes
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 67 points in each elemen
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.
To study for the MBA Human Resource Management you will study the core modules in Year 1, and Year 2 PLUS the following 2 electives: Strategic HRM and Managing Innovation shown below.
Year 1/Part 1
People Leadership and Management
Year 2/Part 2
Strategic Leadership and Business Transformation
This module seeks to offer a ‘broad brush’ approach to all aspects of HRM practice, given that most studying this module are likely to be managers occupied with the task of implementing HR policies, rather than HR Practitioners involved in making policy.
This module aims to introduce concepts concerned with the management of innovation: the speed of change and associated complexity facing organisations in the 21st Century – means managers need to develop strategies and solutions which would previously have been considered unthinkable. In other words managers are expected to create ideas that can be developed into successful innovations – which apply to products, processes, services, and also the creative abilities of employees.
Please note the elective units may be changed at the discretion of the course team and depending on student numbers.
Year 3/Part 3
Dissertation or Business Research Project
The dissertation aims to develop your ability to analyse management issues of relevance within your workplace. For students not in employment, it can be based on a case study approach. Emphasis is placed on solving real world business issues by applying skills, qualities and concepts acquired and developed throughout the course.
The Business Research Project provides an opportunity for students to apply the concepts studied in taught stage modules to a work-related context. The approach adopted allows students to apply the concepts at work, deliver change and then evaluate the outcomes.
A programme specification for this course is available.
Learning and teaching methods
Students will attend a combination of lectures and tutorials.
Through studying the University of South Wales MBA programme, many students have greatly enhanced their career prospects as managers and senior managers across a variety of industries in both private and public sectors. Some students also embark on a range of specialist professional qualifications offered at the University of South Wales.