MA in Human Resource Management
The 36 credit hours required for the Master of Arts (MA) in Human Resource Management (HRM) include the following courses:
- Business Ethics
- Leadership, Management and Relational Dynamics in Organisations
- Managing People for Competitive Advantage
- HR Consulting, Job Analysis & Succession Planning
- Change Management
- Information Technology for HRM Practice
- Managing Cultural Diversity and Equality in Employment
- Human Resource Planning in Action - Capstone
- Industrial Relations and Labour Laws
- Global Talent Management
- Performance and Productivity Management
- Strategic International HRM
Master of Arts in Human Resource Management (MA HRM) General Admission Guidelines:
The minimum entry qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree - normally a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 (based on a 4.0 grading scale) or an equivalent qualification from a recognised higher education provider or documented professional-level achievement.
- At least two years' HR and/or management experience preferred, but not required.
- A working knowledge of the English Language at the post-graduate studies level.
The Admission Process:
- An Applicant submits an Application Form and other required documents to the College of Graduate Studies (Paper) or the Registry (Online or Paper) by the application deadline (or as allowed under special circumstances).
An applicant is required to submit the following documents in order to be accepted as a student:
- Completed Application Form with attached passport size photograph
- Proof of academic qualification(s)
- Statement of Purpose (signed and dated)
- Current resume
- Two recommendations
- International documentation (if applicable)
- An interview may be scheduled once the above documents are in hand for applicants.
Statement of Purpose
This essay is evaluated for evidence of an applicant’s motivation for admission and fit for the programme. Key indicators include:
- Demonstrable progress in your academic and/or professional career
- Clearly articulated goals and objectives that align with the mission of the programme
Your resume is evaluated for experience and skills, which would allow for academic and professional success. The following will be considered when assessing your education and work experience:
- Educational performance and achievements
- Professional certifications, if available
- Professional experience—either full-time or part-time job or relevant internship(s)
- Career successes/highlights and promotions
- Career changers also are evaluated for the transferrable skills they have developed in their current profession
- Public/community service engagements / leadership
- Professional associations/affiliations
Recommendations (submitted on Form A - Academic/Job Performance and Form B - Personal Integrity/Character)
Evaluated for evidence of potential success during your course of study and after graduation. Key indicators include:
- Professional achievements
- Contributions made on the job
- Skills developed and knowledge acquired on the job as well as challenge areas
- Professional and/or academic recommendations
- Integrity and Character
- Evaluated by reviewing your transcripts from all prior colleges and universities attended.
- Performance and achievement levels in your academic career are evaluated.
- Successful candidates will meet the recommended 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA.
Interviews are not required; however, the Admissions Committee may request an interview after reviewing your application. If you are invited for an interview, it will then be a required component of the application process.
US$15 or Jamaican equivalent must be included with your application.
Next intake: January 2018
Application deadline: November 30, 2017
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
Class Times: Sunday afternoons & Thursday evenings