Programme Details

To graduate, students are required to earn 90 ECTS credits as follows:

  • Earn 66 ECTS from taught core courses
  • 5 ECTS credits from core professional workshops
  • 19 ECTS from one of the following options
    • Additional taught electives (19 ECTS credits)
    • Additional taught electives (12 ECTS credits) plus:
      1. a 6,000-8,000 word thesis on human resource management or organisational behaviour (7 ECTS) or
      2. undertake a three-month internship (6 ECTS).

Requirements and Duration

We seek to select highly qualified candidates who are motivated and who will make a positive contribution at CIIM. Our students share a demonstrated capacity for leadership and a desire to affect positive change.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited programme
  • Proficiency in English (degree from an English speaking institution, TOEFL, IELTS or similar standardised test or excellent performance in a personal interview in English)
    Successful personal interview
  • Two reference letters.

The MSc in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour is normally pursued either on a 13-month, full-time basis, or a 2-year part-time basis of evening/weekend classes.

Programme Table

Core Courses: Total 73 ECTS

Course Code ECTS
Communication Skills HR535 3.0
Employee Resourcing, Appraisal & Talent Management HR570 6.0
Ethics, CRS & Sustainability HR495 6.0
Foundations of Accounting & Finance MA565 4.5
International HRM HR600 6.0
Labour Law and Employment Relations HR555 4.5
Organisational Behaviour HR405 6.0
Training & Employee Development HR560 6.0
Qualitative Research HR585 3.0
Rewards Management HR565 6.0
Statistics & Quantitative Research MA575 6.0
Strategic HR HR460 6.0
 Total ECTS Credits  66

Core Professional Workshops:
Total 5 ECTS

Core Professional Workshops Code ECTS
Coaching Skills & Techniques 1
Conflict Management & Dispute Resolution 1
Managing Diversity 1
HR Metrics and Analytics 1
Emotional Intelligence 1

Elective Courses:
Total 12 ECTS

Course Code ECTS
Corporate Governance HR445 6.0
Managerial Economics MA480 4.5
Managing Information Systems HR480 3.0
Marketing Management MA490 4.5
Negotiating Skills HR430 3.0
Operations Management MA440 4.5
Project Management HR465 6.0
Special Topics in Management HR490 4.5
Starting a new Business MB750 6.0
Total Quality Management HR540 4.5

or Additional taught electives (12 ECTS credits) plus: a) a 6,000-8,000 word thesis on human resource management or organisational behaviour (7 ECTS) or
b) undertake a three-month internship  (6 ECTS).

Programme Total: 90 ECTS

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Innovative Teaching and Learning Methods

Learning in the MSc Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour programme lays stress on student participation, class exercises and student/teacher interaction.

Sessions will combine:

  • Lectures
  • Case studies
  • Business simulations
  • Work in small groups
  • Group presentations
  • Guest speakers
  • Field visits
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HRM Director

“Our aim is through a dynamic curriculum to develop reflective HR professionals equipped with the skill set to successfully address global human talent challenges. ”

Dr. Vicky Katsioloudes
Director of MSc HRM and OB