The primary objective of the MSc in Human Resource Management & Corporate Strategy is to nurture aspiring human resource managers and create effective strategic decision makers. Graduates of this CIM MSc will be able to challenge and inform HR policies and practices and also managerial strategic decision making and will be able to do so across different global contexts.
- Increase understanding of aspects of human resource management and critically evaluate the role HRM can play in achieving a competitive advantage in a dynamic, global environment
- Develop strategic skills and thinking in order to become an organisational change agent, while at the same time learn to effectively manage day-to-day operational needs
- Learn to manage and retain talent across borders, continents and cultures
- Gain a deep insight into organisational business priorities and appreciate how HRM can contribute to broader corporate strategic objectives
- Acquire the technical skills required in human resource management
- Identify the importance of motivation in terms of knowledge and practice as well as maintain talented employees by reducing turnover
- Increase your ability to use data and apply analytical strategic skills in solving HRM problems and in making competitive strategic decision making
- Develop an ability to organise people and exercise leadership in culturally diverse environments
- Learn to exercise ethical judgement and design corporate strategic decision making
- Acquire the strategic knowledge for managing effectively an organisation’s human resources in a competitive manner
Why the CIM M.Sc.?
This MSc programme will accelerate your managerial and leadership development process. Gaining an MSc from The Cyprus Institute of Marketing will make you a great deal more competitive in the market place, as your knowledge of management skills and operating techniques will be significantly improved. Management in both the private and public sectors requires the highest level of relevant executive training, as well as vision, analytical skills and the ability to implement far-reaching decisions. Our MSc programme will make you look beyond narrow boundaries and horizons, preparing you for higher-level career planning. The specific focus of the programme is on enabling managers to operate at a strategic level and manage their organisations effectively in the complex and uncertain business environment of today. Our close links with the industry and the commercial and public sectors ensure access to real case studies and maximise the employment prospects of our graduates.
Full-Time: 13 months
Part-Time: 24 months
Classes commence in October and January.
The academic year for a October start runs from October to May, when the final exams take place. From June onwards, students work on their thesis, which must be submitted in November. The academic year for a January start runs from January to August, with final exams conducted in September. The thesis in this case must be submitted by February of the following year.
The programme consists of six subjects, four of which are compulsory and two optional:
1. Strategic Management
2. Managing Human Resources
3. Human Capital & Organisations
4. Research Methods
HRM (Choose 1 out of 3):
5. Strategic Human Resource Management
6. International Human Resource Management
7. Employment Law & Industrial Relations
Corporate Strategy (Choose 1 out of 3):
8. Corporate Governance
10. Strategy & International Business
Students sit for examinations once a year, every May for September intake and every September for January intake.
The weighing of results is as follows:
2 Assignments - 40%
Final Exams - 60%
Students must pass all subjects undertaken. The pass mark is 50%.
The usual minimum requirements are:
- A Recognised Bachelor
- IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
A key requirement of the M.Sc. is a Dissertation of 10,000 words, which must be submitted by November or, in case the thesis is found wanting further revision by the Institute’s markers, by December. The Dissertation must be of satisfactory standard and must contain original research work. Students may be required to present and defend their work to an examining panel. The 10,000-word thesis is a major part of the M.Sc. and a student not submitting an up-to-standard Dissertation will not be awarded the degree. The Dissertation must be on a pre-agreed topic (agreed with the student’s tutor) and should have a research bias. Students are expected to begin work on their theses once exams are over in June. They must submit their work by the end of November of the same year. The students are allocated a tutor, who assists them in the early stages of research in January. The Institute encourages students to undertake studies that are of a current concern to a real organisation, preferably their own if employed.
Dissertations are marked by an internal examiner and moderated by an external examiner. The pass mark is 50% and students’ performance will be indicated on their transcript. In case the Dissertation is not of an acceptable standard, students, paying an extra 85 Euros, may re-submit their work, which has to be in by latest December. If the Dissertation is again found to be unsatisfactory, then the student will fail their M.Sc.