MSc. Human Resource Management & Corporate Strategy

(14 Months FT/24 Months PT)

Course Objectives

The primary objective of the MSc. in Human Resource Management & Corporate Strategy is to provide knowledge and technical skills and so to enhance effective management of human resources and strategic decision making. Through an in-depth understanding of the latest human resources theory and best practice, students will be able to challenge and inform managerial strategic decision making and extend their knowledge and practice across different global contexts.
Main Objectives:
  • To increase understanding around aspects of human resource management and the role it can play in achieving a competitive advantage in a dynamic, global environment.
  • To develop strategic skills and thinking in order to become an organisational change agent, while effectively managing day-to-day operational needs.
  • To learn to manage and retain talent across borders, continents, and cultures.
Learning Outcomes:
  • To acquire the technical skills required in human resource management.
  • To identify the importance of motivation in terms of knowledge and practice as well as to maintain talented employees by reducing turnover.
  • To enhance the ability to use data and apply analytical strategic skills in solving HRM problems and making competitive strategic decisions.
  • To create an ability which will enable students to organize people and exercise leadership in culturally diverse environments.
  • To enhance the ability to exercise ethical judgement and design corporate strategic decision making.
  • To acquire the strategic knowledge necessary for effectively managing an organizations’ human resources in a competitive manner.


The CIM MSc. HRM & CS is the fi rst MSc. of its kind to be offered in Cyprus and enjoys world-wide recognition. Apart from recognition by SHRM (US), the CIM MSc. HRM & CS has been accredited by the Cyprus Quality Assurance Agency and is therefore recognised by KYSATS. Cypriot students are eligible to apply for government subsidy up to €3420.


Classes commence in October. The academic year runs from October to May, when the final exams take place. From June onwards, students work on their dissertation, which must be submitted in October.


A key requirement of the MSc. is a dissertation of 10,000 words, which must be submitted by November or, in case the dissertation 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 dissertation is a major part of the MSc. and a student not submitting an up-to-standard dissertation will not be awarded the degree. The dissertation must be on a preagreed 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. 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 internal examiners and moderated by external assessors. 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 200 Euros, may re-submit their work, before the end of December. If the dissertation is again found to be unsatisfactory, then the student will fail their MSc.

Admission Requirements

Holders of a First Degree from any internationally recognised University.


(14 months FT/24 months PT)


ACCREDITATION Accredited by the Cyprus Quality Assurance Agency and recognised by KYSATS and by the Society for Human Resource Management (US)

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