Human resources professionals are often thought of as the administrative backbone of an organization. They are responsible for recruitment and staffing, employee relations and handling payroll and benefits. Other duties might include strategic planning and enforcement of complicated labor laws. Human resources jobs may literally involve any aspect of an employer’s workforce.

A Master’s degree in human resources can help professionals break into a competitive field.

Changes in technology, the mobilization of a multigenerational workforce and a rapidly changing economic landscape are evolving the role that human resources professionals play. East London University’s Master’s degree in Human Resource Management is designed to equip managers with the creative problem-solving skills, data-driven decision-making, strategic management skills, empathy and ethics they need to forge a path for themselves and the organizations they represent.

The master’s in human resources program aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management’s guiding principle – that human resource professionals must be prepared to be a key part of the success of today’s agile companies. This degree focuses on the critical competencies identified by SHRM, including employee and labor relations, legal and ethical issues, recruitment and technology, and the changing workforce.

In this program you’ll learn how to:

  • Implement strategic change to increase quality, productivity and employee satisfaction
  • Construct an effective training program
  • Structure benefit packages and measure their success
  • Use data to make informed business decisions
  • Develop financial management and budgetary skills