#CoursesGalore: Human Resource Management
What is it?
This specialised business course studies the management of one of the most important resources a company has – its employees. Without people to run it, where would an organisation be? Human resource management deals with the management of relationships between the groups of workers in an organisation.
What will you study?
This course covers issues such as terms of employment, training and development, and staff motivation and teamwork, as well as legal and compliance issues.
Besides the administrative functions of human resources, you will also be trained to play the role of a counsellor to both employers and employees, eg on issues relating to improving organisational productivity for the employer, or on issues relating to staff grievances for the employee.
Business information systems; company law (employee laws and practices); compensation and reward systems; employee and industrial relations; industrial psychology; organisational and human resource training and development; organisational behaviour; public relations; trade unions.
Typical course duration
A typical human resource management degree takes at least three years to complete.
There are usually no specific subject requirements.
What do graduates do?
Graduates can work in the human resource or administrative depart of organisations or in a human resource management firm. They can also be consultants.