Now more than ever, people are the most highly prized asset in any company, and successful organisations are now committed to the well-being and retention of highly motivated employees. Arden’s MA Human Resource Management degree focuses on managing people from a social, cultural, and political point of view, while developing your senior-level management skills and encouraging creative thinking.
On our master’s in Human resource management course you’ll study a broad range of HR topics, including team development, resource planning, and employee relations. This makes it an ideal choice if you want to expand your HR knowledge and gain the professional abilities needed to secure a career in this rewarding industry.
The course has been developed by our highly experienced academic team in partnership with industry experts - all with the needs of future HR leaders like you in mind and with an emphasis on applied learning. After graduation you’ll be able to confidently demonstrate how human resource activities drive growth for organisations; knowledge that will enable you to become the leader you aspire to be.
By helping you to expand your knowledge of HR processes and strategies and giving you the opportunity to put these abilities into practice, this course prepares you senior HR management roles in practically any industry. Your course modules have been designed to ensure you learn the most up-to-date knowledge in HR management, and you’ll graduate with abilities that will make you a valuable HR leader in any organisation.
I’ve found the Arden MBA has given me a much more comprehensive foundation of knowledge around the topics I don’t often encounter in my work role, including financial decision-making, ethics and strategy. This knowledge will enable me to progress to more strategic roles in the future.
We’ve designed our Master’s in Human Resource Management to include a variety of different assessment methods, so you can demonstrate your knowledge and skills in a number of ways. Assessment methods include:
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
To be eligible for Arden's Master's in Human Resources, we need to see that you have:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here.
We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this course.
We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experience.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
At Arden University, we develop our human resource management degree programmes to give you the most relevant, useful, and forward-thinking people management skills, so you are prepared to succeed in current and future work environments across diverse industries. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
Studying a master’s in human resource management at Arden will help you to develop your existing skills and knowledge in relation to this area of business management. This makes it an ideal starting point, whether you want to improve your current career prospects or prepare to enter the HRM environment with confidence from another profession. The course prepares you for senior roles that come with senior responsibility, accelerating your progress towards well-paid leadership positions.
Quite a lot! HRM remains a highly relevant area of business, so developing your skills in this discipline opens up a wide range of roles and opportunities. What’s more, whilst studying, you’ll:
As mentioned above, a postgraduate qualification in HR management opens up a wealth of different roles and opportunities. Every business needs HR!
Career prospects include:
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is a professional body which sets the industry standards for human resource management and people development.
For Arden students, the cost of your CIPD membership is also included during your studies, giving you a range of additional resources and access to events.
Arden graduates will also have the chance to upgrade their membership and become a prestigious Chartered Member (Chartered MCIPD), a mark of your pursuit of continuous professional development in the field of human resource management.
Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include: