The MA - Master of Arts in Human Resource Management programconsists of 60 European credits and take 1 academic year of 9 months of full-time studies to complete (up to 3 quarters). Total contact hours amount to 540. Courses offered by local faculty are scheduled between Monday and Friday, between 9am at the earliest and 9pm at the latest.
Students are required to complete 27 courses for 54 credits and a final comprehensive thesis for 6 credits. Several courses are offered by visiting faculty and are scheduled in an intensive seminar format. Fostering inter-campus exchanges and networking, students are given the option to join seminar courses also at other campus locations.
- 9 courses per quarter
- 18 course credits per quarter
- 18 contact hours per week
- 36 study hours per week
Core Courses in Human Resource Management
GCCHRM11 - Personnel Planning and Selection (2)
The useful tools of financial analysis and planning are the subjects of this course. Balance sheets, income statements, the use of financial ratios, trend analysis, common size and index analysis form the base for discussion.
GCCHRM12 - Personnel Recruitment and Placement (2)
In this course we explore the impact on profitability of both operating and financial leverage. Break-even analysis, together with the degree of operating leverage (DOL) and business risk are considered thoroughly.
GCCHRM13 - Personnel Training and Development (2)
In this course, we describe the purpose of a budget and we distinguish a budget from a forecast and from a strategic plan. Also, the different types of budgets are considered. The process of budget preparation, together with the management control of operations, and the appraisal of operations, are also studied in dept. Variance analysis problems and comprehensive case studies guarantee a contemporary and practical approach to budgeting.
GCCHRM14 - Personnel Assessment and Compensation (2)
Managers of most companies must be sensitive to the international aspects of business finance. In this course, we highlight the dimension of multiple currencies and show that foreign exchange risk is a major risk to which international businesses are exposed. Effective strategies for the reduction of foreign exchange risk and direct foreign investment are discussed.
GCCHRM21 - Leadership and Management (2)
This course provides an introduction to the Mathematics of Finance, focusing on interest, annuities, amortization and sinking funds, bonds, capital budgeting, depreciation, contingent payments, and insurance.
GCCHRM22 - Organizational Psychology (2)
Managing an organization’s working capital is a continuous activity that ensures that sufficient financial resources are available to continue operations. Among the questions considered are: How much cash and inventory should we keep on hand? Should we sell on credit? What credit terms should we offer and to whom should we extend them? How and where should we obtain short-term financing? Should we purchase on credit or should we borrow short-term and pay cash?
GCCHRM23 - Change Management (2)
External growth is an essential requirement for the success and viability of many organizations. The main idea behind mergers and acquisitions is to create extra value for the shareholders. Strategic acquisitions, (hostile) takeovers, tender offers, strategic alliances and divestiture are thoroughly considered. Also, corporate restructuring, sell-offs, spin-offs, and leveraged buyouts form an integral part of the course.
GCCHRM24 - Strategic Outsourcing (2)
This course provides a detailed coverage of the essential Capital Budgeting evaluation techniques, such as the payback method (P.M.), net present value (N.P.V.), the profitability index (P.I.), and the internal rate of return (I.R.R.).
For admission, students are required to have obtained a Bachelor degree (or equivalent, or higher) and be proficient in English.
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Last updated July 21, 2015