The Management and Human Resource Management MSc will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to prepare you for managerial roles, with a specific focus on the Human Resource Management (HRM) function. It will enable you to progress into an HRM role upon graduation.

The Management and Human Resource Management MSc shares course content, including modules and other course activities, with our top-ranked Management MSc course, which is ranked 3rd in the UK and 30th in the world in The Economist Which MBA? Masters in Management (MiM) 2019 ranking.

Who is it for?

  • Graduates with a desire to develop their knowledge and skills in human resource management before seeking their first professional role.
  • Early career professionals who want to take on roles in human resource management.
  • Professionals with work experience in human resource management who are seeking to take their career to the next level.

Why this course?

The Management and Human Resource Management MSc will prepare you for an HRM role, through a combination of studying theory and learning through practical work. You will learn about the management of organisations, focusing in particular on the management of human resources, and the changing external environment in which they operate.

You will develop your knowledge and skills in HRM, develop your self-awareness and undergo personal development. You will also develop the ability to apply concepts and theories to complex management situations, both systematically and creatively, which will enable you to add value to any future employer.

Finally, you will enhance your lifelong learning through the development of transferable intellectual and study skills.

Informed by Industry

An external advisory panel informs the design and development of the course, and comprises senior management practitioners, reinforcing its relevance to the modern business world. Many of our faculty have held senior positions in industry and continue to engage with industry through consultancy and teaching. They are also supported by a team of international visiting industry speakers and professors who bring the latest thinking and best practice in the classroom.

Course delivery

Taught modules 60%, MSc thesis project 40%

Course modules

Compulsory modules

All the modules in the following list need to be taken as part of this course

  • Marketing Management
  • Organisational Behaviour Application
  • Accounting and Finance
  • People Management and Leadership
  • Economics for Managers
  • Managing Operations
  • Strategic Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Leading Corporate Sustainability
  • Performance Management and Rewards
  • Talent Sourcing and Career Management
  • Employer Relations and Engagement
  • Evidence-based Management

Your career

95% of School of Management students were employed within 3 months of graduation*.

The Cranfield Career Development Service offers a comprehensive service to help you develop a set of career management skills that will remain with you throughout your career.

During your course, you will receive support and guidance to help you plan an effective strategy for your personal and professional development, whether you are looking to secure your first management role, or wanting to take your career to the next level.

Cranfield graduates are highly valued in the job market and aim for careers including consultancy, project management and business operations. Our Management MSc graduates have secured jobs with a diverse range of companies including Virgin Active Group, Whirlpool, BNP Paribas, IKEA, Skanska, Withers Worldwide, Grant Thornton, Vodaphone and Ericsson. Their roles have included Project Manager, Senior Business Analyst, Consultancy Analyst and Sales Trader.

*based on data we hold from our latest School of Management Employability Survey.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from talented candidates of all backgrounds and each application is considered on its individual merit. Usually, candidates must hold either a:

  • First or a second class UK honours degree in a relevant discipline, or
  • International degree - the equivalent of UK qualifications.

Candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered if they have a professional qualification together with 5 years' post-qualification relevant work experience. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated September 27, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
12 months
12,250 GBP
June 30, 2020
Applicants domiciled in mainland China must submit their applications by 28 February 2020
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Applicants domiciled in mainland China must submit their applications by 28 February 2020

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Application deadline
June 30, 2020
Applicants domiciled in mainland China must submit their applications by 28 February 2020
End Date
Sep 2021