MBA in Human Resources Management

EU Business School Montreux, Switzerland Ranked #42 in Europe

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Next enrollment cycle

October 2021

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Total Course Fee

USD 41,297

Course Accredited By

IACBE

  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
People are the most valuable asset of any company and now, more than ever, organizations are committed to the happiness and retention of great employees. The human resources management major focuses on managing people from a social, cultural and political point of view while developing management skills. Students will learn effective talent scouting and management in addition to the trends and techniques necessary to build a top-notch team of business professionals.
Employee relations are becoming increasingly complex as the workplace changes and becomes more flexible. This program has been specifically developed to offer students an in-depth understanding of business covering fundamental areas such as economics, marketing and strategic management among others, focusing on the key role that human resources management plays in a successful company. It teaches advanced skills and concepts that will help HR professionals throughout their careers.

Enrollment Cycles

  • October 2021
  • January 2022
  • March 2022
  • Certified copy of bachelor's degree and transcripts
  • Proof of English level: TOEFL score 89 (internet-based), 233 (computer-based); IELTS 6.5; CAE C1 with a minimum score of 176; PTE score 59; English native or equivalent
  • Candidates who wish to apply for the MBA dual qualification with University of Roehampton in London, U.K., in Switzerland and Barcelona or for the MBA program in Munich, must have 2 years of professional work experience in addition to the requirements listed above.

    Applicants must also meet one of the following:
  • A GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • A satisfactory score on the GMAT or GRE
  • An interview with the academic dean
    * Students not meeting these criteria will have an interview with the admission committee and will be considered on a merit basis. For more information, please contact the admissions department of your chosen campus.

The MBA in Human Resources Management (90 ECTS) is a one-year, three-term degree. Students complete five to six course modules per term which are combined with seminars, company visits, guest speaker sessions and case studies among others. In order to graduate, students must complete a management research methods module and a dissertation. This program is also available as a two-year, six-term, part-time degree.
YEAR 1

TERM 1 (18 CH | 23 ECTS)

Transformational Management & Leadership
This course introduces the knowledge framework of management and how it differs from leadership. It examines in depth the management of processes and management functions, including organizational processes such as planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Transformational leadership is essential in the fast-paced changing environment and students will analyze the four key elements: idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation and individual consideration.
3 CH | 4 ECTS

Organizational Behavior
An analysis of organizational behavior in the context of contemporary business, both locally and globally, is presented during this course. Students will review factors affecting the behavior of individuals and groups within organizations and how organizations affect their internal culture and respond to their environments. The course will be broadly divided into three parts: (a) individuals in organizations, (b) group or team processes, and (c) organizational processes. Students will also be asked to consider current challenges for managers, such as the impact of today's rapidly changing socio-cultural environment, globalization, evolving technology and shifting employment relationships.
3 CH | 4 ECTS

Financial Reporting & Analysis
An understanding of financial and management accounting fundamentals for managers, stockholders, financial analysts and creditors and other professionals. The first part of the course focuses on financial accounting by understanding how economic events like operating activities, corporate investments and financing transactions are recorded in financial statements (i.e., income statements, balance sheets and statements of cash flow). The second part provides both a framework and the essential tools for analyzing financial statements. The third part examines management accounting from the perspective of a decision-maker to help students develop a framework for understanding managerial reports.
3 CH | 4 ECTS

Marketing in a Digital World
The course focuses on the shift of power toward the customer and on creating and capturing customer value and trust. The course also dives into understanding new customers – Gen Y and Gen Z, which are the current and next frontiers for marketers. It demonstrates how to connect with customers and discover their wants and needs, as well as examining methods for identifying new customers, market segments and target groups and for successfully communicating a product’s value proposition.
3 CH | 4 ECTS

Data Analysis for Managers
This course is designed to introduce the essential quantitative methods for analyzing business situations, making business decisions and finding optimal data- based management solutions. In this course, students will acquire a greater comprehension of the importance of the business analytical approach, particularly when dealing with complex contexts, thus minimizing risk and uncertainty. Students will explore the most important theories and practical applications of data mining, data assembly and data assessment. This course will encourage students to examine different cases critically emphasizing the role of data in drawing conclusions.
3 CH | 4 ECTS

Negotiation
The seminar focuses on the need for negotiation skills, which arises whenever joint decision making is necessary. It develops student confidence in their negotiation skills, abilities, and enables them to become better decision-makers with clear goals and objectives. A unique element of the seminar is that students experience the interaction of need, compromise, and fear-based negotiations, focusing on the possibility of losing the deal. This seminar also offers an opportunity to discover and experiment with different techniques that help lead to the desired outcomes and clearer decisions.
1 CH | 1 ECTS

Consulting Lab
This seminar provides a unique opportunity for the student to learn-by-doing with a real business or institution, solving real problems. Students will work in teams on a project operating much like a consultancy firm. Using a consultative approach, students will be facing decision-making situations, and learn how to successfully present the consultancy project to the clients.
1 CH | 1 ECTS

Crafting Your Future
This two-part personal and professional development program prepares MBA students for becoming next generation leaders. Each session involves different learning methods, spanning both theoretical and experiential learning, and includes self-assessment tools, self-awareness techniques, role-playing, peer-interviewing, journaling, meditation and goal-setting, among others. Students will find their purpose and meaning during their EU journey, hone their emotional and social intelligence skills, and determine their career anchors and occupational types.
1 CH | 1 ECTS

TERM 2 (21 CH | 27 ECTS)

Corporate Finance
This course covers the source, uses and management of corporate finance. Students learn to analyze and create alternative investment projects and to prepare corresponding budgets. Topics include the managerial approach to financial analysis, budgeting, planning and control, the management of working capital, long-term assets and long-term financing.
3 CH | 4 ECTS

People & Talent Management
This course analyses the micro-functions of human resources management and explores its importance in developing, motivating and retaining employees. Students will learn about recruitment and talent acquisition, training, mentoring and promotion, appraisal, fair compensation, conflict resolution and legal issues. The 21st century brings new challenges to the field of Human Resources (HR), owing to changing employee–employer relationships and changing employee expectations. Throughout the course students are encouraged to consider the moral and ethical dimensions of HRM decisions, which can affect stakeholders and the organization’s reputation.
3 CH | 4 ECTS

Global Economics
International managers in industry and organizations need a comprehensive understanding of how economic, environmental, social and political change impact their work and decision making. This course examines basic economic principles used in managerial situations. Topics include: global interdependence and the benefits of trade; market forces of supply and demand; supply, demand and government policies; measuring a nation’s income and cost of living; production and growth; savings, investment and the financial systems; unemployment; the monetary system; and money and inflation.
3 CH | 4 ECTS

Strategy & Decision Making
The strategic positioning of an organization is instrumental to its success. Having a clear vision and mission that runs throughout the organization is key to both internal and external branding. To optimize the overall performance of a firm or a business unit within a firm, students learn to identify and analyze the drivers of performance and identify external changes that may affect optimal results. This course reviews the main concepts, methods and tools used in formulating strategies and implementing processes.
3 CH | 4 ECTS

Information Systems & Technology
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the functions, costs, and implications inherent in the use of Information Systems and technology today. Students explore how companies make the most of their investment for managing and tracking data as well as communicating both internally and externally at a time when global issues have led to rapid, unprecedented change, forcing companies and individuals to adapt to professional work conditions via an ever-increasing reliance on computer systems and technologies.
3 CH | 4 ECTS

Communication for Success
This seminar focuses on effective oral and written communication in a business setting. Emphasis is placed key principles that will enhance communication and effectiveness, as well as the development of skills and attitudes appropriate for business communication, especially in public speaking.
1 CH | 1 ECTS

Legal Issues & Business Ethics
As businesses are increasingly required to adapt their strategies to meet ethical standards, a sound understanding of the legal complexities of such issues is essential. Businesses today must embrace a plethora of ethical issues and practices or risk expensive litigation or damage to their reputations. This short seminar introduces the concept of ethics and the growing demands made on businesses. Then it enumerates some issues where law and ethics intersect in business issues, such as the concept of stakeholder capitalism; IPR and access to medicines; and data protection and privacy. Finally, the course discusses a few case study examples that highlight the issue.
1 CH | 1 ECTS

Crafting Your Future
This two-part personal and professional development program prepares MBA students for becoming next generation leaders. Each session involves different learning methods, spanning both theoretical and experiential learning, and includes self-assessment tools, self-awareness techniques, role-playing, peer-interviewing, journaling, meditation and goal-setting, among others. Students will find their purpose and meaning during their EU journey, hone their emotional and social intelligence skills, and determine their career anchors and occupational types.
1 CH | 1 ECTS

Business Strategy Simulation
The effective manager must understand a wide range of technical and social relationships and be able to integrate them within the cost, performance and time constraints of her/his area of responsibility. A computer-based management simulation (CAPSTONE Business Simulation) is created, which allows the student to test alternative actions of an operating business in a competitive environment without incurring costs or the risk of implementing them in a real setting. The simulation is played over several time periods.
3 CH | 4 ECTS

TERM 3 (15 CH | 20 ECTS)

International Human Resources Management
Students gain a comprehensive perspective of the implications of managing people across borders. The course offers students an up-to-date and thorough understanding of the essential elements of international human resources management (HRM) and its role in globalization, as well as the link between strategy, structure and HRM in multinational corporations.
3 CH | 4 ECTS

HR Development & Training
The course focuses on the primary functions of human resources in relation to training and career development. It addresses organizational development activities and processes to help an organization become a learning organization. Various training types, development programs and techniques are explored. Students are provided with tools and information that will help them identify the different learning types and methods to address various learning styles successfully.
3 CH | 4 ECTS

Communication & Negotiation in Employee Relations
Students will acquire the essential skills for successful negotiations and communications in the context of human resource management (HRM). It discusses employment relations around the central focus of the employment relationship, taking both individual and collective aspects of this relationship into account and explores in depth the various ways in which these are managed in both unionized and non-union settings. Business processes, such as salary, budget and labor negotiations, are covered, including aspects of labor relations. Practical application of these issues is illustrated using case studies of real business experiences.
3 CH | 4 ECTS

People Management
This course is designed to introduce students to the skills and tools required for optimizing people management in any organizational setting. The course framework is based on the concept that an organization’s primary asset is its employees. The course will look at the role of HR and managers in creating innovative business processes with regards to people management in a constantly changing, dynamic business and global environment. It therefore addresses contemporary issues such as effective dissemination and communication systems, smart working practices, the talent diversity imperative, cross-cultural negotiation, conflict management and leadership development.
3 CH | 4 ECTS

HR Workshops
This workshop brings a pragmatic approach to contemporary human resources management (HRM) issues in a global perspective. It adopts eight specific areas of HRM which are currently in the spotlight. The underlying concept is to introduce the student to issues that are not covered in more traditional HRM literature and courses and to bring the subject alive with today’s focus in this essential area of the organization. Challenges and theory are discussed in detail, in the context of recent cases for each and every unit.
3 CH | 4 ECTS

GRADUATION (Requirements)

Dissertation
This comprises:
EUDRES - Research Methods: This module provides students with the essential research skills for their dissertation.
DISSEM - Dissertation Seminar
DISMBA - Dissertation: Students demonstrate the skills acquired throughout their MBA in a final research project, with the support of the MBA dissertation advisor.
15 CH | 20 ECTS

Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program deliver added value to companies where management must focus heavily on its most important asset; its people. Through this program, students will:
• Understand the essential elements of human resources from a global context.
• Learn the factors that shape the process and art of people management.
• Demonstrate necessary skills for successful negotiation and communication between employees and employers.
• Apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations.

  • Three Terms/One Year (Full Time) Fees Per Term CHF 12,600
  •  Total Course Fee CHF 37,800 
  • Six Terms/Two Years (Part Time) Fees Per Term CHF 6,300
  •  Optional Additional Dual Qualification CHF 3,800

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