The MS HRM programme is spread over a duration of 18 months and three semesters which is an attractive feature especially for returning students from the industry who would prefer completing the studies in 03 semesters. The programme comprises of a total of 36 credit hours out of which 27-30 credit hours comprise of course work. The curriculum is divided into core courses (04) and elective courses (05-06) with each course being of three credit hours. Students completing the course work successfully will have to write a thesis in the final semester that will be equivalent to two courses of 03-credit hours each.
The MS HRM programme offers two different routes to the enrolled students. A 03 credit hour industry practicum which is a unique component of the MS HRM program at NBS will be optional for students. Those who prefer to enter the industry as HR professionals can benefit from this component while the students who chose to pursue a career in research or academics may choose to undertake an elective course instead.
The MS HRM degree is a broad-based programme that offers both functional level (e.g. performance management and recruitment and selection) and broader-thematic level (strategic / international HRM and Seminar in HRM) courses. The aim is to cultivate both breadth and depth in the knowledge base of the students. The broader-thematic courses will enhance the prospects of our prospective graduates to seek jobs in the international market and the functional level courses will appeal to the returning who are currently performing specialist jobs in HR functions of organizations but do not possess the relevant qualifications.
Graduates with an MS HRM degree will, as HR specialists, be able to effectively propose and implement home-grown solutions to the HR problems of our domestic industry. They will be able to attract a host of jobs in the industry including management, advisory and specialist level positions. These include but are not limited to managing core HR functions such as staffing, T&D, designing and managing pay structures, understating industrial relations through labour laws, personnel administration and career development specialists. In addition, the breadth of courses offered, the industry practicum and exposure to latest international research in the area will adequately prepare them to compete in the international labour market.
- Students with 16 years business education from an HEC recognized institution (MBA/M.Com/BBA/B.Com (04 years) and other related degrees.
- Students with a non-business background /BE/MBBS and other equivalent qualifications are also eligible. However, their Masters/Bachelors degree must be recognized by HEC/PEC/PM&DC (as applicable). Students may be required to take additional course work to cover for the deficiency assessed in business courses.
GAT (General) conducted by NTS with at least 50 raw score or GMAT conducted by GMAC, USA with at least 50 percentile Score.