Master of Business Administration with Specialism in Human Resource Management (Part Time)

Provided by East Asia Institute of Management (EASB)

Course introduction



Mar / Jun / Sep / Dec

Core Modules:

1. Accounting

This module focuses on only five of these developments in accounting - target costing, life cycle costing, throughout accounting, costs for competitive advantage and time-based activity-based costing. Students will learn to be sensitive to the changes in their organisations’ systems but be confident that the principles of management accounting are articulated to underpin these new developments.

2. Finance

This module enhances students’ portfolio of financial concepts and provide finance applications onto industry-specific examples where the concepts covered in this module are applied to industry situations. Students would be able to understand the underlying principles of finance, application of tools of financial arithmetic when making financial decisions.

3. Marketing

This module covers topics like marketing management process, corporate strategies, marketing Implications, business strategies and their marketing Implications, before moving to more in-depth modules such as environmental analysis, Industry analysis and competitive advantage, understanding consumer and organisational buying behaviour, product life cycle and measuring and delivering marketing performance.

4. Organisational Behaviour

This module enables students to distinguish organisational behaviour (OB) and management as similar disciplines, assess ways to measure job satisfaction in the work setting, differentiate organisational commitment and job involvement and the types of work groups existing in organisations. Students will also appreciate the various organisational designs and new forms of service-driven organisations, as well as organisational culture and change.

5. Strategic Planning

This module covers topics such as the meaning of strategic planning as it is used in business and the visualizing strategy as a structure of thought that can be applied to the complex strategy process. It also includes areas like demonstrating why an understanding of the economy is important for managers.

6. Project Management

This module introduces the main concepts and philosophies of project management.. At the end of this module, students will be familiar with the concept of project management, how project management differs from traditional management and the different organisation structures employed, and the potential benefits and challenges of using a project management approach.

7. Economics

This module introduces the main concepts in economics such as market supply and demand, the operation of markets, changes in market equilibrium, intervention and dynamic adjustments in the market and the concept of marginal analysis and opportunity cost. Students will be exposed to concepts such as perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly and learn about fiscal and monetary policies.

Elective Modules:

1. Influence

Upon completion of this module, students would learn the concept of influencing, need for influence, how to build relationships, the currencies and various types of influence, as well as influencing for results. This module also explains the power and influence in politics, political activities, and power management.

2. Negotiation

This module provides students with detailed understanding of the various topics such as preparation and debating in negotiation, the concept of proposals and styles of negotiation. It is specifically designed to provide students with a systematic approach to environmental analysis, strategic choice, enacting strategy in an increasingly complex, globalised business environment and management decision making from a business strategy viewpoint. The use of analytical tools and processes as a means of developing and improving managerial decision making is developed.

3. Human Resource Development

By the end of this module, students will be able to define the key concepts associated with HRD in work organizations, describe a model of the core process of HRD identify and analyse five major practices associated with HRD in modern work and organizations and evaluate the connections between the HRD process and the contemporary performance management concerns of organisations. "

4. Human Resource Management

This module provides students with ability to apprehend human resource management, HRM as a strategic and operational level activity, the selection processes, performance appraisal process and training, development and strategic HRM, amongst other modules. Students will also learn to differentiate between development and training and describe the main methods used in employee development.


100% Written Examination


Generally the curriculums for all levels are taught over 3 terms. Modules are conducted in formal instructor-led classroom sessions where students are introduced to the course discipline. Each term will cover 3-4 modules with 56 contact hours per module. Lectures are 2-hour sessions.


Fees & Funding

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