Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9.4 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 9.4 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:4112 Duration:12 months

In todays competitive world, companies have come to recognize that their employees are their most valuable asset. Their profitability and competitiveness depends critically on the skills, knowledge and motivation of their employees. Given this fact, the human resource (HR) management function which is responsible for recruiting, training, appraising, compensating, and motivating these employees has assumed a bigger and more significant role in the firm and its strategy. Students attending this programme will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively manage the HR function and, thus, help make companies and organisations more efficient and competitive.


The programme aims to prepare and train business professionals who aspire to become HR leaders in their organisations. It will help them acquire the role of a strategic partner in leading, managing and developing the human assets of the organisation. In addition, the degree programme aims to provide an integrative framework within which the numerous organisational behaviour issues and variables can be situated and conceptualised.


* to develop a good working knowledge and understanding of the main activities involved in the HR function
* to develop the ability to make and carry out decisions as a HR leader
* to develop a range of skills associated with HRM
* to enhance the understanding of principles, policies and practices relating to HRM
* to develop skills in using HRM tools in an imaginative, problem-solving manner

Learning Outcomes

* the technical skills required in HRM
* the ability to use data and apply analytical skills and a critical approach in solving HR management problems and making informed decisions
* the ability to assess themselves and to motivate others
* the skills to organise people and exercise leadership in team settings and in culturally diverse environments
* the ability to exercise judgement and conduct business with ethical conduct and social responsibility towards others and the natural environment


The modular structure of the programme permits considerable flexibility in the time reuired to complete the programme. Some students are able to finish their degree in less than a year. Others with greater external commitments may require fifteen months and even more. The maximum of time allowed for completion is two years from the date of enrollment.

Language of Programme: English

Teaching Method

AS with all CIIM programmes, teaching here will lay stress on student participation, class exercises and student/teacher interaction.

Sessions will combine:

Case studies
Business simulations
Work in small groups
Group presentations
Guest speakers
Field visits

Graduation requirements:

To graduate, students are required to earn 60 credits


* Managing Human Resources
* Organizational Behaviour
* Financial Accounting
* Quantitative Methods
* Research Methodology
* Ethics and Social Responsibility
* Labour Law and Industrial Relations
* Communication Skills
* Negotiation Skills
* Leadership
* Corporate Governance
* Training and HR Development
* Total Quality Management
* Strategic HR
* Organizational Structures
* Special Topics in Management

Admission Requirements:1. A Bachelor degree from an accredited university or college or an equivalent professional qualification.2. Proficiency in the English language evidenced by graduation from an English language institution, or satisfactory score in TOEFL (not less than 550) or equivalent standardised language examination. A personal interview is an integral part of the selection process. The interview and certificates providing evidence of the above qualifications are used as a basis for evaluating candidates. In cases where applicants have graduated from unfamiliar programmes or universities, a GRE/GMAT examination score may be required.

ScholarshipsCIIM with Phileleftheros and Cyprus Weekly announces the following scholarship:

1. One MSc in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behavoiur Scholarhisp

Minimum eligibility criteria to apply for the programme

* A university degree or equivalent professional qualification from an accredited institution
* Fluency in English. We may ask participants who have not studied in a university where English is the official language to provide proof of English fluency, such as TOEFL, TOIEC, IELTS, Cambridge Advanced test scores
* A completed application form including all supporting documents

The deadline for the application is February 15th , 2011

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