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Expand your knowledge on human resource management

Human resource is an essential function for business across all sectors. Learn the skills needed for career progression in this field with an MBA Human Resource Management from UCC – an ASIC Premier Institution.


By studying this degree, you will develop critical skills in leadership and will deepen your knowledge on core human resources topics which will propel your career to the next level.

What you'll learn

Core modules in business will give you an insight into the modern work environment as a whole, while specialist modules in human resource management will expand your current knowledge.

This degree is designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to progress your career.

Expand your knowledge on the organisation as a whole with modules exploring different business areas

Gain the critical skills needed to progress your current career into leadership postitions

Deepen your specialist knowledge in key human resource management topics


Modules 1 - 14

Leadership, Management and Relational Dynamics in Organisations

This course explores various theories and practice for organising, managing, and leading within the workspace and the implications for both organisational efficiency and effectiveness. Critical emphasis is placed on facilitating positive relational dynamics, and there is a focus on the individual as an effective member of a team or an organisation. An understanding of an individual’s work motivation and workplace interactions in the context of the contemporary social environment will advance personal and organisational productivity, achievement and general progress. The course content will be treated in three main sections: core behavioural and relational concepts; leadership and managerial processes and systems; and a review of the principle of the learning organisation.

Information Systems in Organisations

This course is designed to develop core information systems (IS) management skills and competencies. Contemporary IS innovation is enabling entrepreneurs and intrapreneurial managers and firms to create new business process models, and disrupt business models and entire industries, and develop opportunities for wealth creation as a result. Managers need critical competencies in IS knowledge, strategy and planning, problem-solving and decision-making abilities, and communication to effectively compete. This course facilitates improved decision making for people in functional disciplines, operational managers, and executives to maximise value from IS investments. Emphasis will be placed on internet technologies and their impact on global and local commerce and business.

Modelling Analysis for Decision Making in Organisations

Mastery of statistical and problem-solving tools and techniques are essential for the contemporary manager and leader, and the ability to manipulate data and to produce information is becoming increasingly important. On this module, you will get an insight into the application of operations research and management science, and will gain applied knowledge on problem solving and data management tools and techniques such as: root cause analysis, Pareto analysis; fish-bone diagrams; game theory; network applications; forecasting; and histograms. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to explain the advantages of quantitative techniques for effective managerial decision making and recommend and apply appropriate quantitative tools for specific organisational challenges.

Business Economics

This course is intended to enhance your understanding of fundamental economic principles to guide managerial decision making. Critical issues such as supply, demand, markets, pricing practices and strategy in contestable markets are discussed, and the impact of the macro-environment on the profitability and success of an organisation is explored. Emphasis is placed on the idea that business success is enhanced by an appreciation of the global business economic environment, including business cycles, socio-economic trends, and industry-specific characteristics. This course consists of micro- and macro-economic analyses of consumers, firms, markets, business cycles, and policy formation from a managerial perspective. It examines the attributes and behaviour of key units comprising the economy - consumers, markets, individual firms, and industries – as well as the nature, role, and the varied impact of policy making and application on the macro-economy.

Managing People for Competitive Advantage

There are many aspects to HRM, including: determining the number of persons required to undertake the approved functions; identifying the skill sets required; attracting the right candidates for each position; creating the optimum environment to retain and develop employees; and providing a framework to stimulate high productivity for organisational profit and growth. This course examines the human resource landscape within Jamaican organisations, enabling you to apply the principles of people development and management to these situations thereby designing and proposing systems and strategies that will result in a workforce of high performers with high morale and motivation to support organisational goal achievement. This course will cover most of the critical areas of managing human resources through case studies, role play, lectures, group discussions, project assignments and evaluations.

Financial Accounting and Management

This course seeks to prepare you for senior management positions in business by exposing you to advanced topics in financial accounting. This course will focus on key issues that face managers in accounting environments, providing you with the skills needed to deal with theoretical and practical accounting issues that present themselves in business. Topics are integrated in such a way as to provide you with a broad overview of factors which impact accounting in organisations. The major focus is on accounting in corporations especially consolidation and taxation, but coverage also includes accounting for a sole trader business, accounting for partnerships and measuring business performance through financial analysis.

Marketing Management and Strategy

For many organisations in contemporary business environments, effective marketing strategies are a critical determinant for success. As such, this course is designed to provide marketing practitioners, business managers and decision makers with the understanding of various strategic marketing techniques for business success. This is an advanced marketing course which utilises an analytical approach and appropriate case studies to solve marketing problems at the executive marketing and managerial level. It examines the principles supporting effective and efficient marketing strategies to promote sustainable growth for modern organisations. Emphasis is placed on the development and application of strategic marketing management theory and practices to achieve competitive advantage and substantive growth.

Business Ethics

This course recognises that business is conducted by economic organisations in a highly competitive market environment. The purpose of this course is to communicate theoretical and practical insights and developments in the fields of business ethics and sustainable business. It is a practical course on the principles, practices, and ethical concerns and challenges that organisations face in their daily operations. The course covers the theoretical basis of business ethics, including: stakeholder-theory; theories of responsibility and normative ethical theory; and intercultural ethics.

Global Context for Business

This course presents a systematic overview of global and international business. There is an integrated progression of topics, which covers: understanding of what constitutes global business; the globalisation of markets and the internationalisation of the firm; the cultural environment of international business; political, legal, and economic systems, and government intervention; entering and operating in global markets; influences on international investment, finance and business; global strategy and marketing; and human resource management in the global firm.

Strategy and Organisation for Transformation and Growth

This module covers strategy formulation, strategy implementation, and strategy evaluation and control. The framework is applicable to non-profit, private and government entities. In this course, you are expected to learn not only about the strategic management process but also about the various analytical frameworks and strategy formulation tools that can aid managers in strategic decision-making and in building and sustaining competitive advantage. Strategic management issues and concepts that are relevant to management in today’s global environment will be tackled, along with the management of ethical issues. You will apply and integrate your learning from this course through group discussions and reports, and each student will be required to submit and present. The learning methodologies to be used are aimed at developing your strategic thinking capability.

Industrial Relations and Labour Laws

Organisations need to demonstrate an applied understanding of industrial relations and labour laws, in order to operate effectively. This understanding enables the avoidance of legal and ethical conflicts with employees, while ensuring their fair treatment, as they produce and provide goods and services. This course will provide a framework for critical understanding of all relevant aspects of industrial relations and labour laws. It also enables you to develop the skills and competencies necessary to perform efficiently in this area. You will engage with the theory and practice of industrial relations and labour laws in Jamaica, regionally and internationally. You will also examine varying contractual arrangements, and the legal implications arising from breaches of these arrangements, and will explore precedent-setting cases in the practice of industrial relations and labour laws.

Talent Management

The objective of this course is to provide you with a balanced theoretical and practical understanding of talent management and the inherent value in systematically attracting, retaining and developing talent for organisational performance. You will be provided the necessary insights and skills required for talent recognition, management, retention, and development, and will be engaged in applying a critical understanding of an integrated set of talent management activities that include recruitment and selection, reward and compensation management, training and development, and diversity management. The course will address emerging trends and issues as well as the impact of the changing local and global business environments on organisational effectiveness, and the implications for managing people as an important organisational asset.

Performance and Productivity Management

This course is intended to significantly build the knowledge, skills and competences of human resources practitioners and other managers in providing successful performance appraisals that help motivate employees to achieve high levels of productivity. The course links performance management to productivity enhancement, and includes topics such as: establishing performance criteria; approaches to performance measurement; conducting meaningful performance appraisal interviews and discussions; initiating continued coaching and mentoring; guidance to managers on how to avoid common mistakes in evaluating their employees; encouraging employees to prepare for performance discussions; and working with employees to understand the link between individual performance and organisational performance.

Strategic International HRM

This course aims to provide you with an understanding of the role that strategic human resource management (SHRM) plays within a variety of business contexts. The objective of this course is to provide you with an understanding of the primary purposes and principles that are fundamental to contemporary strategic international human resource management (SIHRM). The course also addresses emerging trends and issues in the global economy, the impact of the changing local and global business environments on organisational effectiveness, and the implications of these global trends, issues and changes for managing people and their work.

Career opportunities

Human resource managers are critical for the smooth running of an organisation and it's workforce.

This degree will enable you to move into senior positions in this important sector.

Human Resources Manager

Training and Development Manager

Benefits Manager

Labour Relations Specialist

Entry requirements

Must have an accredited bachelor’s degree

Students who have successfully completed graduate program credits may be eligible to transfer up to 6 of those credits to the UCC Global program. Final determination on the eligibility of the transfer of credits will be made once your application and transcript(s) are received, reviewed, and approved by UCC Global.

English language requirements

The language of instruction at UCC Global is English. Applicants whose most recent education was not in English will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency, through the completion of an approved English testing regime such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Both TOEFL paper-based (PBT) and TOEFL Internet-based (IBT) will be accepted.


You have the option to either pay for your degree in full at the start, or pay per module.
Students based in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean will be eligible for scholarships.

International Price:

Total cost: $8,000 USD
per programme

Cost per module: $571 USD

Regional Price:

Total cost: $7,500 USD
per programme

Cost per module: $536 USD

Jamaican Price:

Total cost: $7,000 USD
per programme

Cost per module: $500 USD