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312 Human Resources Colleges in 6 Countries Offering 1032 Courses

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dublin, Ireland
Rank : #1
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
18400
IELTS -  
Band 7
Intake -  
Sep, Jul, Nov
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parkville, Australia
Rank : #1
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
39628
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
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auckland, New Zealand
Rank : #1
Duration -  
1.5 years
1 year Fee -  
75874
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Mar

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auckland, New Zealand
Rank : #2
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
29840
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb
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1 years
1 year Fee -  
29840
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
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Feb, Jul
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
34310
IELTS -  
Band 6
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Feb, Jul
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stanford, United States
Rank : #2
Duration -  
1.5 years
1 year Fee -  
80781
IELTS -  
Band 7
Intake -  
Jan
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st-lucia, Australia
Rank : #2
Duration -  
0.5 years
1 year Fee -  
37800
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
1.5 years
1 year Fee -  
38896
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
1.5 years
1 year Fee -  
40064
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
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london, United Kingdom
Rank : #3
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
21960
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
21960
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
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Sep
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
22850
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
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Sep
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
24140
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
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Sep
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
25130
IELTS -  
Band 7
Intake -  
Sep
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
27540
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep
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dunedin, New Zealand
Rank : #3
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
26100
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
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quebec, Canada
Rank : #3
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
45262
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
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Sep, Oct, Nov
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christchurch, New Zealand
Rank : #4
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
25500
IELTS -  
Band 6
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Feb, Jul
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
28100
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
36600
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
37500
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
1.5 years
1 year Fee -  
42000
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Oct
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
42000
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
54900
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
73200
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
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dublin, Ireland
Rank : #4
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
14500
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep, Jul, Nov
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galway, Ireland
Rank : #4
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
15500
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep, Oct, Nov
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
17750
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep, Jul, Nov
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edinburgh, United Kingdom
Rank : #4
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
17700
IELTS -  
Band 7
Intake -  
Sep
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
20100
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
20100
IELTS -  
Band 7
Intake -  
Sep
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
20100
IELTS -  
Band 7
Intake -  
Sep
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
20100
IELTS -  
Band 7
Intake -  
Sep
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sydney, Australia
Rank : #4
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
36940
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
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wellington, New Zealand
Rank : #5
Duration -  
1.5 years
1 year Fee -  
42864
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb
Updated on - February 16th 2020 by Piyush Bhartiya

Overview

Human Resource is one of the most-sought after course internationally. Human Resource generally refers to the department of a business or an organization, that deals with the managerial and operational aspects of the organization, such as hiring, administration, and training of staff. Thus, Human Resource is a broad term that is used for both, management and development of the resources of a company.

 

To be a part of such a setup that includes development and management of an organization, human resources management, industrial relations, employee relations, research, consultancy and policy development, then one needs to have a degree in human resource management. The degree here plays a key role as it induces the art of incorporating people and hones developmental skills of the students, who will be the future human resource professionals. Therefore, those seeking to make careers in any of these such as HR manager, Human resource generalist, Employment services manager, Compensation and job analysis specialist, Training and development manager or Recruiter, Benefits counsellor, Personnel analyst, etc ought to have a degree to validate their credibility for human resource professional positions.

 

What is Human Resource Management?

Since human resource management comprises of both the management and development aspects of an organization, so it focuses on the following tasks.

  • Recruiting and staffing
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Training and learning
  • Labour and employee relations
  • Organization development

 

Top Colleges Level Wise

The list of the leading educational institutions in the subject of human resource and management are-

  • Cornell University, United States of America
  • La Trobe University, Australia
  • Leeds University, United Kingdom
  • New York Institute of Technology, United States of America
  • Murdoch University, Australia
  • University of Michigan, United States of America
  • Glasgow University, United Kingdom
  • Texas State University, United States of America
  • Massey University, New Zealand
  • Pace University, United States of America
  • University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • University of Texas, Austin, United States of America
  • University of Boston, United States of America
  • Flinders University, Australia
  • University of Sydney, Australia
  • University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • University of Toronto, Canada
  • Queen’s University, Canada
  • University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Singapore Management University, Singapore

 

Course Details Level Wise

A human resource specialization and management courses could be of the following types, depending on the country, university course structure and course duration.

Degree/level

Duration 

Graduate Certificate in HRM 

1 semester

Graduate Diploma

1 year

Graduate degree in any commerce field

3-4 years

Master’s degree or MHRM/MA HRM/ MSc. HRM

2 years

Post graduate diploma HRM

1.5-2 years

PhD. HRM

4 years

Executive Masters HRM

2 years

 

Degrees Offered in the Human Resource Department

Most of the human resource courses aim towards aligning organizational purposes, employee management, recruitment and developmental processes, personnel properties, employee concerns, acquisition, orientation programs, employee value proposition (EVP), etc. The program structure usually focuses on Human Resources, Organizational Behaviour, International and Comparative Labour, Labour Relations, Law and History, HR planning, staffing, training and development, performance management, remuneration, and complete a specialized unit that covers analytics and decision-making, etc.

 

  • Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management- It is professional 1- semester long qualification that includes 24 credit points. It is meant for those seeking to find jobs as human resources, requiring operational, management and decision-making skills.
  • Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management- It is full-time 1 year course that prepares students for entry-level management positions in the industry or governments, by giving skills and knowledge about Human Resource and Industrial Relations. It generally requires a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, English language proficiency test such as IELTS Academic or TOEFL, with an overall score of 6.5 and above.
  • Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management- It is a full-time 2 years long MBA course that deals with Human Resource Management as a specialization. THE MBA-HRM course teaches general management skills, functional skills as well as specialist skills for the MBA graduate to use when they enter managerial or crucial organizational positions.
  • Master of Human Resource Management- It is a 1.5 to 2 years long course, that prepares students for management, general management, human resource and organizational development careers. The course address HR management issues and complexities and prepares aspiring Human Resource professionals by teaching and honing their skills, both in theory and in practicality.  
  • Ph.D. or Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Relations and Human Resources- It is a PhD course that can stretch up to about 4 years. It is meant for students aiming to make an academic career in field of human resources and industrial relations, that involves study and research of organizations, human resources and labour relations. It includes Human Resource Studies, International and Comparative Labour, Labour Relations, Law, and History, Organizational Behaviour, Social Statistics and Labour Economics as areas of emphasis.

 

Human Resource Management Courses Abroad

 

The leading Human Resource courses abroad are as follows-

  • La Trobe University’s  Masters of Human Resource Management
  • Cornell University’s Master of Science (M.S)/Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Industrial and Labour Relations, Master of Industrial and Labour Relations M.I.L.R./MBA - Master of Business Administration, Master of Industrial and Labour Relations and MBA - Master of Business Administrations and Executive Master of Human Resource Management
  • Boston University’s Master of Science in Human Resources Management
  • Murdoch University’s Human Resource Management graduate diploma, graduate certificate and masters course.
  • University of Glasgow’s Master of Science in Equality and Human Rights, Master of Science in Management in Human Resource and Master of Science in International Human Resource Management and Development.
  • University of Toronto’s Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources and Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Relations and Human Resources
  • Flinders University Masters of Business, Human Resource Management
  • Leeds University, UK’s PG course in Work and Employment Relations and Masters of Arts in Human Resource Management
  • University of Sydney Graduate Diploma and Masters in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
  • University of Technology Sydney Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management
  • Massey University, New Zealand’s Master of Business Studies and Human Resource Management and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Resource Management
  • University of Sheffield’s Master of Science in Human Resource Management
  • University of Wollongong, Australia’s Master of Business (Human Resource Management)
  • Queen’s University’s Master of Industrial Relations
  • Singapore Management University PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Business (Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources)

 

Top Universities Level wise 

College Name

Location 

Average/estimate fees

Cornell University 

New York, USA

$50,000

Glasgow University 

UK

GBP 16,000

Leeds University 

UK

GBP 16,000

La Trobe University 

Australia

$20,000

University of Michigan

USA

$50,000

University of Toronto

Canada

$45,000

Singapore Management University 

Singapore

$20,000

 

Requirements & Eligibility Level wise

To study accountancy in a top university, the student needs to fulfil some criteria. They should meet all the requirements so as to continue education from their desired college.  Some of the important criteria are- 

 

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in HRM/commerce field
  • Interested students must have completed class 12th with either the CBSE (All-India SSC) or CISCE (ISC) board
  • For CBSE board: CGPA of 9.6 with grade A1 in any subjects relevant to the course applied for
  • For CISCE board: Overall grade of at least 90%, with grades of at least 95% in three subjects (including any relevant to the course applied for) and 85% in the other two subjects.

         2. Master’s Degree 

  • Student must have passed a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks.

Exams

  • English proficiency test score such as IELTS or TOEFL depending on the university.

Work Experience

  • Well most of universities don’t ask for Work experience. But it totally depends on the admission process of the university as master’s degree sometime needs work experience.

Others

  • Letter of recommendation
  • State of Purposes


Admission Procedure Level wise

Taking admission to a top university or college can be a tiresome task. It is advised to the students that they should consult an advisor to get admission. Deadlines are one of the most important aspect to take admission as missing these dates can lead to cancellation of the application of the students. 

Entrance exams 

  • Appear for English proficiency exams such as IELTS or TOEFL to get admission. The student should also seek exams required other that this as according to the need of University.
  • Exams like SAT, ACT and other entrance exams as per the university and country.

How To apply 

  • Identifying country, universities and the course of your interest
  • Request universities for Application forms
  • Taking various required tests
  • Arranging and preparing Essays and recommendation letters
  • Completing and Sending Application forms along with required documents
  • Reporting various test scores to the universities

 

Course and Syllabus Details

Principles of Management

Human Resource Management

Marketing and Management

Information Technology for Management

Business Communication

Financial Accounting

Effective H.R. Training and Development Strategy

Wages and Salary Administration

Industrial Relations and labor Law

Organizational Behaviour

Practical

Project

 

Average Fees

The Average tuition fees for the course is around 30-40 lakh for most of the colleges in USA, UK and Canada. Apart from the tuition fees there are many other types of charges such as accommodation, stationery and many other.

College Name

Location 

Average/estimate fees

Cornell University 

New York, USA

$50,000

Glasgow University 

UK

GBP 16,000

Leeds University 

UK

GBP 16,000

La Trobe University 

Australia

$20,000

University of Michigan

USA

$50,000

University of Toronto

Canada

$45,000

Singapore Management University 

Singapore

$20,000

 

Career Scope

Job Opportunities for Human Resource Management Graduates and Postgraduates

As per a survey on HRM graduates, it was found that over 76.3% received employment, whereas a meagre of 6% were unemployed. Moreover, it was found that over 10.2% of the graduate opted for further studies, while about 4% chose to study and work simultaneously. From the survey, it was also concluded that those who preferred to work, 46% of those who choose to work were in Business, HR and financial areas, 18.5% ere secretary and numerical clerks, whereas about 6 % of them were managers and over 9.5% were in retail departments.

 

Therefore, for Human Resource graduates who wish to opt for higher studies have a sea of courses to choose from, be it MA, MSc or MBA courses, whereas the human resources postgraduates can pursue PhD courses and research studies in the same.

 

For those Human Resource graduates, postgraduates and MBA graduates, looking for job opportunities, managerial, Operational, General management positions, etc are a few of the several options. The designated jobs that HRM graduates get absorbed into are as follows-

  • Human Resource Recruiters
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Industrial Relations Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Office manager
  • Operational researcher
  • Recruitment consultant
  • Risk manager
  • Occupational psychologist
  • Training and development officer
  • Compensation or Benefit Analyst and/or Manager
  • HR Information Systems Manager
  • Business adviser
  • Life coach
  • Management consultant
  • Sales executive
  • Trade union research officer
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Labour Relations Manager
  • Careers adviser
  • Data scientist
  • Higher education lecturer

According to Payscale.com, the general salary for a human resource graduate in the United  States of America is about $52,130, with the salary range being $39,543 - $69,189. The leading employers for Human Resource graduates in America for Administrative Assistant

Consultant, Human Resources (HR), Director of Human Resources (HR), Director of Operating, Human Resources (HR) Administrator, Assistant, Coordinator, Manager and Specialist and Office Manager are as follows-

  • Amazon
  • First Service
  • Advantage Logistics
  • SYSCO
  • Home  Depot
  • T-Mobile
  • City Group
  • Marriott
  • Good Will
  • The Boeing

 

For all students who believe that they possess strong interpersonal skills and want to make a career in human resource development, management, industrial relations, employee relations, Labour relations, managerial and general managerial positions, then the go-to course is Human Resource management. For the same, several universities in United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Singapore, etc offer a plethora of courses, ranging from diploma and certificate courses to Masters, MBA and PhD courses along with bright employment opportunities.

 

Job and Salary Scope

Position/industry

Average 

Management of companies and enterprises 

$121,390

Professional, Scientific and technical

$120,890

Manufacturing

$95,950

Healthcare and social assistance

$91,250

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