What is ‘Human Resource Management’?

Human means the workforce that involved in an organization.

Resource means the limited availability.

Management means the proper utilization of limited workforce.

Human resource management is a process of hiring and developing the employees according to the organization.

On the other way, we can say that:

The “Human Resource Management” is a function that involves in the process of hiring of the workforce, providing development & training, maintaining workforce regulation, assessment of their performance, providing compensation & benefits, motivating, relation with labour, health, welfare and safety assessment”.

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MBA in HR (Human Resource) is one of the most opting specializations of management courses. It is a challenging and stimulating programme of management.

The HRM was started as the discipline of the education and in a profession in the year 1913 as the labour management in England.

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The students always think that, why to do MBA in HRM. There are some other specializations in MBA curriculum, then after what is the scope of HRM. Actually;

It is the age of industrialization in all around the world. Many industries are being established in many countries. HRM is the backbone of any industry in order to the skilled and knowledgeable workforce.

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Scope of MBA in HR

The scope of the MBA in HR is very much demanding profession. As you know HR is the most important part of any organization/company. So, the need of HR in every field is increasing. In this profession, you can avail numbers of jobs with higher salary packages.

After this course you can apply for most reputed and respected job levels in various top most companies in India or in abroad. HR manager plays a crucial role in any company. So, in this profession you can make your career successful. The job opportunities in this field are increasing globally.

Course Curriculum

MBA in Human Resource (HR) is a 2 year degree programme. You can choose the one of your favorites and interested specialization out of the finance, marketing, HR, OM etc.

To get the admission in MBA you should have a graduate degree in any discipline with 50%.

Here we are talking about one of the specializations called “Human Resource Management”.

MBA in HRM allows the students to develop the general management skills in the first year and the learning about human resource practices in the second year.

In the curriculum of the course, the students are taught about the strategic management, human resource development and legal aspect management. The students are taught about the cultural, social and economic factors that influence employees’ relation.

Some other specializations of MBA:


The specialized fields of HRM are:

  • Retention
  • Motivation
  • Labour Relations
  • Labour Legislation
  • Industrial Relations
  • Training and Development
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Labour Welfare and Social Security

Skills Required

  • Effective Communication Skills: It is the important factor in individuals for effective communication skills. If you are excellent in communication with peoples then, you will surely make unity in the organization.
  • Supervision Quality: This quality belongs to the supervising of your junior in every field where they have your need. You have to build the quality of giving direction to your junior employees.
  • Planning skills: This skill is a very important part to provide favored situation for your company. In this, you have to know the best techniques of planning and creation with the development of peoples working in your company.


To get the admission in MBA with any specialization, it is necessary to appear and score in entrance examinations as MAT/CAT/XAT or ATMA.

You can do the MBA in HR after the completion of UG degree in Engineering, medical, science, art and humanities.

Some of the affiliated universities conduct their own admission examination.

Yes, you can do the MBA in HR through the distance learning education programme. Some of the universities like Sikkim Manipal University and Indira Gandhi National Open University are offering the distance MBA programme. The IGNOU conducts the OPENMAT as entrance test.

Colleges Offering MBA in HR

  • Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
  • University of Delhi, Delhi
  • XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur
  • P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai
  • Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
  • JBIMS-Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai

Jobs & Career

There are various job opportunities in the field of human resource management. all industries need to hire an HR administrator(s) to settle and handle the activities regarding the hiring of employee, their benefits, compensation, salary settlement, training & development and maintain the work performance of the employee, and ensure that all activities is done as per the company policy.

An MBA in HR graduate can work in the industries, corporate, colleges & schools and MNC’s. There are a sufficient number of job in India, and off-course there is a great opportunity to work in abroad.

Some of the job titles of this field are:

  • HR Generalist
  • Staffing Director
  • Technical Recruiter
  • Compensation Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Employment or Placement Manager
  • Director of HR Training and Development
  • Organizational development and change consultant

It is a well-paid field. A well-experienced MBA graduate in HR specialization can earn the 2 lakh to 5 lakh per annum. The remuneration is a subject of the profitability, geographic location, organization level and personal qualification and experience.


The top recruiters for MBA (HRM) among all are as the following:

  • ABC Consultants
  • Adecco
  • Adecco Group North America
  • Body shopping
  • Davidson Global Technologies
  • Hudson Global, Inc.
  • Inter Quest Group plc
  • Kelly Services
  • Kforce
  • Manpower Inc.
  • Randstad Holding
  • Randstad India
  • Tele-resources
  • Wise Group


As a fresher, you can earn between Rs 3-5 per year. The salary depends on several factors such as the organizations you work, work experience, company location, academic background, etc. After gaining an experience, you can earn between Rs 3 to 6 lakh per annum.

Books and Study Material

  • Readings and Cases in Human Resource Management by Mark E. Mendenhall, Gary R. Oddou, Gonter K. Stahl
  • Human Resource Management by Manmohan Joshi
  • Managing the Human Resource in 21st Century by Zorlu Senyucel
  • Human Resources: A Practical Guide by Gemma Reucroft, Tim Scott
  • The Experts Tech: Training Skills by Manage Train learn
  • Investigation Skills for Managers by Jim Johnston

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  1. Sindhu says:

    Hi, my name is sindhu. I have completed btech in cse 2014, after that i have joined in mba. From 2015-17.
    Please guide me how to choose my career path in hr, what type of job i need to choose..that is recruiting or generalist or executive… Please help me
    Waiting for ur reply

  2. Sowjanya bejjupalli says:

    Hi sowjanya I completed my mba hr.. I want to join in training courses in mba hr.. Which course will b best for corporate level hr…. Could u please help to opt the course for my future growth..

  3. dipti yadav says:

    I m bsc (chemistry and botany) student which type of MBA is beneficial for MBA or finance mba.plz reply me

  4. Niveditha hiremath says:

    Hello sir, This is me niveditha hiremath and I m studying UG course I.e, final year and have aim to go for M.B.A and which stream is best for me? Please need your suggestion sir.

  5. Ranjith says:

    Hi this is Ranjith and I have done my BTech in CSE in 2016 and then I move Hr field and I got the Job as hr Recruiter In small consultancy and I have worked their 6months and I got Hr Position in one reputed MNC Product based company In India and now I am planning to Mba Hr in Distance education SO will It Help To my future If I done MBA HR In distance education

  6. vishu says:

    Sir which trade is good for me MBA HR , and MBA Media management

  7. pooja ladha says:

    sir i donot have much communication skill so should i go for mba in hr or not plzz suggest and sir plzz suggest if any best college in bhubaneswar for doing mba in hr.

  8. deepthi says:

    Hello sir…i am pursuing my btech and will become graduated in 2018.i am interested in hiring a job of hr department. please suggest me how much extent mba in hr helps my career and how??

  9. Subhalaxmi barik says:

    Can I join MBA in HR lines in 46%..pls inform me sir

  10. Your Name...sushma says:

    hii sir I completed my degree with 72% now I was taking coaching for govt jobs but i like to do MBA in HR can I join MBA correspondence is it easy to understand the subject

    • Hello says:

      I completed my Btech IT with 68% I got married I wanna to do MBA HR in correspondence whether it’s have value &scope..doing by correspondence please tell me

  11. samir gaikar says:

    sir i am student of Bsc chem
    sir there is need of any entrance for admission

  12. Karuna Kriti Sinha says:

    I am a student from b. Com and I deliberately desired of doing MBA in HRM course is the placement will be good if I opt for the iims? Can you asure me of good placement

    • Hanif Khan says:

      IIMS passed out students can get a good placement other than other institutions. So it is good.

    • bishwas says:

      dear, if you are pursuing HRM degree for just sake of getting placed and earning more . i think you are wasting time sorry to put you like this but if you have what it takes and you believe you can manage human resource the go for it .

    • aravindan says:

      I am comblete,from ( course,so i can,COMPLETE COURSE of MBA(HRM)…..

  13. Raghul says:

    What are the steps we need to take for MBA much fees must spend for this is so difficult to clear the course?. Please reply Sir/ madam

  14. Anuja bisht says:

    Hello sir,i want to do MBA and I have 4year experience in hospital.but I am confused which is better for me
    MBA by hospital management or hospital administration or MBA by hr….
    Plzzz give me some suggestions it will be my pleasure

  15. deepika rawat says:

    Hello sir, my name is Deepika Rawat, and pursuing MBA in HR (4th sem) from Amity University as distance learning student . I am fresher and i am very confused and worried about my job because i want to do job in good company so that i can get good experience and got job in MNC. I dont want to do job in placement company. I have experience of 5-6 month, but experience in different field. so please refer me good company name i can get job there ad a fresher. I am thinking from 2-3 weeks that i should do internship, so that why i can get job easily in company.. so referme company name where i can do internship there..

  16. pinku kumar says:

    Please guide me properly
    I am very confused
    MBA is pursuing from Shiats University distance programme

  17. Kirti says:

    If I opt for doing MBA through distance learning, will it help me getting a better job or does it a somewhat low impact? Please suggest.

  18. Anonymous says:

    can i get a good job after MBA in HR. Please guide me immediately mam/ Sir.

  19. Navneet says:

    Thanks a lot for this immense information
    It will assist a lot

  20. Deblina Mukherjee says:

    I have done bsc and diploma in computer science.If I do MBA in distance learning will it help me..pls advice me.I am 34 years old.

  21. Brunda says:

    thankyou it was very helpful…

    • Your Name...Nagaraj says:

      I have been completed diploma in mechanical engineering now I’m working in private concern which degree may I select for my career plz tell me sir

  22. prachi jadhav says:

    I will now do bsc.i.t last year I will then do this from mba in hr, so what is the scope of IT

  23. roshan mulla says:

    I am doing MBA right now and i want to know after completion of MBA in HR which Course is beneficiary???

  24. Nisha says:

    I have completed my MBA in HR I want a good job in relevant field.

  25. Shirsha Pakrashi says:

    Doing mba in hrm, does it have any scope in bankeing sector??? Please reply me sir as soon as possible

  26. Samson says:

    I just finished my iam want join MBA but I have no idea plz tell me abt that…

  27. Pratap Urang says:

    Sir,I want to know the carrier opportunities after 12th in in HR

  28. Tabbasum mollick says:

    Hi, i have just completed my graduation in BCA …so i want to opt mba from hr did hr having any subpart course .

  29. Vandana says:

    I have given CET in 2015, can I get admission now

  30. yuvaraj says:

    hi i recently finished to b.pharm which Mba course better than future.

  31. asha bhanudas kamble says:

    i asha kamble i am working in factory office i am b,com i am
    interested in hr but no idea please tell me

  32. Hawkins says:

    I Need a carrier guidance regarding this MBA in HR.
    I’ll be really grateful if someone can guide me

  33. nikita mishra says:

    Have recently finished with my high school exams through commerce stream and look forward for your assistance for further additional course .

  34. shubhajit Gupta says:

    Sir i want to know can I join for any mba courses after passing 12th.

  35. shubhajit Gupta says:

    Sir i want to know can I join for any mba courses after passing 12th. Please say about it

  36. secure / insecure says:

    I want to do complete mba in hr but
    According Your experience sir mam
    Job have or not in market today ?
    Want to get job security

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