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. pinku kumar says:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Anonymous says:

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

  4. Navneet says:

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

  5. 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.

  6. Brunda says:

    thankyou it was very helpful…

  7. 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

  8. roshan mulla says:

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

  9. Nisha says:

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

  10. Shirsha Pakrashi says:

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

  11. Samson says:

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

  12. Pratap Urang says:

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

  13. 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 .

  14. Vandana says:

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

  15. yuvaraj says:

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

  16. 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

  17. Hawkins says:

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

  18. nikita mishra says:

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

  19. shubhajit Gupta says:

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

  20. shubhajit Gupta says:

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

  21. 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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