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.

MBA in HR offers knowledge & training in managing the workforce of the organization. The full time MBA is a two year programme where students prepare to recognize problems & ask the right questions to get the correct solution quickly.

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.

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 2024/ CAT 2024/ 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 has scrapped OPENMAT as entrance test. Now admission is based on UG scores.

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

For more information about MBA in HR, leave your comments below.


  1. i have completed my graduation in B.SC microbiology.And i have interest in HRM so please guide mi for this…which field should i choose in MBA

  2. Sir, I Have Completed In And IAm Confused in Carrere Choice, Than Choice In MBA In HR Field Pls My Decision Is Correct do Not Correct Pls Tell Sir, And I Can Help You Si.

  3. I m completing my bsc in cbz group thus is my last year i want to do mba un HR it is a rifht choise or not for me plzz sujest me

  4. Now im in 3rd year of my engineering in Computer Science.. After this I wanna do MBA in HR..
    Can anyone guide me plz.. Anyone doing or completed MBA HR plz help me.. I’m not getting a clarity about this course.

  5. Hi, My name is Amanpreet Singh. i did in 2016 and one year accounting course and from Last 4 years i m doing job in Accounts. but i am unable to see my career growth, Should i do MBA(HR) from Distance ?? Is it Good for me or not ?? Please reply and help me ? ( my family condition is not good to do regular MBA and left job )


  7. I have done Btech in production Engineering can I do MBA in production Management..

    Kindly reply

  8. Well right now i’m completing my B.Com 2nd year and I’m more confident with my management skills and communication skills rather than that of accounting…And I’m opting for MBA in HRM..
    Will it be the ri8 one for me…???

  9. Sir,i did bsc nursing in 2014 ,and presently I m working but i want to go for mba hr .is it right for me to go for regular mba course

  10. I’ve completed B.Tech in Electronics background. I’m interested to pursue MBA… Can anyone let me know how to proceed and which field will suit me.

  11. I had complete my graduation in bs.c ( bio info ). I want to do MBA bt I m confused which stream is good for me ???

  12. hi i have done OASP office administration in secretarial practice of 3 yrs from Delhi university regular college. i need to ask that i have not scored 50% marks in my graduation. can i also do MBA in Hr

  13. Hi I’m akshita pant.. I’m polytechnic 3rd year student.. and also pursuing B.A… mujhe kya B.a k bad hi M.B.A krna chaiye ya polytechnic k bad krna chaiye n tb MBA.. plzz tell me

  14. I will be completing my B.Tech in ECE in 2017. Is doing MBA in HRM a good option as I am interested in Mangement. Please help me with this

  15. Hi…… I m complete in BA. Now I want to do MBA in HRM. What is criteria for hr admission and I want to doing the mba course through distance equcation if can I get job opportunities after mba in hr despite of doing distance education.

    1. yes you can go for distance, but it is helpful for those who are currently working some where and don’t want to leave their job. If you want to make a career in MBA then you should go for full time MBA.

    2. yes you can go for distance, but it is helpful for those who are currently working some where and don’t want to leave their job. If you want to make a career in MBA then you should go for full time MBA.

  16. Good afternoon sir r madam I am pursuing MBA in hr & marketing I want to do job in hr after completing of study in hr what should I take and I want to sap also please give a suggestion.thank you

  17. Hi…
    i am B.Com last year student, mai MBA in HR krna Chahti hu bt kya mai CAT ki course krke MBA HR kr sakti hu ki nhi.. Kya ye good option h ki nhii plZZZZZZ hELP ME

  18. Hi..
    I have done MBA in HR and having 3 years of experience in Recruitments but now I don’t want to be in recruitments. Can you please suggest me some another career options.

  19. Hii m Akanksha . I HV completed MBA in HR…I got call for interview only for HR recruiter profile. I want t work in HR generalist profile.. M fresher I HV no work experience in HR field… Is it compulsory that work in recruiter profile to get job in generalist profile??? Plzzz give opinion.

    1. I think You should grab the job first as you have been offered. First you get the experience and remove the tag of fresher from your resume. The you may go for the next job of your choice.

  20. hello sir,
    right now,i’m doing bsc home science
    and after that i want to do MBA so can u plz suggest me which field is better for me for a better job

  21. Hello, I am commerce graduate and I have completed my graduation in 2016 from BR Ambedkar open university wanted to apply for MBA in HRM please guide me which is the best college of MBA in hyderabad and when can I write my entrance exam .thank you

  22. I’m confused with deciding of whether to go for MBA in HR after my Btech. i’m a lot interested to learn more and work in fields related to the same. I need a job really me decide ..if its really worth going???

  23. Sir I am graduate in commerce with 48% can I get MBA in HR pls tell mee.
    If I can I want distance learning pls recommend mee

  24. I’m mounika…. I have no my inter but I am complete my degree BA and now I am studying MBA 1ST YEAR next i will choose MBA in Hr…. my inter is any problem to future job searching…please give me the reply…

  25. Hey I m Anjali 2nd year student of BBA
    I have chose specialization in my 5sem …sir konsi field me acha carer he MBA me

  26. Sir I am pursuing M.A. ECONOMICS (3rd Semester) from MAGADH University. MBA HR or MBA International Business will be advantageous for teaching in college.
    Sir please do reply soon.

  27. Hi.. I want to know that MBA in HR is how much important in today’s life and what scope in HR and is there any opportunity to work in abroad and what compensation..?? Iam studying it and if there any scope of doing MBA hr.did I choose better carrier or not ..

    1. MBA HR is a good field, the HR Jobs and vacancies are available in every company. The chances of working abroad will depend on your experience and skills. The compensation varies from company to company.

  28. Hai, i completed my BA degree i would like to do MBA in hr. but i heard that mba in hr is very tough course. is that true. pls tell me…

    thank you

  29. Hi sir ‚I have completed my graduation in Arts stream and i want to do MBA in hr please told me that is it a right desesion for me .

  30. I Hav Completed My BacheloMrs Degree And Im Joining For My Pg i.e;Mba now m so confused To do which Course In Mba Though Im Interested In HRM Still I want Some Expert advice And In Future I desire To Work Somewhere In Gulf.. Thanking You

  31. Hi.. I’m Arunima..I m currently pursuing my bca degree .. And after that I m planning to do mba in hr ..will it be the correct option for me?

  32. I am a student of 3rd year..and next year mai mba karna chahti hu hr field se. Kya mere liye yeh sahi rahe ga…job achi milne ki chances h ya nhi

  33. I m doing ba in sociology. I want to make my career in MBA in hr .. after ba ( socio) .. to do mba in hr will be good career option?? I f yes then… can you plz guide me.. i want to go abrod after mba.. do guide please!!

  34. am completing BE biomedical engineering.I have planned to study MBA in human it a right choice?if I had studied MBA in human resource,can I get job in hospitals as a HR?

  35. i am currently working with infosys as a system engineer .I want to do distance mba from smu in HR feild what is the scope in future?…will my experience with IT field will be added?please let me know

    1. If you want to continue you career in IT, then you should pursue MBA in IT. Since you’re from IT background and doing MBA in the same field might help you in future.

  36. Hii i m in final year
    Wich cours are suitable for me after in M.B.A or any stream..

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