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. Vishal panwar says:

    Sir I am doing 3rd year after that I want to do MBA but am confused about to do (HR or finance) please tell me which is better for me.

    Thank you

  2. JAMUNARANI says:

    Hi I’m jamuna, i finished b.e (ece).is doing MBA in hr is good????

  3. Deepika Ghatul says:

    hii sir

    i am deepika ,i have completed but i am confused which MBA in good for career . i think HR MBA in good for job,hope many jobs available in HR MBA. MBA study in hrm good english communication,so i m worried abt my english communication skill ,please guide how to devloped communication skill

  4. sayali says:

    If I want to work in any org.for taking face 2face interview so till that time in which field should I take experience

  5. sayali says:

    I want to do MBA in hr.BT for that if I do job in consultancy as 6month trainee n after that as a recruiter. Will that experience useful for me after completion of MBA in hr.

  6. naveen chauhan says:

    Hyyy I am Naveen chauhan , I have complete ba distance and I am confused to do LLB or MBA in ( hr or finsev ) so please help me to guide for my best carrier.I also do these course to distanse please frnds give me best guideness early to early.

  7. Rohini says:

    Hello, My name is Rohini and m now a student of first year MBA. I would like to do MBA in HR, cuz i like management studies. Plz suggest me what types of jobs in MBA HR? I heard lots of information From frndz that is the good English communication Is very essential in this field.. I m very worried abt that plz guide!

    • Sarvgyan says:

      HR is a good field in MBA. As far as communication skills is concerned, i thing it is must for every MBA aspirant. you can work on your coomunication skill, this will help you in securing a good job.

  8. hii says:

    Hello sir,
    I’m Jayesh Bhagat from goa. I have done my graduation in arts and recently I have cmpleted my PGDCA. And now I’m thinking to do MBA in hr. Is it a ryt decision for me?????

    • Sarvgyan says:

      Arts then computer application then HR is not a good combination. But MBA in HR is always good and gives opportunity.

  9. srushti says:

    Is it necessary to do MBA in HR in top level colleges??? Or else we can to ii in lower college??

  10. Arti Sharma says:

    Hlw sir,this is Arti Sharma..I just want to ask u that what will be the best undergraduate course which would help me to acquire more and more knowledge related to mba in hr so that I can excell in mba in hr course in future…

  11. Naveen Kumar says:

    Is there any direct admission,if i not attending the exams like CAT,MAT

  12. Plzz help me says:

    Sir, i m B.e civil engineering final year student..
    I wish to do mba hr… distantly.,
    what is ur suggestion abt this.. is it wroth…??

  13. Yashika sharma says:

    Yashika says:
    March 20.2017 at 1:40pm
    Hii I hv completed my b.b.a at 2014 bt because of 4th semester back paper which I could nt appear 2014 and appearing examination at the year of 2015 I got one year back which is written in my final term certificate so I got the certificate of b.b.a with the completion year 2015 so the actual thing is that I want to know that the value is my degree is elegeble/not. Can I capable to apply for job to take experience and after 2 year of job can I apply for corresponding m.b.a. is it a better option to continue the carrer….

  14. anoop says:

    hi sir first of all tk u sir im studying in 6 sem (p.c.m)
    i want 2 purue mba courses so which course is best for me plzz help me????

  15. Your Name... says:

    my daughter is in 12th (commerce)with out maths . her subjects are english , business studies economics,accountancy, marketing and wants to do mba hr . i would like to know what course can she select for her bachlor course and if any entrance is required and hoe o gobout it. plz help me and guid me thanku

  16. swapnali says: i am having MBA I ,but i am confused with HR specialization and IT specialization…..because my background is BCA.
    . so please help internship is comming now.

  17. Revati shrikant samudre says:

    Hi,I am revati I’m planning of doing mba after my bcs is it good or not and if good then which field in mba is better for me,will you please help me.

  18. Ganesh says:

    sir, im completed my computers , can i do mba HR .which type of job opportunities available for me. to getting a good salary..?

  19. Sonali says:

    Hi i m doing MBA in next sem i have to choose my specialization. Right now i m bit confused should i opt HR as major or not bcoz so many people told me that there is no growth in this field. So plz suggest me what should i do?

  20. Preeti says:

    Hey i wanted to know what all are the best institutes of HR In mumbai and pune please help me out. And what entrance exams can help me out so i can get nice score.

  21. Xyz says:

    Hey i wanted to know what all are the best institutes of HR In mumbai and pune please help me out. And what entrance exams can help me out so i can get nice score.

  22. vidhya says:

    I’m in the final year of B.Sc Computer Science.. i wanted to go for a good government job like Railways or airlines or any central Government jobs. What post graduation should i pursue to achieve it??

  23. trupti ingle says:

    M applying for mba in hr tell me which books I issue for entrance exam m bsc graduate

  24. keerthana says:

    Hi….. I completed my B.E degree in CSE and I did my ccna course in networking field.still I am not getting any good job.In this time i am planned to do mba in HR regular çourse. whether it is good for me or not.please suggest me a right path to built my carrear as a next level.will u help me sir……..

  25. Vipin says:

    There is no reply I am studying in b.a prog and I have hrm ……intrested in m.b.a hr …….so tell. I can Do or not?

  26. Anu says:

    I am pursuing bsc cs . is MBA good carrier option for me.

  27. nidhi says:

    I am going to complete Mba in hr . But our campus recruitments are majorly done in marketing field . I wil finish my course soon and looking forward to join a good HR company. But i need some guidance to start ma career in HR. Which company i should aply for and on which post in HR should i prefer to start my career as a fresher ??

  28. Kad says:

    Hey i am confused in choosing specialization in MBA about hr or finance one among them i should choose. Can you please help me to choose one specialization. Can you explain amongst them the best and great opportunities in which specialization. Please help me to clear my confusion and suggest me the best one to choose..

    • Sarvgyan says:

      Both are good have to see where your interest lies. HR department exist in every industry and therefore ample jobs are available in this field. Finance is a good field for those who are interested in share markets, banking, financial institution etc.

  29. Vipin says:

    Hello, I m vipin and I m pursuing b.a prog. And I m interested in M.B.A HR. Campony not offer job, for correspondence students. Is it true?

  30. Simi says:

    I’m ryt nw doing bsc in computer science

  31. Simi says:

    Hi I’m simi I’m currently doing my final yr bsc nd further I wud lyk to take MBA in hr field for my future studies .as a science student will dis field be an appropriate one for me?

  32. i want to know after MBA what i can study for better future says:

    i completed mba in hr. i want to learn more about hr related work please need some info

  33. vinitha says:

    Hi, This is my 3rd year in distance education, I want to do MBA(HR). Should I apply for MBA(HR) in regular class? or after writing CAT/MAT exam should I apply for MBA(HR) Please suggest me,

  34. babita pradhan says:

    hello sir.. i m pursuing msc in nursing. but i wish to do mba in hr in correspondence. …is it a correct decision for me?

  35. Hello says:

    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…???

  36. Pranita Mahanta says:

    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

  37. Sushma says:

    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.

  38. Pratibha Thakur says:

    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 ???

  39. vidhi says:

    Hy i want to ask that universty take thier own examinationation for getting admission in mba

  40. Ashishi Massey says:

    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

  41. Akshita pant says:

    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

  42. Avisha Rastogi says:

    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

  43. according to MBA IN HR says:

    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.

    • Sarvgyan says:

      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.

    • Sarvgyan says:

      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.

  44. C.mounika says:

    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

  45. priti soni says:

    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

  46. Aniruddh says:

    I’m parsuing Bba in hospitality can I go for mba in hrm

  47. Bharti says:

    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.

  48. Akanksha says:

    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.

    • Sarvgyan says:

      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.

  49. abhishek kaushik says:

    sir i m doing hotel mgmt and i wanna do mba in hr it will be valuable or not?

  50. purna ch ptadhan says:

    Please Conform me regarding course fee for MBA 1 yr H.R course (Distance).

  51. anushka singh says:

    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

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