Master of Human Resource Development

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Entry on/after 2014/2015

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The Master of Human Resource Development (HRD) program is designed for students who desire to inspire others and promote learning within individuals, communities, and organizations at the local and global level. Graduates will be equipped with the capacity to provide leadership; manage resources; design and implement processes for organizational learning; evaluate and develop staff; liaise with government, organizations and stakeholders; plan, monitor and review policies and programs; implement change in organizations; and demonstrate awareness of multiple perspectives and interconnectedness between learning, development, work and life.


  • To develop intellectual and practical skills for effective HRM decision-making

  • To acquire advanced knowledge and skills in HRM
  • To apply HRM functions in relation to globalization by reviewing the present day competitive environment, technological developments, and implications for various HRM operational and strategic dimensions. 

  • To utilize theories, concepts and techniques relevant to HRM practice to the present day markets.

To be eligible for the award of Master of Human Resource Development, students must complete the following courses:

Core Courses
Course titleCredit
Theory and Philosophy of Human Resource Development 3
Human Resource Research Method 3
Organization Development 3
Human Resource Development Planning, Desigs and Evaluation 3
Philosophy of Adult Learning 3


Elective Courses - Choose TWO courses
Course titleCredit
Knowledge Management 3
Statistical Analysis in Social Research 3
Employment Relations 3
Counselling at Workplace 3
Strategic Organizational Communication 3
Organizational Management 3
Human Resource Development in Islamic Perspectives 3


University Elective (among others) - Choose ONE Course
Course titleCredit
Seminar on Global Development, Economic and Social Issues 3
Seminar on Science Philosophy and Social Development 3
Malaysian Society & Culture 3
Bahasa Malaysia Akademik 1 3


Course titleCredit
Dissertation 24


Length of Course: 3-6 Semesters, full-time | 4-8 Semesters, part-time.
Intake: September and February.
Please note: Although every effort is made to provide the full range of modules, some combinations may be not possible, and in some years certain modules may not be availabe