Master of Human Resource Management

Sunway University Business School

Sunway University Business School


About The Programme

The Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) programme is designed in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the world’s largest Chartered HR and development body, for aspiring managers and professionals with the ambition to become strategic leaders and human resource managers.

Students will be acquiring expertise not only through knowledge of contemporary human resource management theories, concepts and tools but will also be working in team throughout the programme and building sets of skills they can apply in practice. Since today’s organisations operate in a dynamic and complex environment with varying structures and cultures, the MHRM programme will equip students with the knowledge and leadership skills needed to face human resource challenges and meet the strategic needs of business.

Upon completion of the programme, graduates are awarded with dual certificates: MHRM certificate from the Sunway University and postgraduate-level Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management from the CIPD. Graduates also upgrade their status to Associate Membership of CIPD and use the designatory letters ‘Assoc CIPD’ after their name that demonstrates that they have attained a recognised level of professional competence as an HR practitioner.

Note: 30% tuition fee waiver for Alumni joining 2022 intakes (T&C apply)


Student Testimonial(s)

Name: Raymond Tang Yong King
Class of 2021

“I am truly grateful to study Masters of Human Resource Management under Sunway University. As an individual with no HRM background, I gained a deep understanding of how a functional and successful HRM system can add value to organizations. This Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) -accredited course offers a wide range of modules (e.g. Developing Skill for Business Leadership, Legal Aspects of Industrial Relations) which are extremely useful for an individual to gain insights on how HRM operates in the real world. Despite spending most of the lesson on virtual platform due to the pandemic, I still had an amazing time interacting and working with my classmates on various group projects. Additionally, the lecturers equipped us with the relevant knowledge of the industry and how we can tackle HRM challenges faced in a globalized world. For those who are interested in HRM, I would highly recommend you to apply for this course as you would learn a lot.”


Delivery Mode

For effective learning and convenience, classes are conducted on weekends and in small groups.



January, March, May, July, September



1.25 years (full-time)
2 years (part-time)


Master of Human Resource Management Preview Session

For further information about this premier programme, you are invited to join us for a preview. To register for the preview, kindly click this link here.




Careers Prospects

Graduates may enter careers in HR, academia, consulting or research, as well as undertake specialist roles in areas related to Human Resource Management.


Programme Structure

6-week module; core modules

  • Strategic HR Management
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership
  • Talent Acquisition and Mobility
  • Employee Engagement & Human Relations
  • Human Capital Development & Organisational Effectiveness
  • Managing Performance
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Legal Aspects of Industrial Relations
  • International HR Management
  • Research Methods
  • Research Project/Consultancy Project (3 months)


Areas of Research

  • International HR Management
  • Strategic HR Management
  • HR Development and Leadership
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Industrial Relations


Entry Requirement

  • A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 as accepted by the HEP Senate; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting a CGPA of 2.50 can be accepted, subject to a rigorous internal assessment; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in non-related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 as accepted by the HEP Senate and with relevant working experience of at least 2 years of work experience, subject to a rigorous internal assessment; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in non-related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 as accepted by the HEP Senate and without relevant working experience, subject to passing pre-requisite courses; or
  • Other equivalent/related qualifications to a Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) recognised by the Malaysian Government.

English Language Requirements


For further information and to arrange for an appointment to meet with Prof Kenneth Cafferkey(Programme Leader), please email to


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