Master of Human Resource Management

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: 50% 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.






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


Master of Human Resource Management Preview Session

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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; 9 core + 2 electives + Research Project

  • 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
  • Research Methods
  • Legal Aspects of Industrial Relations (Elective)
  • International HR Management (Elective)
  • 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

Bachelor’s Degree

A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00, or equivalent from a recognized institution of higher education, as accepted by the University’s Senate
A Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00 or its equivalent qualifications can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years of working experience in relevant field
A holder of a pass degree or equivalent, from a recognised institution of higher education with at least five years’ relevant work experience.
Any other equivalent professional qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government


English Language Requirements

TOEFL 580 (paper-based), 220 (computer-based)

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


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