Master of Human Resource Management

  • Overview
  • Requirement
  • Career
  • Structure
  • Credit Hours
  • Project


Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) is a graduate degree program particularly designed for those who join IAS after 14 years of education (B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. IT). This program aims at developing quality human resource management professionals for private, public and non-profit organizations. The alumni of this program hold senior and mid-level HR positions in multinational and national organizations. This program is being offered in three shifts (morning, self-supporting and evening). Students who wish to enrol in the evening program must be in service /experienced or self-employed.


Entry requirements for MHRM program is a Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.Sc./ B.Com. IT) or equivalent awarded after 14 years of education with at least a second division. Age at time of admission should not be more than 26 years for morning (regular program). There is no age limit in the self-supporting program.

Candidates with B.A./B.Sc. as their previous degree will be given 10 additional marks for any one course studied as an elective in B.A./B.Sc. from the following pool of subjects: Economics, Statistics, Home Economics, Psychology, Political Science, Social Work, Journalism, Sociology, and Philosophy (Maximum 20 marks). Candidates with B. Com. as their previous degree are eligible for admission as per basic admission criteria.

For the evening program, the applicants are required to obtain at least 50% marks in the IAS admission test. The merit is calculated according to the following formula: Academic Record (40%) + IAS Admission Test (40%) + Interview/Experience (20%).


The MHRM graduates are eligible for admission to MPA / MS / MPhil leading to PhD programs of IAS and other institutions. The graduates of this program hold key positions in national and multinational organizations. This program is well known in the corporate sector for its quality and being the first HRM program in the country.


MHRM is a two-years program. The maximum duration for completion of the degree is four years. However, the students exceeding two years will not be entitled to any facility normally available to regular students such as hostel accommodation, health care and transportation. Students of selfsupporting programs are not entitled to hostel accommodation.

Foundation Courses

Information Technology and Computer Applications
Introduction to Behavioural Sciences
Economics for Managers
English: Advanced Writing Skills
Statistics in Management

Core Courses

Managing and Developing People
Business Finance
Development Management
Operations Management
Financial Accounting
Human Resource Information Systems
Managing and Leading Organizations
Marketing Fundamentals
Labour Laws and Industrial Relations
Compensation, Incentives and Performance Management
Human Resource Recruitment and Selection
Organization Design and Behaviour
Social Research Methods
Strategic Management
Strategic Human Resource Management
International Human Resource Management
Human Resource Development
Research Project (N/A for Evening Program)

Credit Hours

The MHRM degree is awarded on completion of coursework (60 credit hours), Internship-based research project (4 credit hours) and professional development workshop (2 credit hours). Since students enrolled in executive/ evening programs are already employed, they are not required to do internship. MHRM students in evening shift will be offered two additional courses in lieu of internship and professional development workshops. MHRM degree is awarded after the completion of the following degree requirements:

Foundation Courses    15
Core Courses    45
Research Project    04
Professional Development Workshop       02
Total Credit Hours    66

Research Project

MHRM students will be required to complete an internship based research project worth 4 credit hours. The purpose behind this internship program is to equip our students with office practices and to provide them a chance to apply their theoretical knowledge in the area of practical world, hence helping them in selection of their future career paths. During the internship, each student will select a topic of research on any management issue of the host organization, collect data and write a 15000 – 20000 word report. This research project forms an important part of the MHRM program and it also acts as a capstone to integrate theory and practice.

Medals & Award

First position holder(s) of Master of Human Resource Management program are honoured with University Gold Medal and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Gold Medal (N/A for Evening Program).

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