MS-Human Resource Management - IAS

Program Objectives

  1. To provide students with a strong foundation in human resource management and research methodologies that emphasizes the application of the fundamental and latest management principles in the areas of human resource management.
  2. To pursue employment and higher studies in any international organization and/or university of high repute.
  3. To enable the MSHRM graduates to apply knowledge gained in the degree program effectively and efficiently in the core competencies listed below:
    • a. Creative and Critical Thinking
    • b. Global Competency
    • c. Ethical Reasoning and Values
    • d. Applied Problem Solving
    • e. Information Literacy
    • f. Technological Competency
    • g. Communication

Market Need / Rationale for the Program

a) Potential Students for the program. (career needs, subject interest etc.) The students interested in a career in human resource management in a public/private organization.

b) Potential Employers (Public, private, NGOs, required skill set, industry projections, employment opportunities/estimated market demand/Number of job openings, Current and future prospects) Private Organizations/Corporate Sector, NGOs, Commercial Banks, Manufacturing and Service Industry, Businesses at large.

c) Academic Projections (The national/ international universities that have launched the similar program) The MS-HRM Program is the pioneer program which was offered in the HR field at IAS, PU. This program is now being offered at all leading universities of Pakistan including UMT, Virtual University, Pakistan Institute of Management, Allama Iqbal Open University and University of Karachi etc.

d) Faculty (Faculty credentials, capacity, resources sufficiency etc.) IAS faculty members are highly qualified and active in their disciplines and have the necessary technical depth and breadth to support the program. Out of the 21 fulltime faculty members of IAS, MS-HRM program is allocated to 7 full time faculty members (4 PhDs and 3 MPhil degree holders). These faculty members are able to cover the curriculum adequately and effectively, ensuring stability and continuity of the program. However, the entire faculty contributes to the program by teaching courses and providing research supervision.

e) Physical Facilities (Lab and library facilities etc.) Optimal institute facilities and environment and a well-designed scheme of studies are the major strengths of MSHRM Program including:

  • Availability of computer lab specifically for MSHRM students housing almost 20 students.
  • The computer lab is exclusively
    available for MSHRM students to use for their research work, compilation of their assignments and also for conducting specific courses.
  • MSHRM courses of Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis and Human Resource Information System requires part of the course content to be taught in the computer lab.
  • Softwares such as Microsoft Excel, SPSS, AMOS are readily available as well as Nvivo for qualitative analysis. These softwares are considered basic in nature and further advanced softwares are to be acquired in collaboration with ORIC PU.
  • IAS has an updated library in its area of discipline. The institute ensures that it has the latest materials necessary for both faculty and students’ future development. Recommendations are taken from the faculty members periodically to ensure availability of latest material.
  • The library provides support to both students for their course material and research activity. Assistance if needed by the faculty members is also given by the library staff in the course material accumulation and for keeping track of faculty research activities and its likely promotion.

 Admission Eligibility Criteria

  • Years of Study completed: 16
  • Study Program/Subject: BS/Masters in the following areas: Public Administration, Public Policy, Human Resource Management, Management, Public Management, Governance, Government, Health Administration, Development, Business Administration, Finance, Commerce, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Economics from an HEC recognized
  • Entry Test (if applicable) with minimum requirement: Admission Test and Interview (As per PU and DPCC Rules and Regulations)

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Duration of the Program

Semesters: Four Semesters

Years: Two Years (As per PU and DPCC Rules and Regulations)

Credit hours : 30 Credit Hours

Nature of the Program: Regular Program and Self-Support Program.

Categorization of Courses

 Semester  Courses Category (Credit Hours)
Core Courses  Basic Courses  Major Electives  Electives  Any Other  Semester Load
1 4 2 2 12
2 4 2 2 12
3 1 1 3
4 1 1 3
PU 10 4 6 30
HEC Guidelines 10
Difference (HEC &) PU 0 0

Research Thesis

Students obtaining a CGPA of 3.0 in their coursework will be given an option of completing their degree either with coursework or research thesis of 6 credit hours to be completed in third and fourth semesters. Those having CGPA of less than 3.0 at the end of second semester will be offered coursework of 6 credit hours to be completed in third and fourth semesters.