Human Resource Management

1.1       Philosophy

The Executive Master of Business Administration (Executive MBA) Human Resource Management programme has been developed on the fundamental assumption that the student is entitled to acquire profound theoretical and practical knowledge to enable him/her face the challenges associated with human resource issues in the business environment.  The curriculum is designed to give him/her a broad knowledge of business. To this end, emphasis is placed upon professional education of the entire individual and in providing him/her with effective strategies to boost performance in his/her career. To obtain the degree, candidate must complete course work consisting of courses in the areas of accounting, banking and finance, management and marketing. Other very notable areas include organizational case studies, seminars and a project report.

 

1.2       Objectives

The Executive Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management programme has the following objectives:

  • To prepare candidates who will graduate from the programme and be able to carry out human resource management duties and responsibilities in government and industrial establishments, business undertakings, statutory corporations and parastatals.
  • To help students acquire leadership skills, human relations, analytical, evaluative, qualitative and communicative skills needed for management of organisations and proper stewardship.
  • To expose students to integrative, interdisciplinary and dynamic nature of business and administrative processes.

 

1.3       Scope

The Executive MBA programme in Human Resource Management cuts across various areas in business and industry. Students will complete relevant courses in business related areas in addition to project work in their areas of interest. The programme is majorly case-study and seminar driven.

 

1.4       Entry Requirements

Candidates for the Executive MBA programme in Human Resource Management should have the following:

  • Minimum of 3 (three) years working experience in industry
  • Bachelors’ degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) in any relevant discipline (Management, Banking and Finance, Accountancy, Marketing, Insurance, Actuarial Science, Philosophy, Engineering, Estate Management, etc.)

 

 

1.5       Admission is twice in a year: March/April and September/October.

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1.6       Mode of Study

The mode of study for the Executive MBA programme in Human Resource Management shall be by course work, organisational case studies, seminars and project reports.

 

1.7       Duration

The duration for the Executive MBA programme shall be four (4) semesters. This is a weekend programme of which there shall be one (1) contact per month.

 

1.8       Employment Opportunities

The Executive MBA programme in   Human Resource Management prepares students to improve professionalism in business practices and entrepreneurship development. The programme equally trains them to fill middle and senior level management positions in business, commerce, industry, and government. With their education and training, they can set up their own businesses since the programme also emphasizes self-employment and consultancy.

 

1.9       Fee Structure

The fee shall be N210, 000 per semester for 4 semesters.

 

COURSES

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Course Title                                                                           Unit Loads

EMB 801                    Managerial Economics                                                                       2

EMB 803                    Strategic Management and Business Ethics                                       2

EMB 805                     ICT Appreciations for Decision Making                                           2

EMB 807                    Accounting Practice                                                                            2

EMB 809                    Issues in Banking and Finance                                                           2

EMB 811                    Marketing Process and Practice                                                          2

EMB 813                    Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility                      2

EMB 815                    Research Methodology                                                                       2

Total                                                                                                                                       16

 

SECOND SEMESTER

EMB 820        Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Business Organisations            2

EMB 822        Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Banking and

Financial Institutions                                                                                  2

EMB 824        Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Marketing Organisations         2

EMB 826          Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Accounting and

Auditing Firms                                                                                            2

EMB 828

                                    Total Units                                                                                         8

 

 

THIRD SEMESTER

 

EHR 831  Seminar on Establishment and Workforce Planning                                 2

EHR 833   Seminar on Human Resource Training and Development                       2

EHR 835  Seminar on Retirement and Pension Administration                                2

EHR 837  Seminar on Reward and Compensation Management                               2

EHR 839  Seminar on Talent Acquisition and Management                                                 2

                                    Total                                                                                       10

 

 

FOURTH SEMESTER

 

 

EHR  890                    Project Report                                                             4

                                        TOTAL UNITS                                                                 38

 

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

EMB 801        Managerial Economics                                                                     (2 units)

Economics and Decision-Making Process; Understanding the Micro and Macro Environment of Business (specifically the Macroeconomic Variables); Demand and Supply; Types of Market Models; Theory of Games.

 

EMB 803        Strategic Management and Business Ethics                                   (2 units)

Concept of Management; Principles of Strategic  Management; Professionalism in Management; Ethical issues in the practice of management.

 

 

EMB 805        ICT Appreciation for Decision Making                                          (2 units)

Basics of Computer, Applications of ICT in Business Problem-solving; Computer Software and packages, The Future of Business in an ICT-driven Economy.

 

EMB 807        Accounting Practice                                                                          (2 units)

Core Topics in Accounting Practice; Core Topics in Management Accounting Practice; Core Topics in Auditing; Core Topics in Accounting Theory and Corporate Reporting

 

 

EMB 809        Issues in Banking and Finance                                                        (2 units)

Money and its Relevance to Business and the Economy; Sources of Business Finance; Bank Lending and its Implications for Business; Aspects of Financial Management/Corporate Finance; Monetary and Fiscal Policies

 

 

 

EMB 811        Marketing Process and Practice                                                      (2 units)

General Marketing Principles, Marketing Communications Systems; Consumer and Buyer Behaviour Analysis; Professionalism in Marketing Practice; Ethical Issues in Marketing.

 

 

EMB 813        Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility               (2 units)

 

The Entrepreneur and Entrepreneurship; Personal Characteristics of Entrepreneurs; Theories of Entrepreneurship Development; Identification of ideas and Venture Capital Opportunities; Keeping Records; Writing Business Plans; Entrepreneurial Practice – Success and Failure; The Entrepreneur in Micro, Small, Medium and Large-Scale Enterprises.

 

 

EMB 815        Research Methodology                                                                     (2 units)

 

Application of Scientific Methods in the Study and Analysis of Business Activities; Research Designs; Data Collection Methods; Sampling Techniques; Data Analysis Methods, Measurement Scales; Interpretation and Presentation of Business Research Results; Applications of Research in Business Problem-Solving.

 

 

EMB 820        Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Business Organisations                                                                                                                             (2 units)

Cases will focus on guiding business organizations to higher productivity, managing people and conflict resolution. Others include issues on effective leadership skills, ethics, emotional intelligence, creative thinking etc.

 

EMB 822        Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Banking and                      

Financial Institutions                                                                        (2 units)

Cases will focus on guiding banking and financial institutions to a higher productivity, managing people and conflict resolution. Others include issues on effective leadership skills, ethics, emotional intelligence, creative thinking etc.

 

EMB 824        Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Marketing Organizations                                                                                                                                                  (2 units)

 

Cases will focus on guiding marketing organizations to higher productivity, managing people and conflict resolution. Others include issues on effective leadership skills, ethics, emotional intelligence, creative thinking etc.

 

 

EMB 826        Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Accounting and

Auditing Firms                                                                                  (2 units)

Cases will focus on guiding accounting and auditing firms to a higher productivity, managing people and conflict resolution. Others include issues on effective leadership skills, ethics, emotional intelligence, creative thinking etc.

 

EHR   831 Seminar on Establishment and Workforce Planning                         (2 units)

 

This will focus on strategic bases for human resource decisions. Some cores areas include: Definitions, the Landscape of Workforce Planning, Scenario-Modeling and Forecasting, Workforce Analytics, Human Capital Planning, and Human Strategic Workforce Planning in practice.

 

 

EHR 833Seminar on Human Resource Training and Development                   (2 units)

 

This will focus on key principles relevant to training and development, including the role of training in an organization; adult learning theory, needs assessment, training methodology, organizational support, resources and constraints, evaluation of training, and managing the training function. International training considerations are also addressed

 

EHR   835      Seminar on Retirement and Pension Administration                   (2 units)

This will focus on legal constraints; job -analysis and evaluation; performance appraisal; personal based pay; setting and administration pay; structure, incentives, benefits and the compensation of special groups, theory and practice relating to organizations system strategy, design and administration; job evaluation; pay survey structure; pay administration; group incentives and benefits such as pension, children, health care etc.

 

EHR 837        Seminar on Reward and Compensation Management                 (2 units)

 

This will focus on determinants of wage levels, wage structures and individual wages; analysis of the impact of wages on work attitude and performance in organizations. Wages and Salary Administration, Performance Management, and Compensation systems.

 

 

EHR 837        Seminar on Talent Acquisition and Management                         (2 units)         

This provides a view of strategic knowledge management with regard to the concepts and practices organizations use to transform individual and group behaviour to constructive outcomes for the employee and the organization. It examines models and approaches of human capital strategy, acquisition, and talent management within a structure on the mindset of human behavior.

 

EHR 890                    Case Project Report                                                             (6 units)

Candidate is required to write a case project report on an approved topic which will be defended before the supervisor and any other relevant person or persons appointed by the Co-ordinator of Studies (MBA Programmes) and approved by the Executive Director.