Introduction to M.Sc. in Leadership and Human Resource Management
Leadership is much more than its textbook definition and is more complex than managing employees, or reviewing their performance. Being a leader entails whole-hearted dedication to the business goals and ensuring the well-being of your employees as well as your company. Assuming the position of a leader requires a host of skills, the willingness to keep learning and the patience to deal with emergencies. If you want a career opportunity that ensures a holistic growth of your personal and professional life, or want to accelerate your career to the next level, you should consider pursing a higher degree in leadership and human resource management. The M.Sc. in Leadership and human resource management (HRM) from GISMA equips you with abilities to engage your team better, create effective strategies for the growth of a business, and lead teams effectively at any level. With its core focus on employability, a master’s in leadership can ensure you become a fine leader.

Program Details

  • The M.Sc. in Leadership and HRM lasts for one year and is divided into two semesters. There is a gap of a few months between the semesters which is given to complete and submit a research dissertation. The classes are held at the Berlin campus of GISMA. The course starts in January every year.

  • To enrol in this course, you need to fulfil the following criteria.
    • A UK Bachelor’s degree or any equivalent qualification
    • An English language level certification equivalent to IELTS level 6.5 with a score equal or more than 5.5 in each section.
    • Equivalent work experience in case of no bachelor’s degree.
    If you have a qualification that merits an exemption to the criteria, you can enrol through a non-standard application criteria as well.  Applicants without a bachelor’s degree can also apply if they have at least five years’ managerial experience. Please talk to an advisor for more information.
  • The syllabus is structured to include the following core modules.
    1. Leadership and management development: This module covers the basic tenets of leadership and management skills required in any industry. It covers the prevalent and upcoming theories in management and leadership. It also gives an introduction to the vital supervisory skills.
    2. Human resource management in context: The module covers the definition of human resource management, its features, objectives, types, importance, and scope and future of human resource development. It also covers concepts such as personnel management and the differences between personnel and human resource management.
    3. Coaching and mentoring: Being a leader entails sharing your experience and skills with others. Hence the module focuses on the coaching and mentoring part of the job. It includes their definitions, differences between them, the essential skills involved in both processes, and how to develop them.
    4. Organisational design and development: The module focuses on understanding different business processes, workflows, work volumes, and resources required for them. It also focuses on the design and testing of new strategies, work models, and policies for better resource management, and management of the transition from an old company structure to a new one.
    5. Leading, managing, and developing people: This module is focused on the core tenets of leadership and people management, resource allocation, designation of roles and responsibilities, and conflict resolution. The module also focuses on further honing your coaching and mentoring skills.
    6. Developing skills for business: The module covers the skills important from a business point of perspective such as a knack for sales, developing a keen eye for discovering fresh ideas and new talent, and a strong sense of workplace ethics and morality.
    7. Managing employment relations: This module is designed to hone your people management and engagement skills. It also exposes you to the strategies involved in employee communication, and resolution of workplace issues.
    In addition to these modules, you also need to present a well-researched dissertation on any compliance issue and provide a unique solution for the problem.
  • The students are tested as per different methods to examine their progress in the modules. The formative assessment includes feedback from seminars, workshops, grade sheets, tests, and practical. The summative assessment takes into account all the individual and group projects, individual and project assignments, and the dissertation.

  • The tuition fee for the course is fixed at € 15,000 for a year which roughly amounts to ₹ 1,184,730 per year. GISMA offers flexible payment options and allow students to spread out the cost of the programme across three instalments as given below.
    1. Instalment 1: € 5,000 (₹ 394,910)
    2. Instalment 2: € 5,000 (₹ 394,910)
    3. Instalment 3: € 5,000 (₹ 394,910)
    An additional sum of € 2,000 (₹ 158,762) must be deposited at the beginning of the course, during the enrolment resources. You can also register for monthly instalments if you wish. You have the flexibility to spread out the instalments as you prefer, so long you fulfil the payment deadlines.
    If you have any query regarding the course fees, you can contact a programme advisor for more details.

Who should apply for M.Sc. in Leadership and HRM?

This course is good fit for people who are looking to switch or advance to management roles. If you are good at communicating with people and are interested in building a career in human resources, you can consider pursuing the course.

Why should you opt for M.Sc. in Leadership and Human Resource Management?

There are several advantages of pursuing a degree in leadership and human resource management from GISMA.

  1. A leadership program equips you with excellent engagement skills, collaborative skills, and strategic skills that can help you become a disrupter in the business world.

  2. The programme is offered in association with the University of Law in the UK, which is one of the most prestigious universities in Britain and is the oldest established provider of legal education in the country.

  3. In addition to leadership, the course also provides you with the essential fundamentals required to succeed in the dynamic world of human resource management.

  4. The lectures are delivered with the focus on real business issues which allows you to apply your leadership and engagements skills to real-world issues.

  5. The course lays equal emphasis on practical knowledge apart from theoretical knowledge with plenty of case studies, simulations, AV resources, networking events, and constructive feedback from experienced instructors.

  6. As a course student, you are free to gain access to the University of Law’s online library where you can browse hundreds of online texts and books by renowned authors related to your coursework.

  7. GISMA offers you multiple opportunities to build strategic relationships with local companies and other students at the university.

Scope and future of the course

With a master’s degree in leadership under your belt, you will be eligible to apply for C-suite executive positions in notable MNCs and other large corporations. If you would rather join a start-up, many new organisations are in constant need for individuals who are qualified to help them navigate the complex path of organisational development.

With your ability to manage lofty targets, resolve conflicts, and lead teams effectively honed by the course, you become an attractive resource to companies facing organisational issues. This degree imparts transferable skills that help you excel in any field or career.

Career prospects after pursuing the course

Though you are eligible to work in any industry after your graduation from the course, the following domains are the primary job generating fields.

  • Sales

  • General management

  • Retail

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Human resources

  • Education

  • Healthcare

  • Tourism

Some of the top jobs available to leadership graduates include the following.

  • C-level Executives: The C-level executives such as CEO, CTO, CMO, and CFO are the top rung in the management of an organisation. They coordinate the operations of a company in several departments such as marketing, finance, and technology to meet the targets of business growth and performance goals.

As a CEO or CFO, you must possess the ability to take calculated risks, excellent people-reading skills, and superb negotiation skills.

  • Corporate trainers: This post is also sometimes designated as a training and development manager or a director of learning and management. Corporate trainers are responsible for training the employees to develop core skills as required for meeting the company targets.

As a corporate trainer, you would need to develop patience, people skills, decisiveness, and a knack for explaining difficult concepts in simpler terms.

  • Human resources manager: This position is a popular job among graduates of leadership degrees. The responsibilities on the job include planning and managing recruitment drives, hiring processes, company joining formalities, ensuring employee compliance with company rules and regulations, and resolving workplace disputes.

  • If you want to succeed as a HR manager, you must be decisive, people-centric, and excellent at organisational skills and communication skills.

  • Health services manager: This career path is suitable if you are a leadership degree graduate and are interested in the healthcare industry. Mostly found in hospitals, this role involves overseeing physicians and the facilities staff and coordinating with different departments to conform to healthcare regulations and provide patients with excellent care and services.

As a health services manager, you must be good at written and oral communication, people engagement, decisiveness, and conflict resolution.

  • Principal of a school or coaching institution: If you have experience in teaching and a leadership degree, you can explore a career as a principal of a school or coaching institution. Principals oversee daily school activities, manage the teaching and administration staff, coordinate curriculums, and provide a safe environment for students.

As a school principal, you need to be empathetic towards the students, strict with the troublemakers, and good at conflict resolution to effectively manage the teaching staff.

  • Sales manager: This job is lucrative and financially rewarding for leadership graduates. The job is responsible for driving the revenue and the targets of the sales teams. However, the role is not for the faint-hearted as the job entails challenging targets and situations.

As a sales manager, you should be able to motivate your sales teams, and push through adverse circumstances.

Apart from these mainstream leadership roles, you can also opt for job roles in domains associated with leadership or human resources. A few interesting career positions include organisational development consultants, development specialists, organisational managers, corporate recruiters, labour union managers, event planners, and special events coordinators.

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