Taught course

Management with Human Resources

University of Glasgow · Adam Smith Business School

Entry requirements

An Applicant requires a minimum 2.1 Honours degree of non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in any subject. Prior work experience is encouraged but not required. This is a Generalist degree for students who have no previous studies in the area of Management and Human Resources. Those students who do have previous students in this area are advised to consider the Specialist degree MSc International Management & Leadership. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme provides you with a detailed understanding of modern business principles, techniques and contextual conditions, paying particular attention to human resource management.

Why Glasgow

  • This programme is designed to enable you to evaluate theories of contemporary human resource management and to understand and prepare for the challenges of managing in culturally diverse and fluid business contexts.
  • It is an engaging and stimulating learning experience, with staff and students coming together in a vibrant postgraduate community.
  • The Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened and enterprising graduates and internationally recognised research with real socio-economic impact.
  • The School is an accredited member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Programme Structure

You will take seven core courses, two optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a project, dealing with a topical management issue. There are also non-assessed, compulsory workshop programmes, involving participation in a series of reflective learning exercises that include induction events, strategic case analysis and debates.

The first part of the programme focuses on the building blocks of management, such as strategic management and marketing, while the second half of the programme will allow you to develop specialist knowledge and skills in human resource management.

The taught courses comprise a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, fieldwork and project work, both in groups and individually.

Core Courses

  • Business management and decision making
  • Contemporary issues in human resources management
  • Delivering performance
  • Financial information management
  • Marketing management
  • People in organisations
  • Strategic management.

Optional Courses

  • Business environment in China
  • Influencing skills
  • Learning and development
  • Managing diversity in organisations

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. IELTS: overall score 6.5; no sub-test less than 6.0. ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Adam Smith Business School