MBA - Human Resource

MBA - Human Resource

Program details

The MBA in Human Resource program offered by UPES is a two-year postgraduate degree that aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of business administration as well as specialized knowledge and skills in human resource management. The curriculum covers various subjects such as Digital Human Resource Management, Compensation Management, talent management, employee engagement, HR analytics, diversity and inclusion, and labor relations. By combining foundational business knowledge with HR-specific expertise, this program enhances students' employability and opens up a wide range of career opportunities in the field of human resources.

The program emphasizes the development of critical and analytical thinking in the specialized area of human resource management. To achieve this, students engage in various learning methods such as case studies, projects, workshops, and masterclasses conducted by industry experts. These pedagogical tools provide practical exposure and enable students to apply their theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios. By actively participating in these activities, students develop the necessary skills to tackle the complexities of HR management in organizations.

Upon completion of the program, graduates possess a holistic skill set that equips them to handle various HR functions effectively. They gain expertise in recruitment, training, performance management, and HR strategy, among other areas. This blend of business administration and specialized HR skills prepares graduates to make strategic decisions, effectively manage human resources, and contribute to the overall success of organizations. With their strong foundation and practical experience, graduates of the MBA in Human Resource program are well-prepared for rewarding careers in the dynamic field of human resources.

Program Highlights

  • Students undertake a major project, providing them with an opportunity to delve into a specific area of HR and gain valuable research experience.
  • Students engage in summer internships and live projects with companies, enabling them to apply their knowledge in real-world settings and gain hands-on experience.
  • The program is designed to equip students with skills that enable them to pursue not only HR roles but also marketing and sales positions in companies, expanding their career opportunities.
  • The MBA in Human Resource program encourages student and faculty exchange, fostering a diverse and collaborative learning environment. This facilitates exposure to different perspectives, research projects, seminars, conferences, and internships.
  • Students are exposed to real-world case studies, allowing them to analyze and tackle practical HR challenges. Additionally, industry visits and guest lectures by industry experts provide valuable insights into current HR practices.
  • Along with the core HR curriculum, the program emphasizes overall development, including soft skills, leadership abilities, and teamwork, preparing students to excel in diverse professional settings.

The future scope of MBA in Human Resource program is promising, with several industry trends shaping the field. One key trend is the rise of algorithmic HR, where data-driven insights and automation play a crucial role in decision-making processes. Another important focus is on total wellbeing, emphasizing the holistic health and happiness of employees. Managing workforce ecosystems is becoming crucial, as organizations are recognizing the need to foster collaboration and diversity within their teams. The advent of remote and hybrid work strategies is redefining the way HR functions, requiring innovative approaches to employee engagement and performance management. The role of the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) is evolving, with a greater emphasis on strategic leadership and organizational development. HR professionals are also entering the metaverse, exploring virtual reality and augmented reality technologies for talent acquisition and training. Creating purpose-driven organizations and promoting inclusion across the employee life cycle are other significant trends. Additionally, upskilling leaders and managers is vital to adapt to changing business dynamics. Lastly, there is an increased focus on investing in deskless workers, recognizing their contribution and providing them with better support. By keeping up with these trends, HR professionals can position themselves for success in the future of work.

Career Opportunities

Completing an MBA in Human Resource program from UPES School of Business opens up a wide array of promising career opportunities. Graduates with this qualification are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in various HR roles across industries. They can pursue career paths as HR managers, talent acquisition specialists, organizational development consultants, compensation and benefits analysts, or training and development managers. Additionally, they can explore opportunities in HR consulting firms, multinational corporations, government agencies, or start their own HR consultancy. The comprehensive curriculum and practical training offered by UPES School of Business prepare graduates to effectively manage human capital, develop strategies to attract and retain top talent, and contribute to the overall success of organizations in today's competitive business landscape. Below are the listed professional paths in the field of Human Resource that the students have the option to pursue.

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Talent Acquisition Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • HR Generalist
  • HR Consultant
  • HR Director


The placement scenario for students pursuing an MBA in Human Resource has shown remarkable improvement in recent years. Renowned companies such as Nykaa, Reliance Industries, Infosys, HDFC Bank, Adani, IBM, Larsen & Turbo, TCS, Accenture, Spicejet, Genpact, Vedanta, Maruti Suzuki, Lead Squared, KPMG, Xiaomi, TATA Croma, Odex, Transystem, and Amazon Industries, among others, now provide attractive employment opportunities to these students. Furthermore, several mid-sized startups show keen interest in hiring postgraduates with an MBA in Human Resource. The available job roles for these graduates encompass Brand Manager, Product Manager, Social Media Manager, Marketing Manager, and Sales Manager. Freshers in this field can typically expect a starting salary ranging from INR 6 to 30 lakh per annum, which depends on their skills, knowledge, and exposure.

Fee Structure

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Semester 1

Organizational Behaviour3003
Marketing Management3003
Managerial Economics3003
Accounting for Managers3003
Quantitative Techniques for Managers3003
Business Analysis and Communication I1022
Spreadsheet modeling2023
Business Environment2002
TOTAL   22

Semester 2

Human Resource Management3003
Financial Management3003
Operations Management3003
Business Analysis and Communication II1022
Managing Digital Transformation3003
Business Research Methods3003
Industrial Visit0001
Business Ethics and CSR3002
TOTAL   20

Semester 3

Labour Legislations3003
Strategic Management 3003
Industrial Relations3003
Performance Management3003
Training and Development2002
Compensation Management3003
HR Analytics3002
Summer Internship 0002
Project Management3003
Global context of Business2001
TOTAL   26

Semester 4

Global Human Resources Management3003
Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3003
Digital HR2002
Environmental, Social and Governance3003
TOTAL   15


The minimum eligibility criteria for MBA in Human Resource to be fulfilled by interested students is as follows: Minimum 50% marks in Class X, XII and Graduation. Graduation From a recognized University in any stream

Selection Criteria

The process of selection criteria for students interested in pursuing MBA in Human Resource offered by UPES is based on the individual's performance in UPESMET / National Level Exams/ CUET followed by Personal Interview

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