Note: This programme is designed, developed and managed by The University of Papua New Guinea, however, the venue may be the premises of Papua New Guinea Human Resource Institute (PNGHRI). The venue needs to be confirmed with the School Office. Master of Human Resource Management program designed for working executives, who are currently holding managerial or supervisory positions. This program provides an academic platform to update and upgrade their managerial competency level in order to perform human resource management tasks more effectively and innovatively.


Admission Requirements

Admission to UPNG MHRM Program is granted only to those who are able to benefit fully from this intensive program. Applicants are expected to have reasonable work experience in a position involving considerable authority and decision-making.

Applicants should:

  1. have a good first degree from an approved University or equivalent qualifications;
  2. have a minimum of five years managerial-level work experience or five years of supervisory work experience acquired after first degree; and
  3. be fluent in English and be a computer literate.


Program Structure

Master of Human Resource Management program is a course-work program, which is available on part-time basis only. Every candidate is required to complete fifteen specified courses over a period of two years. There are three terms (trimester) every year, each of which is 12 weeks long. Every candidate will be registering for two or three courses during every term.

Term Course Number Course Name Credit Points
Term 1 3.62201 Accounting for Decision Making 5
3.61301 Contemporary Organisational Behaviour 5
3.61302 Strategic Human Resource Management 5
3.61211 Corporate Governance & Business Ethics 5
3.60301 Business Economics 5
Term 2 3.61202 Marketing Management 5
3.62202 Business Finance 5
3.61316 Global Human Resource Management 5
3.61313 Case Study in Human Resource Management 5
3.61309 Performance & Renumeration Management 5
Term 3 3.60801 Strategic Management 5
3.61314 Human Resource Information Systems 5
3.61308 Employment Relations & Laws 5
3.61312 Human Resource Process Re-engineering 5
3.61315 Advanced Case Study in HRM 5

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-face delivery mode