What is the linchpin which puts a particular set of HRM philosophies, approaches and techniques within the context of a specific organisation? According to the theories, this is driven by the strategic  role of HRM. It is  proposed that all HRM systems and practices should be integrated into a coherent policy and that this is derived from the overall business strategy of the organisation. The overall business strategy provides a vision of what the business is about, about where it should be going in the future, and about how it should go about setting and achieving objectives to realise the vision. The process of strategy formulation involves a variety of activities, including the analysis of current strengths and weaknesses, the evaluation of threats from competitors, and the identification of potential opportunities for the future. The end result of this process is the formulation of a set of strategic goals or objectives and the development of a set of policies and procedures to implement these.

 Topics covered

  • The origins and nature of HRM.
  • Models of HRM.
  • Key themes in HRM.
  • Analysis of performance requirements.
  • Recruitment and selection.
  • Performance appraisal and performance management.
  • Training and development.
  • Careers and career management.
  • You read on distance and can take the exam at another location in the world.
  • You will receive an international certificate from one of the world's leading universities.
  • You get a solid material.
  • You get strong support through the web.
  • You turn knowledge directly into “business in practice”.
  • You get academic credits and the benefit of the wider international studies (MBA, MSc and DBA).



MBA education has been very stimulating and gave me the tools to apply the knowledge practically in the workplace. The flexibility to learn on distance fits perfectly with a job that involves lots of travelling.

Marie Lobéus, MBA, CFO, Hoist Technology AB


This training has far exceeded my expectations. Hugely inspirational speakers, good material, combined with a demanding level of education means that I can really recommend this MBA.

Henrik Jonsson, MBA Commercial Manager The Phone Hourse AB


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Manager and key persons


Level 7 (according to the EU framework)


About 200 hours. You will receive an international certificate from one of the world's leading universities, Heriot-Watt University. 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) Credits.

Entry condition

Bachelor degree or equivalent.


Distance learning starts individually.

  • SEK 13.000 excl VAT.
  • Examination fee is not included.