Master of Human Resource Management


The Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) programme is designed in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the world’s largest Chartered HR and development body, for aspiring managers and professionals with the ambition to become strategic leaders and human resource managers.

Students will be acquiring expertise not only through knowledge of contemporary human resource management theories, concepts and tools but will also be working in a team throughout the programme and building sets of skills they can apply in practice. Since today’s organisations operate in a dynamic and complex environment with varying structures and cultures, the MHRM programme will equip students with the knowledge and leadership skills needed to face human resource challenges and meet the strategic needs of business.

Upon completion of the programme, graduates are awarded with dual certificates: MHRM certificate from Sunway University and a postgraduate-level Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management from the CIPD. Graduates also upgrade their status to Associate Membership of CIPD and use the designatory letters ‘Assoc CIPD’ after their name that demonstrates that they have attained a recognised level of professional competence as an HR practitioner.

Note: 30% tuition fee waiver for Alumni joining 2022 intakes (T&C apply)



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January, March, May, July, September
1 Years, 3 Months (full-time)
2 Years (part-time)
Career Prospects
  • Human Resource Management
  • Consulting
  • Research
  • Academia
Estimated Total Course Fee
  • RM47,000
    for Malaysian students
  • USD10,720
    for international students
International students must pay their fees in RM equivalent. The USD here is just an indicative/estimation and subject to the prevalent exchange rate

Programme Structure

6-week module; core modules

Strategic HR Management
Developing Skills for Business Leadership
Talent Acquisition and Mobility
Employee Engagement & Human Relations
Human Capital Development & Organisational Effectiveness
Managing Performance
Coaching & Mentoring
Compensation & Benefits
Legal Aspects of Industrial Relations
International HR Management
Research Methods
Research Project/Consultancy Project

(3 months)

Areas of Research

International HR Management
Strategic HR Management
HR Development and Leadership
Talent Acquisition
Mentoring and Coaching
Industrial Relations
Student studying

Entry Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 as accepted by the HEP Senate; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting a CGPA of 2.50 can be accepted, subject to a rigorous internal assessment; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in non-related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 as accepted by the HEP Senate and with relevant working experience of at least 2 years of work experience, subject to a rigorous internal assessment; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in non-related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 as accepted by the HEP Senate and without relevant working experience, subject to passing pre-requisite courses; or
  • An APEL.A Certificate (APEL T-7) (Recognition of Prior Learning) (Click on this link for further information on APEL.A)
  • Other equivalent/related qualifications to a Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) recognised by the Malaysian Government.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

For further information and to arrange for an appointment to meet with Prof Kenneth Cafferkey (Programme Leader), please email to @email

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Student Testimonials

  • Raymond Tang Yong King

    I am truly grateful to study Masters of Human Resource Management under Sunway University.

    As an individual with no HRM background, I gained a deep understanding of how a functional and successful HRM system can add value to organizations. This Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) -accredited course offers a wide range of modules (e.g. Developing Skill for Business Leadership, Legal Aspects of Industrial Relations) which are extremely useful for an individual to gain insights on how HRM operates in the real world. Despite spending most of the lesson on virtual platform due to the pandemic, I still had an amazing time interacting and working with my classmates on various group projects. Additionally, the lecturers equipped us with the relevant knowledge of the industry and how we can tackle HRM challenges faced in a globalized world. For those who are interested in HRM, I would highly recommend you to apply for this course as you would learn a lot.

    Raymond Tang Yong King

    • Class of 2021
  • ong-xue-ying-mhrm

    Human Resource Management – A Humane Touch at Work

    When I began my academic journey, I chose to become a Sunwayian. Upon completing my master's degree, I can proudly say it was the right choice. My overall campus experience was fun and inspiring despite stressful academic challenges. Sunway University provides a safe and exciting space for students to learn and have fun with its state-of-the-art facilities. Parents need not worry about their children’s adaptation to university life. Experienced and proficient teaching professionals help students academically, while counselling services are available to ensure students’ mental wellness. Even healthcare services are provided to support students’ health-related needs. Moreover, many social and community amenities are located nearby and connected to the campus.  These are all reachable within 15 minutes via the “canopy walk”.

    Ong Xue Ying

    • Master of Human Resource Management

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