• Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

About the Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management


Digital The Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management concentrates on the broad area of human resource management, plus employment policy and practice, industrial relations, organizational psychology and organizational analysis, with choices to focus on both the local and international level. It is designed to encourage students to gain a critical awareness of how people are managed in organisations. It examines the impact of corporate and business strategy on human resources management. It stresses the importance of aligning human resources management policies and practices with organizational strategy. A strategic human resources planning model is introduced.


Human resource management (HRM) skills are now essential to businesses and organisations, and this course will equip students with both the theoretical understanding and practical knowledge to progress to a range of human resource management careers. The Postgraduate Diploma is both vocationally and academically oriented to provide opportunities for professionals and general business practitioners to upgrade their knowledge and skills in HRM to cope with the challenges and dynamics of the changing market as well as to articulate to the Master’s degree programmes with credit exemption.


On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. Apply effective HRM tools and strategies to build businesses and organisations.
  2. Critically analyse, evaluate and make judgments about the psychological, social, cultural, technological and economic factors influencing organisational behavior and management decision making.
  3. Apply HRM concepts and theories to analyse the influence and effect on productivity.
  4. Explore, discuss and evaluate the full potential of the various HRM components.
  5. Discuss and critically analyse issues in change management and organisational behavior.


How you will learn

Being a virtual university, the NIU will run this programme purely online by using online live classes through video conferencing, online weekly quizzes and tutorials posted on the courses’ e-learning platform, online simulation tools for practical demonstrations, individual reading assignments, among others.


What you will learn

The Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management has 7 taught course units where 5 are core courses, and 2 are institutional requirements. Upon successfully passing of the core courses and institutional requirements, the student must write a project report with a topic related to Human Resource Management discipline.

You will study:


Institutional Requirements (Mandatory)

  1. Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  2. Research Methodology


Core courses

  1. Human Resource Planning and Management
  2. Employee Benefits and Compensation
  3. Labour Laws and Employment
  4. Recruitment and Talent Management
  5. Industrial Psychology and Relations
  6. PGD Project


Programme Career Paths

Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management will often move into professional-level roles, such as recruiting manager, payroll manager, staffing manager, administrator or human resources manager.

Price per Term