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Human Resource Management

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The aim of the MA in Human Resource Management programme, is to develop the next generation of HR professionals and to provide them with all the knowledge and tools to face all the challenegs of contemporary business environment.

October & March

1 year or 1,5 year

Full time ή Part time

Athens & Thessaloniki

University of Northampton

English

Postgraduate

Dr Eudokia Tsoni

Why choose this course

University of Northampton

The University of Northampton has been given the Gold Award in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest rating possible which places it among the elite of the UK’s higher education institutions.

Up to date & state of the art course content

Τhe MA Human Resource programme is designed to provide students with expert knowledge in all distinct HR subject areas combined with exposure to contemporary debates, policies and practices, keeping them at the forefront of field developments.

CIPD accreditation

The ΜΑ Human Resource Management programme has been designed according to the high standards of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) allowing HR professionals to enhance their career options and progress into senior roles.

Guest Lecturing

We are committed to supporting and inspiring our students by frequently inviting experts from Epsilon Net Group Network. Experienced HR professionals, with a variety of backgrounds and career paths, are invited to provide to our students, their expertise and experiences. Our students, as a result, have the opportunity to view their studies from a different point of view, by gaining practical knowledge and understanding, enabling them to adopt a more pragmatic approach toward their studies.

Officially Recognized program

The degree is awarded by the University if Northampton and is recognised as equivalent to the corresponding degrees awarded by Greek state universities, regarding the professional rights of the graduates.

Career Prospects

We support our students and Alumni to achieve their career aspirations as a graduate, by connecting them Epsilon Net Group network of 125.000 companies

Teaching Staff

Our teaching staff, combines impressive academic credentials and extensive professional experience, helping students to link academic approaches and practical implementation.

Benefits

All students gain free access to Epsilon Net subscription services, On line Bank, Komvos First Level, E-magazine & Free availability and free use of all the School Edition of all Epsilon Net software applications.

Franchised program

Study in a UK University program in Greece while experiencing the same Academic standards.

MODULES

HRM in Context

You will explore HRM in a business context to develop your understanding of the increasingly complex environments HR must work within both inside and external to organisations.  This module allows learners to develop analysis skills to facilitate informed choices on which strategies may be most and least appropriate.

Leading, Managing and Developing People

You will analyse key factors in leading, managing and developing people for organisational success. Every organisation is made up of individuals whose behaviour, individually or collectively, will impact on its ability to succeed. Organisational performance can be enhanced and increased through the strategic management, leadership and development of people. This module enables you to gain an in-depth knowledge of HRM and HRD and explores major themes from the growing literature and research in this subject area.

International and Comparative HRM

This module aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding to critically appraise the international context of strategic HRM. You will explore the complex social, economics and organisational institutions within which organisations compete and the implications for people management.

Resourcing and Developing Talent

You will evaluate strategies for resourcing and developing talent within the organisation. You will consider the practical aspects of recruitment, selection, employee retention and dismissal and explore the strategic aspects of planning an organisation’s long and short term human resource requirements. This module requires analysis of external labour markets and considerations of flexibility, as well as an understanding of how internal labour markets can become more productive and effective. You will also develop a critical understanding of the role and influence of a range of contextual factors associated with the design, delivery and evaluation of learning and development in a variety of organisational contexts. You will explore and evaluate the contribution of learning and talent development strategies in meeting the ambitions and objectives of the organisation and the individual.

Employment Law and Relations

You will develop and reflect upon your knowledge and understanding of Employment Relations from a number of different perspectives. The holistic significance of employment relations within an organisation is emphasised together with the importance of aligning HR policies with business strategy, change processes, employee voice and involvement practices. Good employee relations are important for an organisation’s success in the achievement of its business objectives and for gaining employee commitment to those objectives. Increasing legislation in this area has also brought pressure to develop appropriate managerial strategies to ensure employee commitment to organisational success. You will analyse key aspects of employment law relevant to the jurisdiction you work in and their practical implications for the operation of HR and management practice.

Dissertation and Research Methods

Ο σκοπός αυτής της ενότητας είναι να παρέχει στους εκπαιδευόμενους την ευκαιρία να καταρτιστούν στις ποσοτικές και ποιοτικές μεθόδους εκπόνησης έρευνας αναλάβουν να εκπονήσουν αυτόνομα ένα project στο πεδίο της Διοίκησης Ανθρωπίνων Πόρων. Η ενότητα αυτή δίνει έμφαση στην εφαρμοσμένη έρευνα και τα ερευνητικά πρότυπα που μπορεί να ακολουθηθούν στο πεδίο της Διαχείρισης Ανθρωπίνων Πόρων.

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In today’s global, fast-moving business environment, it is often people that determine organisational success. Human capital is the most critical factor for the effectiveness, competitiveness and sustained success of all businesses and organisations The MA Human Resources Management  programme, combines modern theory with practical applications and provides to all students the necessary skills to follow a career in Human Resource Management. The content of the postgraduate programme  is constantly updated following the best practices worldwide, ensuring the development of competent HR managers that businesses and organizations increasingly understand their necessity and usefulness.

University of Northampton is one of the youngest universities in the UK but is already leading the way in adding value to society. UoN has won multiple awards but what matters the most to the University is ensuring that all students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too.

The University of Northampton has been given the Gold Award in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest rating possible which places it among the elite of the UK’s higher education institutions.

The Epsilon College’s soundly organizsed, Career Office, by capitalising on the network of Epsilon Net Group, provides access to student to the largest private Greek companies, maximising  the employment opportunities of students and alumni.

Epsilon College supports all students and Alumni to achieve their career aspirations as a graduate, by connecting them with Epsilon Net Group network employers and preparing them for a future beyond the Epsilon College.  95% of our graduates are in employment or further studies. 

Graduates, based on Greek legislation, are holders of a recognised master’s degree, professionally equivalent to those of domestic Universities and can proceed with the act of equivalence of their degree by the Greek Authorities through the ATEEN body (Law 4610/19 & Law 4635/19) .

Distinguished staff, combining higher academic qualifications professors with substantial professional experience and are accredited by the University of Northampton for their excellence in teaching.

To study MA Human Resources Management at Epsilon College , applicants  will normally need

  • A recognised First or Second Class Honours degree from a University
  • Experience of working in a HR or general management role for at least 3 year.
  • Minimum standard – IELTS 5.0  (CAE, IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency)) for study at postgraduate level.

Students without a University degree are invited to conduct an interview with the Programme Leader to assess their suitability for entry to the course.

Epsilon College’s MSc in Human Resource Management, offered in partnership with the University of Northampton, aims to prepare its graduates for successful career in the field of Human Resource Management (HRM). Future HR graduates will be able to manage human capital, handle staff selection, remuneration, etc. as well as retain and motivate the most talented employees. Also, future IAS officers will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills and abilities of advanced organizational models and policies, new available technologies and advanced HR tools as well as staff training techniques.

Dr Eudokia Tsoni – Module Leader

Epsilon College Alumni

Athanasios Lignos

HR Director Attika Department Stores SA

I made a decision to enroll to a HRM course and my research led me to at an established brand like that of Epsilon College, member of Epsilon Net Group. The program met all the requirements for a flexible, successful and high-level Master’s degree.

The training material complete, the curriculum updated with the latest market trends for Human Resources.

The level of students very high, from almost all sectors of the Greek market. The professors of the program are established, with an excellent academic background, close to us and permanently willing to give their help. Epsilon College’s partnership with the University of Northampton makes this the best choice in HR studies .

Vaios Bizios

Accountant-Assistant to CFO, Damavand SA

Obtaining an undergraduate degree  is a milestone for a successful  career path, however, the acquisition of a master’s degree gives the opportunity to deepen  the subject of study and lead in the labor market. Attending Epsilon College’s MSc in Accounting & Finance graduate program provided me with all the necessary resources and a more thorough specialization in the financial industry. The master’s program not only satisfied my desire for further education but also served as a springboard to a new successful career.

Foteini Gavrilidou

Key Account Executive, Epsilon Net Group

I was lucky enough to be one of the first Master HRM student of Epsilon College and UoN. 

My initial thought was to use my time during the pandemic to acquire more skills and knowledge about the subject of HR, so that I could be more effective in my collaborations.

I chose the full time mode of the programme  and without a doubt I could say that it is one of the best decisions I made for choosing a program, in terms of my training and my professional development, but also my personal development.

Northampton is an amazing University, which created an impressive program and the teaching of the courses is undertaken by professors with professional experience and tangible knowledge of the market in the HR subject.

The program is structured with a scientific background, best practices and new trends in the field of HR, supported by the impressive Northampton library with access to it as students. I would also like to gratefully mention the support of the Epsilon College executives and secretariat which has been invaluable, especially during the difficult period of the pandemic.

I unreservedly recommend the specific study program to any new, as well as experienced professional who wishes to delve into the various tools, new trends and methodologies of the magical HR world and at the same time broaden their horizons.

Georgios Mazias

Sportday S.A Director – UEFA Champions League Project Manager at Mega TV

Flexible. Effective. An amazing program without any doubt. Adapted to market needs. Where knowledge becomes information and education is transformed into skills for every professional. Our professors are always by your side. An user friendly platform. Direct access to English University platforms. Although you study the programme in Greece, you feel like you are a student of the University of Northampton. Epsilon College has taken care of that too. More than a college, much more than a master’s degree.

Peter Saant

Group Treasurer | Finance & Operations

Following my long years of experience in group treasury of a multinational corporation reporting to the C level executives, I decided to pursue a master’s degree in Finance & Accounting to enhance and update my knowledge and obtain a complete view of the said field in search for my next step in my career.

Most of the modules helped me in improving my knowledge in finance however, to my surprise, through my master’s studies at Epsilon College, I was introduced to a relatively new subject of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) which I had no previous experience in and that was closely related to my field of expertise and is very crucial for the viability and performance of corporations today. I strongly believe such learning experience will assist me elevate my career path in the foreseeable future.

I am satisfied that the course of 18 months was up to date, delivered by professional tutors who presently work in the industry (bankers and finance specialists of multinationals) who shared their work experience with their students throughout, making the theoretical part applicable and comparable to actual industry events.

I was also impressed with the organisation of the college in setting up the study sessions and programs that allowed me to manage my time working, studying, and spending quality time with my family. The whole experience was very enjoyable and extremely useful.

Stavroula Skamnaki

Accounting Supervisor in the area of Chania, Crete at Domes Resorts

Choosing to continue your studies in an older age with many is an important decision to make and it should be made based on strong personal criteria, goals and aspirations.  Participating in the MSc in Accounting & Finance of Epsilon College supported and strengthened my intention to gain in depth knowledge and specialization  in the subject of Finance and Accounting. The knowledge I gained through this 2 years  broadened my  intellectual horizon, making this program an exciting experience, which offers exactly what you need to evolve.

Anastasia Iliopoulou

Payroll Assistant at Johnson & Johnson

My decision to participate in the postgraduate program of Epsilon Net College, in the field of Human Resources, is proving to be particularly successful, as I am already able to recognise the modern challenges of this field in Greece but also at the global level. The knowledge as well as the continuous practical methods offered by the program transformed me to a HR Professional able to manage any human capital need in the modern, continuous changing professional environment.

Our teaching staff with real work experience in the field was always willing to support our effort, contributing  significantly to our success . The resources of the program, combined with the wide recognition of the University of Northampton, gave me the opportunity to enter  the world of HRM, enabling me to take the next step in my career.

Stefania Farsati

Human Resources Manager at Renault & Auto Unit – N.Poulakis

Choosing Epsilon Net College for postgraduate studies in the field of HRM is the right choice.  Professionalism, reliability, fully qualified teaching staff, with many years of experience in the field and willing to solve any question that arises, are a few words that come in mind when I think about my experience.

During the period of my studies, I had the opportunity to broaden my horizons, improve the organization of human resources at work, and directly provide, from the very first courses, innovative solutions to complex issues that plague the entire business sector in nowadays, primarily in the field of human resources.

I recommend it unreservedly, not only to up-and-coming, but also established human resources executives, who through the program will benefit from modern training in their field of work.

Athanasia Ntimtsa

HR Assistant Recruiter – Teleperformance

Studying the MA HRM program at Epsilon Net College allowed me to broaden my horizons and understand the business world and specifically the field of Human Resources. I had the opportunity to meet people from different industries who had their own point of view, which created a fertile ground for discussion. Through the curriculum related to current HR trends, a wide network of students and the involvement of faculty with “real” work experience, the HRM program helped me move to the next step in my career.

The course provided me not only with the technical skills I needed, but also useful soft skills through workshops, individual development projects and feedback. To those who are interested in attending the HRM program, I can assure you that you will immediately realise the value of this program! In a short time, you will be able to understand the nature of HRM and its processes .

Christos Tselempis

Human Resources Consultant | Employer Branding Specialist | HR Generalist – Agrotech S.A

My decision, to enroll for postgraduate studies at Epsilon College, turned out to be the right one! The knowledge I acquired during the Master of Arts in Human Resources Management came from the combination of, continuous provision of educational material, targeted assignments and discussions with lectures and fellow students.  
Our professors provided us with a pleasant online experience, despite the difficulties of the pandemic. I would describe my studies at Epsilon College as a journey full of challenges, a lot of studying, but also a lot of good times! The value of the degree by the University of Northampton gave me the resources to take my first steps in the world of HR

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