Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGD HRM)

This course is intended to provide a comprehensive account of the critical issues in human resource management, taking the reader from an introductory level to a relatively sophisticated understanding of an increasingly important topic. The Post Graduate diploma course has been significantly streamlined and updated to take account of the recent recession in western economies, the significance of the fast-developing countries such as china and India and the increasing importance of HRM in the public, non-profit and voluntary sectors.

The course takes a distinctive approach, locating the subject of HRM and its various perspectives within a wider international context. We recognize that participants in the course will come from a variety of backgrounds and in that sense we set out to understand the role and meaning of HRM from a number of practical and theoretical perspectives. Many employers place great value in the advanced knowledge and skills developed in a postgraduate course, and much of the content covered will be of great benefit to professionals in other functions who are, or will be, responsible for managing people.

Learning objectives

The purpose of this course is to
• Provide an overview of the history of people management
• Outline Significant developments that have led to modern human resource management (HRM)
• Discuss the main differences between ‘traditional’ personnel management and HRM
• Introduce and acquaint learners with the key roles played by human resource specialists.

Course modules

The course is divided to six parts which are very practical

1. Part one: Introduction to HRM
• Managing people
• The concept of HRM
• HRM in practice
2. Part two: HRM and the Business Environment
• HRM and the global economy
• HRM and the job market
• International perspectives; culture, the state, human capital and ethics
• Flexibility, work-life balance and wellness
3. Part three: Organizational HRM
• HRM and organizational structure
• Growth Culture and Knowledge
• Employee engagement
4. Part four: strategic HRM
• People strategies
• Change strategies
• Resourcing strategies
5. Part five: Talent Management
• Recruitment
• Employee selection
• Performance management
• Reward Management
• Human Resource Development
6. Part xix: Employee Relations
• Promoting Diversity
• Managing conflict
Research paper

Minimum entry requirements

Common regulations governing Post-Graduate Diplomas shall be applicable.

2.2 The following shall be eligible for admission.

a) Holders of a Bachelors degree from a recognizable University
b) Holders of an equivalent qualification from any other recognizable Institution.


The cost of the course is USD 700.


a) The Entire course Duration is one Year (2 semesters)
b) Candidates shall be expected to Submit 10 Assignments (Continuous Assessment test) that Account to 70 % of their Work and a Project Paper at the Tail end of the course, which accounts to 30 % of the course Work.

Mode of delivery of the proposed programme
Online/distance learning

Application Procedure

Applicants should fill out a detailed Application form and sent it back via email to the undersigned.


The Academics Manager
Africa Center for Project Management Studies (ACPM)
Email: [email protected]