MBA in Human Resource Management


Program Description

The Business and Human Resource Management degree from the University of Zambia will help you acquire essential skills and knowledge that will set you up for a thriving career in human resources.

As part of our online master's degree in human resources, you will receive practical training and knowledge in areas such as conflict management and problem-solving, change management, international labor law, and marketing for managers. During this degree in HRM, you will learn the fundamentals of an HR professional’s role – the welfare of an organization’s employees – while also having the proper skill set necessary for hiring and retaining the best talent.

As a UNZA graduate, the degree in human resource management will open doors and expand your career potential.

Required Courses

  • GSB5011 - Scientific Writing & Critical Thinking
  • GSB5021 - Research Methods
  • GSB5031 - Finance for Managers
  • GSB6721 - International Labor Law
  • HRM5032 - Organizational Behaviour & Leadership
  • HRM5022 - Labour Economics & Markets
  • GSB6702 - Strategic Human Resource Management
  • OSM5122 - Global Operations Management
  • EBS5041 - Marketing for Managers
  • EBS5021 - Managing Innovation & Change
  • MBS5022 - Strategic Management
  • ESB5011 - Business Ethics in a Global Environment
  • GSB6004 - Master Thesis


The human resource management degree online course with the University of Zambia efficiently prepares you for a career in human resources, while offering the flexibility of 24/7 online learning via our exclusive E-Campus platform. 

This degree in HRM will teach you the following fundamental competencies: Strategic human resource management, managing interpersonal and group processes, performance management, and competency mapping, human resource planning, and development, as well as compensation and reward management. 

Upon completion of this course, you will graduate with a business and human resource management degree that will have equipped you with the ability to efficiently take care of an organization’s employees. 

Admission Requirements

  • Simply submit a copy of your transcripts with your application online:
    • Online application
    • A bachelors degree from a recognized institution
    • 5 O’Level results including English with a Satisfactory score
  • Simply submit a copy of your transcripts. 
  • International Students Welcome:
    • International students must meet the same admissions requirements
    • Visa not required


This is a 2-year program designed to prepare students to immediately apply the skills, knowledge, and competencies.

Tuition and Fees

MBA - All Specializations

  Zambian Nationals International Students
Application Fee 200 ZMK 40 USD
Fee Per Subject 5,000 ZMK 450 USD
Thesis 6,000 ZMK 550 USD
E-Library Fee Included Included
Technology Fee Included Included

Why Study Human Resource Management Online with UNZA?

Human resources is a vital contributor to the growth and sustenance of any organization. This is why we have combined a degree in human resource management and a Master of Business Administration, all wrapped in a convenient online package that is accessible all day, every day.

Our master’s degree in human resources will equip you with industry-leading training designed to give you practical and theoretical knowledge in the field of HR to use in a rewarding human resource management career.

Whether you aspire to become an HR manager (talent acquisition) or an HR manager (compliance), our human resources degree online accredited course will ensure that you make an impressionable mark on the personnel of your chosen employer.


What is an MBA in HR?

An MBA in HR (human resource management) teaches students about methods for improving the overall quality of businesses by optimizing the human output in public, corporate and private sectors.

Is HR a Good Career Choice?

It can definitely be a superb career choice, especially due to the vast number of opportunities for career growth that HR offers. A career path in human resources offers excellent career stability, while also providing great longevity in the ever-evolving job market.

What Jobs Can I Get with an MBA in HR?

MBA in human resource management degree programs can open up a plethora of opportunities with the top hiring companies. Some of the job titles of an HRM graduate include: Employee relations manager, organizational development and change consultant, employment of placement manager, and technical recruiter.

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

The University of Zambia has produced more than 100,000 graduates and contributed to research and technological development for local and international communities. It has more than 100 collaborative ... Read More

The University of Zambia has produced more than 100,000 graduates and contributed to research and technological development for local and international communities. It has more than 100 collaborative agreements with renowned universities worldwide. The motto of the University, Service and Excellence has guided the development of the University since its inception. Read less
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