COURSE DURATION: 2 year | Intakes: September and January

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Human resource managers are increasingly recognized as important contributors to overall business success. The Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management is designed to strengthen the ability of human resource professionals to perform this strategic role.  The degree emphasizes the application of the knowledge, competencies, and skills necessary to integrate business and human resource strategies. The Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management is designed to help human resource practitioners tap into new opportunities, handle new responsibilities and respond to new imperatives. The degree programme will open the door to advanced career opportunities and increase graduates competitiveness in this field. Graduates of this high-quality degree programme will be well prepared to address the wide spectrum of challenges facing the human resource management profession in this era of global competition. The degree is intended to prepare graduates for existing human resource positions such as Human Resource Director/Manager, International Human Resource Consultant, Organizational Development and Change Strategist, Human Resource Development Specialist and Reward Management Specialist.

Program Rationale

Recent developments in Kenya, especially the enactment of a new constitution, adoption of strategies to facilitate regional integration and the emerging economic and social challenges from the global arena call for pragmatic managerial initiatives mainly driven by competent human resource practitioners. The country and the region will continue to require expertise in human resource management to effectively confront the current and other emerging institutional challenges.

The Master of Science in Human Resource Management is one of the key strategic initiatives by the Department of Business Administration, School of Business to support the vision, mission and strategic objectives of the University of Nairobi as well as providing leadership in human resource capacity development at the national, regional and international levels. The programme is designed for both practicing human resource professionals and college graduates with an interest in human resource management. The programme provides for an in-depth examination of theory and principles in the human resource management and development functional areas. The program is a blend of several management disciplines such as organizational development and change, performance management, strategic human resource management, leadership, governance and ethics among others. The programme also provides students with the opportunity to share their work experiences and to apply learned skills in the workplace. The Master of Science in Human Resource Management prepares graduates for teaching, research, management consultancy, industry assignments as well as doctoral studies in the field of human resource management and related areas.

Objectives of the programme

The objectives of the programme are to:

  1. Provide the student with knowledge and skill development that permits career advancement to senior and executive roles in human resource management within both private and public sector organizations.
  2. Enhance the student’s human resource management professional practice in and across organizational settings.
  3. Enable the student to articulate and foster a multi disciplinary approach to human resource management.
  4. Enable the student to develop competency in research and consultancy in human resource management.
  5. Enable the student to develop capability for pursuit of further studies in human resource management.


Face-Face Mode

Lectures and tutorials using notes, electronic presentations, instruction manuals, group discussions, practical laboratory demonstrations and fieldwork.

Open, Distance Learning, and e-Learning Mode

To be offered off-campus using a multi-media approach, including a variety of self-instructional print and video conferencing materials.

Blended Learning Mode

This is the use of combined face to face and open, distance learning and e-learning modes.

For More information Please contact

The Chairman, 

Tel: +254 02 4184160-5/254 20 2059163-4/ 0735704065/ 0729396808
Email: dept-busadmin@uonbi.ac.ke

Admission Requirements View Details

a)      The common regulations for the Masters’ degree in the University of Nairobi shall apply.

b)       In addition, the applicant must be a holder of:     

  1. at least an upper second class honours degree in human resource management or equivalent in non-classified degrees.
  2. lower second class honours degree in human resource management or equivalent in non-classified degrees with at least two (2) years of post qualification work experience.
  3. any other qualifications accepted by Senate to be equivalent to any of the above.

Human Resource Management and related areas like Administration


Careers and Internships

Students pursuing Master of Science in Human Resource Management are able to work in diverse fields and can work as 

Human Resources Manager
Compensation and benefits Manager
Training and development manager
Labor relations Specialist
HR Specialist
Chief HR Officer
Employee relations
HR Consultant
Agile HR
Diversity and inclusion
HR technology
Management Consultant
Compensation Specialist
HR Administrator
HR Analyst
Payroll Specialist
Talent Manager


Notable Alumni

ACHIENG’, Teresa Judith Oduor
AWORI, Patricia Kamene
KINUTHIA, Evans Gitari
NASIRUMBI, Naomi Wesonga
NEKESA, Belinda Sheila
NYAGA, May Wawira
OLOO, Sophie Caroline Akinyi
WANAMBISI, Wambani Jacqueline

TUITION                     31,500.00  
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                       1,000.00  
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                       6,500.00  
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                       7,000.00  
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                        5,000.00  
CAUTION - (ONCE)                       5,000.00  
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                       2,000.00  
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                       2,250.00  
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                       1,000.00  
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                       1,000.00  
THESIS EXAMINATION                     30,000.00  
     Semester totals 
Sem1  2 units                          94,750.00
   3 units                       127,250.00
   4 units                       159,750.00
   5 units                       192,250.00
   6 units                       224,750.00
     Semester totals 
Sems 2,3,5,6,8or9  2 units                          67,250.00
   3 units                          99,750.00
   4 units                       132,250.00
   5 units                       164,750.00
   6 units                       197,250.00
     Semester totals 
Sems 4,7 or 10  1 unit                          57,250.00
   2 units                          89,750.00
   3 units                       122,250.00
   4 units                       154,750.00
   5 units                       187,250.00
   6 units                       219,750.00
   if project registered in sem4-project fee                       180,750.00
   if project registered in sem5-project fee                       158,250.00
Sem1                                3.00                      127,250.00
Sem2                                3.00                         99,750.00
Sem3                                3.00                         99,750.00
Sem4                                3.00                      122,250.00
Sem5                                3.00                         99,750.00
Sem6  Project                       158,250.00
Totals            707,000.00