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Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management


Human Resource Management (HYBRID)

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About the Programme

Interested in becoming a Human Resource Management expert? The MSc. Human Resource Management degree from the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Managementwill equip you with the tools you need to excel in the recruitment, remuneration, development and motivation of the organisation's most valuable resource - its people! Gain in-depth insight into the theoretical and practical skills of the discipline. Learn about its strategic application from a local, regional and international perspective. 

What Will I Study?

  • Strategies for recruiting, selecting and retaining high quality employees
  • How to develop human resource management plans
  • The strategic role of the human resources function within the organisation and its relation to other departments
  • How to determine the training needs of the organisation for strategic planning
  • How to design, implement and manage a rewards and compensation strategy
  • Strategies for motivating employees and creating job satisfaction
  • The tenets of Caribbean and international labour laws

Facilities and Resources

Textbook Package - Textbooks (printed or electronic) are provided for all registered students. This fee is included in the programme cost, and students are allowed to keep all of the course materials on completion of the course of study.


Our Faculty’s research in Human Resources Management has had local, regional and global impact.
  • Professor Dwayne Devonish has expertise in the area of strategic planning and employee wellness and is presently working alongside trade union leaders to establish a National Workplace Wellness Policy. 
  • Dr. Akhentoolove Corbin has expertise in the area of leadership and has researched the role of leadership in the success/failure of West Indies Cricket Teams.
  • Dr. Dion Greenidge has expertise in psychometric assessment. He developed the Hierarchical Personality Assessment Questionnaire (HIPAQ) which has been translated into Mandarin and has placed him in demand internationally.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include:
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Change Management Specialist
  • Recruitment Specialist or Headhunter
  • Industrial Relations Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager

Apply now if these career paths interest you! 

We accept applications from November 1 to June 30. However, expressions of interest are accepted throughout the year.

Why Study in Barbados

Cave Hill Campus is a true melting pot. With faculty and students from more than 75 countries across the world, students benefit from a diverse perspective and experience that they carry with them for a lifetime. Come as strangers, leave as family!

Save money by completing your graduate degree in 18 months rather than 24 - 30 months.

Additional Information

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has certified our MSc. Human Resource Management degree as being aligned with SHRM’s HR Curriculum. This is indeed very significant! Throughout the world, 466 programmes in 355 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010, 2013, and 2017 are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programmes that follow these standards.

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Postgraduate
  • Qualification: MSc
  • Duration: 18 mths full time; 24 mths part time


Programme Details

Some of the courses you will cover are:

  1. Human Resources Management
  2. Human Resources Development
  3. Compensation Management
  4. Performance Management
  5. Caribbean and International Labour Law
  6. Recruitment and Selection

Our tuition is internationally competitive and we offer scholarships, financial aid and payment plans to make university education available to our students. Please click here for details on financing options.  

Programme Fees (as at August 2023)  = BDS $ 30,000
University Registration Fees (as at August 2023) = BDS $ 540 per semester:
University fees comprise of Guild and Amenities Fees. They are not charged in the summer semester.
Please note that fees may be adjusted for academic year 2023-2024. 

Entry Requirements for Degreed Applicants

i. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a university or college acceptable to the University of the West Indies, with at least Second Class Honours.

• Students are expected to have a good grounding in a business subject such as management, marketing, finance, or economics.

• Students with 'Pass' degrees will be considered on the following conditions:
     (a) they are currently working in a business or management related field, and;

     (b) they are successful at an interview conducted by the entrance committee within the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management.

ii. Two letters of recommendation.

Entry Requirements for Non-Degreed Applicants

The Cave Hill School of Business and Management is considering opening its doors to a restricted number of non-degreed applicants working in the private sector.  It is expected that the number of students entering the programme through this route would be highly restricted and should represent no more than 25 percent of the cohort in any given year. Students entering through this route may be required to undertake a preliminary year of study.

The entry criteria for these students would therefore be:

i. Technical certificates or diplomas that can be assessed by the University of the West Indies.

ii. Five years’ experience in a business or management related field at a Supervisory or higher level.

iii. They are successful at an interview conducted by a selected panel determined by the Campus Committee on Graduate Studies and the Cave Hill School of Business and Management.

iv. Two strong letters of recommendation.

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