Postgraduate studies in Human Resource Management - Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research

Postgraduate studies in Human Resource Management


Studium coordinator:

Professor Ph.D. Mirjana Borota Popovska

 

Profile

Post-graduate studies in personnel management, now human resource management, have existed since the academic year 1991/1992. In the last 21 years, 20 generations of post-graduate students, according to the needs on the market of labor and the experiences from the countries with market economy, the study program in human resource management has adjusted to suit the educational needs in the following areas:

a) An expert in the development of human resources: director or executive in the department for human resource management who is responsible for the overall cycle of security, development, activation, and maintaining of the human resources;

b) An expert for particular aspects of the treatment of staff  in the specialized governmental and private agencies and services: ministries, the local self-government, statistics, bureau of employment, agencies for employment mediation, bureau for education development, consultancy companies for manager training and management consulting;

c) Manager/owner of small and medium business or functional manager in a medium or big business, where one of the key functions is the relation with the staff: their understanding and employment, functional training and career development, as well as their activation through motivation and other forms of stimulation during work;

d) Director of public institution (educational, health, social and etc.) where the dominant activity of the manager is to work with the human resources:

e) Consultation in the area of human resource management and organizational changes.

 

 Expected learning outcomes at level 7 (second cycle of studies) according to the European qualification framework of lifelong learning:

a) At the level of knowledge:

  • Highly specialized knowledge which is in the field of organizational sciences with a special attention towards the human resource management;
  • A base of original thinking and research:
  • Rising of the critical awareness for the knowledge in the field of organizational sciences/human resource management and mutual dependence with the other fields of knowledge.

b) At the level of skills:

  • Skills specialized in solving problems, which are needed throughout the research or innovation for creation of new knowledge and procedures and to integration of  knowledge form various areas.

c) At the level of competences:

  • Ability to manage and transform the work or the context of studying which is complex, unpredictable and asks for new strategic access;
  • Ability to take responsibilities for participation in the professional knowledge and practice and/or for revision making of strategic performances of the team.

 

Detailed description of competences for manager of human resources

1. Develop competence for the function of human resources in order to create value

1.1.      Develop competence for a reliable actor in the organization in which may and will know:

  • to deliver results with integrity
  • to share information
  • to build relations built on trust
  • to influence others, analyze, take appropriate risks

2. Develop competences for benefits in the business strategy

2.1.      Develop competences for formation of organizational culture, to be able to:

  • be facilitator of changes
  • develop culture
  • help employers to adjust the culture

2.2.      Develop competence for employee development and competence for the designer of the organization, which will qualify him for:

  • development of talent
  • design system of remuneration
  • shaping of the organization

2.3.      Develop competence for architect of the strategy, which will be able to:

  • recognize trends in business and their influence over the business
  • leads and creates records for the human resources
  • develops strategies for human resource so that they will bring about for the business strategy

3. Develops competence for associate in the business and competence for an operative executive

3.1.      As an associate of the business he will be able to:

  • understand how the business makes money
  • understand the language of the business

3.2.      As an operative executive he will be able to:

  • implement policies from the area of the human resources
  • to be a counselor for the technology of the human resources
  • to administer daily work
  • to manage employees

 

The difference in the area of the work of the manager with a specialist level in terms of that with a master level is the orientation of the specialist towards profound overview of the concrete situations in the given organization and offering a possible solution, while that with a master’s level deals with a wider scientific research of the particular aspect of the management of the human resources in the company, activity or more, and according to this knowledge offers long-term system and organizational transformation in the research area.

In the realization of studies, the starting point is the Holist approach of the treatment of the organization and the role of the human resources in it, by accentuated applicative developmental character: from diagnosis of the situation, through projecting, to implementing solutions for change of the situations, which include the human resources. Students are encouraged to write their seminar papers in this direction, specialist or master’s studies and concentrated on real problems and particular organizations. The interests of the individuals and the candidates who are sent to post-graduate studies by the organizations are satisfied with the system of facultative subjects and the outside-the-study program.

 

Duration of studies and credits

Lectures, practical exercises in certain subjects, exams and other activities at the post-graduate studies for master’s level, are conducted in two semesters, where the master’s thesis may be reported (study program 4+1) in the second semester, i.e. in three semesters, while the fourth is aimed for the preparation of the thesis (study program 3+2). Credits are evenly situated in semesters. The candidate approaches towards the preparation of the master’s thesis, after acquiring 45 credits (from the 4+1 program), i.e. 90 credits (from the program (3+2). The master’s thesis is valued by an additional 16 credits (from the program (4+1), i.e. 30 credits (from the program (3+2), or with completion of post-graduate studies the candidate acquires 60 credits (from the program 4+1), i.e. 120 credits (from the program 3+2).

 

Lectures and learning responsibilities

For each subject, as a rule, regular classes are organized. The scope of the classes is determined by the number of credits which is included in each subject. In case when for some facultative subjects there are less than nine students, the scope of the lectures proportionally decreases, but not the activities and the obligations for the students. For facultative subjects with 1-5 students, a mentoring system is organized for the preparation of the program and preparation of exams.

 

Facultative subjects

. Students from the study program 4+1 choose two facultative subjects from the lists of the facultative subjects of the studium, and the list of the facultative subjects at UKIM.

Students from the study program 3+2 choose a total of four facultative subjects, where students have the right to chose two facultative subjects from another study group from the Institute or other units of UKIM, as well as another subject from another study program. 

As a rule subjects are chosen from the area of the theme for the master’s thesis of the candidate. When choosing a subject from another study program there should not be accordance in the content of the facultative subject from the other study program with an exam, which has been previously passed from a study program, where the student has enrolled in. The facultative subjects from other study programs are defined in consultancy with the coordinator (director) of the study program where the student has enrolled.

 

 

Evaluation and load of work for students

The number of credits for particular subject programs is determined on the grounds of the load of work for students expressed through: class attendance, participation and successful realization of practice, seminars, successful realization of practical work, preparation of seminar paper, presentation of seminar work, fieldwork, individual/ homework, studying in libraries, mentoring other students, prepared and realized projects etc.

 

 

Way of evaluation

During classes the student may score a total of 100 points. The final grade depends of the number of acquired points.

The grade is formed according to the following system of evaluation:

<50 =

5

F

51 - 60 =

6

E

61 - 70 =

7

D

71 - 80 =

8

C

81 - 90 =

9

B

91 - 100 =

10

A

 

The evaluation of the achieved results is quantitative. The final evaluation for each subject is appropriately expressed by a grade from 5 to 10, where the grade 5 signifies a failed exam.

The quality of the learning process and the professors for each of the subjects will be followed and graded on the basis of evaluation lists, created according to the standards of UKIM and will be distributed to each student.

The evaluation for each of the subjects is conducted according to the following parameters:

  • Exam – 60%
  • Seminar paper – 20%
  • Class attendance and class participation – 20%

 

 

Transfer of credits and mobility

Mobility of students is possible through acknowledgement of credits from applied activities at other study programs, provided that particular study program is compatible with the appropriate study program.

During transfer of students from specialist to master’s studies, as well as from one department to another, the taken exams which are graded as suitable for the program design of the department are fully transferred. During transfer from other faculty, the ECTS criterion is taken into consideration, and the basis for the transfer of credits is the program by which the candidate prepared and took the exam.

Students will be able to choose from the list of facultative subjects which are available at the Institute or the other units at UKIM, if in this way the needed number of credits is provided.

 

 

Enrollment conditions

All candidates who fulfill the general conditions published in the advertisement of the public media are eligible to apply.

Basic conditions for enrollment are:

: -completed first cycle of university education – undergraduate studies:

 

  • for 4+1 – in duration of 4 years or the total number of credits is 240
  • for 3+2 – in duration of 3 years or the total number of credits is 180

As qualified candidates are considered those, who have acquired a diploma in social-human scientific areas, as well as those from other areas who during the post-graduate studies attended classes and passed an exam (with the minimum of six credits) from the area of the organizational sciences (i.e.  management).

In accordance with the criterion for enrollment of post-graduate studies at the Institute, a minimum grade for enrollment of master’s studies is the average of 7 or previously completed specialist studies from a particular field. All candidates with a grade less than 7, provided that they have a particular work experience in duration of at least 2 years or research experience and published papers from the area of management or human resource management are eligible to apply. The Council of the Institute separately for each case will make the decision.

Funding

Post-graduate studies in human resource management are realized by self-financing.

 

 

Study program for master’s studies in HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 4+1

     

 

Scientific domain: 5. Social sciences

Scientific field: 506. Organizational sciences and management

Scientific area: 50622. Management with human resources

 

 

 

 

Study subjects

Classes and credits according to semesters

I

II

III

Classes

Credits

Classes

Credits

Classes

   Credits

 

COMPULSORY SUBJECTS[1]

 

 

 

 

 

 

M1-302 Strategic management

20

6

 

 

 

 

M1-303 Human Resource Management

20

6

 

 

 

 

М1-304 Economics of labor resources

20

6

 

 

 

 

M1-301 Social research methodology

20

6

 

 

 

 

Student internship

  2        

 

FACULTATIVE SUBJECTS

* two subjects from the specified in the list

 

 

24 (2х12)

 

12

(2х6)

 

 

* one subject from the common list of UKIM   4        

M1- PREPARATION AND DEFENSE OF MASTER’S THESIS

 

 

 

 

 

18

Credits

 

30

 

12

 

18

Total

 

60

 

 

 

 

COMPULOSRY SUBJECTS [3]

 

Scientific title

Candidates who will complete the master’s studies and successfully defend the master’s thesis acquire the scientific title Master in human resource management

 

 

Study program of master’s studies in HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3+2

 

 

 

Scientific domain: 5 Social sciences

Scientific field: 506. Organizational sciences and management

Scientific area: 50622. Human resource management

 

 

 

Study subjects

 

Classes and credits according to semesters

II

III

IV

Classes

Credits

Classes

Credits

Classes

Credits

Classes

Credits

 

COMPULSORY SUBJECTS [4]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M2-302 Management

22

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

M2-303 Human Resource Management

22

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

M2-304 Strategic management

 

 

22

8

 

 

 

 

M2-305 Economics of labor resources

 

 

22

8

 

 

 

 

M2-301 Social research methodology 

22

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

M2-306 Research methods in HRM     22 8        
Student internship       6        
Project            2    

 

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS

* four subjects from the specified in the list

* one subject from the common list of UKIM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

80

28

 

 

300  Introduction of the studium [5]

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M2- PREPARATION AND DEFENSE OF MASTER’S STUDIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

Credits

 

30

 

30

 

30

 

30

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120

 

 

Scientific title

Candidates who will complete the master’s studies and successfully defend the master’s thesis acquire a scientific title Master in human resource management.

 

List of facultative subjects

 

•           Leadership              

•           Mentoring

•           Professional and career development

•           Labour law

•           Public relations

•           Total quality management

•          Menagment of changes

•           Entrepreneurship

•           Ergonomics

•           Organizational behavior

•           Reward systems

•           Contemporary trade unionism

•           Social psychology

•           Cultural institutions and management

•           Project management

            Operational management

 

PhD Mirjana Borota Popovska, full time professor, Institute of Sociological, Political and Juridical research – Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje

 

 

PhD Marija Topuzovska, associate professor, Institute of Sociological, Political and Juridical research – Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje

 

 

 PhD Jorde Jakimovski, full time professor, Institute of Sociological, Political and Juridical research – Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje

 

PhD Ganka Cvetanova, full time professor, Institute of Sociological, Political and Juridical research – Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje

 

PhD Aneta Cekikj, associate professor, Institute of Sociological, Political and Juridical research – Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje

 

 

Professor PhD Emilija Simoska, professor in ordinary, Institute of Sociological, Political and Juridical research – Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje

 

 

Professor PhD Ruzica Cacanoska, professor in ordinary, Institute of Sociological, Political and Juridical research – Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje

 

 

 PhD Eleonora Serafimovska, associate professor, Institute of Sociological, Political and Juridical research – Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje

 

  PhD Vesna Zabijakin Chatleska, assitant professor,  Institute of Sociological, Political and Juridical research – Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje

 

PhD Radmil Polenaovik, full time professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ss. Cyril and Methodius - Skopje

 

PhD Marijana Markovikj, associate professor,  Institute of Sociological, Political and Juridical research – Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje

 

PhD Pande Lazarevski, full time profesor,  Institute of Sociological, Political and Juridical research – Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje

 

PhD Mikolaj Kuzinovski, full time professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ss. Cyril and Methodius - Skopje

 

PhD Kiril Postolov, full time professor, Faculty of economics, ss. Cyril and Methodius - Skopje

 

 

[1] Each student must additionally prepare a mini seminar paper of the subject Business ethics.

[2] This course includes the following two modules: Concept of the stadium and career prospects and academic writing with 10 contact lessons.