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Old 14-06-2012, 09:46 AM   #1
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Master Degree from Unisim or Northumbria (c/o Kaplan)

Hi,

Have been offered the following:

1) Unisim - Master in Human Capital Management
2) Northumbria (c/o Kaplan) - Master in Business with HRM

Would appreciate comments/advise please.

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Old 14-06-2012, 10:54 AM   #2
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Hi,

Have been offered the following:

1) Unisim - Master in Human Capital Management
2) Northumbria (c/o Kaplan) - Master in Business with HRM

Would appreciate comments/advise please.

Cheers!
I would recommend a Masters in HRM from Temple University (Temple University MSHRM Preview | Temple University Singapore) or a MBA major in HRM from EASB (From Heriot Watt University, Master of Business Administration Human Resource Management) as compared to the two degrees you had mentioned.

At least the two awarding bodies are ranked within the top 1000 (550 for Temple University and 356 for Heriot Watt) Universities based on QS University Ranking.

Both UniSim and Northumbria are listed as unranked (which literally tells you it is below 3000, the maximum of their ranking)

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Old 14-06-2012, 11:49 AM   #3
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if you are interested in the Heriot Watt University, Master of Business Administration Human Resource Management, you can PM me, I'll give you more info.
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Old 14-06-2012, 02:11 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice!
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Old 19-06-2012, 06:16 PM   #5
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This is so weird. TS is trying to get a Masters program. In other words, he already has some experience I believe, especially when he's taking a HR program.

I think most people missed out on this point, why would you need an exceptionally good ranking university, or at least a decent ranking university, for a Masters program. Im definitely not saying that we shouldn't look at rankings, but, your experience is more credible than a Masters. All masters provide, is a boost to what you already have in your portfolio. It's like drinking redbull to run 2.4, rather than to have a sleepless night and drink snake's heart......

If you ask me between option 1 and 2, I would say both are terrible in HRM. You are looking at HRM, which is a specialisation. You need to be looking out for universities who have a stronghold in HRM, as well as the private school who as a strong HRM platform.

Did you go to the HR Summit last month at MBS? Have you walked around or search the net on reputable HR programs? If rankings are already that important to you, seriously, you can even go for NUS or NTU or SMU which provides government funding. Even temple or HWU is also ok, even though temple specialises more in MBAs.... But if you are looking at career opportunities, good network, excellent HR foundation, you should look at two places.

1) SHRI
2)Aventis

Why the above? Go ask your HR directors, they will tell you why.
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Old 19-06-2012, 07:28 PM   #6
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You might also want to look at this TS guy from another post: Masters program in HR:

Thanks everyone for all the replies.

Have decided on the eMSc.I/O Psychology and Management of HR offered by Baruch College, CUNY (local partner: Aventis). Wanted to go 'deeper' into HR, especially HRD because i have been doing L&D/Talent Management/OD for the past 12 years by choice, gearing my career towards CHRO, CLO, Chief Talent Officer, etc.

Graduated with B.Bus. (Marketing) so MBA would be too general for me at this point, perhaps eMBA would be a good next step 5-7 years down.
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Old 20-06-2012, 06:42 PM   #7
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Just noticed that Northumbria U is ranked high in UK in terms of Courses, though not the overall ranking...any views/comments please...

Rankings of Top Education Courses of UK Universities 2012 by Times - university-list.net/uk/rank/univ-9024.html
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Old 21-06-2012, 02:53 AM   #8
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This is so weird. TS is trying to get a Masters program. In other words, he already has some experience I believe, especially when he's taking a HR program.

I think most people missed out on this point, why would you need an exceptionally good ranking university, or at least a decent ranking university, for a Masters program. Im definitely not saying that we shouldn't look at rankings, but, your experience is more credible than a Masters. All masters provide, is a boost to what you already have in your portfolio. It's like drinking redbull to run 2.4, rather than to have a sleepless night and drink snake's heart......
One's experience is more credible than a Masters when U did your Masters with avg Uni. that will not be the case should one finish it in oxbridge/Ivies.

Not all Masters provide a Boost, I have seen those that add ZERO value, and that is more common than U think.
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Old 21-06-2012, 09:59 AM   #9
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Masters would be good if you wish to go along the academia/training route. There, theoretical knowledge is welcomed.
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Old 21-06-2012, 11:17 AM   #10
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In short, the desire of a master shouldn't be limited to just career advancement.

But is a master from PEI ok?
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Old 22-06-2012, 11:09 AM   #11
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let's not confuse the TS here and try to answer his Qs.

if it's between UniSIM and Northumbria University, of course you choose Northumbria. Because UniSiM is not internationally recognized. Northumbria does not have high world ranking as they are known as the Post 1992, Green University. World ranking is very much determined by amount of accumulated research done or contributions to the society and amount of graduates produced.

Thus, doesn't mean a University not found in world ranking is a bad University. Do look down in-depth into the course delivery, course fees, course modules and structure, and see if it fits your own personal life and schedule.

Last point, you seems to have been working for quite sometime. There is no point worrying about the University ranking, but yes for recognition. As you do not want to waste your time studying a Masters that would not be recognize. But ranking, lets put aside, as end of the day, you don't need that. What you need is the knowledge that can help you to put yourself at a better competitive edge, as you are no longer a fresh graduate with zero working experience.

Think of studying masters as an investment for your future, don't be swayed by the external irrelevant factors. Take advices from others like us, but have your own stand and view point. As end of the day, the masters is to benefit you, no one else. You have to be comfortable with it, and have the determination that you shall excel in it and get the best out of it.

Northumbria has plenty successful graduates despite not having world ranking... such as Jonathan Ive for Apple... recently found out while am researching on cheaper Ipad3 pricing after comparing the currency exchange rate... Malaysia buy Ipad3 now cheaper, cause RM is dropping... LOL (out of topic)
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Old 22-06-2012, 02:11 PM   #12
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Hi Tackey,

Indeed a piece of very relevant and useful advise.

Thanks!
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Old 22-06-2012, 04:16 PM   #13
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Tackey is right... Do you know local uni points is 6 points and UK, OZ,NZ and US uni gets 8 points if you wanna migrate to OZ...
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