York St John University

MBA in Strategic Human Resource Management and Leadership

Awarded by York St John University, UK

About The Course

A Master in Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognized and highly-regarded degree. Whether you are already in a management position and want to take your career to the next level or aspire to leadership roles in the future, the WES-listed YSJ Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Strategic Human Resource Management and Leadership has been designed to help you gain the skills, knowledge, and experience you need to give yourself that competitive edge. The programme provides you with the opportunity to gain a practitioner-focused MBA, laying the foundations for a critically aware and holistic understanding of business management, with a particular focus on strategic human resource management and leadership. This MBA combines an in-depth understanding of strategic human resource management (SHRM) with a broader exploration of its organizational and management context. Your knowledge will be integrated and contextualized through a range of modules, culminating in a capstone project.

You will explore issues that have significant impact within organisations by working with others and building on both personal individual experiences and comparing and contrasting with those of cohort members. You will carry out projects and assignments designed to help you apply the theories, tools and techniques you learn.

20th for assessment and feedback

out of 122 universities in England (National Student Survey 2021)

36th for overall student satisfaction

out of 122 universities in England (National Student Survey 2021)

95% of YSJ students were in work or further study 15 months after graduating

of YSJ students were in work or further study 15 months after graduating

Entry Requirements

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate in-depth and specialist knowledge and mastery of techniques relevant to the study of opportunities and challenges of business, strategic human resource management and leadership
  • Demonstrate a systematic, integrated and critically aware understanding of business management, finance, leadership, strategic human resource management and team working
  • Critically reflect and evaluate management, leadership and team working skills and take a proactive, independent and self-reflective role in working and developing professional relationships with others
  • Formulate a critical awareness of current issues in business management informed by contemporary research and practice
  • Demonstrate a deep knowledge and critical understanding of organizations and response to changes in the global business environment


The assessments are well rounded consisting of academic theories, practical experience and development of soft skills like academic writing, presentations and analytical skills. These will enhance your deep understanding of the subject area and shape an individual to be a leader.

All modules have a range of teaching, learning and assessment strategies including lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and presentations. The modules are delivered via Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where students are encouraged to be involved in online discussions and innovative approaches to learning.

Report writing
Essay Writing
Case Study
Poster presentations
Breakout sessions

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