Programme mission 

The Mission of the HRM programme is to educate professionals to become highly competent to work effectively in the context of a society with increasing institutional HR challenges. The programme is conducted by FHR School of Governance, Law & Humanities in cooperation with The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and The Rotterdam Department of Public Administration and Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Erasmus University.


Learning Goals

  • Become able to identify and understand the most important academic theories and models within the HR domain;
  • Know and understand methods and techniques of academic research within the HR field and are able to apply them independently;
  • Develop into professionals who can work effectively across the entire HR domain and provide leadership;
  • Know and understand the influence of the International and Surinamese context of HR within organizations and are able to use this knowledge in the respective fields.


Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of main HR theories, the role of HR and the functioning of HR Processes and tools within organizations;
  • Ability to evaluate, analyze and formulate solutions for interdisciplinary challenges from an HR perspective;
  • Formulate contemporary judgments based on the understanding of normative and ethical dimensions;
  • Ability to translate academic insights to HR practice and act as a bridge in complex networks or multidisciplinary teams;
  • Have an aptitude for learning that is required to independently keep track of academic developments.


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MHRM Program Manager
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Target population

The program is designed for HR managers and young HR professionals in the private, public and the third sector of Suriname.

Mode of Delivery

In-class lecturing is from Monday till Friday from 18:00 – 21:30 and on Saturday from 9:30 – 15:00 hrs.

Individual in-class exams are on a Saturday from 09:30 – 12:30 hrs.

Class attendance is compulsory.

Program Structure

This part-time MHRM program consists of 70 ECTS and is lectured over approximately 30 months in 9 modules, 1 Master Class,  2 workshops and a Capstone Project. The modules are characterized as Foundation, Core and Performance.

Title upon completion

Master in Human Resource Management granted by FHR Lim A Po Institute for Higher Education, nationally accredited by Nationaal Orgaan voor Accreditatie (NOVA) and internationally certified by Society of Human Resource Management (SMHRM).

Admission Required Leveling Courses
The Leveling courses are designed to provide students with English proficiency and the basics of ICT, academic and statistical skills.
The aim of these courses is to bring all students on the same (basic) level prior to the start of the Foundation block of the programme.
Academic Skills
ICT Skills
Programme Curriculum 
The Foundation courses are designed to provide students with an understanding of the basic HRM theories and principles and the ‘What and Where” of Human Resource Management.
Introduction to HRM & HR Legal framework
Work design, well-being and performance
Change Management
Workshop I Organizational Change
The Core courses are designed to equip students with the understanding of practical tools and the ‘How’ of Human Resource Management.
HR Performance Management
Learning & Development
HR Leadership
Workshop II Maturity Scan
The Focus courses are designed to provide students with a thorough understanding interpretation of HRM performance metrics. This translates to the ‘How much’ of Human Resource Management.
For students it is important to know which internal and external drivers affect the HR practices of their organization.
Strategic HRM
HR Analytics
Managing Cultural Diversity
Research Method
Thesis Trajectory
The Thesis Trajectory is research-oriented and aims to train students to formulate clear research questions about the HR domain, to find scientifically valid sources and use them for research, to draw formulated conclusions and to record this scientifically.
Thesis writing workshop 1
Thesis writing workshop 2
Research/Thesis Writing/Defense

*EC (European Credit): A unit expressing the Study Load for students, whereby 1 EC = 28 hours of study. An EC encompasses all study activities, including classroom contact hours as well as hours spent on self-study and group work. 

A Master degree in Human Resource Management will help you gain the strategic, organizational, management, and analytical skills that today’s employers are seeking. The program offers you the opportunity to grow, to get new incentives and insights. With up-to-date knowledge you are more effective and productive.

Common career opportunities:

Compensation and Benefits officer:

You will be in  charge of designing attractive compensation packages and selecting employee benefit programs, compensation and benefits officers use labor market and insurance market expertise to help organizations compete for top talent.

Labor Relations officer:

Every organization has to abide by local and international labor law. Labor relations officers make sure organizations do just that. They use their expertise in labor law and labor issues to ensure compliance with legal mandates and avoid labor-related lawsuits and other labor-related problems. For organizations using union labor, labor relations officers are typically the liaison between the organization and the union.

Training and Development officer:

Many organizations invest in training and development and it’s the role of the training and development officer to manage everything from new employee orientations to training programs for employees of all levels and positions. Typically, training and development officers work closely with management to determine what skills need improving and then seek out appropriate tutors and/or programs.

Human Resource Manager

An HR manager is skilled and knowledgeable in all facets of human resource management. In small and mid-size companies, they typically run the HR department and advise upper management on HR strategies that can help meet strategic goals. In large organizations, an HR manager may function under a corporate HR director. In these situations, HR managers oversee a specific HR department, like recruiting, training, or compensation and benefits.

Admission requirements

Candidates are admitted on a competitive selection basis.
In order to be eligible for admission to the MHRM programme, an applicant needs to fulfill to the following requirements:

a. Degree
A Bachelor degree, preferably in one of the Social Sciences; consisting of minimum of three years from a recognized institute (university/HBO), or its equivalent.
b. Work experience
At least two (2) or more years of relevant working experience.
c. English Proficiency
Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting official test scores from Hogeschool Taal (B1 & B2 level), TOEFL or from another Equivalent Test.
d. Successful completion of the Admission Required Leveling Courses
All applicants must successfully complete the following admission required leveling courses before TBD.
e. Submit mandatory documents
  1. a completed and duly signed application form providing the candidate’s personal data, educational record and employment record
  2. copies of certificates and academic transcripts
  3. curriculum vitae
  4. personal motivational letter
  5. Two (2) reference letters from employers or other professionals
  6. copy of a valid ID or passport
  7. one passport size picture
  8. Proof of payment of the application fee of €300 and a payment plan for the tuition fee of €10.000.
All letters and documents must be submitted in Dutch or English.


Application deadline
The application deadline is  June 30, 2023

Application Fee

The admission required leveling courses start in April 2023
and the admission fee of € 300 is due by that date.

Program tuition Fee

The tuition fee amounts to € 10.000 (including costs of textbooks
and other study material).


Payment of the Program tuition Fee (incl. E-Books and study material):
a. Full payment at once
b. Two installments:
50% to be paid at the start of the program
50% to be paid six months after the program has started
c. A free of interest periodic installment agreement with FHR


We expect each participant to arrange own funding of the tuition fee or through sponsorship of his/her employer
*The above mentioned fees may be converted to Surinamese dollars based on the Centrale Bank Exchange sales rate on the day of payment.
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