monique buenodemesquita mhrm

MHRM Overview

The Mission of the HRM programme is to educate HR professionals and managers who are committed to contribute to the institutional and capacity building of their organizations and make them highly competent professionals able to work effectively in the context of a developing environment with increasing HR challenges.


Learning objectives

• 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.

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Admission Requirements

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

a. Degree
A Bachelor degree 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 TOEFL or from the FHR TOEFL Equivalent Test.

d. Successful completion of the Admission Required Leveling Courses

e. Submit mandatory documents
In order to complete the application process we also need the following documents:
1. a completed and duly signed application form providing the candidate’s:
– personal data,
– educational record,
– employment record,
2. copies of certificates and academic transcripts
3. CV
4. Personal motivational letter
5. 3 reference letters from employers or other professionals
6. Copy valid passport
7. One passport size picture

All letters and documents must be submitted in English.

Program structure

Serve to provide you with basic skills required for successful participation in the programme.
1. ICT Skills Workshop
2. Academic Skills & Research
3. English Proficiency course (FHR Toefl Equivalent)
4. Statistics

Title upon completion

Master in Human Resource Management granted by FHR Lim A Po Institute for Social Studies.
Accreditation of the Human Resource Management programme by NOVA has been granted in 2017.

Program Curriculum

These courses are designed to provide students with an understanding of the ‘What’ of HRM.

1. Introduction to HRM (including HR roles)
Provides students with HR history, HR Core domains and the role of HR in organization.

2. HR Legal Framework
Focuses on the Surinamese Labor Law and its influence on HR and
compares labor Law in other countries.

3. HRM & Cultural diversity
Introduces students to development and management of HR in
international organizations with a focus on organizations in
emerging markets.

4. HR Performance Management
Focuses on operationalizing Strategic Human Resource Management.

5. Workshop | (Maturity Scan)
Provides students with the skills to merge practice with research and education through HR maturity; a framework to test the relative position of the HR function within the organization and formulate recommendations in reaching the next stage within the organization.

6. Research Methods 1 is critical to essay writing assignments as an assessment for program courses. It trains participants in the key features and main stages of academic research, literature search and review, the main research strategies available, research ethics and academic writing.

These courses are designed to equip students with the understanding of the ‘How’ of HRM.
1. Work design, well-being and performance
Focuses on the current trends and developments within labor psychology with regard to finding a work-life balance.
2. Strategic HRM
Deepens students understanding of strategic deployment of staff in organization with regard to Strategy & HR, SHRM & Performance and HR developments.
3. Change Management
Focuses on the adaptability of organizations and important processes within change management.
4. Learning & Development
Focuses on the importance of educating staff, teamwork and knowledge management.
5. Workshop II Organizational Change
Focusses on developing consulting skills to guide organizations and their personnel through important change processes within their organization.
6. Research Methods 2 is critical to the individual capstone writing.
It trains participants in the key features and main stages of academic research, literature search and review, the main research strategies available, research ethics and academic writing.
Demonstrates the capacity to perform an independent academic research project within HRM and provide useful recommendations to practice.
Workshop 1 Capstone preparation
Focusses on the first stage of the capstone project, with emphasis on the formulation of a research problem and a research question.
Workshop 2 Reflection & Kick-off
Focusses on the sequent stages of the capstone project, with emphasis on the literature review and on the reflection of student’s own skills and development made during the HRM program.