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Human Resourse Management



The aims of the Master’s Program in Human Resource Management of Georgian National University SEU are:

• To prepare specialists of human resource management, managers, and consultants, who have modern, international knowledge, sectoral visions and practical instruments in the field of human resources.

• To have graduates, who are prepared in all profile directions of human resource management and who will have the necessary skills and working tools. Herewith, the program pays great attention to the formation of sectoral visions, the maximal transmission of conceptual issues and trends of the field.

• The concept of the program implies unifying the directions of organisational psychology and business and gaining an advantage in this way compared to those programs, which are developed on the basis of a certain field.

• The structure of the program enables students to be maximally prepared for the challenges of the organisation. These challenges are related to the development of organisational and human capital, performance (productivity) management, and planning of changes and innovations. The program fully includes the psychosocial aspects of the organisation, business demands, legislative norms, tools for organisational research and diagnostics.

• The program is aimed at the formation of the modern visions and values existing in the field of human resources and, at the same time, the introduction and acquisition of certain instruments.

• The program includes the innovative component, which implies the implementation of real consultation projects, which will enable the program participants to acquire the role of a consultant and plan and implement the activities related to human resource management.


The totality of all (learning, practical and research) components of the Master’s Program, considering their content, teaching and learning methods and the volume of credits, ensures the achievement of the learning outcomes determined under the program with the proper level of the description of the second (Master’s) level of the Higher Education Qualifications Framework.

After the completion of the program, a master’s student must have the theoretical knowledge on complex issues of social interactions based on modern actual studies, he/she must have the practical competence to conduct a complex study on the problem and solve it in an original way, the skills of finding necessary information and approaching issues critically. The master’s student must also be able to apply the research methodology of the field to the research project.


After the completion of the Master’s Program students will have deep and systematic knowledge of the field, which enables him/her to develop new, original ideas, he/she will understand the ways for the solve of certain problems, namely, he/she will have deep and systemic knowledge of the following topics, which is based on modern actual studies:

• The ways of identification and regulation of global and local problems in the field of human resource management in the conditions of globalization;

• Deep and systemic knowledge of the principles of basics of organizational management, specific methods and issues characteristic for human resource management, applying the knowledge to certain situations;

• Understanding the strategic role of human resources and planning the policies of human resource management based on the strategic goals of the organization;

• Legislative base of labour, prevention of disputable situations, rights and obligations of an organization and an employer;

• In-depth knowledge in terms of personnel attraction/selection, teaching, career development, performance management and formation of organizational culture;

• Basics and techniques of organizational management, management of changes, the principles of formation of efficient teams.


After the completion of the program the graduate must be able to apply the acquired knowledge and skills in practice, to act in a new, unexpected and multidisciplinary environment; find new, original ways of solving complex problems, including, conducting research independently using the latest methods and approaches;

Namely, the graduate will be able to:

• Find new, original ways of solution of complex problems;

• Act accordingly in conflict and crisis situations, determine organisational risk factors;

• Develop human resource strategy and make strategic decisions;

• Develop and implement strategic human resource policy;

• Planning and implementation of a project independently using the latest approaches and methods;

• Performing organisational diagnostics;

• Determination of the level of organisational development, diagnostics and making of reasoned formulation of the critical needs in the field of human resources;

• Critical analysis of the human resource management strategy of an organisation and management of operational human resources, performing the audit of processes based on the latest study outcomes and the latest data of the ongoing processes and changes in the field of human resource management.

• Analysing the strengths and weaknesses of human resource management practices in working environment and planning the ways of improvement;

• Formulating reasoned conclusions based on complex and incomplete information (including, the latest studies); innovative synthesis of information based on the latest data;

• Can interpret research data, make adequate conclusions in the conditions of excess of data or incomplete data;

• Can convey research outcomes in writing or orally, in full or generalized form.



A person with at least Bachelor's degree or an equivalent academic degree has the right to study on the Master's degree program, who has the respective document (diploma) approved by the state in the following fields: Business Administration, Public Administration, Psychology and Social Sciences and/or has work experience in the field of human resource management.  The candidate will obtain the right to study on the mentioned program on the basis of the Unified National Examinations for Master’s Degree and internal university exams. There are additional preconditions for admission to the Master’s Program at SEU: internal university exams in specialty and in English language (B2 level). Level B2 can be attested by an English Language proficiency certificate.

The first stage of admission of a candidate to the Program is his/her evaluation based on formal requirements, the second stage includes interview with the selection commission.

It is allowed to study without passing the Unified National Examinations for Master’s Degree in the following cases:

• For Master's degree candidates who have received a document certifying the respective academic degree of higher education in a foreign country;

• For persons (except for students participating in the joint higher education program/exchange program), who have been living in a foreign country within the last 1 year or more, who are studying/have studied and have received credits/qualifications in a foreign country for the Master's degree of a higher education institution recognized in accordance with the legislation of that country;

For master’s candidates, who were enrolled in higher education institutions according to Article 52(3) of the Law of Georgia On Higher Education, namely:

For foreign citizens and stateless persons, who have received full general or equivalent education in a foreign country;

For Georgian citizens, who have gained full general or equivalent education in a foreign country and have studied in a foreign country for the last 2 years;

For persons (except for students participating in the joint higher education program/exchange program), who have been living in a foreign country within the last 1 year or more, who are studying/have studied and have received credits/qualifications at a higher education institution of a foreign country recognized in accordance with the legislation of that country;

Admission of the students transferred by mobility from other higher education institutions/program is performed according to the procedure established by the Order N10/ნ of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia.

After obtaining the right to study at the Master’s Program, in order to enrol in the program, a master’s candidate is obliged to pass the university exam in speciality and in a foreign (English) language.

The topics of the exam in speciality are approved by the university and published along with the registration of the cohort to be admitted to the program.

After the exam in a foreign (English) language, those students will obtain the right to enrol in the program, who will prove English language proficiency of no less than B2 level considering the results of the exam, according to the European Framework of Reference.

Competence of communication in the English language may be confirmed with the international certificate confirming the knowledge of English language on B2 level:

a.) BEC exam and CELS exam – Vantage

b.) Cambridge exam FCE

c.) Pritman ESOL International

d.) TOEIC 541

e.) TOEFL 500 (Paper - based)

173 (Computer - based)

72 (Internet - based)

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Human Resourse Management

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