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If you’re an HR professional looking for your next career move, you may want to consider online learning. With online learning you can earn your qualification without having to leave your job or relocate so it’s the perfect way to advance your skills and knowledge while continuing in your current role.

The University of Liverpool offers a variety of online degree programmes that enable professionals from all over the world to gain a degree from this world-class university from wherever they are.

The focus is on collaborative learning in an international classroom that provides you with knowledge you can use in your work straightaway.

An online masters in Human Resource Management

The University of Liverpool offers an online master's degree specifically catered for HR professionals – an MSc in Human Resource Management.

This online master's degree is designed to help you to develop as an HR manager and to gain specialist expertise and business skills. As a student, you will examine HR theory and learn to understand, monitor and analyse a range of metrics, developing your skills as an HR professional with the ability to apply strategic thinking to business situations.

Well worth investigating if you’re looking to establish or build upon a successful career in Human Resource Management, this masters in HR management is designed to give you the skills and understanding to excel in a variety of roles relating to human capital whether in HR, training or performance management.

The University of Liverpool Management School is one of only 5% of business schools worldwide with AACSB Accreditation from AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, so you can be assured of the validity and high standard of your online management degree.

“I chose the University of Liverpool to obtain my degree as the accreditation ensures the degree will hold weight with employers,” says Kelly Morine, MSc in Human Resources graduate and a Training and Development Director living in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China.

Organisational and Business Psychology

A number of HR professionals are turning to organisational and business psychology to develop their skills. The online MSc in Organisational and Business Psychology offered by the University of Liverpool is ideal for professionals who want to understand human behaviour better in order to become smarter HR professionals.

“Organisational and Business Psychology is an ideal option if you want to assume managerial or advisory positions, especially in areas with a strong human component such as team leadership, training and task analysis,” says Dr Ricardo Tejiero, Director of Online Studies for the University of Liverpool’s School of Psychology.

The MSc in Organisational and Business Psychology should arm you with an advanced set of transferrable psychology-based skills that deliver real results in the workplace – potentially opening up a wide range of management positions, or helping you have a greater strategic impact in your current role in HR, recruitment or change management.

“The Master in Organisational and Business Psychology is deliberately focused on aspects we know are especially valued by companies and organisations – such as leadership, coaching, organisational change and the management of talent,” says Dr Tejiero.

Advance in your career

The University’s online courses are designed to help you get ahead at work; 8 out of 10 online graduates say they experienced career improvement as a result of gaining their degree from the University of Liverpool.*

“I was determined to enhance my qualifications and rise in my career. I chose the University of Liverpool after doing some research and realising that the master's would add great value to my profile. The master's improved my understanding in the workplace which was recognised by the management with a promotion,” says Carine Cortbaoui, management masters graduate and Executive Management Coordinator living in Qatar.

The benefits of online study

There are many advantages to studying for a degree online, including the opportunity to collaborate with professionals from around the world. The University of Liverpool’s courses are highly-collaborative so you can draw on the experience of others, helping you to become a more practical and well-rounded HR professional. The University has over 10,000 online students from over 160 countries worldwide. Most of them are working professionals with unique experiences and knowledge that they can share in the online classroom.

“The discussions with classmates and instructors is what I enjoyed most about studying online with the University of Liverpool. As students came from all over the world, the discussions were stimulating and encouraged critical thinking and analysis of your own work and others’ work. You continually challenged your own ideas, not relying on safe or obvious answers,” says HR master's graduate Kelly Morine.

Find out more about the University of Liverpool’s online programmes and see if an online degree could make a difference to your career.

*Results gathered by the University of Liverpool in 2014 from 533 online alumni who responded to our survey (10% of those contacted).

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