MSc in Strategic HRM

Duration: 18 months/evening classes
Application Deadline: June 30, 2017
Start Date: January
Fees: € 12,500


Human Resource Management is currently one of the fastest-growing management fields. Organizations are increasingly recognizing the strategic role of human capital for achieving significant business results, sustainable growth and innovation. Our vision is to develop managers with a sharp insight on people issues who will act as agents of transformation and as strategic investors in their organizations’ human capital. HR professionals can make a critical contribution to the process of business value creation. If you share this vision and aspire to play such a role in your organization, our program can help you reach your goals.


The MSc in Strategic HRM Is Designed for:

  • The new generation of HR professionals that will act as strategic partners and effectively align people strategies with business strategies.
  • Other professionals in managerial positions who will strategically lead their organizations' human capital and act as coaches to unleash their people's talents and full potential.
  • Strong applications from recent university graduates who wish to launch their career in the HR field will also be considered.


Investment in Human Capital pays off:

  • Those companies with a highly engaged workforce improved operating income by 19.2% over a period of 12 months, whilst those companies with low engagement scores saw operating income decline by 32.7% over the same period (Towers Watson).
  • The lost productivity of actively disengaged employees costs the US economy $370 billion annually (Gallup Institute).
  • 70% of Chief Executive Officers consider talent management top strategic priority and believe talent retention is a struggle (PwC Annual Global CEO Survey).
  • 53% of CEOs see skill shortage for key positions as a major challenge (PwC Annual Global CEO Survey).
  • 93% of Chief Financial Officers consider human capital as a critical factor for customer satisfaction (Mercer).


Key features of the program

  • Weekday classes between 18:00 – 22:00 (and occasionally weekends), twice a week on average
  • A 18-month program commencing every January
  • Assessment: group reports/presentations, case study analysis, mid-term tests, final exams (18:00 – 21:00)
  • 14 core courses and 8 workshops
  • Dissertation or Internship or Coursework

You may find here more information about the Program's Intended Learning Outcomes.


Current Student Profile


International Recognition: Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), accredited from EPAS (European Foundation for Management Development), and Acknowledgement for Full Alignment with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

The quality and academic standing of its faculty, both resident and visiting.

The practical workshops offered within its curriculum in collaboration with field specialists like Korn Ferry / HAY Group. The personal coaching and focus on personal skills through the course of Leadership Development.

The internship opportunities it offers for eligible students, in HR-related positions.

The role of ALBA as a Scientific Coordinator of the BEST WORKPLACES Competition in Greece as well as for the Recruitment Confidence Index (RCI). Participants in the MSc in Strategic HRM have the opportunity to learn the best HR practices as well as the latest labor trends in Greece and Europe.

Opportunities to take courses abroad through student exchange agreements with a large network of top Business Schools worldwide.


MSc in Strategic HRM Program Total Year Schedule 2017 - 2018

The School reserves the right to re-examine the structure of all Academic Programs and proceed to any necessary changes on the Total Year Schedules.

Elective Courses: Please choose four of the elective courses. Internship (conditionally upon availability).

1 credit = 3 ECTS

1st Period | January – February

Courses Hours | Credits
Managing People & Organizations 28 | 2 Credits
Understanding the Business Context 21 | 1.5 Credits
Business Writing & Presentation Skills 14 | 1 Credits

2nd Period | March – April

Courses Hours | Credits
Business Strategy 14 | 1 Credits
Leadership Development 14 | 1 Credits
Employee Selection and The War of Talent 28 | 2 Credits

3rd Period | May – June

Courses Hours | Credits
Psychometric Testing Workshop 14 | 1 Credits
Strategic Performance Management: Training & Employee Development 14 | 1 Credits
Stategic Performance Management: Appraisal 14 | 1 Credits
Labor Relations & the Legal Aspects of HRM 14 | 1 Credits
Managing Diversity Workshop 7 | 0.5 Credits

4th Period | September – October

Courses Hours | Credits
Strategic Performance Management: Rewards Management 28 | 2 Credits
Leading & Managing Change 14 | 1 Credits
Job Evaluation Workshop 7 | 0.5 Credits
HR Scorecard Workshop 7 | 0.5 Credits

5th Period | November – December

Courses Hours | Credits
Research Methodology & Statistics 28 | 2 Credits
International HR Strategies 14 | 1 Credits
Conflict Management Workshop 7 | 0.5 Credits
Assessing Behaviors in the Workplace Workshop 7 | 0.5 Credits

6th Period | January – February

Courses Hours | Credits
Strategic HR 28 | 2 Credits
Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility 14 | 1 Credits

Elective Courses | March - June

Courses Hours | Credits
In Search of Phronesis 14 | 1 Credits
Creativity & Innovation 14 | 1 Credits
Negotiations 14 | 1 Credits
Psychoanalyzing Organizations 14 | 1 Credits
Managing the Family Enterprise 14 | 1 Credits
Dissertation 56 | 4 Credits
Internship 56 | 4 Credits


The Professors

Academic Director
Dionysis Dionysiou Associate Professor of Organization and Management

Dr. Dionysiou teaches courses in the areas of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Change, and Business Excellence. His research interests focus on processes of organizing and sensemaking, organizational change and adaptation, and the management of organizations operating in high-velocity, uncertain environments.

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Course Faculty
Group Head of Selection and Development, Eurobank view more
Professor of International Business and Strategy view more
Evangelia Baralou Academic Director of the MSc in Tourism Management
Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies, Open University, UK view more
Michael Dickmann Director of the Cranfield University Masters in Management / Editor of The International Journal of Human Resource Management
Professor of International Human Resource Management, Cranfield School of Management view more
Professor of Management & Express Employment Professionals Professor, Portland State University view more
Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management, The Stavros Costopoulos Chair in Human Resource Management view more
Professor of Organization Studies, University of Bath School of Management view more
Christos Koritos Academic Director of the MSc in Marketing
Assistant Professor of Marketing view more
Kyriakos Kyriakopoulos Associate Dean of Academic Programs Enrollment; Academic Director of Executive MBA Academic Director of ALBA - Eurobank MBA in Financial Services
Professor of Strategy and Marketing view more
Professor of Organizational Behavior view more
Professor, Boston College view more
Associate & People Solution Designer, ExpertConsulting-hr view more
Associate Professor of Human Resource Management; Associate Professor of Human Resource Management, Deree College at the Americal College of Greece (joint appointment) view more
Assistant Professor of Strategy view more
Stefanos Zarkos Academic Director of the MSc Programs: MSc in Finance; MSc in International Business & Management; MSc in Business for Lawyers; MSc in Entrepreneurship
Associate Professor in the Practice of Finance view more



Upon the completion of the Programme students will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively using a range of media.
  • Manage time effectively, demonstrate initiative and personal responsibility for their work.
  • Work effectively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and the ability to reflect on experience and to plan and carry out continuous personal development.


Scholarships Scheme

You can secure pre-approval of your scholarship, before you apply for admission to the MBA or MSc program of your choice.

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GMAT Scholarships

 Those candidates who bring GMAT score from 700 and above, will be granted a scholarship of 60% of the total tuition fees for all MBA and MSc's (Excluding the Executive MBA, Double Masters for Lawyers and the MSc in ISF Programs). Candidates with high GMAT bellow 700 are also eligible for smaller scholarships.

AHEAD Scholarships for Micro Enterprises

The ALBA Hub for Entrepreneurship and Development (AHEAD) offers one partial scholarship for any of the Academic Programs at ALBA aimed at prospective students from competitive micro enterprises. (Executive MBA, MSc in ISF and Double Masters for Lawyers candidates are not included). Scholarship is  open to entrepreneurs, involved family members and managers from micro businesses with less than 10 employees.

Next Generation Family Business Scholarship

ALBA Graduate Business School offers two partial scholarship  for any of the Academic Programs at ALBA (Executive MBA, MSc in ISF and Double Masters for Lawyers candidates are not included) to a member of the next generation of a family business. It aims to encourage growth and succession in Greek family businesses, and support upcoming business leaders so that they can excel in such a demanding role.

23th Economia Competition

Partial scholarship to all members of the winning team of the “Economia” competition for any of the below stated MSc Programs:

  • MSc in Strategic Human Resources Management
  • MSc in International Business and Management
  • MSc in Finance
  • MSc in Marketing
  • MSc in Business for Lawyers
  • MSc in Shipping Management
  • MSc in Tourism Management
  • MSc in Entrepreneurship

The Chris Argyris Scholarship in Organization Behavior

This scholarship is established in memory of the late Harvard Professor and Member of ALBA’s Academic Council Chris Argyris, the James Bryant Conant Professor of Education and Organization Behavior. It is a full scholarship to be  offered to a student of MSc in SHRM with excellent academic performance and potential.


To be considered for admission, candidates must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree; - Provide evidence of excellent command of the English language;
  • Need to be currently employed or self-employed
  • A minimum GMAT score of 500 and above (or a GRE score of 152 and above) will strengthen the application for the MSc in Strategic HRM program. In cases of “weak” academic background and after the faculty evaluation of the file, the Academic Committee reserves the right to conditionally accept an applicant for the MSc in Strategic HRM program, upon bringing a GMAT score of 500 and above (or a GRE score of 152 and above) before registering to the program.


Candidates must submit:

  • The completed application form, including one recent photograph in jpeg format;
  • Two letters of recommendation in Greek or in English language.
  • Official Academic Transcripts as well as Certified copies of degrees from each undergraduate, graduate or professional degree earned;
  • Proof of competence in the English language (unless schooled in English), e.g. Proficiency or TOEFL or IELTS.
  • Three Essays, as indicated in the Application form;
  • Receipt of the non-refundable application fee's [€60] deposit

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To learn more about academic policy, course credit policy, fees policy and rules for student conduct read the Academic Regulations.


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