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Career in MBA Personnel Management

Jun 27, 2014 15:57 IST

    Personnel Management

    A very interesting and essential part of any organization is its employees and people who are directly or indirectly linked to the firm. So managing them and the other allied activities in the firm is the task defined and performed by the Personnel Management team of the firm. So, Personnel Management is one major aspect of an firm.

    MBA-Personnel Management

    The basic definition of a MBA-Personnel Management can be best understood by the job role that he/she performs. That is:

    1. Conducting Job Analysis
    2. Planning personnel needs
    3. Planning recruitment
    4. Orientation programs
    5. Training programs
    6. Managing the wages and salary structure
    7. Performance appraisals
    8. Dispute handling
    9. Grievance handling
    10. Communicating with the employees.

    So the students who chose the career option of doing MBA-Personnel Management in particular have to understand and undergo the above mentioned operations or tasks in their long term career.

    Career prospects:

    The career prospects are pretty much clear from the job roles defined above. The various categories of job role defined to them are as under:

    • Manpower planning
    • Recruitment
    • Selection
    • Training and development

    A Personnel Manager is the head of Personnel Department. He performs both managerial as well as operative functions of the department in the firm. Initially working as a Trainee, then promoted to executive levels and finally comes to the post of Personnel Manager.

    Colleges for MBA-Personnel Management:

    a. National Institute Of Management Studies, Chennai.
    b. National Institute Of Personnel Management, Kolkata.
    c. Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan’s Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM), New Delhi.
    d. EMPI Business School, New Delhi.
    e. NIIT University, Rajasthan.
    f. Symbiosis Law School, Pune.

    Actually many other colleges take Personnel Management courses as Human Resource Management courses as well so there are a number of excellent colleges in the list as well.

    Fee Structure:

    The normal fee structure for the colleges providing exclusive 2 years course of MBA/PGDM in Personnel Management is somewhere around 5-6 lakhs.

    Admission procedure:

    Those seeking admissions in MBA Personnel Management must be a graduate in any discipline with an aggregate of 50% and scored good in entrance exams like : CAT, MAT, XAT, C-MAT, G-MAT and CET. Besides, the candidate has to go through the Group Discussion and Personal Interviews conducted by the colleges.

    Placements and pay-offs:

    The candidates after completing their course get placements in HR Recruitment companies and even big firms and MNC’S depending upon the skill sets and knowledge acquired. The normal starting packages for freshers go upto 2.5-3 lacs per annum which obviously increases with increase in experience and work adherence.

    Personnel Management- A step Ahead:

    This is really one of the very essential components of any organization around which the entire manpower and inbound services revolve and the Human resources are managed and maintained. It’s the Personnel Management that looks into every activities with full stretch and sincerity so we can call it the pillars of the human resource management altogether. And the candidates can really excel well in this career option.

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