Does a masters in marketing and a masters in HR make a great combo or is it a waste of time?


suvoram

I want to pursue a double masters in HR(1 yr) and marketing(1 yr), will they complement each other or will it be a waste of my valuable time?
I want to pursue my career in HR only but I believe that marketing would give me a great ground knowledge on negotiation techniques, consumer behaviour knowhow to gauge customer(employee) satisfaction and leadership skills and effective communication techniques that would improve my communication, help in recruitment, staffing, which again is a great plus. I believe that in this world of marketing gimmicks, a sound knowledge of marketing would keep me ahead of the crowd.
But now, will it complement my degree in HR to any extent? If yes, then for which roles of HR would it help?
I also look forward to do a Lean Six Sigma certification, now can these 3 (HR,Marketing & LSS) be tied by a single string considering I want to move into HR domain in the future.

[Edited by suvoram on Sep 04, 2015]

I want to pursue a double masters in HR(1 yr) and marketing(1 yr), will they complement each other or will it be a waste of my valuable time?
I want to pursue my career in HR only but I believe that marketing would give me a great ground knowledge on negotiation techniques, consumer behaviour knowhow to gauge customer(employee) satisfaction and leadership skills and effective communication techniques that would improve my communication, help in recruitment, staffing, which again is a great plus. I believe that in this world of marketing gimmicks, a sound knowledge of marketing would keep me ahead of the crowd.
But now, will it complement my degree in HR to any extent? If yes, then for which roles of HR would it help?
I also look forward to do a Lean Six Sigma certification, now can these 3 (HR,Marketing & LSS) be tied by a single string considering I want to move into HR domain in the future.
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Duncan

I don't see how an MSc in marketing will make you better at HR, since those skills are not operationalised in HR teams. Perhaps a course in internal communications would be more useful, like this one: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/internal-communication-management-ma/

I don't see how an MSc in marketing will make you better at HR, since those skills are not operationalised in HR teams. Perhaps a course in internal communications would be more useful, like this one: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/internal-communication-management-ma/
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suvoram

Thanks Duncan.
What is your take on the course: MSc in Negotiation for Organizations from IESEG, France? Will it add to my HR expertise? Is the course worthy of investing an year or can I do better without it?

Thanks Duncan.
What is your take on the course: MSc in Negotiation for Organizations from IESEG, France? Will it add to my HR expertise? Is the course worthy of investing an year or can I do better without it?
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Duncan

The MSc in negotiation is very well done in France, but this is really about the negotiation of sales contracts for business developers and, in particular, exporters.

Rather than take a second masters in something else, if you want to work in HR just take a better MSc in HR and language courses if you are focussing on a country where you don't speak the language.

The MSc in negotiation is very well done in France, but this is really about the negotiation of sales contracts for business developers and, in particular, exporters.

Rather than take a second masters in something else, if you want to work in HR just take a better MSc in HR and language courses if you are focussing on a country where you don't speak the language.
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suvoram

Could you please mention a few of the better options for MSc in HR than UCD except LSE RSM and ESCP?

Could you please mention a few of the better options for MSc in HR than UCD except LSE RSM and ESCP?
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Duncan

I have done so at http://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/which-is-a-better-hr-program-43608

I have done so at http://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/which-is-a-better-hr-program-43608
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suvoram

I have replied to that. Could you please throw some light on that on your free time?

I have replied to that. Could you please throw some light on that on your free time?
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Duncan

It's the best answer you will get. If you need more help, see my profile site for details of my summer sale, which ends very soon.

It's the best answer you will get. If you need more help, see my profile site for details of my summer sale, which ends very soon.
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