All commercial activity relies, first and foremost, on people. The function that deals directly with the people employed within an organisation is known as Human Resources. Human Resources professionals oversee the recruitment, training, and negotiate the remuneration of staff; handle aspects of industrial relations; monitor staff performance and offer rewards; and are involved when organizational change takes place. Human Resources emerged during the 20th century, as a way of managing the staff of organisations with greater reference to that organisation’s strategic objectives. Masters in Human Resource Management provide an excellent route into working in HR on a professional basis. Most Masters in HR integrate current research from a variety of different disciplines – such as Management Studies; Political Science; and Critical Theory – to provide a better sense of the context surrounding key challenges in the HR sector. Unlike other disciplines in the Business and Economics sphere, which can tend to steer you towards the private sector, HR professionals can find employment in literally any large organisation.