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Human Resource Development (International Development) MSc

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  • Objectives
    By the end of the programme, participants will have: -knowledge and understanding of the linkage between international development and HRD practices and policies; -knowledge of the cross-cultural factors affecting the application of HRD theories and methods in developing, transitional and newly industrialised countries; -insight into the relevance of learning theories to the types of strategy and methodology adopted for the development of people in the workplace; -knowledge of how new approaches to human resource development affect the context for competence and performance enhancement in organisations; -an understanding of how to analyse and design appropriate human resource development strategies, particularly ones that enhance work processes in the interest of clients; -a focus on their own learning and management skills and how they may be improved.
  • Entry requirements
    The programme is designed for individuals of any professional background involved in the HR aspects of organisations in developing and transitional countries, including managers of training/learning, direct trainers, staff of training centres, consultants involved in change projects, NGO managers and line managers concerned with the development of their staff.
  • Academic Title
    Human Resource Development (International Development) MSc
  • Course description
    Special features

    An overseas field visit is an integral part of the programme, the cost of which is included in the programme fee. The overseas field trip enables students to visit public sector organisations, companies and agencies to learn about HRD systems and practices.  In 2006, this visit was made to the Republic of Ireland and enabled an effective "professional to professional" dialogue in the interest of exchanging organisational experiences.

    Module details

    Students typically undertake three compulsory core modules over two semesters, and select an additional five modules.

    Typical core course units include:

    -Human Resource Development: Key Concepts
    -Human Resource Development: Strategy
    -Training and Development

    Five optional units are also chosen from a range which may include:

    -Public Sector Reform and Management
    -Human Resource Practice I and II
    -International Management
    -Organisational Behaviour
    -NGO Management and Strategy
    -Organisation Development
    -Development Practice
    -Managing Quality in Development
    -Human Resource Planning in Organisations
    -Information Technologies and Human Resources.

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