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Master Human Resource Strategies - At the institution - London - Greater London
This course is designed for experienced senior managers and human resource professionals who wish to contribute more effectively to the strategic management and human resource development of an organisation. It will be of particular interest if you are currently working within or consulting for an organisation undergoing major structural or cultural change. The course will enable you to: -formulate and implement a business strategy through exposure to various approaches to strategic management and use of appropriate analytical tools and frameworks -take a strategic approach to the management and development of human resources -gain a broad awareness of human resource strategies in an international context -develop an understanding of the processes and skills involved in operating in a consultancy role for a client organisation in respect of human resource interventions and the management of change -develop a rigorous approach as a practitioner to research activities and methodological issues A special feature of the course is a residential module in a mainland European city, which allows you to develop your diagnostic skills about HR and change issues in a European context. The course covers all of the advanced practitioner standards of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Applicants should possess a degree or equivalent qualification in a human resources related field, and have at least three years' practitioner experience at managerial level, and have a job role affording access to senior management, and opportunities to influence strategic processes. In exceptional circumstances candidates can access the course on the basis of significant prior experiential learning.
MA Human Resource Strategies
The course consists of six modules and a dissertation.
-Consultancy Skills for HR
-Organisation Dynamics and Change
-Strategic Human Resources
-International Personnel and Development
The dissertation comprises a 15,000-word organisation research project and report.
You are assessed using a range of methods: essays, seminar leading, group project presentations, writing portfolios, research papers, as well as assessment and evaluation by your peers, together with the dissertation.
On graduation you can apply for a transfer to MPhil/PhD. A number of our graduates have moved into consultancy and others have found advancement in senior HR posts as a result of the course.
Attendance & duration
Part-time (day): two years, taught in blocks
1 three-day introductory block, Friday to Sunday
8 two-day blocks of teaching, Friday-Sat inclusive
Six-day overseas visit
8 half-day action learning sets
A one-day consultancy skills assessment
8 half-day research workshops