Master International Human Resource Management

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  • Objectives
    This course will help you and your fellow students to understand the impact of human resource management within a global business context and to act as human resource managers and professionals within an international arena. It is for people who are or wish to be employed in the field of human resource management where the international dimension is a significant aspect of their professional practice. The work of the Comparative Organisation and Equality Research Centre support this course. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) Library, located in the University's Learning Centre, is an asset for course members. Led by Professor Stephen J. Perkins, formerly International Human Resource Director with a FTSE top 30 company, the course team includes Yochanan Altman, Professor of International Human Resource Management, and Steve Jefferys, Professor of European Employment Studies. Other distinctive features of the course are the regular addresses given by external speakers drawn from the academic, business and professional community, from companies such as Unilever and AT&T. The University's provision in Business and Management was rated 'Excellent' in recent subject reviews by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
  • Entry requirements
    Normally a good Honours degree, an equivalent qualification and/or ability to demonstrate suitability for study at postgraduate level.
  • Academic title
    MA International Human Resource Management
  • Course description
    Course structure
    The course is based on current theory and practice of human resource management. It addresses the wider issues of globalisation, transnationalism and cross-cultural approaches to management. The course will prepare you for research work in this field and, through the dissertation, you can pursue your particular interests with the support of a supervisor.

    Core modules include:

    -Comparative Employment Systems
    -Cross-cultural Management
    -International Business Strategy
    -International Personnel and Development
    -Research Methods

    You can also choose an optional module from a wide range of choices - the option can also be from another postgraduate course such as our MA in International Business or International Finance.

    This course provides you with a strong core of subjects, an interesting range of option choices and a dissertation project that encourages specialisation on a theme that particularly interests you. The study methods include lectures, seminars, case study analysis, teamwork, individual supervision for a dissertation and web-based study materials.

    Assessment combines coursework that includes reports, seminar presentations and team projects with examinations.

    Career opportunities
    Excellent for human resource practitioners who are looking to increase their skills and knowledge in a global context. You can also apply to develop your dissertation topic into an MPhil/PhD course.

    Attendance & duration
    Full-time: one year, 3 days a week (Tues, Wed & Thurs depending on options)
    Part-time: two or more years, usually a combination of day and evening teaching

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