The University is currently undertaking a review of the curriculum of this programme. This will mean that the content and structure of the programme will be different from that described below. Please contact us for more information
This specialist pathway will enable you to engage in a critical dialogue about the strategic importance of human resource management (HRM) in international firms, and gain insights into contemporary issues in HRM, such as diversity management, talent management and E-HRM. You will be taught by staff from both research and practice backgrounds.
The business context for managing human resources has
changed significantly in recent years due to economic, political, social and
technological forces. Competition in global business has led to significant
interest and research into which HRM policies and practices lead to enhanced
organisational performance. Another area of strategic focus for HRM, within
multinational companies in particular, is the ease and speed at which knowledge
can be developed and disseminated.
This course will provide you with internationally applicable
business skills, particularly in HRM, which have become essential for business
leaders in the current market. You will develop your analytical skills,
creativity and independent thinking about the way in which HRM can shape
organisational performance in the context of continuous change and the
globalisation of business.
This course will develop your skills and knowledge in
international business across a range of areas including finance, and prepare
you for work in an international organisation.
During this course you will develop your understanding of
the theory and practice of different research methods, both quantitative and
qualitative, in business. You will learn to assess how the external business
environment will affect your business, and develop strategies for responding to
You will complete an investment portfolio exercise which
will help to develop your knowledge of international finance, and an insight
into the challenges facing bankers, policy makers, regulators and investors in
The business environment is very much international these
days, which makes global and inter cultural working a reality. Businesses need
to be effective at managing people from an international perspective, during
this course you will look at organisation behaviour and human resources
management with a focus on the continuous change and the increasing
globalisation of business and management practice.
You will also examine what it means to be a human resource
professional, and the contribution that this area makes to organisational
performance. You will also develop a critical perspective on contemporary human
resources management within global business.
As an MSc student, you will be required to complete a dissertation
which will allow you to apply all the understanding, knowledge, analytical and
conceptual tools that you have gained from your modules.
Students will also have the option to take a module of their
choice which might focus on ethics, managing a diverse workforce or project