International Human Resource Management (HRM) MA 2017-18

This course also available for 2016-17 entry

 

About the course

The overall aim of the course is to educate you as a Human Resource Manager in an international context and improve the quality of your professional development. You are encouraged to develop critical reflection and a range of skills and techniques specific to international human resource management. The course will focus on the development of relevant personal and interpersonal skills in preparation for a future professional career in people management in a global workplace.

This course offers you a relevant blend of HRM related modules, including a general introduction to the major aspects of HRM and related international issues, such as managing diversity and inclusivity, in addition to HRM strategy and inter-cultural management. You will also have the opportunity to work with tutors who are extremely experienced in delivering Master's level courses both in the UK and overseas.

Listen to what our students and staff have to say about postgraduate study at Huddersfield in our course and subject videos.


Start date:
18 / 09 / 2017

Duration:

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

• You will normally have a good relevant first degree or equivalent in a subject related to the study of people, e.g. a degree in Human Resource Management (HRM), Business Management, Marketing or Business Administration.

• International students should also refer to the University website for minimum English language entry requirements.

Contact:

Telephone: 01484 472956
E-mail: sbuscourseadmin@hud.ac.uk

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Places available:
30 (this number may be subject to change)

Location:
Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

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Course content

Term One :

International Human Resource Management

This module explores human resource management emphasising the international dimension. Differing national cultures and an increasingly globalised economy are key aspects of the module.

The module examines the wider context in which IHRM initiatives are set in a wide range of different countries and cultural contexts. There is a strong focus on the strategies and practices of multinational corporations as well as a range of public, private and voluntary organisations. Assessment is by an individual assignment.


Managing People in Organisations (F/T)

Managing People in Organisations is an extremely practical module which introduces critically analyses and evaluates key elements of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour to enable effective deployment of people within organisations. A strategic exploration of the global context within which people work and are managed is also carried out through a range of organisational behaviour concepts and theories.


International Business Environment

This module looks at of the international business environment and how various institutional contexts and factors such as political, economic and social factors have influenced, and continue to influence international business. This module is designed to develop/widen the knowledge and understanding of the major issues that businesses are confronted with when operating in international markets.

Term One and Two:

Term Two:

Human Resource Strategy

The ways that people are managed have a big influence on organisational performance yet many organisations still fail to connect human resource management to business strategy. This module first examines the main HRM practices before examining how HRM can be linked to business strategy. Module assessment is through a single individual assignment.


Corporate Responsibility & Governance

The aim of this module is to enable your understanding of the theory and practice of corporate governance and how this interfaces with ethical issues involving stakeholders in corporations. It attempts to achieve this through a mix of seminars, cases, and exercises that promote critical and reflective debate.


Research Methods and Techniques

This module is a designed to prepare you for your Dissertation.  The module covers issues such as choosing your topic, how to find out what is already known about your area of interest and qualitative and quantitative research design.  The module is assessed through the completion of a literature review and proposal for your dissertation.  You will be supported both by the module team and an individually assigned supervisor.

Term Three:

Postgraduate Dissertation

The dissertation is an in-depth piece of individual research on a topic of your own choice in an approved domain. It is expected that the you will select a research topic which corresponds to your own particular interests which will allow you to develop a more specialised knowledge and understanding of this area. The Dissertation will involve a review of the literature, research design, appropriate data collection and data analysis. The Dissertation will also draw conclusions and make recommendations where appropriate and the interpretation and evaluation of the findings will be reported to a high professional standard. 

Most modules are offered as 2-hour seminars, normally scheduled during the day. Some modules are also delivered in blocks of teaching.

Important information

We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.

We review all optional modules each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let students know in good time the options available for them to choose for the following year.

We will only change core modules for a course if it is necessary for us to do so, for example to maintain course accreditation. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before you begin the relevant academic year.

Sometimes we have to make changes to other aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. Again, we will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before the relevant academic year. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.

When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.

Career opportunities

Successful completion of this course will prepare you for a leadership role in international human resource management in the UK or overseas.

For advice and guidance on your postgraduate study options join us at our next Postgraduate Study Fair.

Professional links and accreditations

The Business School is an official HE Partner of the CMI and we hold a number of joint events, including workshops, guest lectures and an Annual Prestigious Lecture on campus. We are a well-established CIPD Approved Centre and our links with the West Yorkshire CIPD branch offer you additional advice, mentoring and networking opportunities from the profession.

We are a CIPD Approved Centre and our links with the West Yorkshire CIPD branch offer additional advice, mentoring and networking opportunities from the profession.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods are designed to enable you to acquire the wide range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the practice of international HRM and multinational enterprises. The learning experience will reflect your different learning styles and strengths in addition to the varying topics studied.

There is a strong emphasis on formative assessment and you are encouraged to be independent in developing your own skills and learning.

Full use of relevant technology is made to support the more traditional classroom format.

Assessment strategies have been designed to allow you to demonstrate an understanding of HRM concepts and ideas. These strategies may include, for example, individual assignments, group projects, learning logs and portfolios, presentations, case studies, exams and a dissertation.

Facilities

The £17m Business School is the most eco-friendly building on campus. It's a state-of-the art facility and provides you with a modern, professional environment in which to learn and develop.

All teaching rooms are high quality and the school has a number of computer labs for teaching or for students' individual or group use. You'll have comprehensive access to online resources through Unilearn, an online learning environment which gives access to all the study materials you'll need.

The Street Café is a perfect area for socialising, networking and relaxation over a wide range of fresh food, hot and cold drinks and free wi-fi. Set in landscaped grounds by the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, the Business School is in close proximity to the Library and Student Central which offers a number of places to eat, areas to socialise with friends, the Students' Union, student services and modern sporting and fitness facilities.

Our Learning Development Group can provide advice you on how to improve your academic work including writing assignments, referencing, research skills, presentation skills and time management. There are also specialist learning advisors for international students who can help with a range of skills including academic English and language support.

How much will it cost me?

In 2017/18, the full-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate students at the University of Huddersfield will generally be £5,100 (see Fees and Finance for exceptions). Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).

If you are interested in studying with us on a part-time basis, please visit our Fees and Finance pages for part-time fee information.

If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Additional routes

Research degrees are also available in this area. Contact us for details.

Interim Awards A Master's course is 180 Master's level credits, which would normally take one calendar year full-time study. Interim awards are available at Postgraduate Certificate level or Postgraduate Diploma level should you decide to exit the course early.

Please contact us for details of the credits required for these interim awards.

Other information

For advice and guidance on your postgraduate study options join us at our next Postgraduate Study Fair.

Listen to what our students and staff have to say about postgraduate study at Huddersfield in our course and subject videos.

International

If you are an international student (including EU) you can check if you meet our entry requirements (both academic and English language) by visiting our country pages.

If you do not meet the entry requirements you can consider completing a degree preparation programme (if you are from a country outside of the EU) at the University's International Study Centre (ISC). You can call the ISC on +44 (0) 1273 339333 to discuss your options. You can also complete the online application form or to ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers.

If your English language is not at the required level (IELTS 6.0 overall), we have a range of Pre-Sessional English programmes that you can enrol on before starting your degree programme. You will not need to take an IELTS test after completing one of our Pre-Sessional English programmes.

How to apply

Research community

Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff are contributing to the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry and the professions. For more information, see the Research section of our website

HR practitioners and students may be interested particularly in the Business School's Talent, Diversity and Development Research Group


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