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 this.
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 financial markets.
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 management.
Compulsory module for MSc students only
A generalist career in international organisations, more specialist employment in the finance, marketing and human resources management (HRM) sectors globally and further academic studies, eg, a PhD on an international management topic.