Top-up your existing qualification to a valuable Masters degree in just one year. Our course will suit you if you already hold the advanced level CIPD qualification of professional practitioner standards awards or a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. You can study with us while continuing to work.
In our rapidly-changing business world, human resource managers have an ever-widening remit. Increasingly, organisations want to measure their effectiveness globally, rather than locally, and take strategic decisions that influence their overall structure and function. HR professionals will be involved in much of this work.
This academically rigorous course provides a sound basis for taking on senior HR roles. It focuses on how the global marketplace impacts upon labour markets, looking particularly at the changing nature of employment after the worldwide credit crunch.
Our team at Lord Ashcroft International Business School believes that managers learn with and from each other to find solutions to real-life problems at work. That's why we encourage participative learning methods and work-based assignments so that it's not just you who benefits from your development, but also your employer.
Our course is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the UK's most credible specialist human resources training and awarding body.
While you’re here, you’ll benefit from state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, study areas, campus libraries with online databases containing professional journals, plus our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) through which you can access study resources and help.
Chelmsford: Semester 1: two three-day teaching blocks; Semester 2: one two-day teaching block plus independent study Cambridge: Trimester 3 (June): one three-day teaching block plus independent study; Semester 2 (February): HRM in the Global Context plus independent study
Your qualification will be recognised by CIPD, the UK's most credible specialist human resources training and awarding body.
Our course has a strong focus on the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in human resource management. It’s essential if you’re preparing for, or aspiring to, managerial roles in HR either in UK or overseas.
Modules & assessment
Cambridge trimester 3 (June): Three-day teaching-block plus independent study support from dissertation supervisor
Cambridge semester 2 (February): HRM in the Global Context plus independent study with support from dissertation supervisor
Chelmsford semester 1 (September): Two three-day teaching blocks: HRM Strategy in a Competitive Environment and HRD in an International Environment
Chelmsford semester (2 February): One two-day teaching block plus independent study support from dissertation supervisor
We’ll asses your progress through modular assignments that incorporate written reports and essays, oral presentations, case study analysis, exams and a portfolio.
The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.
Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.
What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.
We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.