The programme provides you with a detailed understanding of modern business principles, techniques and contextual conditions, paying particular attention to human resource management.
Why this programme
◾This programme is designed to enable you to evaluate theories of contemporary human resource management and to understand and prepare for the challenges of managing in culturally diverse and fluid business contexts. ◾This programme is designed to enable you to evaluate theories of contemporary human resource management and to understand and prepare for the challenges of managing in culturally diverse and fluid business contexts. ◾The increased importance of people management has been recognised in business and that it has the potential to create and sustain competitive advantage in organisations. The programme provides students with an advantage in the labour market and employers highly skilled and knowledgeable employees who have an appreciation of the fields within general management but who also have specialist knowledge in human resource management.
You will take a series of core and optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a project, dealing with a topical management issue. There are also non-assessed, compulsory workshop programmes, involving participation in a series of reflective learning exercises that include induction events, strategic case analyses and debates. The taught courses comprise a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, simulations, fieldwork and project work, both in groups and individually.
Core courses ◾Business management and decision making ◾Contemporary issues in human resources management ◾Delivering performance ◾Financial information management ◾Marketing management ◾People in organisations ◾Strategic management.
Optional courses ◾Business environment in China ◾Influencing skills ◾Learning and development ◾Managing diversity in organisations.
MSc programmes emphasise reflective learning, active participation, and the development of interpretive, evaluative and problem-solving abilities which provide benefits for employers and enhance the career prospects of our graduates. As a graduate of this programme you will be able to show initiative, take personal responsibility, demonstrate leadership potential, and adapt to changing circumstances. Some international companies which have appointed our graduates include Siemens, Citigroup, and Procter and Gamble.
Our dedicated College of Social Sciences Employability Officer works with students to enhance their employability.