Master's specialisation in Strategic Human Resource Management
The general aim of the Master's specialisation in Strategic Human Resource Management is to train students who are capable of scientifically analysing issues involving personnel and organisation, and who are able to think about them at the strategic level in an organisation.
Why should you choose Strategic Human Resource Management in Nijmegen?
- Multi-disciplinary approach
- Focus on social processes in the management of human resources
- Using a multiple stakeholder perspective
- Taking into account the dynamics and complex (inter) national (institutional) contexts of nowadays’ working life
- Increasing your ability to use, apply and reflect on theory and practice
- Dealing with relevant problems regarding the strategic role of HRM, both in the profit and in the services and public sector
The Master's specialisation in Human Resource Management focuses on new insights into personnel and organisation issues. This involves, among other things, using the human resources concept and resource-based staff and organisation management. In addition, topical themes are addressed such as competence management, training management and culture management. The Master's specialisation in Human Resource Management is therefore interesting for students who want to contribute to the development and implementation of personnel management in organisations in the role of adviser, scientific researcher or staff member.
Our research in this field
- Theory and action-based learning
This programme is closely associated with the research carried out within the Institute of Management Research, where the focus is on research into relationship management, institutional dynamics, decision making and innovative management. You will become familiar with both the theoretical and practical aspects of your special subject. The programme combines a thorough training in methodology with action-based learning: you apply the theory you have learned to concrete cases and learn to develop appropriate solutions. And, in our Visa Skills Lab, students use computers to make scenario analyses and simulate decision-making processes within organisations.
- Truly international
The education and research training we provide are internationally oriented. Our students have the opportunity to take part in a Master’s level project on European Human Resource Management, a cooperative venture among six leading European business schools and universities. Here, students work in a multi-cultural team and follow a consultancy in-company project in one of the six countries involved.