Masters degrees in Industrial Relations explore the relationships between groups of working people and their employers. Courses may focus on the management and role of representative organisations such as trade unions or lobbying groups.
Courses are typically taught MA and MSc degrees, though research-based MRes and MPhil programmes may also be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Business or Communication Studies.
These courses explore the relationship between staff members, business owners and government agencies, working to understand Industrial Relations from local to international scales.
This includes scrutiny of labour management, analysing trade union organisation, and exploring performance and reward management systems. Many courses offer you the opportunity to undertake an industrial placement to broaden your vocational skills. Through these you may specialise in particular industries such as the Medical and Pharma industry, the Energy Sectors, or Retail.
A Masters in this field could help you to start up your own business or provide you with suitable experience to work across a range of departments within an existing organisation. Specialist employers include trade unions, political organisations or legal agencies.
Take your Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma to the next level with a Master of Commerce (MCom). You'll take an in-depth look at an issue through completing a research thesis, gaining advanced knowledge of your subject area and thorough training in independent research.
Once complete, you'll have the tools and capabilities you need for a career in business or public policy. You'll also be able to apply for PhD study in New Zealand or overseas.
This 120-point programme will take you 12 months to complete full time, or one and a half to two years part time. You must take at least 90 points of research. This means you'll complete a research thesis made up of a literature review, data collection and analysis, and your findings. A thesis is usually 30,000–40,000 words.
If you are studying full time, you can expect a workload of 40–45 hours a week for much of the year. Part-time students will need to do around 20–24 hours of work a week so make sure you take this into account if you are working.
At the end of your Master's you can choose to continue your research and apply to do a PhD.
Make the move into higher-level study with a degree that combines the variety and structure of classroom-based courses with opportunities for research.
You'll be able to expand your expertise in one of nine subjects while taking advantage of the flexibility to study courses across a range of commerce disciplines.
Build on your Bachelor's degree to enhance your career options in business, management and government with advanced study at Victoria Business School.
Victoria Business School is among a small group of business schools worldwide that hold the 'Triple Crown' of international business education accreditations. You can be confident your qualification will stand up against the best around the world.
If you are studying full time, you can expect a workload of 40–45 hours a week for much of the year. Part-time students doing two courses per trimester will need to do around 24–28 hours of work a week. Make sure you take this into account if you are working full time.
You can estimate your workload by adding up the number of points you'll be doing. One point is roughly equal to 10–12 hours work.
This 180-point programme will take you three to four trimesters of full-time study. If you’re studying part time it usually takes six trimesters.
Within the context of the globalisation of markets and of competition, human resources are an ever more decisive factor of competitive advantage for both companies and non-profit organisations. With the progressive leveling of the fields of technological and process know-how, the individual is indeed the one true discriminating factor.
Ultimately, the individual’s competencies, motivations, innovation capabilities and overall professional performance quality determine an organisation’s success. From such a perspective, companies and institutions must equip themselves with experts capable of both fully understanding the central role of the individual and of overseeing the related managerial processes, such as: selection, hiring, training, communication, development and compensation.
On the other hand, modern human resources professionals cannot neglect the international dimension that all activities are increasingly taking on and must therefore be able, for example, to understand and handle global organisations’ diversity management dynamics and complexity profiles.
Within this framework, the Rome Business School’s Master’s Degree course in International Human Resources Management is the ideal choice for all those who wish to excel as human resources professionals in the job market at the international level, providing all the necessary knowledge, operational competencies and professional and networking opportunities on a global scale.
This Master’s Degree course is aimed at all those who are getting their first exposure to the world of human resources management or those who, although already operating in this sector, wish to acquire a more structured education and update their competencies.
The Rome Business School’s Master’s Degree course in International Human Resources Management is aimed at providing a technical-cultural training that will enable attendees to become human resources operators capable of effectively carrying out their jobs in complex organisational contexts at the international level.
Part 1 - General Management
• The company and the competitive environment
• Business strategy
• Project management
• Marketing management fundamentals
• Finance and business planning
Part 2 -Professionalising teachings
• Strategic management of human resources: approaches, trends and tools
• Job analysis and strategic planning of human resources
• Selection, hiring and retention
• Development: coaching, counselling, mentoring
• Career plan and career development
• Performance management and evaluation
• Global Compensation
• Organisational theories and development
• Industrial relations and collective bargaining
• Workplace health and safety
• International management of human resources
Part 3 - Themed Focuses
• Work psychology
• Organisational behaviour
• Leadership and team management
Part 4 - Study and research seminars
• Workforce diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity employment
• Internal communication
• Change management
• Human resources metrics
Part 5 - Special Contents
The technical/professional teaching is
• Company tours, to get to know managerial systems and players from the inside
• Artistic-cultural programmes, aimed at stimulating creativity, innovation capability and complex system understanding
• Training in interdisciplinary competencies, such as:
• Business English
• Interpersonal communication techniques and PNL
• Public speaking
Interested attendees may take part in paid intenships in numerous Countries at major companies and organisations.
The Rome Business School prizes intercultural exchange as a source of personal and professional development. Students from all continents regularly attend its courses.
The Rome Business School offers you the possibility to complete your studies in the heart of two of the most influencing cities in Europe and in the world, Paris and Barcelona. This will give you the opportunity to learn further management models and gain experience in the world’s leading business cities, thus growing as a true international manager.
The Rome Business School employs a wide array of teaching methods:
• Case study analysis
• Assisted private studying
• Guest speakers
• Company tours
• Complementary cultural initiatives
The Rome Business School’s Master’s Degree in Marketing and Communications can be attended, based upon preference, either on campus or by distance learning, with the following options:
- Full-time (from Monday to Thursday)
- Executive (on Saturday)
Rome Business School is an International Institution that has already hosted students from 140 countries.
Rome Business School employs university lecturers, company trainers, consultants, managers and entrepreneurs chosen because of their proven experience and skills. The faculty has a strong multicultural inclination, with representatives from diverse backgrounds and nationalities. It will synergistically leaves you with a patrimony of knowledge for your personal development.
Rome Business School is developing an International didactic and corporate Network, thanks to several partnerships with business schools, universities and companies.