De Montfort University

MSc International Business and Human Resource Management

People are an organization's most important asset; maximizing their potential is key to a business’ success. On this course, you will learn how you can play a key role in developing, reinforcing and changing the culture of an organisation through effective management of human resources and creation of sound business strategy.  

In-depth study of practice and contemporary theories will equip you with an advanced knowledge of management principles in business and HR. We will take the study of management and organisations from its historical roots to the present day, and, using real-life examples, we will teach you to critically analyse organisational development and the possible consequences on human resource management.  

The international aspect to the course allows you to explore the complexities of management within organisations that operate and trade across multiple countries, and gain an understanding of management in a global context. Learn how to look at company accounts from both the shareholder and the company perspectives, and discover the importance of organisational culture and identity. You will also evaluate the impact that external affairs can have on organisational strategy and behaviour. 

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification.
  • Applications from those without formal qualifications but with significant professional experience in business or human resource management will be considered individually.
  • If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

Career Prospects

career opportunities after completing MSc International Business and Human Resource Management

  • Advertising Representative.
  • Author.
  • Benefits Coordinator.
  • Career Counsellor.
  • Compensation Analyst.
  • Corporate Trainer.
  • Editor/Publisher.
  • Employee Relations Manager.

Course Details

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. You will typically have up to 14 hours contact hours of teaching most weeks for semester 1 and 2. Teaching is through a mix of lecturers, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activities is shown in each module description.

In addition each module provides a 2 hour surgery each week available for individual consultation with the lecturer. You may also have some scheduled meetings with your programme leader, personal tutor, and/or careers throughout the year to discuss your academic progress and personal development.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to make regular use of our on-line resources, participate in classroom discussions including on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study, revision and reflection for approximately 24 hours per work during semester 1 and 2.

In semester 3, you will undertake independent research for your dissertation and again should typically allow around 38 hours per week for this. You will be allocated a dedicated academic supervisor to support you, who you will be able to contact on a regular basis.

Course Modules

Accounting for Managers
Critical Management in a Global Context
People Management and Organisation
Research Methods
International Strategic Management, Markets and Resources
International Human Resource Management

Optional modules

Plus two options from the following:
Business Creation and Innovation
Globalisation
Managing Employment Relations
Managing Organisational Change
Global Outsourcing Offshoring
Dissertation

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