Ulster University (London and Birmingham)

Extended MSc International Business with Human Resource Management with Advanced Practice

The Extended MSc International Business with Human Resource Management (HRM) integrates the stand-alone Graduate Certificate programme to allow entry for students with equivalent to a standard degree (third class, pass or ordinary).

The Graduate Certificate is a preparatory course that will provide you with a solid foundation in the skills needed for progression onto the MSc International Business with HRM stage.

Students, who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate stage with a minimum overall average mark of 50%, will be in a position to progress directly to the MSc International Business with HRM stage.

This programme is also available as Extended MSc International Business with Human Resource Management with Advanced Practice, which includes either an internship or project.

Successful completion of the eight taught modules of the MSc International Business with HRM will allow you to acquire mastery of both the macro and micro contexts of international business with a keener focus on a human resource management context.

Your final piece of work, either the Dissertation or Research Project, offers you the opportunity to investigate an area of human resource management relevant to international business. The Masters’ Dissertation option provides the opportunity to conceive, design and satisfactorily implement a substantial research project within the broad subject area of international business and HRM. The Applied Research Project option enables students to apply the theoretical concepts encountered on the MSc International Business with HRM programme.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements

  • A third class or pass in a bachelors degree in any discipline, or equivalent; or
  • A pass in a non-honours degree with any classification in any discipline, or equivalent; or
  • 3-year Diploma (DAZhuan) or equivalent (China only)

English language requirements

Applicants must satisfy our general entry requirements as well as meeting specific requirements.

  • You will need to provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade 4 – previously grade C – or equivalent).

The general entry requirements are any of the following:

  • IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent
  • HKDSE English Language – Grade 4 overall with no less than 3 in any of the 4 sub-skills
  • Indian Standard XII English – Minimum of 70% (in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Indian Certificate in Secondary Education (ICSE) only)
  • WAEC – C6

If you do not have the required IELTS, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional programmes.

  • If you have IELTS 5.5, with a maximum score of 5.0, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional Standard programme.
  • If you have IELTS 5.0, with a maximum score of 4.5, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional Plus programme.

Career Prospects

Student and employer needs are reflected in the development of this programme and evidenced in the career destinations and further development of our graduates. The nature of the provision is such that it equips individuals for employment in a wide range of international roles within the public and private sectors and a number of graduates are successful in gaining promotion in their chosen fields or alter their career paths on successful completion of the MSc International Business with HRM. Students taking this course would have particular insight on managing and leading teams as well as applying HRM theories and concepts in an international context.

A number of graduates from the MSc International Business programme have progressed to undertake doctoral studies.

Course Details

All modules are core and 15 credits unless specified.

Advanced Practice

The compulsory Advanced Practice element of this programme takes place after the taught modules at the Masters’ stage

  • undertake a 15-week long internship, or applied consulting project, working with a real organisation on a live business problem
  • gain experience of the workplace environment and/or practical experience of the “real-world” issues faced by those currently engaged in international business
  • put learning into practice and hence, enhance your employability
  • gain enhanced knowledge of the workplace which will facilitate the completion of your Dissertation or the Applied Research Project.

Please note if you undertake an internship this may be paid or unpaid.

Progressing on to MSc International Business

The pass mark for the Graduate Certificate modules is 40% in each module. Upon successfully completing the Graduate Certificate with an overall minimum average mark of 50% across all modules studied and passed, you will be guaranteed progression onto the MSc International Business.

Graduate Certificate

Research Methods for Postgraduate Studies (20 credits)
Academic Essentials (20 credits)
Enterprise Development (20 credits)

MSc International Business with Human Resource Management

Level 7 MSc Workshop (0 credits)
Global Business in Context
International Finance
Global Marketing & Sales Development
Managing and Leading People in International Organisations
International HRM
Global Strategy Development & Implementation
International Business Research Skills
International Entrepreneurship

With Internship

Internship & Professional Development Project (60 credits)

Without Internship

Applied Consulting Project (60 credits)

And one of the following modules:

Dissertation (60 credits)
Applied Research Project (60 credits)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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