University of Ulster (London and Birmingham)

MSc International Business with Human Resource Management

The MSc International Business with Human Resource Management (HRM) programme allows you to acquire mastery of both the macro and micro contexts of international business with a keener focus on a human resource management context. More specifically, you would enhance your ability to acquire, develop, and integrate international business theory whilst developing the skills to apply such theories in terms of international business practice and a greater appreciation of human resource management matters in international business.

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, whilst the Applied Research Project option enables students to apply the theoretical concepts encountered on the MSc International Business with HRM programme to an international business matter.

This programme is also available as MSc International Business with HRM with Advanced Practice, which includes either an internship or project,

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements

  • A 2:2 (second class) honours degree or International equivalent

Non-standard entry

  • In exceptional circumstances, if you do not meet the entry requirements above but have substantial and significant experiential learning, you may be able to apply as a non-standard applicant.

Alternatively, you may be eligible to study our Extended MSc International Business with Human Resource Management which integrates our Graduate Certificate programme to allow entry for students with equivalent to a standard degree (third class, pass or ordinary). Upon successfully completing the Pre-masters Graduate Certificate with a minimum overall mark of 50%, you will be guaranteed progression on to the MSc International Business with HRM.

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

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

And one of the following modules:

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

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