Taught course

International Human Resource Management

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · Business Management
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good upper second class honours degree or equivalent in any subject. Some basic quantitative skills and some elementary prior knowledge of accounting would be an advantage.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This research-led programme demonstrates the central importance of professional international human resource management and employment relations to successful and socially responsible business.

This programme combines a critical analysis of cutting-edge theoretical debates with the study of practical applications for managing people in an international setting. You will examine topics such as how globalisation impacts on migrant workforces and what this means for people management; how to understand and analyse complex international employment statistics; how to assess and develop fair and rigorous payment systems suitable for multinational corporations; why expatriate employees often return before the end of their assignment and what steps can be taken to improve their experience and performance and best practice for managing diverse and culturally distinct workforces.

If you wish to pursue a career in people management, people resourcing or employee representation, this programme is for you. No previous experience of human resource management is necessary.

You will be taught by leading academics who have advised leading industries and public services (e.g. BBC, TUC, Acas, Department of Constitutional Affairs, Equal Opportunities Commission, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Arts Council England) on a wide range of equality and diversity issues in the workplace.

This programme will:

  • Demonstrate the central importance of professional international human resource management and employment relations to successful and socially responsible business
  • Provide an insight into the key theories, policies and practices of international HR
  • Enable you to develop the skills to be able to appraise complex and contradictory areas of knowledge
  • Enable you evaluate the appropriateness of the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods in particular contexts.
  • Allow you to develop a range of personal skills including presentation, argumentation, evaluation, problem solving, teamwork, self-appraisal, and autonomy in the planning and management of learning.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
James Boote
Email
j.boote@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 8570