Full-time - 1 year plus dissertation
Building upon the expertise available in the University, the programme focuses on the management of human resources in international companies and the issues associated with the management of international staff. Members of the programme are also encouraged to develop research skills in a business environment through the Masters dissertation, which represents the culmination of the programme.
A distinctive feature of the full-time Human Resources MSc programme´s learning experience is that for half of the modules per semester students will probably share classes with practising HR professionals following the part-time Masters route. These students, typically aged 25 - 35, work in HR departments in London while studying for the professional CIPD qualification. This exposure to HR professionals considerably enhances the learning experience.
To apply for a Taught Masters postgraduate course at LSBU you need one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580 (Paper) or 237 (Computer) or 90 (Internet)
- Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto, average 6.0-6.9 (old grading system), or 1.5 in new grading system
For Postgraduate Diploma and Masters courses the normal entry qualification is an Honours degree or equivalent. For some Postgraduate Diplomas alternative qualifications are accepted along with relevant work experience. The University considers each application on its merits and is prepared to admit candidates who can demonstrate they have reached the normal entry requirements on the basis of prior experiential learning.
The full-time International Human Resources MSc programme is designed for graduates of any discipline who intend to develop a career in global business in the area of Human Resource Management, or in any area of management which places a high priority on the exercise of people management skills.
Management and leading people
The fundamentals of International Management
International employment relations
International human resource management
Strategic international human resource management
Research methods including a residential weekend
The course gives a good grounding in HR issues, theories and practice, and several modules are based on the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Professional Standards. Successful students can enter a variety of HR roles, particularly in the international market.
Recent guest lectures include: CIPD Annual Lecture 2007 – Alison Bartholomew, National Health Service Litigation Authority and managing the Risk of People in Organisations.
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course.
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