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  • International students: Due to high volumes, any international applications received after 25 June can't be considered for September 2021 entry. You are welcome to apply for the next available intake (details below).
 

Course overview

If you want to build your knowledge and experience of international business and human resource management (HRM) for your career as a future business leader, then this course is for you.

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You gain an understanding of the complex and changing context of HRM, and the importance of organisational culture, resilience and sustainability in turbulent business environments in an international context.

You develop an awareness of contemporary HRM issues in readiness for being a future-thinking practitioner with cutting-edge knowledge of human resource developments.

 

Course details

You develop your understanding of strategic and change management alongside cross-cultural and international aspects of business. You reflect on the main functional areas of international business and integrate theoretical knowledge with practical enterprise skills in a global context as well as developing strategic thinking in human resource management.

Course structure

Core modules

Business Research Methods

This module develops your awareness and understanding of the factors that impact research design for business and management students. You explore the ethical principles underpinning business research, research methodologies, data type, collection and analysis, research methods and how to present a research proposal and dissertation.

Developing Self and Others

Using a range of self-diagnostic tools to evaluate your personal strengths and areas for development, you develop a strong sense of awareness of your own skills and values and are introduced to a range of alternative debates on individual, group, leader and organisational behaviour. The skills developed will help your ability to perform effectively over time, with an awareness of differing cultural contexts and operating environments.

Dissertation

You will integrate your learning and development and synthesise knowledge and understanding of theory and practice through its application to organisational issues, which are demonstrably concerned with development within the organisation. You are supported throughout the process by a supervising tutor who will monitor progress and ensure that you are appraised of your on-going performance. Usually the dissertation should be completed within one year.

Global Business Environment: Culture, Management and the Economy

You develop a critical understanding of the international business environment, concentrating particularly on the impact of cultural differences on individuals and organisations, and the effects of developments in the global economy. Teaching on the module is divided into two parts. The cultural aspects look at topics such as the nature of culture and its implications for management, communication, conflict and negotiation. The economics part develops the tools needed to analyse some of the principal issues facing business in the global economy, for example, international trade, economic development and growth, shifts in world economic activity and the effects of policies on the environment.

Human Resource Planning

Effective organisations need to develop a strategic approach to the attraction and retention of staff, analysing their key employment markets and gaining an understanding of their dynamics so as to enable them to compete more effectively, both now and in the future. Indeed, human resource planning to enable an organisation to meet its future demand for skills is an increasingly important HR role. This module focuses on the practical and strategic aspects of the key HRP processes including recruitment and selection, employee retention and employee release.

Learning and Development

This module aims to facilitate an informed critical examination of the concepts relevant to the discipline of human resource development, and develop the professional competence required to perform effectively in roles associated with the design, delivery and evaluation of learning and development.

Managing in a Challenging Environment

You develop a systematic understanding of the nature of organisations and how they function and a critical awareness of the current challenges facing contemporary organisations. You are encouraged to critically reflect on the leadership skills and values required to better support organisations through the difficult challenges they may encounter.

 

Modules offered may vary.

 

How you learn

This programme enables you to develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of international management and broad human resource management themes as well as a range of practical, professional and key transferable skills.

  • Interactive classroom sessions deliver the relevant subject knowledge and allow you to explore and apply theory to real examples.
  • You engage in group work, class debate, employer projects, case studies analysis and research.
  • The dissertation requires the use of a range of cognitive and intellectual skills and you need to demonstrate the ability to produce a substantial piece of self-directed work.

How you are assessed

The assessment strategy has been designed to assess your subject-specific knowledge, cognitive and intellectual skills and transferable skills applicable to the workplace. The strategy ensures that you are provided with opportunities for feedback to assess your learning and guide you with the final assessments for each module.

The assessments include assignments, business reports, case studies, presentations, a research proposal and literature review, and the production of a dissertation. The assessments may include individual or group essays or reports.

 
 

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement is one of the following:

  • an honours degree (at least a 2:2)
  • a post-experience or professional qualification
  • equivalent qualifications (including international qualifications).

For EU and international students, an IELTS score (or equivalent) of 6.

For general information please see our overview of entry requirements

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Employability

Career opportunities

Successful completion of this programme opens up opportunities in international business and human resource management.

 

Information for international applicants

Qualifications

International applicants - find out what qualifications you need by selecting your country below.

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Full-time

2021/22 entry

Fee for UK applicants
£6,100 a year

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Fee for international applicants
£13,000 a year

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  • Length: 1 year (September start) or 16 months (January start)
  • Attendance: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons - both semesters. Classes usually run from 12.00pm and can finish any time up to 8.00pm
  • Start date: September or January
  • Semester dates

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Part-time

2021/22 entry

Fee for UK applicants
£680 for each 20 credits

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  • Length: 2 years; September and January intake
  • Attendance: Year 1: Tuesday (12.00pm to 8.00pm) Year 2: Thursday (12.00pm to 8.00pm)
  • Start date: September or January
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