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Leadership roles in human resources management require familiarity with multicultural environments as they relate to developing, advancing, and rapidly changing economies. An MSc in International Human Resources Management provides graduates with the tools to tackle contemporary management strategies, policy challenges, and increased regulations in a variety of global settings. 

What is an MSc in International Human Resources Management? This Master of Science (MSc) program is unique in that it emphasizes the leadership roles in the discipline of human resources (HR) and the environment in which global companies operate and manage multinational enterprises. It provides a thorough understanding of international business by focusing on emerging HR strategies. This equips students with the tools to support the understanding and knowledge needed to develop facilitation skills. In addition to the comprehensive core curriculum, students acquire insight into sociology, comparative politics, psychology, and business law as they relate to the employment relationship and international human resources policy. The MSc addresses and provides working solutions for an extensive spectrum of challenges facing HR managers globally by providing in-depth coverage of a blend of current topics such as HR strategy, benefits, work-life balance, diversity, and employee performance and development.

Program benefits include developing a strong HR foundation and a comprehensive view of how the field has developed internationally. Students deal with the challenges of globally managing people through the use of advanced leadership techniques and business policy methods, which are often utilized immediately upon learning them.

The curriculum is one year in length, with a wide variation of tuition and fees depending on the individual program. Students interested in this program should evaluate the diverse options and choose the one that best aligns with their professional, personal, and financial aims.

Upon graduation, students successfully secure leadership roles in international employment relations, HR management, organizational development, employee development, staffing, compensation and benefits, and research.

Opportunities exist for completing this program either on-campus or online. Regardless of which format students choose, many virtual learning programs offer full and open access to other class members through live chat, discussion forums, and virtual tutorials. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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13 Results in International Human Resource Management

Kingston University London

Our International Human Resource Management MSc course gives you a deep insight into the strategies and techniques multinationals use to solve HRM issues when their emplo ... [+]

Choose Kingston's International Human Resource Management MSc

Our International Human Resource Management MSc course gives you a deep insight into the strategies and techniques multinationals use to solve HRM issues when their employees work across multiple countries and leave you with a respected academic qualification. The course has been designed to meet employers' needs and gives you the tools you need to succeed in senior human resources roles, executive training and development roles.

Key features

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Therefore, students who successfully complete the programme will receive both the CIPD and CMI professional qualifications in addition to the University qualification. You will automatically become a member of the CMI at the start of the programme and are expected to join as a CIPD student member. Kingston Business School has 30 years' experience of running human resources programmes. Our International HRM MSc programme is ranked eighth in the UK and was considered one of the best HRM masters programmes in western Europe in 2015 by the Eduniversal Masters Ranking (which covers 1,000 business schools in 153 countries in the world). Notable alumni. Excellent networking opportunities. From Research to Practice seminar series (co-presented by an HR academic and HR practitioner), jointly organised with the CIPD and delivered by leading HR managers, recruitment specialists and talent and development consultants alongside Kingston's own expert academics. Programmes taught by Kingston University's expert staff and leading researchers, alongside many guest... [-]
United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Abertay University

This course offers you an opportunity to study and be able to implement HRM policies and practices that take into account influences from different stakeholders and insti ... [+]

Led by Professor Mohamed Branine, an eminent academic authority in the field of International HRM, this CIPD-accredited programme is focused on contemporary practice ensuring you’ll develop the knowledge, understanding and skills you’ll need to deal effectively, systematically and creatively with the issues and problems of people management that organisations face.

Covering a wide range of HRM strategies, policies and procedures that organisations need to manage their employees in a global context, you’ll also develop an understanding of the differences between HRM practices and employment systems of varying countries and multinational companies, and how they are influenced by economic, political and social factors.... [-]

United Kingdom Dundee
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Stirling

Our postgraduate International Human Resources Management (HRM) course builds on core human resource management theory and practice to examine the unique factors and cult ... [+]

Overview

Our postgraduate International Human Resources Management (HRM) course builds on core human resource management theory and practice to examine the unique factors and cultural sensitivities associated with multinational operations.

Throughout our MSc, you’ll explore contemporary debates on HR management practices and examine the approaches employers take to human resource management. You’ll gain an understanding of what is required to develop local and global HR systems that consider corporate social responsibility, innovation and participatory practices.

This course provides a critical academic assessment of the approaches international employers take to HRM. There’s a focus on understanding how responsibility and sustainability impact on HR management, as well as exploring how organisations influence HR practices.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
London South Bank University

Focus on business and human resource management in an international context. Opportunity for a relevant industry placement. ... [+]

MSc International Business Management with Human Resource Management provides a systematic, comprehensive, in-depth study of international business and marketing. You'll develop the ability to critically evaluate and appraise existing theories and ideas about changes taking place in the world of international business. You'll also build an awareness and understanding of how different cultural attitudes and beliefs shape the international business environment in different regions of the world.

You'll learn to use scientific research techniques to engage in independent investigation, building knowledge and understanding of particular issues that are the forefront of the different areas covered by the degree.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
19 years
Campus
Grenoble Ecole de Management

This program provides students with a deep understanding of global HR management and an insight into the impact and challenges of digital transformation on HR today. ... [+]

Overview Program Duration: One academic year (on campus) + Final Management Project (12 months) Degree Level: Master (120 ECTS credits) Entry Requirements: Bachelor-level undergraduate degree in any subject. Fluency in English Full Program Fees: € 19,450 Objectives

This program provides students with a deep understanding of global HR management and an insight into the impact and challenges of digital transformation on HR today.

Our mission: To equip managers with the tools and knowledge to work in HR anywhere in the world, in any company. These managers will have with the skills to boost corporate performance through the effective management of the company’s workforce and the ability to adapt their organization for the future, both on a human and on a digital level.... [-]

France Grenoble
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
IPAG Business School

This course is open to Business and non-Business graduates willing to specialize in International HRM. ... [+]

This course is open to Business and non-Business graduates willing to specialize in International HRM.

The aims of the programme are:

Acquire expertise in HR Management Obtain leadership skills to perform as a Strategic Business Partner Develop skills and knowledge to act as a change agent within an organization Understand and master the main functional areas and core competencies of HR Learn how to manage and retain talent in a global environment across borders and cultures

Industry visits, HR seminars, and mandatory internship are included in the programme as well as the core Business and HR specialization modules.

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France Nice Paris
September 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
GCU - Glasgow School for Business and Society

Develop the knowledge & skills for a professional career in global & multicultural organisations. Accredited by the CIPD, recognised by the SHRM & with mutual ... [+]

Organisations thrive on the strength of their people. As a human resource, people manager, you play an essential role. GCU's MSc Human Resources Management prepares you for the ethical, cultural, legal, operational and strategic aspects of human resource management - while giving you a global outlook and an understanding of responsible leadership. This way you'll be ready for success - and support the common good to make a positive impact.

The programme is one of only several in the UK to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and aligned to the US Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) standards. It's available on a part-time and full-time basis, offering flexibility for career-focused professionals and recent graduates alike.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
University of Salford

This advanced level programme provides applicants with the requisite knowledge and skills to work in a broad range of HR roles in an international context. ... [+]

In Brief: Provides students with a broad range of HRM skills to work in an international environment Taught by subject area experts Enhance your employability by developing the skills needed to motivate, manage and reward employees International students can apply Course Summary

This advanced level programme provides applicants with the requisite knowledge and skills to work in a broad range of HR roles in an international context.

Course Structure

Modules may include:

HRM and Development in a Global Context, Comparative Employment Relations and Law, Resourcing for Higher Performance, Developing Strategic Leadership Skills and Business Innovation Project (various options including work placements and dissertation).... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Strathclyde Business School

This course will help you to develop an understanding of how and why human resource policies and practices differ across the world. You’ll examine how international compa ... [+]

Why this course?

This course will help you to develop an understanding of how and why human resource policies and practices differ across the world. You’ll examine how international companies address these challenges.

The course allows you to consider these issues critically. It also encourages you to think more practically about the skills required to manage in an international context.

The programme will provide you with:

a good understanding of theoretical debates and policy issues affecting human resource management in the global context an awareness of the range of possible national and regional models for the management of human resources within the globalised economy an appreciation of the impact of local cultural and institutional influences on the practices of global organisations good working knowledge of the skills required to manage in an international context an understanding of how multinational organisations can best mobilise a culturally diverse workforce ... [-]
United Kingdom Glasgow
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Manchester Metropolitan University

Globalisation and an ever-changing economic landscape are introducing new opportunities and practices to effective Human Resource Management (HRM). Our MSc in Internation ... [+]

Overview

Globalisation and an ever-changing economic landscape are introducing new opportunities and practices to effective Human Resource Management (HRM). Our MSc in International Human Resource Management will develop your understanding of real-world HR issues, developing your knowledge and practical skills, with a focus on how a strategic approach to HR can add value to organisations across the globe.

This course is particularly suitable if some, or all, of your career, will involve working outside the UK or if you have an interest in global employment issues. Our MSc International HRM is fully accredited by the UK professional body (CIPD) and leads directly to Associate Membership.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Edinburgh Business School

Globalisation and a shifting economic landscape are introducing new opportunities and practices to effective HR management. Our MSc in International Human Resource Manage ... [+]

Globalisation and a shifting economic landscape are introducing new opportunities and practices to effective HR management. Our MSc in International Human Resource Management will develop your understanding of real-world HR issues and equip you with the necessary skills to operate across national borders as a human resources professional.

Programme overview

Based on the success of our MSc in Human Resource Management, the recently introduced MSc in International Human Resource Management provides managers key practical, theoretical and research skills specific to the demands of working for multinational organisations and across national borders. On this MSc, you will gain an understanding of the key theories in HRM, an in-depth knowledge of specific IHRM practices, as well as an understanding of international personnel management issues.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Rennes School of Business

The MSc in International HRM trains future top-level international human resource managers. It provides the future manager with the wide-ranging and highly developed skil ... [+]

Master of Science in International Human Resource Management

Upon successful completion of the MSc International Human Resource Management (MSc IHRM) programme, students will be able to:

make an immediate and effective contribution to the Human Resource function within the organisation by attracting, retaining and developing people needed for organisational success, assess how the wider business environment impacts upon the international organisation and influence change within their organisations, plan and review their personal development, demonstrate competence in a wide range of generic and specific professional skills, formulate and execute a personal business plan. ... [-]
France Rennes-en-Grenouilles
September 2019
Full-time
16 months
Campus
Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester

Advancing technology means the world is getting smaller. Put your HR career on the global stage with a degree that focuses on managing people across borders and putting h ... [+]

Advancing technology means the world is getting smaller. Put your HR career on the global stage with a degree that focuses on managing people across borders and putting human resources into an international context.

With more and more people working for international corporations or global international supply chains, the study of international human resources and industrial relations is becoming ever more important. The increasing globalisation of the economy and pan-national employment legislation also means the ability to compare processes and practices across continents is a sought-after skill.

It gives you an understanding of the differences between the employment practices and industrial relations systems of varying countries and multinationals, and how they are influenced by social and economic factors. You also look at the influence of economic integration on changing systems of employment and industrial relations.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus