Global Human Resource Management (MSc)

University of Portsmouth the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time

Course starts
January, May, September

International course fees
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About Global Human Resource Management at University of Portsmouth

Overview

Globalisation is creating companies that are more diverse and international than ever before, and with this comes a new set of considerations that employers must face. Enter global human resource management. From recruitment to retention, to compensation and company culture, this function considers how global variations (both subtle and pronounced) are considered by employers.

Global human resource management helps companies realise their global business goals, which makes human resource (HR) professionals who can manage diverse workforces highly sought-after. Gain the skills and knowledge you need to effectively manage human resource issues on a global scale with this part-time Master’s course.

Why this MSc Global Human Resource Management?

Our MSc in Global Human Resource Management takes an international approach, giving you a unique skill set to help you stand out from the competition as organisations increasingly expand across borders.

On this course, you’ll be introduced to key HR practices and will investigate the impact that the globalisation of businesses has had on the HRM industry. You'll explore why HR measures that are effective in one country can fail within another, even though they’re part of the same organisation.

On this practical course, you'll use case studies of real organisations to develop your knowledge, so you can immediately apply what you learn to your place of work. You’ll also have the option to develop a real HR action plan for your current organisation as your dissertation, which could help you land a promotion or new job.

You’ll leave this course with the practical skills necessary to effectively manage employees from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds. And because knowledge of the HR industry on a global scale is sought-after in the workplace, you’ll become a valuable asset to businesses around the world.

What you’ll study

This course benefits from a global cohort of students that can provide unique insight into HRM practices around the world.

Together, you'll:

  • Examine the strategic role and practical application of key HRM functions across the globe, taught by experienced experts and industry professionals
  • Develop analytical, critical and information technology skills, as well as people skills, to allow you to connect with employees of varying attitudes, perceptions and values
  • Develop your knowledge and experience to support your approach to problem-solving exercises, case studies and other activity-based learning
  • Learn to communicate proposed global HR solutions and critical knowledge effectively
  • Identify sustainability issues affecting the resolution of international HR problems, along with international HR ethical issues

How you're assessed

All assessments for the course are based on coursework submitted online. Your performance is assessed through coursework such as:

  • Written assignments
  • An investigative project

Opportunities for formal and informal feedback will be provided so you can improve your work for the future.

Career prospects and opportunities

Our MSc Global Human Resource Management has been built to give you the specialist knowledge and practical expertise you need to secure a successful career in your industry of choice.

Your assignments will not only familiarise you with key theories and practices in Global HRM, but help develop the soft skills valued by employers as well.

Through investigative projects and group tasks, you gain the thoroughness and collaborative capabilities needed to excel within a workplace.

These skills, coupled with the support you can receive from our exceptional Careers and Employability Service, will help position you as a valuable hire to employers across the world.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsJanuary, May, SeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

Entry requirements

To join this course, you must have:

A second-class honours degree or equivalent in any academic subject seeking to pursue or continue a career in HR
English language proficiency at IELTS level 6.5 with no component score below 6.0 (or other acceptable proof), if English is not your first language
Applicants who don’t have a degree or formal qualifications, but who have appropriate professional experience, may also be considered. You may be invited to an interview with a member of the teaching team.

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