Level of study:
Pre-Masters
Tuition fees 2019/20:

UK/EU – £9,500

International – £20,500 (London), £19,000 (Birmingham)

Entry requirements:

A third class, pass or ordinary degree, or equivalent

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5, or equivalent

 

Other English language tests are accepted, click here to find out more.

Mode of study:
Full-time
Duration:
24 months
Assessment method:
Coursework (may include class tests)
Student finance:
Available
Locations:
London and Birmingham
Start dates:
January, May, September
Application deadline:

UK/EU: 26 August 2019

UK based International students: 26 August 2019

International: 02 September 2019

About this course

The Extended MSc International Business with Human Resource Management with Advanced Practice integrates the Graduate Certificate programme to allow entry for students with equivalent to a standard degree (third class, pass or ordinary) onto the MSc International Business with Human Rresource Management (HRM) with Advanced Practice which incorporates a compulsory work internship or an applied consulting project.

The Graduate Certificate stage consists of three modules, Research Methods for Postgraduate Studies, Enterprise Development and Academic essentials. It is a preparatory course that will provide you with a solid foundation in the skills needed for progression on to the MSc International Business with HRM stage. Students, who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate stage with a minimum overall average mark of 50%, will be in a position to progress directly to the MSc International Business with HRM stage.

The MSc International Business with Human Resource Management consists of eight taught modules, Global Business in Context, International Finance, International Marketing, Managing and Leading People in International Organisations, International HRM, Global Strategy, Applied Research Methods, and International Entrepreneurship, and either a Dissertation or an Applied Research Project.

Successful completion of the eight taught modules, will allow you to acquire mastery of both the macro and micro contexts of international business with keener focus on a human resource management context. More specifically, you would enhance your ability to acquire, develop, and integrate international business theory whilst developing the skills to apply such theories in terms of international business practice and greater appreciation of human resource management matters in international business.

Your final piece of work, either the Dissertation or Research Project, offers you the opportunity to investigate an area of human resource management relevant to international business. The Masters Dissertation option provides the opportunity to conceive, design and satisfactorily implement a substantial research project within the broad subject area of international business and HRM. The Applied Research Project option enables students to apply the theoretical concepts encountered on the MSc International Business with HRM programme and the practical experience gained from the Advanced Practice stage to a contemporary management issue.

Advanced Practice

The compulsory Advanced Practice element of this programme takes place after you have studied the eight taught modules at the Masters stage and will enable you to undertake a 15 week long internship, or applied consulting project, working with a real organisation on a live business problem. This gives you the opportunity to gain experience of the workplace environment and/or practical experience of the “real world” issues faced by those currently engaged in international business.

The Advance Practice stage module provides an excellent way to put your learning into practice and hence, enhance your employability. It also provides you with an enhanced knowledge of the workplace which will facilitate the completion of your Dissertation or the Applied Research Project. Please note if you undertake an internship this maybe paid or unpaid.

Course Duration

On successful completion of each stage of this programme of study, the duration will be 24 months, according to the following specific intake schedule:

Sept-Jan

Jan-May

May-Sept

Sept-Jan

Jan-May

May-Sept

Sept-Jan

Jan-May

Sept Start

Year 1 – Semester 1

Graduate Certificate stage

Year 1 – Semester 2

Masters stage

Year 2- Semester 3

Masters stage

Year 2 – Autumn break

Year 2 – Semester 4

Advanced Practice stage

Year 2 – Semester 5

Masters stage

Jan Start

Year 1 – Semester 1

Graduate Certificate stage

Year 1 – Semester 2

Masters stage

Year 2- Semester 3

Masters stage

Year 2 – Spring break

Year 2 – Semester 4

Advanced Practice stage

Year 2 – Semester 5

Masters stage

May Start

Year 1 – Semester 1

Graduate Certificate stage

Year 1 – Semester 2

Masters stage

Year 2- Semester 3

Masters stage

Year 2 – Summer break

Year 2 – Semester 4

Advanced Practice stage

Year 2 – Semester 5

Masters stage

Teaching methods

You will be taught using a wide variety of teaching methods across the modules including lectures and seminars. Typically, you will have 12-14 hours of contact time per week. In addition to your time in class, you will also be expected to engage in approximately 38 hours of self-study time per week.

You will have access to Blackboard, our online learning environment, where you can access module resources and reading lists that will assist your preparation for classes and self-study.

Assessment

Each module is assessed by coursework only (may include class tests).

Careers and progression

Student and employer needs are reflected in the development of this programme and evidenced in the career destinations and further development of our graduates. The nature of the provision is such that it equips individuals for employment in a wide range of international roles within the public and private sectors and a number of graduates are successful in gaining promotion in their chosen fields or alter their career paths on successful completion of the MSc International Business with HRM. Students taking this course would have particular insight on managing and leading teams as well as applying HRM theories and concepts in an international context.

A number of graduates from the MSc International Business programme have progressed to undertake doctoral studies.

Locations

London London

Ideally located near many popular cafes, the West End and markets, our London campus is a great place for you to study in the heart of London.

Birmingham Birmingham

Our Birmingham campus can be found right in the heart of the city, close to key transport links, cafes, shopping centres and museums.

Northern Ireland Northern Ireland

We have 4 campuses in Northern Ireland, from bustling city locations in Belfast and Derry-Londonderry to the scenic settings of Coleraine and Jordanstown.

Ulster University will provide you with an opportunity to think outside the box and challenge yourself. Dedication and determination are the keys to success, but it’s the overall Ulster University experience and outstanding support that will provide you with the confidence and tools to succeed.

- Fatima Amjad – Saudi Arabia – MSc International Business

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London London

Ideally located near many popular cafes, the West End and markets, our London campus is a great place for you to study in the heart of London.

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Birmingham Birmingham

Our Birmingham campus can be found right in the heart of the city, close to key transport links, cafes, shopping centres and museums.