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Level of study:
Pre-Masters
Tuition fees 2020/21:

UK/EU – £6,500

International – £16,500 (London), £14,750 (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:
15 months
Assessment method:
Coursework (may include class tests)
Student finance:
Available
Locations:

London and Birmingham

Start dates:
January, September, May (21)
Application deadline:

UK/EU: TBC

UK based International students: TBC

International: TBC

Response to Covid-19 – Updates for September 2020 intake: In the London and Birmingham branch campuses this Autumn, we plan to offer the opportunity to engage in some small group face-to-face teaching and other activities in London and Birmingham campuses, continuing to follow social distancing measures as required. This will be in addition to live online learning activities. Our plans are based on public health advice and robust risk assessments and will be regularly reviewed and updated in that context. More information about our response to Covid-19 and FAQs are available here.

About this course

The Extended MSc International Business with Human Resource Management (HRM) integrates the stand-alone Graduate Certificate programme to allow entry for students with equivalent to a standard degree (third class, pass or ordinary).

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 (HRM) consists of eight taught modules, Global Business in Context, International Finance, Global Marketing & Sales Development, Managing and Leading People in International Organisations, International HRM, Global Strategy Development & Implementation, International Business 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 a 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 a 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.

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).

Progressing on to MSc International Business with HRM

The pass mark for the Graduate Certificate modules is 40% in each module. Upon successfully completing the Graduate Certificate with an overall minimum average mark of 50% across all modules studied and passed, you will be guaranteed progression on to the MSc International Business with HRM.

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.

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London

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Finance

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Birmingham

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