This programme combines a critical analysis of cutting-edge theoretical debates with the study of practical applications for managing people in an international setting. You will examine topics such as how globalisation impacts on migrant workforces and what this means for people management; how to understand and analyse complex international employment statistics; how to assess and develop fair and rigorous payment systems suitable for multinational corporations; why expatriate employees often return before the end of their assignment and what steps can be taken to improve their experience and performance and best practice for managing diverse and culturally distinct workforces.
Students will have the unique experience of studying alongside Human Resources students from Georgetown University in the USA during an intensively taught module in the first semester reading week. In order to take advantage of this, students will need to be available every day, for the entire week.
You will be taught by leading academics who have advised leading industries and public services (e.g. BBC, TUC, Acas, Department of Constitutional Affairs, Equal Opportunities Commission, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Arts Council England) on a wide range of equality and diversity issues in the workplace.
You will take the following core modules:
Comparative Employment Relations
International Human Resource Management
International Reward Management
Research Methods for Business and Management
State, Market and Society - Concepts and Critique
You will also choose two optional modules from the following:
Knowledge and Innovation Management
Quantitative Research Methods
Qualitative Research Methods
Innovation and Global Competition
Multinationals and Global Business
Teaching for all modules includes a combination of lectures, seminars and virtual learning environment. You can expect 2-3 hours of contact time per module, per week.
A wide range of assessment techniques are used, including coursework (written essays, case studies, interviews, group reports etc), presentations, examinations and a dissertation.
A good upper second class honours degree or equivalent in any subject.
IELTS 7.0 (with 6.0 in writing) or equivalent is required. For further information about our English language requirements, please see our website.