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International Business and Human Resource Management

The course aims to prepare students for a rewarding career managing people in global organisations. It sharpens international focus to improve the business and human resources management (HRM) decisions students make on behalf of their organisations. It also provides students with a thorough grounding to gain further professional qualifications in any international organisation.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class or higher undergraduate degree in a relevant area including: business, economics, management, human resources management (HRM), or another degree with sufficient relevant business experience and a desire to develop theoretical understanding of HRM. Applicants whose 1st language is not English will require IELTS 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: international economics for business and finance; markets, customers and marketing; improving financial performance; HRM in an international context; leading, managing and developing people; international business theory and strategy; employment law; strategic talent development; independent studies.

Assessment methods

Assessment is mainly through coursework which ranges across formats including computer-based tests, research reports, practical activities, presentations, essays and case study analysis. Some modules are also assessed with an examination.


You will need to gain 180 credits in total to complete the full MA or MSc. If you are studying part time you will normally complete your studies over two or three years, depending on the course structure.

Please note that all fees may be subject to annual increase.

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