Spotlight on our MSc International Human Resource Management online course

An International Human Resource Management MSc will provide you with the essential skills to recruit, support and inspire employees within global organisations.

Human resource management is all about knowing how to communicate with and motivate others to increase performance and achieve business success. However, with the ever-evolving economic climate, many organisations now want to reach a broader international demographic; therefore, human resource professionals need the specialist skills required to manage people on a global scale.

In this blog post, we are going to take a look at the MSc International Human Resource Management online course with the University of Liverpool and explore the many ways it can be beneficial for a thriving career in the world of international people management.

Who is a master’s in international human resource management for?

An International Human Resource Management MSc is a postgraduate degree designed to equip students with the knowledge required to engage, support, and motivate employees in a global, dynamic and complex environment, including international and multi-national organisations.

Knowing how to manage a workforce and get the best from employees is crucial for any company to succeed; an asset that would apply to a range of job roles in both private and public sectors. Therefore, this course would be ideal for anyone already in managerial, recruitment or human resources positions looking to advance their career or those seeking a job in these areas.

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis; however, as a minimum, applicants require a 2:1 class degree in any subject (equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree) or evidence of professional work experience or prior qualifications in a related field.

What are the educational aims of this course?

The educational aim of this course is to equip students with the core human resource management knowledge and skills they will need to successfully lead and manage teams within international organisations and more generally within a global context. 

Students will learn evidence-based tools to manage staff performance, learning and progression on a global scale and how to influence the success of an organisation through the strategic management and development of its workforce. Students will undertake critically reflective learning practices to analyse and develop their human resource management skills.

The course also aims to provide students with the business knowledge they need, including the principles of strategic leadership, the critical analysis of data and financial research and how to apply this knowledge internationally.

What does the master’s in international human resource management programme entail?

The MSc in International Human Resource Management is an entirely online part-time course. Learning will combine study and virtual classroom discussions with fellow students worldwide so individuals can learn from each other’s experiences.

Your personal and professional background will help to inform your studies and allow you to test the theories and frameworks you learn so you can apply them in your current and future roles.

The programme focuses on the implications of globalisation on human resource management practices. The course content will educate students on how to approach managing a workforce within and across various countries, taking into consideration diverse cultures, new legislative frameworks and prioritising ethical and sustainable business practices.

The course will feature the following modules:

  • Strategic Human Resource Management 
  • Becoming a Leader 
  • Ethical and Sustainable Business Practice 
  • Finance and Data Analysis for Managers 
  • Strategic Learning, Training and Development
  • Managing Change and Conflict 
  • People and Performance Management
  • Research Methods 

At the end of the course, students will also need to complete a research-led dissertation on their chosen human resource topic.

What are the benefits of studying for a master’s in international human resource management?

The business world is incredibly competitive and changing at a rapid pace. With more organisations wanting to reach an international audience, professionals need to have the training to adapt to these changes and overcome the challenges this may bring. A master’s in International Human Resource Management is a unique and highly desirable qualification that shows prospective employers you have the skills needed to drive their workforce forward.

Having this level of training and education also helps to maximise your career options and earning potential. Upon graduating, you could choose to start your own business, work for various organisations as an international human resource management consultant, or gain employment at a multi-national company, major international retailer, or government department.

Studying an MSc online also gives you the flexibility to study at a time and place that is convenient for you; all study materials are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week which means you can advance in your career alongside your home and work life.

If you would like to learn more about the University of Liverpool International Human Resource Management MSc course, head to our programme page for further information on course content, fees and structure.

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