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Extended MSc International Business with Human Resource Management
Extended MSc International Business with Human Resource Management

Extended MSc International Business with Human Resource Management

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold at least:

  • A third class or pass in a bachelors degree in any discipline, or equivalent; or
  • A pass in a non-honours degree with any classification in any discipline, or equivalent; or
  • 3 year Diploma (DAZhuan) or equivalent (China only)

English requirements

Applicants must satisfy our general entry requirements as well as meeting specific requirements.

  • You will need to provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade 4 – previously grade C – or equivalent).

The general entry requirements are any of the following:

  • IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent
  • HKDSE English Language – Grade 4 overall with no less than 3 in any of the 4 sub skills
  • Indian Standard XII English – Minimum of 70% (in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Indian Certificate in Secondary Education (ICSE) only)
  • WAEC – C6

If you do not have the required IELTS, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional programmes.

Course Information

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 HRM 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.

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All modules are core.

Graduate Certificate

Research Methods for Postgraduate Studies – 20 credits

The module will be of benefit to those international and home students whose research skills need to be enhanced and/or evidenced before progressing on to Masters level education. It will provide the relevant underpinning knowledge and understanding of research-related topics in business. Drawing on enhanced knowledge and understanding, students will also identify the range of research methods available before defining specific research aims and objectives.

While addressing philosophical issues and conceptual aspects underlying management research, it also focuses on quantitative as well as on qualitative research methods and techniques involved in practical application. In order to facilitate student learning and development, there are both theoretical and practical elements to this module.  It is expected that students will carry out an in-depth literature review to demonstrate academic crafting and writing skills, as well as advanced knowledge within the chosen discipline and appropriate research scope.

Academic Essentials – 20 credits

Academic skills differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. The skills required for academic study in English present challenges for students of business and management. This module is designed to support students’ transition in the use academic writing conventions, critical thinking and effective presentation skills. It uses students’ existing knowledge and experience of English to explore techniques for reading academic texts in a range of areas of business and management.

Enterprise Development – 20 credits

This is a dynamic module which provides students with an opportunity to develop their capabilities in recognising, assessing and planning a new enterprise with a focus on the consequences of decision making in all aspects of enterprise development including marketing, sales, human resources, finance and operations.

MSc International Business with Human Resource Management

Level 7 MSc Workshop – 0 credits

This module aims to review and enhance participants’ existing academic writing skills in contexts relevant to the modules it complements. It will also introduce skills and frameworks specific to postgraduate study, with weekly opportunities for participants to transfer these elements to their own assignments and to obtain feedback on their progression. As it provides the skills required to succeed in all written assignments, this module is compulsory

Global Business in Context – 15 credits

Businesses now operate in a globalised, highly connected multi-layered business environment, where global, regional and local firms are increasingly intertwined. Such an environment presents many challenges, and is typified by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. As the leaders/managers and decision makers of the future, this module will help students understand key concepts and current trends in Global Business, prepare for work in multi-layered environments, and to understand the need for flexibility and adaptability, both in the domestic and regional and global contexts.

International Finance – 15 credits

Students will be provided with an introduction to financial theory and techniques for entrepreneurship and managerial decision-making within an international business context. Students will acquire skills for planning, control and funding throughout the business cycle.

Global Marketing & Sales Development – 15 credits

Given the need for export-led growth and the expanding global markets, coupled with shrinking and saturated local/regional markets, this module focuses on developing the student’s knowledge, skills and expertise in relation to the international marketing effort, through the lens of both SMEs and MNEs. The module attempts to better understand the complexities of marketing internationally across borders which is critical to inform decisions and choices to inform market development and growth through global sales development. The module provides a contemporary understanding of the importance and role of international marketing to support the growth, development and success of indigenous and international organisations in a global arena

Managing and Leading People in International Organisations – 15 credits

This module aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of organisations, the behaviour which occurs within them and core areas of human resource management. This knowledge and understanding would be essential for effective and efficient management, leading and development of people, which in turn aids development of sustainable competitive advantage for an organisation.

International HRM – 15 credits

The module explores issues relating to multinational companies in their approach to people management, such as comparative employee relations, compensation, performance management and managing diversity.

Global Strategy Development & Implementation – 15 credits

The primary aim of this module is to develop an understanding of the strategic management of an SME engaged in international marketing. This includes understanding how the competitive position of a firm is devised based on analysing structure, country-based sources of advantage and their distinctive competencies. Further, translating strategy into organisational action requires an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of the many organisational forms and processes that may be used to attain the desired competitive position.

International Business Research Skills – 15 credits

This module examines the vital role of research in international business decisions. It is designed for students who have minimal or no prior research experience, to gain appropriate knowledge, understanding and practical skills relevant to the international business research environment.

International Entrepreneurship – 15 credits

This module provides students with an appreciation of the growing importance of international entrepreneurship, and rapid internationalization by small firms. It develops appropriate enterprise knowledge and skills among students to foster international entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviour. A variety of teaching methods are used including, formal lectures/tutorials, group and individual work, guest lectures, and so on. This module will assist students to develop their personal international entrepreneurial effectiveness and to think creatively with regard to problem-solving and possible future scenarios, as well as assist them on their global citizenship journey.

And one of the following modules

Dissertation – 60 credits

The Masters’ Dissertation enables students to carry out research on a chosen topic within the area of HRM and international business. Academic supervisors provide advice and guidance to students during their process. On successful completion of their 15,000-word dissertation, students will be awarded their MSc in International Business with HRM.

Applied Research Project – 60 credits

The Applied Research Project enables students to apply the theoretical concepts encountered on the MSc International Business with HRM programme to a real-life management issue. In doing so, they choose and justify appropriate research methodologies, gather data and make conclusions and recommendations to an organisation.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • 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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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance Single- 300 GBP/year 


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