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University of Glasgow: International Human Resource Management and Development

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department Adam Smith Business School View department profile
Web glasgow.ac.uk/business
Study type Taught

Summary

If you want to develop your career in Human Resource Management (HRM) or Human Resource Development (HRD) then this programme is for you. It combines theory and practice which allows you to develop a comprehensive knowledge of contemporary human resource management and human resource development within an international context.

International Human Resource Management and Development is accredited by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). You will automatically become a CIPD student member and get access to the world’s largest collection of online HR learning and development resources.

You will develop skills and knowledge in both Human Resource Management (HRM) and Human Resource Development (HRD) enabling you to specialise your career in either field.

International Human Resource Management and Development is accredited by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). You will automatically become a CIPD student member and get access to the world’s largest collection of online HR learning and development resources. You will develop skills and knowledge in both Human Resource Management (HRM) and Human Resource Development (HRD) enabling you to specialise your career in either field. * You will develop skills and knowledge in both Human Resource Management (HRM) and Human Resource Development (HRD) enabling you to develop your career in either field. * The programme is underpinned by the concepts of reflective practice, experiential learning, and critical thinking where you will learn through doing, reflection and applying theory to practice. * Teaching is research led, drawing on our faculty’s wide-ranging expertise in Human Resource Management and related fields. * You will develop both leadership and management skills, including how to negotiate and positively influence people, make decisions, and manage change. * You will be given opportunities to enhance your communication skills through group discussions, presentations, and case study work. Class sizes are small to facilitate discussion. * The programme contextualises HRM and HRD within the international workplace which enables you to better understand contemporary global issues and challenges. This includes the role of HR in addressing UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). * You will have opportunities to develop a career portfolio and build your continuous professional development (CPD) plan specific to your own interests and professional circumstances. * You will benefit from the first-hand expertise of HR practitioners and academics with practical managerial experience in a wide variety of contexts. * You can take advantage of our individualised skills development programme, which will ensure you balance academic theory with crucial employability skills to help you maximise your potential and achieve your career goals.

You will take eight core and two optional courses, and complete a dissertation. Your dissertation will focus on an HRM/HRD issue which develops your organisational research skills and encourages the development of research informed solutions to real life work-based issues.

Core courses

  • DEVELOPING SKILLS FOR BUSINESS LEADERSHIP
  • HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
  • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN CONTEXT: UNDERSTANDING ORGANISATIONS AND EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENTS
  • INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS
  • MANAGING AND LEADING PEOPLE IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXTS
  • MANAGING DIVERSITY
  • OPERATIONAL AND STRATEGIC HRM
  • RESEARCH SKILLS FOR MANAGERS

Optional courses

  • MANAGING CAREERS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
  • CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN WORK AND EMPLOYMENT
  • UNDERSTANDING TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS

By the end of the programme you will have acquired the knowledge and skills for developing your career in either HRM or HRD, including international managerial roles. Recent graduates have gone onto roles including HR Analyst, Recruiter, Diversity & Inclusion Manager and HR Director. The learning approach emphasises experiential learning, reflective practice, and the development of interpretive, evaluative and problem-solving abilities which provide benefits for employers and enhances graduate career prospects. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.

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The University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Business School has the triple crown of accreditation and is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, evidence of our credibility and performance worldwide. In 2019, the School was also recognised by the Athena Swan Charter, achieving a Bronze Award for gender equality. In 2020, the Adam Smith Business School became an advanced signatory of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). This signals our commitment to promote sustainability and responsible management in our teaching, research and practice.

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