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Human Resource Management (Brunel Business School)

Brunel University London
London, Great Britain
On campus
Full-time
€14,528.50/year
 2179 Points
Duration
1 Year
Language
English

Program Description

Managing teams of people while recognising the needs of individuals in the workplace is a growing area of interest for corporations who want to ensure employee wellbeing and good productivity levels. With the introduction of concepts such as flexi-hours and remote working, and rights around parental leave, human resource management is taking centre stage. The Human Resource Management MSc offers the opportunity to explore the issues of managing people both in theory and in practice and how this can contribute to organisational success.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which students and graduates are encouraged to join. The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) is the world’s largest Chartered HR development professional body.

As an internationally recognised brand with over 135,000 members across 120 countries, the CIPD supports and develops individuals responsible for the management and development of people within organisations. CIPD membership will provide you with the resources and networking opportunities to develop your knowledge and progress your career. For inquires on how to apply for membership please contact CBASS TPO.

The compulsory modules look at areas such as talent search, selection and recruitment, leadership recruitment, reward management, performance management, and creating an environment of learning and development.

International human resource management is also covered, looking at expatriation, management across cultures, and HR systems and processes from an international perspective.

As a prospective human resource manager, you will be able to address business and professional situations knowledgeably, making a contribution to improved organisational performance and delivering sound HR support.

Entry Requirements

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Course Content

The course consists of both compulsory modules which provide a strong basis of knowledge in HR and optional modules, which allow you to diversify somewhat in areas such as entrepreneurship and diversity in the workplace.

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Teaching and Learning

Teaching includes lectures, informal small study groups, and individual or group presentations using a laptop and digital projector.

Tutors on this programme are leaders in the field of HR and active researchers within the School’s Human Resource Management and Organisation Behaviour Research Group (HRM-OB). Their research findings often contribute to relevant course content.

Tutors often provide their own seminal review papers, empirical studies, and theoretical models for consideration by the students. Students are asked to present their findings back to the group having critically assessed the research findings for themselves. The ensuing debate is used to deepen understanding and argue as to whether high-performance HRM practices do indeed contribute to organisational performance and profitability.

Current issues and case studies are also brought forth for debate as they happen.

One such example is Professor Ozbilgin’s book, Global Diversity Management: An Evidence Based Approach (2008) co-authored with Dr Ahu Tatli, which is a core text on the optional module of the same name. It is the only empirical research-based text in the field and contains original fieldwork on diversity management that spanned eight years.

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Curriculum

International and Comparative Human Resource Management

Examining human resources strategy and practice for organisations operating across national boundaries, including the EU and its member states, the USA, Japan and South East Asia.

Knowledge, Social Networks and Innovation

Investigating the global knowledge-based economy and wider socio-economic factors affecting knowledge transfer. The use of social engagement in business development.

Organisational Behaviour

The key functions of leadership and management and how they are differentiated.

Understanding Business and Management Research

Quantitative and qualitative methods in management research. Understanding research reports and utilising this information to improve quality of work and decision-making in complex management problems.

HRM in Context: Resourcing, Performance and Assessment

Understanding the framework of analysis for how organisations manage people. Focus on recruitment, selection process and assessment, onboarding, changing work roles and changes in employment practice.

Contemporary HRM: Policy, Development and Evaluation

Exploring key issues and debates in respect of HRD (Human Resource Development) with a particular focus on organisational impact and outcomes. Critical reflection on theory and practice from an ethical and professional standpoint.

Dissertation

Researching and writing a 12,000 word dissertation is an integral part of the course. Your dissertation should focus upon empirical research into a management problem or issue of your choice to be agreed with your tutor, who will support you in your research. The dissertation must be submitted by the end of the academic year.

Careers

This is an ideal postgraduate course if you wish to become a human resource practitioner or consultant as it looks in depth at a full range of approaches in human resource management, techniques and methodologies.

As a masters graduate you’ll be equipped to enter a number job roles, including:

  • Human resources officer
  • Human resources practitioner / consultant
  • Training and development officer
  • Business adviser
  • Recruitment consultant
  • Management consultant
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Operational researcher

Some of the well-known names who value Brunel Business School graduates include:

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Barclays
  • British Airways
  • Capgemini
  • HSBC
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • L’Oréal
  • McCann
  • Microsoft
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Xerox
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