About the course
The MSc in Management and Human Resource Management (a route of the full-time MSc Management) has been designed for future managers who specifically want to develop their interest in HRM while strengthening their understanding of wider business areas and concepts critical to the success of 21st century organisations. The Human Resource Management (HRM) route is designed for those with an interest in managing people, and builds on the core module in Managing People Information and Knowledge. The aim of this route is to develop the understanding and competencies in key areas of HR necessary to be an effective people manager in global environments.
The course is primarily designed for those holding a good first degree, but with little direct experience in business.
The framework for all of our full-time MSc in Management courses, enables us to keep up to date with a range of dynamic modules relevant to the aspirations and needs of a new generation of global leaders. Our curriculum is reviewed and developed through consultation with our students, employers and alumni. Central to our course design is engagement with external businesses and organisations, leading to direct experience of consultancy work.
As a student on the MSc Management and HRM you will be entitled to a free iPad to enhance your learning experience. Students will be provided with an iPad when they are fully enrolled on the course which will enable them to access their on-line learning materials.
Students on this course are also eligible to apply for a scholarship from Nottingham Business School. For full details on eligibility and how much is available visit the postgraduate fees and funding section of our website.
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Course length: One year full-time
Study location: City site
Fees and funding:
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Candidates applying from visa national countries are required to submit an advance payment, which will then be deducted from the full fee. Please note that fees are subject to annual review.
The MSc Management and HRM (Human Resource Management) route is designed to build on the core module Managing People Information and Knowledge in order to develop a deeper understanding and build competence in key aspects of HRM. In the second term you will study two route specific modules which focus on managing the performance of your workforce and appreciating social and cultural differences in international HRM environments. These will provide you with human resource strategies and knowledge appropriate for your work in organisations operating in global business contexts.
Managing People, Information and Knowledge
Accounting, Finance and Economics
Strategy in the International Environment
Marketing and Operations
Developing the Effective and Responsible Practitioner
Applied / Consultancy Project.
- HR in an International Environment
- Performance Management
We provide a comprehensive induction phase, which includes a mandatory residential course. This is an important part of the course and is the starting point for a personal development programme to support students throughout their studies. The induction needs to be completed before module teaching starts.
Study and support
Teaching and learning methods are centred around interative workshops which are highly participative in nature and will employ case studies, interactive workshops, discussions, business simulations and group activities.
In order to make your assessment relevant to the skills and knowledge needed as a manager a variety of methods are used throughout the course, including presentations, group work, management reports, and examinations.
In-sessional English language support
For those students whose first language is not English, we provide in-sessional support for academic writing specific to the assessment requirements of the course.
For further information about Nottingham Business School, our resources and facilities please visit the School website.
We are continually investing in our facilities, and transforming our learning and teaching environment to create an inspiring and innovative atmosphere.
The School is based in the impressive Newton Building on NTU's City site. In 2009 the building was involved in a £90 million regeneration project on the site. Whilst maintaining its historic beauty, the Grade II* listed building was transformed into an ultra-modern complex.
- You can take advantage of the NBS Link Lounge, a new space dedicated to Business School students, located on floor seven of the Newton building.
- Explore your career prospects with the help of the University's Career and Placements Centre.
- You will benefit from spacious teaching rooms and lecture theatres.
- We provide students with a variety of social spaces.
- Your studies will benefit from the £13 million pound Boots Library.
- Students take advantage of our 24-hour IT facilities.
- Our Student Services Centre will also be on-hand should you need support.
The location of the City site also means that you have easy access to:
- sports facilities
- student accommodation
- music venues
91% of our postgraduates* are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (*of those available to work - DHLE Survey 2011 / 12).
Graduates from MSc Management have gone into senior management positions around the world. Graduates in 2012 secured jobs in a wide range of positions which included Managers (for example Department Managers, Brand Managers, Communications Managers and Sales Managers), Analysts, Auditors and Bankers.
Over the last 13 years graduate destinations from this route have included:
- HR Managers in large organisations and NGOs
- Training and development officers
- Training consultants
- Recruitment Consultants
- Learning and Development Professionals and Coach Practitioners.
Some students join graduate management trainee programmes and some have been offered jobs with the SME company for whom they completed their consultancy project.
As part of the course, careers advisers will run a series of workshops where students can identify methods and strategies to enable them to effectively pursue their career goals. The workshops will focus on both home and international students and concentrate on developing skills and occupational awareness.
Although this course does not currently offer a placement, the Applied Consultancy Project provides the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge gained from the previous modules within a real life UK business setting. The Consultancy Project enables you to develop your consultancy skills and gain a detailed understanding of the management and operation of a modern business.
The Consultancy Project
Designed to integrate and operationalise theory, the Consultancy Project provides teams of course members with the opportunity to put theory into practice in a real life UK business setting. The module aims to develop the capacity to work as part of a management team through active participation in a live consultancy project, and to enhance the ability to communicate clearly; argue rationally; and apply strategic concepts to produce real business solutions - given time constraints and conditions of uncertainty.
All of our courses are vocationally-oriented, providing the skills and experience that are relevant to and valued by employers. The real-world consultancy project, carried out in collaboration with local organisations, continues to be a key factor in the success of our courses and provides you with work-based experience that is of genuine value to your future career.
- You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above).
- All applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the subject they wish to study and should demonstrate how their chosen programme of study will benefit them in their future career.
Are you an international student? Please see the English language entry requirements for this University.
One academic or vocational reference is required.
Applications should be made using the 'Apply' button at the top of the page.
As places are limited you are encouraged to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. The course starts in September so in order to receive enrolment materials in good time we advise that applications are submitted before the end of July. Please allow additional processing time for international applications from countries that require a visa.
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