MSc Global Human Resource Management

University of Portsmouth - Offered by CEG Digital, United Kingdom
MSc Global Human Resource Management
Next enrollment cycle May 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 910,462
Course Accredited By PC
2 Years Online and On-campus Postgraduate Degree

Globalisation is creating companies that are more diverse and international than ever before, and with this comes a new set of considerations that employers must face. Enter global human resource management. From recruitment to retention, to compensation and company culture, this function considers how global variations (both subtle and pronounced) are considered by employers.

Global human resource management helps companies realise their global business goals, which makes human resource (HR) professionals who can manage diverse workforces highly sought-after. Gain the skills and knowledge you need to effectively manage human resource issues on a global scale with this part-time Master’s course.

Our MSc in Global Human Resource Management takes an international approach, giving you a unique skill set to help you stand out from the competition as organisations increasingly expand across borders.

On this course, you’ll be introduced to key HR practices and will investigate the impact that the globalisation of businesses has had on the HRM industry. You'll explore why HR measures that are effective in one country can fail within another, even though they’re part of the same organisation.

On this practical course, you'll use case studies of real organisations to develop your knowledge, so you can immediately apply what you learn to your place of work. You’ll also have the option to develop a real HR action plan for your current organisation as your dissertation, which could help you land a promotion or new job.

You’ll leave this course with the practical skills necessary to effectively manage employees from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds. And because knowledge of the HR industry on a global scale is sought-after in the workplace, you’ll become a valuable asset to businesses around the world.

The course is not currently accredited by the Chartered institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) against their level 7 professional standards. However, we have now submitted the necessary paperwork to the CIPD to request that the course be accredited by them. We hope and anticipate that this will be confirmed in time for the next intake of students at the end of May, but cannot guarantee this.

This course benefits from a global cohort of students that can provide unique insight into HRM practices around the world.
Together, you'll:

  • Examine the strategic role and practical application of key HRM functions across the globe, taught by experienced experts and industry professionals
  • Develop analytical, critical and information technology skills, as well as people skills, to allow you to connect with employees of varying attitudes, perceptions and values
  • Develop your knowledge and experience to support your approach to problem-solving exercises, case studies and other activity-based learning
  • Learn to communicate proposed global HR solutions and critical knowledge effectively
  • Identify sustainability issues affecting the resolution of international HR problems, along with international HR ethical issues 
  • All assessments for the course are based on coursework submitted online. Your performance is assessed through coursework such as:
  • Written assignments
  • An investigative project
  • Opportunities for formal and informal feedback will be provided so you can improve your work for the future

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2024
  • September 2024
  • February 2025

Entry Requirements

  • A second-class honours degree or equivalent in any academic subject seeking to pursue/continue a career in HR.  Applicants with appropriate work experience and professional qualifications may also be considered.  Applicants may be subject to interview
  • English language proficiency at IELTS level 6.5 with no component score below 6.0 (or other acceptable proof), if English is not your first language

Managing Human Resources (30 credits) As the first module on your course, Managing Human Resources will give you an overview of the field. You’ll investigate key HR functions and responsibilities of HR professionals, building a base on which the rest of your modules will expand.

Contemporary Issues in International HRM (30 credits) You’ll consider key HR theory and practice within a global environment. You’ll examine HR through a global, international and comparative perspective, and discuss and explore leading research into HR policy and practice. By the end of this module, you’ll have developed a critical understanding of how HR practices and policies differ across a global business environment, as well as the implications of a strategic and global perspective.

Strategy, Leadership and the Business Context (30 credits) Companies don’t operate within a vacuum, so it’s important to understand the influence external environments can have on an organisation. On this module, you’ll critically evaluate how national and global contexts can impact organisations and HR strategies, and influence the characteristics of effective HR leadership.

Managing the Employee Lifecycle (30 credits) You’ll investigate the key theory, policy and practices associated with the employee lifecycle. You’ll develop and evaluate resourcing and talent management strategies, and gain professional knowledge on managing recruitment, selection and performance reward activities that are effective, efficient and lawful. Another key component is understanding HR’s financial impact. For this, you’ll explore various learning and development interventions, learning techniques for their identification, creation, delivery and evaluation.

Investigative Human Resource Management Project (60 credits) In your final investigative project, you’ll evaluate an organisational issue in an ethical way from an HR perspective. This organisational issue can be one within your current organisation. You’ll then propose a solution based on critical analysis in a persuasive report for decision-makers. Because this project represents a key function you would need to perform within an HR role, it’ll provide you with invaluable experience that you’ll be able to apply immediately to your current role, and carry forward into your career.

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