More and more organisations recognise that finding (and keeping) the best talent, and getting the most out of them, is critical to their future success. This MBA course will prepare you for a career in HR leadership – helping a wide range of organisations to grow and prosper.
Study for this MBA and you could build a successful strategic management career, developing people in the complex and fast-changing world of the contemporary workplace. You’ll graduate with a solid understanding of how and why people function at work, and of the relevant legal frameworks governing human resource management. You’ll also deepen your understanding of how to find, develop and engage the most appropriate talent for any organisation.
This superb MBA course is closely connected to the world of employment, offering work experience opportunities as well as the chance to mix with a range of employers through guest lectures and networking. Your understanding of other cultures and work contexts will be deepened thanks to trips overseas, as well as being part of a student cohort from all over the world.
You’ll be taught by academics who are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and who have extensive experience working in industry. They will work hard to connect you with opportunities for work experience and other chances to mix with employers, including participation in UK and international field trips – which in the past have included Switzerland, France and Japan.
Your studies will take a globalised approach, preparing you to work across cultures and potentially anywhere in the world. You’ll learn to track and respond to significant and far-reaching economic, social, technological and geo-political changes affecting the contemporary workplace – changes which demand different patterns of thinking and behaviour from those who wish to manage and lead.
Why choose this course?
Students come to this course from all over the world, with a wide range of backgrounds and ambitions. They all benefit from a superb MBA programme which has been designed in consultation with employers. You’ll graduate with the skills you need to impact positively and strategically on human resource management, and to lead and influence organisations at the highest levels.
The course has been approved by the Chartered Institute of Personal and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR. When you pass your MBA, you’ll achieve the CIPD Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management. The course is also accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Providing you pass the course, register as a CMI member and pay a membership fee, you will also be awarded the CMI Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership.
As far as possible, this course reflects the kind of challenges you’ll face in the workplace. As part of your learning you might develop your own recruitment and talent management campaign, a bespoke training programme, and/or and an employee engagement strategy. You might work with colleagues at overseas institutions to analyse international HR issues. There are opportunities for field trips in the UK and internationally, and you could even choose a work experience placement in your final term.
You’ll be taught by helpful, supportive and highly qualified academics with extensive career experience in human resource management, and who are members of the CIPD. They will apply their experience to illustrate your learning, and they’ll use their extensive network of business contacts to create networking opportunities for students.
Our campus is based in the heart of the City of London, close to the headquarters of some of the most famous organisations in the world. You’ll be surrounded by businesses of every description, from start-ups to multi-nationals, and by opportunities to explore the dynamics of the way they manage their human resources.
You’ll have many opportunities to mix with employers and to build your CV. You could do a consultancy project for a real business client, or take up an internship in the HR department of a notable London organisation. Previous students have developed employee handbooks for government bodies, designed employee retention policies, and delivered recommendations on how to improve the recruitment and selection processes for international organisations. Should you wish to start your own business, we offer business start-up advice and support.
International experience opportunities
As indicated by its title, this course has been designed to take a globalised approach. You’ll learn how and why HR practices and frameworks vary around the world, and how to apply effective strategies when working cross-culturally and/or in a multi-national organisation.
You’ll have the opportunity to participate in an international field trip; past trips have gone to France, Switzerland, Japan and the Czech Republic, where students have witnessed HR in action in SMEs and multi-nationals.
The course also offers a truly multi-cultural experience because you’ll study alongside students from over 50 countries, each offering their own contexts, experiences and insights.