The aim of this course is to produce HR professionals who are knowledgeable and competent managers in their own right, as well as having their own specialist knowledge and skills in the area of the management and development of people.
In a rapidly changing commercial environment, HR managers are taking an increasingly central role in strategic decision making. This course recognises the challenges faced by today's HR managers, and seeks to equip you with the skills to meet them. You will not only enhance your knowledge and understanding of key issues within the field, you will also develop the confidence to apply them in a professional environment, creating innovative solutions to complex organisational problems.
The course will benefit those HR managers who are preparing themselves for senior roles and are seeking to develop their strategic and international perspectives and establish HR as a major influence in the formation of company policy. Specifically, students will gain exposure to a range of cutting-edge HR concepts, increased managerial effectiveness and enhanced process and implementation skills.
The organisational benefits are in having highly educated managers, able to view issues operationally and strategically and who apply leading-edge solutions to organisational problems. Specifically, your organisation will gain managers who understand and can implement organisational change, HR practitioners who can think outside the box, offering pragmatic solutions to organisational issues.
The format of the course will be a mixture of theory presentation, discussion and practical skill development based on case studies, simulations and structured experiences, which reflect typical HRM issues.
Underlying our approach is a strong conviction that managers learn with and from each other in the pursuit of finding solutions to real-life problems at work. We, therefore, encourage participative learning methods and work-based assignments so that not only the individual managers benefit from personal developments, but their employing organisations also obtain significant benefits.
The course is assessed formally through written work or group and individual presentations comprising the following, as appropriate for each module: Major Project and knowledge/work-based assignment(s). Allows those who have an existing CIPD Diploma stage qualification to convert this to a full MA.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
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Minimum required score (Grade C):
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
Entry requirement is CIPD diploma/Diploma in HRM. Preferably 1-2 years minimum in HR post.
At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.
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