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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc International Human Resources Management

Academic Year: 2020/21

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Loughborough University in London
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc
Programme title International Human Resources Management
Programme code LLPT35/LLPT36
Length of programme Full time: 1 year; Part-time: typically 2 years but up to 4 years
UCAS code n/a
Admissions criteria

 

Date at which the programme specification was published Thu, 25 Jun 2020 17:14:34 BST

1. Programme Aims

This course aims to:

  1. Provide a broad, analytical and integrative study of international human resource management and employment relations, focusing on the role of the global business context and institutions in shaping work organization, human resource management and employment relations
  2. Provide students with the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of business, human resource management, the sociology of work and comparative political economy to complex issues in the field of international management
  3. Prepare graduates for a career in a wide range of management situations including those requiring knowledge of the global business context and cross-national competence by developing relevant knowledge and skills
  4. Provide students with analytical skills in organizational analysis, comparative management and global business context in order to compete in a rapidly changing international business environment

 

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

The QAA benchmark statement for Master’s awards in business and management - The    Framework for Higher Education.

http://www.qaa.ac.uk/en/Publications/Documents/SBS-Business-and%20Management-15.pdf

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of and systematic understanding of international human resource management and employment relations in comparative and historical perspective, including

K1:       work organization, management and the institutoinal contexts in which they operate.

K2:       wider societal and environmental implications of doing business in  a global economy.

K3:       key elements of the philosophy and methodologies underlying  a social science approach to the study of international management, emphasising their strengths and limitations.

K4:       the main subject areas of international human resoruce management ane employment relations: international human resource management, comparative employment relations, comparative management, sociology of work, and comparative political economy

K5:       other specialist areas taken as options, which may include: global strategy, IHRM and sustainability, and diversity management in global organisations

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

C1:      identify and critically evaluate knowledge about management and work in a global context

C2:      apply ideas and knowledge about international human resource management to a range of complex business and organizational situations

C3:      detect false logic or reasoning and identify implicit values to do with international human resource management, comparative employment relations, comparative management, sociology of work, and comparative political economy

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

P1:      identify and solve problems regarding human resource management, employment relations and work organization using appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative skills

P2:      present arguments orally regarding human resource management, employment relations and work organization

P3:      communicate arguments and thoughts in various written form regarding human resource management, employment relations and work organization  

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

T1:     select and use appropriate investigative and research skills.

T2:       critically evaluate a range of academic and industry sources and effectively summarise these in a range of written formats.

 T3:       work flexibly and creatively in a team whilst recognising the contribution of one’s self and others with a range of diverse skills through self-reflection.

 T4:       communicate effectively with specialist and non-specialist audiences.

4. Programme structure

Semester One

Compulsory Modules (60 credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

LLP701

Comparative Management

15

­­LLP702

International Business and Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies

15

BSP290

Principles of International Management

15

LLP715

Managing Sustainability

15

Semester Two

Compulsory Modules (60 credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

LLP008

Collaborative Project

15

LLP703

International HRM

15

LLP709

Comparative Political Economy

15

LLP708

Sociology of Work

15

Semester Three

Compulsory Module (60 credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

LLP501

Dissertation

60

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress and be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI. 

All modules available in the Special Assessment Period (SAP) unless specified in the Module Specification.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Not Applicable.

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