M.Sc. International Human Resource ManagementGrenoble Ecole de Management
For the past 30 years, Grenoble Ecole de Management* (GEM) has developed its role in France and abroad as a leader among French business schools.
|Delivery Mode||On Campus|
|Study Option||Full Time|
|Tuition Fee||€ 18300|
|Start Date||September 2016|
|Application Fee||₦ 20500|
Program duration: One academic year (on campus) plus 12-month project
Entry requirements: Bachelor or Licence level degree
Degree level: Master
The program is aimed at students wishing to pursue an international management career in a global context and:
- Acquire a specific knowledge and the understanding needed to work in HRM in an international context and to contribute to its development
- Experience a unique learning environment in working with people from different nationalities, culture and academic backgrounds and sharing the same interest in international people management
- Acquire an understanding of global business and culture and extend their international network.
The mission of the MSc International Human Resource Management and Organizational Development is to build the abilities and skills necessary for future managers to recruit, manage and enhance talent while facilitating change in multicultural and international environments. The program provides an understanding of the approach to handling international human resource management operations and the differences in international and domestic HRM.
Through a blending of theory and practice, using case studies and applied learning, students will develop the competencies to understand the HR issues facing business today and positively impact organizational structure and dynamics.
The MSc International Human Resource Management and Organizational Development focuses on the human resource and organizational issues facing companies that operate in the global market. It aims to train managers able to contribute to corporate performance and social responsibility through the effective management of the company's most valuable asset: its men and women.
A WORD FROM THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR
The MSc in International Human Resource Management and Organizational Development combines theoretical knowledge with a strong technical and practical orientation to enable students to master key operational know-how and soft skills. Students will be able to apply this knowledge to decision-making in HR and organizational development within different geographical contexts. The program has an international focus, as an ever-increasing globalization of business impacts HRM.
Program delivery relies on a mixture of pedagogical methods and techniques from traditional to interactive lectures, e-learning activities, readings, exercises, case studies, presentations, simulations, individual and multicultural team-based work.
Students will also experiment a course based on a new pedagogy: serious games.
The Final Management Project - a supervised research paper of 20,000 words - allows students to become experts in an HR-related topic of their choice covering not only technical concepts, but also professional practices and implications.
This postgraduate MSc program is open to both young and mature graduates from any field and with no or limited work experience. Candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills, good oral and communication written skills and a strong motivation for international relations and business.
To apply for this program, candidates must complete the online application and include scanned copies of all original supporting documents. All documents must be in English, or be submitted with a certified translation into English if written in another language.
- 3 short essays
- Scan of passport
- Internationally recognized passport picture
- Fluency in English (TOEFL, PTE, IELTS or CPE):
- TOEFL: computer-based: 240 / IBT: 94 (minimum score of 22 in each band) / paper-based : 587. (Institutional/ITP TOEFL not accepted.) TOEFL Institution code: 8973.
- IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all areas (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)
- Cambridge Proficiency Exam : A,B,C
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) with a minimum of 63.
- TOEIC is not accepted.
- Please note that GMAT and English test scores must be communicated to GGSB by the beginning of July for September programs and by the beginning of November for January programs.
- Official copy of latest degree or diploma
- University transcripts: front/back with grading scale
Please note that for your initial application we ask only for copies of documents. If you are accepted to a program, we will then request the original certificates or certified copies. These may be either sent by post or brought in person when you begin the program. This request will be made in your acceptance letter.
To ensure GGSB is the right fit for you, you may be asked to participate in an interview. You will be notified if an interview is necessary after the Admission Board meets.
Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please consult rolling admissions deadlines.
PROGRAM AND MODULES
The program explores how HR strategy fits into overall corporate strategy, the key differences between International Human Resource Management (IHRM) and domestic HRM, and the skills required to recruit, manage and enhance talent. It is designed for graduates who wish to pursue management careers at national and international levels.
Participants will develop the know-how and competencies to identify and understand the HR issues facing business today and develop appropriate strategies to ensure that effective people management strategies create competitive advantage and sources of value.
This program also emphasizes organizational development, as it is one of the new challenges in HR.
- Introduction to the Program and to the role of HRM today.
- Study Skills and Techniques (Case Study Methodology, Academic and Professional Writing, Presentation Skills etc.)
- Team Building and integration activities
- Moodle e-learning platform user training
- Introduction to the Library and Computing Services at GGSB
- Student Administrative Issues
- Alumni Association information
THE FIVE MAIN COMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAM
- Global Business Environment and Strategic Management
- International Labor Economics
- Finance and Accounting for HR Managers
FUNDAMENTALS OF HRM
- Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
- Compensation and Benefits
- HR Reporting
- Information Systems for HR Managers
- Recruitment Process and e-Recruitment
- Personality Tests and Interview Techniques
INTERNATIONAL HR MANAGEMENT AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES
- Strategic IHRM
- HR as a Business Partner
- HR Innovations (Serious Game)
- Managing an HR Department (Simulation)
- Legal Context
- Employee Relations, Grievances and Representation
- Comparative Legal Contexts of International HRM
- People Development
- Talent Development and Performance Management
- International Career Path and Expatriation
- Social Management
- Creating and Managing a Well-Balanced Workplace
- Managing Diversity and Ethics
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- International Team Behavior
- Leadership, Group and Team Dynamics
- Intercultural Management
- Organizational Development
- Managing Corporate Culture and Structure
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Change and Lean Management
- International Organization
- Company Profile
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND FINAL MANAGEMENT PROJECT WORKSHOP
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
In addition to the core courses, students can attend personal and professional development workshops. These workshops cover current topics of interest, recent trends in management and career development. They serve as a complement to the core modules.
COMPANY ANALYSIS AND PROFILE
Students will select a company with international business located in different national culture. The purpose is to evaluate the impact of organization design on human resources roles and responsibilities. The objective is to gather public and internal information to develop their own analysis of the situation.
The program encourages effective teamwork as the major part of modules expects students to work in groups. These groups will consist of students of different nationalities and rhythms, as some students attend courses part-time.
RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND PROJECT PROPOSAL
A research techniques module has been created to provide the skills required to effectively work on the Final Management Projects and on future professional projects.
FINAL MANAGEMENT PROJECT
The second year of the program is dedicated to the Final Management Project, a written work of approximately 20,000 words, conducted under the supervision of a tutor from GGSB. Students will choose an aspect of International HR Management and are encouraged to link the chosen subject matter to their future career. The project can be completed in parallel with full-time employment or an internship based in France or abroad.
Operating in an international environment requires foreign language fluency and therefore a foreign language module is an option on the program for all students.
Non-French speakers may study French (beginner to advanced level). This option is highly advised for those who are looking to become professionals in France. French speakers may choose from a number of other languages at beginner level.
FULL PROGRAM FEES
|Fees to be paid by student||: 18,300 Euros for full program|
Fees are subject to change. Please verify program fees each year before commencement.
An administrative fee of 250€ is charged for student services in Year 1 and a further 250€ for Student Card renewal in Year 2.
Fees cover tuition, project supervision, and access to all GGSB facilities. They do not cover accomodation, meals, or students' personal expenses.
Note: MSc International Human Resource Management and Organizational Development students are not eligible for CROUS scholarships.
Graduates of this MSc program will be qualified for posts in both multinational corporations and companies experiencing rapid expansion in international markets.
Graduates may equally enter the consulting field in the areas of HR and organizational development.
"I am originally from California and have worked in Human Resources in the television and film and the fashion industries. My goal in life was to live outside of the U.S., to get international experience and learn other languages.
I chose GGSB because I was very impressed by the course content. Other HR Masters programs in France heavily emphasized the managerial side of HR Management, but not the full organizational picture. As the degree name indicates, we are learning about HR from a global perspective along with the ins and outs of organizational development, behavior, and changes.
I was also attracted to the program because I knew that the school has triple accreditation and well-recognized MSc programs, which will help with future employment opportunities. I would like to work for a multinational company that promotes growth and development, with a diverse workforce, and potential opportunities in other countries. I wish to remain in Europe and work in various countries within the EU, and eventually to move to Asia or South America to expand my experience in the same domain." -
Tiffany Brown - MSc IHRM 2013
"Originally from Venezuela, I have a background in journalism, classical music studies and translation. I have lived in France for four years and would like to stay here and work as a brand manager or director in a retail industry company. I chose GGSB because of its reputation and international environment. We have access to the best and most recent material and case studies, and I have also learned a lot from my multicultural classmates. Being at GGSB has made me not only a better businesswoman but a better person." -
Mirna Morni - MSc IHRM 2013