M.Sc. International Human Resources & Performance ManagSkema Business School France
SKEMA Business School is a school created by the merger of two French schools, CERAM Business School and Groupe ESC Lille in 2009
|Delivery Mode||On Campus|
|Study Option||Full Time|
|Tuition Fee||€ 16000|
|Start Date||September 2016|
Project based and networked with local companies and professional HR organisations
Programme taught in English at the Paris campus - September and January intakes.
This MSc is a full-time course taught over a twelve-month period. There are eight months of taught courses, followed by four to six months for the dissertation and internship.
The MSc International Human Resources & Performance Management programme is designed to offer a solid expertise for specialists who have short or long term career perspectives. With 400 hours of classes, students will get the necessary cutting-edge skills to work as HR professionals in companies or consulting firms both in France and abroad.
In the long term, students will be able to take on positions such as director of Human Resources, advising company management effectively in order to enhance organisational performance and accompany strategy while remaining mindful of employees’ needs.
In order to achieve this objective, the programme aims:
- To provide participants with solid theoretical frameworks in the fields which underlie HRM in order to allow them to anticipate and to develop a transversal and strategic vision (Module 1).
- To enhance students’ personal development and to develop their managerial potential (Module 2).
- To improve organisational performance and satisfy company strategy while taking employees’ needs into account (Module 3).
- To develop the capacity for critical analysis of the practices implemented within a company in order to develop operational skills, pragmatism, and a permanent quest for improvement (Module 4).
- To give students the opportunity to gain insight in other social systems such as the British-American, continental European and Asian systems (Module 5).
Why choose this programme?
- The MSc uses a project-based pedagogical approach, with some students alternating in-company experience and studies and others working on consultancy projects for partner companies.
- The HRM audit is carried out in large local companies with the guidance and support of a coach-auditor who is an HR professional; students also construct a real-life survey/questionnaire implemented in companies in order to solve HR issues
- The programme focuses particularly on the personal development (managerial skills, active listening, and leadership skills) of participants and their values in order to prepare them for a responsible and meaningful career in management.
- Collaboration with local companies who contribute to the programme design and who teach on the programme. They also accept our students to carry out consultancy projects in their HR departments
- International faculty, both academics and professionals teach on the programme and students come from all over the world.
- Active alumni network of 450 SKEMA MSc Human Resources graduates who are called on to participate in meetings with SKEMA’s MSc students.
- International aspects of human resources are addressed. This is the only human resources MSc programme in France which is taught in English with a global approach to the subject.
- Professors with internationally renowned research backgrounds as well as industry experts from diverse organisations (HR directors of SMEs and large companies, expert consultants, etc.).
- Strong links with professional and academic bodies in HRM: Association francophone de Gestion des Ressources Humaines (AGRH), Association Nationale des Directeurs des Ressources Humaines (ANDRH), Club DRH Sophia, Institut d’Audit Social (IAS), Association pour le Développement de l’Enseignement et de la Recherche sur la Responsabilité Sociale de l’Entreprise (ADERSE), Agence nationale pour l’amélioration des conditions de travail (ANACT).
- A four-year degree or equivalent (or, in some cases: a three-year degree plus substantial professional experience; or for UK applicants only: a three-year bachelor's degree with honours).
- A good score in one of the following English language tests: TOEFL (580 institutional testing programme / 237 computer-based test and 92 internet-based test), TOEIC (830), ELS (112), IELTS (6.5) or equivalent. MSc Global Luxury Management's calendar info, visa info and language test requirements here.
- Note: no English language test score is required for students who have a degree from an English-speaking university.
- A GMAT or GRE score will be to the candidate’s advantage.
Courses by semester & credits
- Globalisation, 3 credits
- Strategy, 3 credits
- Professional Development, 2 credits
> Module 1: Fundamentals of HRM, 8 credits
- HRM: From Theory to Practice
- Advanced Organisation
- Comparative Labour Law
- Workforce Management
- Organisation of Work & Organisational Performance
> Module 2: International HRM, 8 credits
- International Employment Relations
- Managing HR in global companies
- Benefits & Compensation
- Career Management
- Multicultural Management
> Module 3: Performance Management, 8 credits
- Managing Individual & Collective Performance Systems
- HR Metrics & the Balanced Scorecard
- Quality of life at work
- Information Systems for HRM
- Risk & Crisis Management
> Module 4: Learning, Knowledge, Change, 8 credits
- Managing Creativity & Innovation
- Managing Change
- Learning For The 21st Century
- Collaborative Management & Digital Tools
- Interpersonal Skills: Communication, Networking and Negotiation
> Module 5: Contemporary issues in HRM, 8 credits
- HR Strategies, Tools & Techniques
- Employee Development & Talent Management
- Employer Branding
- Employee value proposition
- Corporate Social Responsibility & Firm Performance
Research Methods 1 & 2, 4 credits
Dissertation*, 30 credits
Electives, 8 credits
4 electives from the following list: HR Mergers & Acquisitions, Leadership, Cultural Literacy: UE, USA & China, Organisational Development, Conflict Management, Compensation Techniques (in French), French Training Law (in French), Critical Management Studies, Interview Techniques
TOTAL credits (courses: 60 + thesis: 30), 90 credits
Approximate course time not including individual and project work: 400 h
* Students must write an MSc dissertation on a subject of personal interest or a field in which they would like to work. The dissertation project gives students the opportunity to become expert in one specific aspect of human resources management/organisational behaviour. Students are encouraged to choose a dissertation project linked to their internship, thus demonstrating expertise in a particular area of HR to any future employer.
These details are for information only and may be changed by the school without prior notice.
- Recruitment consultant, careers development consultant, learning officer, compensation and benefits expert
- HR manager, international mobility manager, HR audit manager
- HR director, HR people development director
Adecco, Alexandre Tic, Apec, Auchan, Bayer Schering, EDF, Kiabi, Henkel, Valeo, Rexel, Orange, Manpower, Otis, Groupe Holder, Findus, General Electric, CMH, BNP Paribas, Accenture / Andersen Consulting, Crédit Agricole, Hewlett Packard, SAP, IBM, Société Générale, Calyon, Total, Amadeus, Thales, Ericsson, Texas Instruments, Microsoft.