- Managing People: The concepts and practice of management and leadership in the changing nature of international work and business. You'll take an evaluative approach to exploring these areas in a range of organisational scenarios. This will help you develop a range of conceptual and practical managerial tools.
- Marketing & Strategy: Explore and analyse this premise: in order to be successful, organisations must have a good understanding of their customers’ requirements and achieve organisational objectives by satisfying their customers’ needs and wants. You'll look at marketing against the backdrop of corporate strategy development, and establish links between the two activities.
- Leadership Essentials: Leadership theory and practice in a variety of business contexts. You'll recognise and address the challenges of contemporary leadership and improve your skills in strategic leadership, leading in a global context and leading change.
- Organisation & Employment Studies - Issues & Debates: You'll be exposed to classic theories of organisation and topical debates in employment relations and you'll show how you apply to real-life scenarios.
- People Resourcing & Development: The theory and practice of people resourcing and development (PR&D). You'll show how these activities can contribute to achieving corporate strategic goals, be aware of the impact of the changing environment of work and business on these activities and the internal and external contexts in which these activities operate. The role of the HR professional in helping the relationship between PR&D and organisational effectiveness will be examined. There's an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills you'll need to fulfill this role.
- International Human Resource Management: Theoretical and practical knowledge in International Human Resources from an ever increasing globalised environment. Examples are drawn from classic and current literature from the developed and developing world. This covers a wide spectrum of knowledge and makes the way human resource management (HRM) theory is translated into practice in different economies around the world clearer.
- Research Project: An opportunity to undertake a significant piece of self-managed research in an area that interests you. You'll have the opportunity to undertake optional work experience as part of your Dissertation unit, subject to interview and availability. This experience can be used to inform your dissertation.
Programme specifications provide definitive records of the University's taught degrees in line with Quality Assurance Agency requirements. Every taught course leading to a BU Award has a programme specification which describes its aims, structure, content and learning outcomes, plus the teaching, learning and assessment methods used.
Download the programme specification for MSc Management with Human Resources.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the programme specification, the information is liable to change to take advantage of exciting new approaches to teaching and learning as well as developments in industry. If you have been unable to locate the programme specification for the course you are interested in, it will be available as soon as the latest version is ready. Alternatively please contact us for assistance.
Background and experience
For Management with Human Resources we are looking for applicants who:
- Have previous experience and/or knowledge of employment relations
- Demonstrate an interest in people management and HR strategies
- Show dedication and the ability to work hard to meet the demands of strict deadlines
- Can show a true appreciation of the vital role HR plays within an organisation.
This course focuses on developing both expert knowledge of HR strategies and management skills. We therefore encourage applicants from a professional background and with experience of human resources or general management, with ambition to develop their career prospects. Students should be confident working in groups and have effective communication skills.
This course selects candidates by looking at their applications. There are no interviews or additional selection activities and therefore we suggest that you make your application stand out from the crowd. For more information, take a look at our post graduate how to apply pages.
Full entry requirements
The normal requirements for embarking upon a postgraduate taught degree are:
- Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above or equivalent.
- For post-experience and professional qualifications, there may be additional entry requirements set by the association or institute that ultimately administers the qualification in question. The qualification description on the course information pages should tell you what these are but please get in touch with the askBU Enquiry Service if you are in doubt.
If you lack the formal academic qualifications needed to enter a postgraduate or post-experience degree, there are several alternative routes to follow - some based on experience. Contact the askBU Enquiry Service for more information.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
- IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent.
View further information about our English language requirements.
A number of pre-sessional English and preparatory programmes are offered through our partner institution, Bournemouth University International College, and will get you ready for study at BU at the appropriate level.
You can also find further details of the international qualifications we accept, and what level of study they apply to, on our postgraduate entry requirements page.
We are known by employers and students for our excellent graduate employment rates, which are always well above the national average. This course will provide you with the skills you need to stand out in the highly competitive HR career market.
Some of our Management with Human Resources graduates are now undertaking roles such as:
- Accounts assistant
- Assistant buyer
- Business management trainee
- Coordination officer
- Financial consultant.
Industries worked in
- Human Resources
If you want to continue your studies after achieving your Master's, you can look into our range of doctoral programmes.
Our staff are actively engaged in research and professional practice in the business sector which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Find out more about some of the staff and their research activities who will be teaching on this course below.
Dr Firend Alan Rasch
Framework leader for Master's degrees in Management
Dr Firend Alan Rasch started his career as an investment banker in California's Silicon Valley. He was a senior management consultant advising U.S. Fortune 500 companies and also a co-founder of a start-up. Firend was a director of programmes in Korea and Bosnia; and lectured in USA, Korea, Qatar, Dubai and Malaysia. Firend is an expert in South-East Asia region. His research interests include entrepreneurship, consumer behavior, branding and contemporary issues in international business.
Dr Jens Mohrenweiser
Programme Leader for MSc Management with Human Resources
Jens is a Senior Lecturer in HR and Organisational Behaviour. His current research interests focus on employer provided training and employee involvement. Jens has won several research grants including funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation and has counselled several organisations such as the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Germany.