Edinburgh Napier University / Southpoint Education International

MSc Business Management (MBM) HRM

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Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) holds the prestigious No. 1 ranking in the UK for value-added education (The Guardian). It has also been awarded the highest possible rating of 5 stars for Teaching, Employability, and Internationalisation by the QS World University Rankings 2024. Since 2012, Southpoint Education International has been the exclusive regional recruitment representative of the university. All degrees are exclusively awarded by Edinburgh Napier University.

The University offers industry-informed courses that expertly balance theory and practice, ensuring graduates are well-equipped for success in today’s competitive global job market. ENU has a renowned international reputation for the employability of its graduates.

Further enhancing its prestige, the Edinburgh Napier University Business School has achieved AACSB accreditation, placing it among the top 5% of Business Schools worldwide.

Overview

Equip a general manager with a critical understanding of the contribution that HRM processes can make to the achievement of organisational objectives.

Knowledge of the developing theory and current models of HRM, providing a framework for more detailed consideration of key operational areas: resourcing & development, performance management, reward, and the management of the employment relationship to minimise conflict and encourage employee engagement.

Examine the critical role of the HRM process (as carried out by both line managers and HR specialists), and the contribution this makes to competitiveness.

Course Information

ENU’s MBM programmes are accredited and internationally recognised. All assessments are assignments which are case study based taken from the comfort of your home. Throughout the entire course you will be supported by ENU professors, this course can be completed in a minimum of 18 months and a maximum of 4 years.

MBM HRM consists of five core modules, two specialised modules (Contemporary HRM and HRM in International Context) plus Dissertation.

Contemporary HRM

The module starts with a brief introduction to developing theory and current models of HRM, providing a framework for more detailed consideration of key operational areas: resourcing, development, performance management & reward, and the management of the employment relationship to minimise conflict and encourage employee engagement. Current issues such as work life balance, the management of diversity and International HRM are given particular focus.

HRM in an International Context

After a brief introduction to models of national culture, the focus of the module is the HR issues and practices of organisations operating across national boundaries with a multi-cultural workforce. It covers a range of key HRM areas: global manpower planning, recruitment & selection; international performance management, training and development; comparative employment regulation, employee voice and the management of conflict; the ethical considerations specific to international operations. These are explored through the use of examples and cases drawn from a range of international contexts and MNC practice. Students are encouraged to reflect on the approach to HRM in their own culture/country and contribute to the consideration of similarity and difference.

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