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International Business and HRM MSc

International Business and HRM MSc

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Full time | Kedleston Road Campus | 1 year | SEP-22

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Human Resources Management International Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

MSc International Business and HRM will equip you with the ideal combination of specialist knowledge, practical skills and a truly global outlook.

Course description

  • Deepen your understanding of business and human resource management in an international context
  • Gain a highly regarded masters level qualification together with vital employability skills for a successful career in business or HR
  • Develop your knowledge of economics, international business, management, employment law and HRM to ease your transition to a high-level role
  • Network with international business leaders and influential HR professionals who provide guest lectures, consultancy projects, case studies and professional mentoring
  • Learn alongside students from around the world, gaining a greater awareness of cultural diversity and different perspectives on international business.

Our MSc International Business and HRM course brings together disciplines such as economics, international business and strategy, international employment law, leadership and talent management. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of business analysis and strategy in a global context. At the same time, you’ll hone your expertise in evaluating HRM decisions and operations in international organisations. Drawing on real-world case studies, you’ll also develop impressive skills in applied research.


This MSc International Business and HRM opens doors to HRM careers in a wide range of international organisations. On completion of the course, you’ll be ideally placed to join management training programmes in major companies worldwide. Our students have gone on to secure management roles and advanced graduate training positions in high-profile organisations including HSBC Canada, Ernst & Young and Price Waterhouse Cooper. Some have become consultants with specialist companies while others have taken on general management roles or have even set up their own international businesses.


This module examining theories on the globalisation of business, we discuss the major economic shifts and global changes that are impacting on multi- and international organisations and their industries. You'll focus on how various types of enterprises are expanding, becoming more reliant on international operations and developing strategies to internationalise their domestic operations.
Independent Study: Dissertation (40 Credits)
Independent Study: Research Methods (20 Credits)

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Entry requirements

A second class or higher undergraduate degree in a relevant area including: business, economics, management, HRM, or another degree with sufficient relevant business experience. A desire to develop your theoretical understanding of HRM.

University information

Located in the heart of England, the University of Derby is a modern institution offering applied, research-informed teaching in high-quality, technically advanced facilities. Whether you are progressing directly from undergraduate study, want to change your career, or pursue your passion for a subject you love, there are options to suit you. We cater for your personal circumstances, with full-time, part-time and online learning available in...more

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