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Global MBA (HR Management)

Next intake:
  • June 2014
Duration:
  • Minimum:18 months
  • Maximum: 3 years
Fees:
  • For information regarding fees, funding and scholarship please fill in the enquiry form on the right.

Take your place at the centre of the international HR sector with a postgraduate degree and in HR Management. The Global MBA (HR Management), designed by London School of Business and Finance, prepares you for senior HR managerial roles within multinational businesses. The programme’s 100% online syllabus introduces HRM operations and strategies across various cultures and from the perspective of a global economy. And thanks to a flexible course structure and exclusive online delivery via the InterActive platform, you will be able to study at your own time and pace from anywhere in the world.

On completion of the programme you will have acquired advanced skills in strategic management, marketing, finance and operations. The HR management specialisation will also provide you with advanced skills in cross-cultural management. You will learn how HRM operations and strategies work in a globalised economy and understand the impact of culture on management practices.

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The programme will enable you to:

  • Assess the applicability of HRM operations and strategies across varying cultures; investigate the factors that underpin the application of HR strategies in an international context
  • Understand the impact of culture on management; identify the areas in which cultural differences resent a challenge in managing people
  • Discuss, improve and carry through marketing strategies in future as well as the existing international business environment
  • Keep corporate risks at a minimum while optimising corporate value
  • Understand how organisations gain a competitive advantage through their supply chain design, operations and use of ICT
  • Successfully create and make the most of corporate management strategy
  • Excel as a middle or senior level manager by gaining vital leadership skills

The InterActive platform will enable you to access a substantial variety of resources and tools:

  • The full programme syllabus including case studies and their solutions in HD-quality video sessions
  • Real-time online chats with your tutors, mentors and classmates
  • A complete set of materials including revision kits and lecture notes
  • Quizzes and self-assessed mock assignments
  • Access to a constantly growing global community of students and mentors from over 150 countries
  • Access to comprehensive online resources provided by London School of Business and Finance, (such as libraries, journals and e-books)

Studying with InterActive means you have the opportunity to study at the time, pace, and location of your choice via award-winning online study resources. You will graduate with a respected UK postgraduate degree accredited by the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO.

 
 

You will develop a blend of theoretical knowledge and applied skills in HR management, strategic management, marketing, finance and operations. Specialist modules in Human Capital Management and Cross-Cultural Management provide an advanced understanding of the operations and strategies in international HR management, across different cultures in the global labour market. You will understand the impact of diverse cultures on management and learn how to manage individuals across different cultures.

The programme consists of 4 core and 2 specialist modules. You may study up to 2 modules at the same time. You will finish your programme with the Integrative Research and Consultancy Project module, part of which is a dissertation project.

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Marketing and Business Environment

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Critically evaluate and analyse the principles of marketing
  • Summarise and critically assess the key factors affecting business performance in international markets
  • Critically analyse and appraise the impact of emerging issues on international marketing activities
  • Analyse and combine elements of the marketing mix, and the role each element plays in achieving marketing objectives
  • Evaluate the response of an organisation to global external forces

Topics covered

  • Marketing Philosophy and Strategy I: Marketing and the Job of the Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Philosophy and Strategy II: A Strategic Marketing Framework
  • Analysis for Marketing Decisions I: Marketing Research and Analysing Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Decision Making I: New Product Development
  • Marketing Decision Making II: Product Decisions
  • Marketing Decision Making III: Pricing and Sales Promotion
  • Marketing Decision Making IV: Communications and Advertising Strategy
  • Marketing Decision Making V: Channels of Distribution (Direct Channels of Distribution: Personal Selling and Direct Marketing)
  • Marketing Decision Making VI: Customer Relationship Management
Accounting and Managerial Finance

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Summarise key principles, trends and tools in accounting and corporate finance
  • Demonstrate effective approaches to the analysis of corporate finance structure and analysis of corporate financial statements using tools and techniques that are applicable
  • Assess the practical application of models and theories to decisions on corporate financing
  • Critically evaluate the economic benefits of various types of financing
  • Use internal and external financial information to appraise business performance

Topics covered

  • Introduction to financial statements I: Balance sheet and income statement
  • Introduction to financial statements II: Statement of movement in equity and cash flow statement
  • Introduction to financial statements III: Notes to the accounts and analysing financial statements
  • Financial management I: Investment decision; Traditional methods of investment appraisal
  • Financial management II: Investment decision; Discounted cash flow methods of investment appraisal
  • Financial management III: Financing decision; capital structure theories
  • Financial management IV: Financing decision; sources of finance
  • Financial management V: Financing decision; cost of capital
  • Financial management VI: Managerial; decision working capital and risk management
Systems and Operations Management

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Critically appraise how operations and information systems contribute to an organisation’s competitiveness and strategic direction
  • Evaluate the ‘competitive advantage Vs. necessary cost’ debate
  • Combine and evaluate complex IT related issues
  • Establish and implement effective operational decisions, with particular reference to change management
  • Describe and critically assess organisations from systems, information and business process perspectives

Topics covered

  • Operations management I: Operations context and strategy
  • Operations management II: Operational functions in the provision of goods and services; Planning and control issues
  • Operations management III: Design of products, services and processes; Production Management: Plant and facilities management
  • Operations management IV: Processes: design, control and change management; Improvements in operations through quality; Understanding the nature of change and problems of implementation and control
  • Operations management V: Constraint Management
  • Operations management VI: Supply Chain Management
  • Organisations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise I: Information Systems in Global Business Today and Global E-Business and Collaboration
  • Organisations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise II: Information Systems, Organisations, and Strategy and Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems
  • Key System Applications for the Digital Age I: Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications
  • Key System Applications for the Digital Age II: E-Commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods, Managing Knowledge and Enhancing Decision Making
Strategic Management and Leadership

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Evaluate the most relevant strategic management tools, techniques and concepts
  • Analyse strategic planning processes
  • Understand the decision-making process within complex organisations and environments
  • Apply and appraise the strategic approaches within various types of organisations
  • Assess current leadership innovations and developments and offer alternative responses related to strategy

Topics covered

  • Introduction to classic concepts of the strategic planning process
  • Corporate mission, vision value, and goal
  • Business Economics: the macroeconomic environment and microeconomic choices
  • Competitive strategies – cost-led and differentiated strategies
  • Organisational resources, cultures and competencies
  • Strategic development options and portfolio models
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Evaluating strategies and matching them to organisational capabilities
  • The relationship between business ethics and business strategy
  • Contemporary issues in strategic management
  • Competitive advantage through innovation
  • Strategic analysis of internal and external environment
  • Contemporary issues in strategic business management
  • Critical evaluation of strategic planning process
  • Ethics and strategic planning
  • Differentiating between management and leadership
  • Models of leadership
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Human Capital Management

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Evaluate the how the growing influence of a global labour economy will affect the HRM practices of multinational companies
  • Assess how international cultures and management structures affect global organisations
  • Critically evaluate the effects of globalisation within the labour market, and on the transfer and distribution of HRM practices in multinational companies
  • Analyse the effects of cross border mergers and acquisitions on management processes
  • Explore the procedures used to recruit and select international managers – including pay and reward considerations
  • Evaluate HRM practices in managing migration and the outsourcing of personnel

Topics covered

  • Introduction to Human Capital Management
  • Definition and different views of human capital management
  • Building and measuring human capital value in strategic human resources management
  • Issues regarding human capital in strategic HRM
  • Ownership views of human capital
  • Future direction in human capital management
  • Globalisation- Multinational Companies
  • Globalisation- Cultures, Institutions and Management
  • Global Integration- International HRM
  • Global Integration-Transfer and Diffusion of HR practices in MNCs
Cross-Cultural Management

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Discuss the approaches to the study of culture, explaining its usefulness and relevance to a range of management issues
  • Analyse the main theoretical approaches to cross-cultural management
  • Investigate issues in the face of increasing cultural diversity, and to recommend how they may be addressed
  • Evaluate the implications of culture and/or language for business communication
  • Identify the effect of global communications on disparate cultures
  • Appraise issues within managing across cultures and provide solutions

Topics covered

  • Analytical Frameworks of Cross Cultural Comparisons I
  • Analytical Frameworks of Cross Cultural Comparisons II
  • Cultural Intelligence and Competence I
  • Cultural Intelligence and Competence II
  • Expatriation and Repatriation I
  • Phenomenological and idiographic measures of personality
  • Expatriation and Repatriation II
  • Cross-Cultural Leadership I
  • Cross-Cultural Leadership II
  • Culture and Negotiations
  • Culture and Communication
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Integrative Research and Consultancy Project

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module you should be able to:

  1. Formulate a research proposal and design this into a workable research plan
  2. Design and manage a business critical independent applied research in their chosen discipline and present their findings, to a professionally acceptable standard
  3. Critically evaluate and analyse their findings, reporting on their conclusions in clear and acceptable standard in the form of an engagement report
  4. Synthesize theory in a practical context to evidence knowledge, understanding and transferrable skills with regards to the taught components of their studies

Topics covered

  • The nature of business and management research/consultancy
  • Formulating and clarifying the research/consultancy topic
  • The practice of management consulting
  • Negotiating a scope of work; developing a research proposal
  • Consulting as a profession; business research methods and practice
  • Formulating the research design and negotiating access and research ethics
  • Understanding research philosophies and approaches
  • Critically reviewing the literature
  • Applicable models for consulting and research
  • Selecting samples and using secondary data
  • Collecting primary data through observation
  • Collecting primary data using semi-structured, in-depth and group interviews
  • Collecting primary data using questionnaires
  • Analysing quantitative data and qualitative data
  • Writing and presenting your project report
 
 
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