As a student of the IBSA Dual Degree Master's Program specializing in Human Resource Management, you will spend your first semester at the IGC in Bremen. For your specialization you will continue your studies at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. The British partner program MSc in Global Business prepares you for a career in the fields of human resources and business management. In order to be ready for the challenges of your future career, the University recommends active participation in four modules. The elective courses offer you an innovative and experimental range of learning methods. An example is participation in a simulation game.
- QAA-accredited HRM program
- 1 year, 2 degrees, 2 countries: MBA & MSc
- Excellent career prospects
- Develop intercultural competencies
- Bachelor’s degree in business
- A minimum of one year work experience
- Proof of English language proficiency: IELTS (6.5 points) or TOEFL iBT (at least 80 points)
- A global mindset
Multinational Finance Management
The goal of the course is to train highly effective global managers who have advanced analytical and decision-making skills essential for conducting successful business across borders.
Global Strategic Analysis
This module introduces you to challenges of global business and methods used to address them. Through a careful review of effective managerial practices, it demonstrates how to ensure a winning international business strategy.
Global Marketing Strategies
The course adresses marketing performance in a global context. It assesses differences in country environments and applies techniques for international market segmentation, entry strategies, risk analysis, and comprehensive marketing plans.
Human Resource Management in the Global Environment
You will investigate critical human resource management (HRM) topics within this module. The aim is to examine relevant elements of HRM as they relate to global business, organizational policies and standard management practices.
International Business Law
The task of this core module is to convey your technical know-how in national and international business law. It offers you an opportunity to work together and discuss complex and critical legal issues including, but are not limited to, international sales transactions, dispute resolution and judicial review.
International Leadership (elective)
The main objective of the module Leadership is to give the course participants a general leadership overview, to explore their individual leadership styles and set feasible goals for developing their management skills.
Strategic Human Resource Management
While traditional Human Resource Management focuses on recruitment and retention of highly skilled employees and on fostering their advancement, the module Strategic Human
Resource Management (SHRM) goes one step further. In this module, you will learn the responsibilities of Human Resources in line with overall corporate performance and performance the goals of other departments. The module introduces you to the origin of the SHRM and explores various theoretical models as well as key topics and current discussions.
Managing Across Cultures
Managing Across Cultures provides an in-depth understanding of intercultural communication. The aim of this course is to improve the business communication skills of multicultural teams through research of various cultural theories. Upon successful completion, you will be able to work effectively interculturally.
Organizational Behavior Theory and Practice
In this module, you will learn the basics of efficient organizational management. Afterwards, you will analyze various related topics in order to develop an understanding of the origin of the theories. These include, for example, personality, attitude, decision-making and motivation, as well as group behaviors such as communication, leadership, negotiation, conflict, culture and other organizational structures.
Postgraduate Research Methodology
To enhance your research skills, this module explores various models and concepts for developing management skills and capacities. At the same time, you are an active part of shaping the course content. You can choose from topics such as communication, teambuilding, negotiation, presentation, creativity, critical thinking, leadership, consulting and coaching.
Your third semester (between June and September) will consist entirely of the thesis dissertation. This period is typically completed at the same university where you attended your specialization. To provide guidance and assistance as you prepare to work through this complicated project, each university offers a thorough, interactive three-day workshop that presents the requisite research skills, covering analytical, research and methodological techniques for your master’s thesis. The other main source of support will come from your thesis advisors. Thus, all IBSA students are required to secure two supervisors who will guide the construction of the master’s thesis; normally, choosing two of your university lecturers is the best and easiest option. This final project will count for 16 ECTS in your overall program credit total. We also suggest that IBSA students also consider an alternative approach to the standard route: it is always possible to write your master’s thesis in cooperation with a company. This will require identifying and contacting a potential target company and developing a customized agreement with them in order to complete your thesis project accordingly.
By completing this detailed research and writing work, you will delve deeper into your specialization area from the second semester, learn to cultivate critical reasoning skills, develop a scientific approach to empirical data, and develop skills in literature review based on investigative reasoning (examination of a hypothesis).
Studying at the University of Hertfordshire (UH)
The University of Hertfordshire (UH) is located in the small town of Hatfield, England. Its close proximity to London assures an effortless commute between the peaceful landscape of Hertfordshire and the vibrant metropolitan capital. Thanks to the quick train connection, London is only 20 minutes away. In international comparison with other universities, UH enjoys a reputation as the UK's leading institution in the business sector. To ensure a compelling study experience, UH offers non-academic services such as a 24-hour-service, accommodation, memberships to clubs and associations and access to sports facilities.
Contact - Program Coordinator
We offer you the world with two business degrees. Within the alliance, international students not only improve their team-work skills on a continuous basis but each student is also provided with a unique indivudual support suitabe for his/her needs.“
International Student Assistance
Our International Student Assistance (ISA) assists you in different aspects of settling in: finding accommodation, handling visa applications, clarifing insurance queries and dealing with authorities both at home and abroad. This service is of course free of charge. Furthermore ISA regularly organizes excursions and events during your study in Bremen. They offer movie nights, sightseeing trips, a christmas party, BBQ and excursions to several cities.