Globally focused and locally relevant, our CIPD accredited Global Online master’s in International Human Resource Management has been designed to take your HR career to the next level, wherever you are in the world. Delivered by Manchester Metropolitan’s multi-award winning Business School, the course has flexibility and student support at its heart, giving you the freedom to balance study with your existing work, life and family commitments.
Intakes: January | May | September
If you are a HR practitioner looking to succeed on an international level, this Global Online International HR Management master’s from Manchester Metropolitan University’s multi-accredited Business School is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD). It has been designed to give you the knowledge and the skills you need to lead in a global context, helping to distinguish you from the competition when it comes to your next career move.
The course is grounded in the latest research that has a real impact on human resource management, with close links to Manchester Metropolitan University’s Centre for People and Performance. As one of the largest hubs of its type in the UK, the centre conducts independent research in partnership with a wide range of organisations to explore the challenges of managing, leading and developing people on a global scale.
From our easy three-step enrolment process to flexible fee payment, we’re dedicated to making studying and balancing your career as straightforward as possible. you will have the freedom to study wherever and whenever - all you need is a laptop and an internet connection. you will also be accompanied by a cohort of similarly determined peers from across the world, from various business backgrounds, who are keen to share their knowledge and experience and root not only for their success - but yours too.
The course is designed to work around your work and life commitments. It can be completed within two years at a pace that suits you, with a recommended study week of up to 15 hours.
Our innovative Virtual Learning Environment has been designed with the latest pedagogical research at its heart. It will encourage you to develop independent thought, reflect on your own work and engage with your fellow students across the globe. You will enjoy a programme of highly interactive live online seminars and presentations, have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of group tasks that are aimed at developing your transferable skills and receive personalised feedback from your tutors, all at a time that suits you best.
Typical units of study may include*:
Dissertation and assessment (60 units)
As part of the Global Online MSc in Human Resource Management programme, you’ll be required to produce a 15,000-word dissertation.
The course is vocational in assessment, which means you’ll also be able to draw on your experience and complete ‘real world’ projects within the workplace throughout.
*These units and their timing are subject to change.
Manchester Metropolitan University Business School has a long-standing reputation for excellence in teaching Human Resource Management to CIPD standards. We have strong links with the institution, which is growing increasingly international and has members located in South East Asia, South America, Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Europe and beyond.
This course meets the advanced professional standards set by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). It is accredited by CIPD and gives full exemption from their level 7 Advanced Diploma in HRM.
The course will enable you to distinguish yourself from the competition by demonstrating a combination of commitment, knowledge and skills. You will gain a CIPD qualification and be able to contribute an international perspective to organisations – something which is relevant in an increasingly global labour market.
Upon successful completion of your master's, and depending on your relevant HR or development experience, you can apply to upgrade to Chartered Membership. You can read more about Chartered Membership here.
The course is delivered by:
Dr Anastasia Kynighou – Senior Lecturer
Anastasia, who joined the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School in 2013 as a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Manchester Business School (MBS).
Before joining MMU, Anastasia held the posts of Visiting Lecturer of Management at the University of Cyprus and Lecturer in Human Resource Management (HRM) at the University of Central Lancashire. Currently, she holds visiting posts at MBS, where she teaches on the Global MBA programme, and at the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM), where she teaches on the MBA and MSc. in HRM programmes.
Anastasia’s research has been published in high-impact peer-reviewed journals such as the International Journal of Human Resource Management and she has presented a number of papers at international academic conferences.
To enrol in the course, you’ll need the following:
English language requirements:
Applicants whose first language is not English (and whose first degree was not taught in English) are required to produce evidence of English language proficiency. We provide a FREE Pearson English test to all applicants if required.
Credit for prior learning:
If you have previously studied a CIPD accredited course or programme before, you may be eligible for an accelerated study route with exemptions granted for some modules. Please contact your Enrolment Advisor for more information.
Unit fee: £1,083*
Programme fee: £13,000
We are currently offering a 10% Early Bird Discount to eligible professionals joining this programme.
Apply and pay your first installment by 29 March for May intake. To find out if you are eligible, please contact our enrollment team.
We offer a subsidised fee to students from certain countries:
Unit fee: £916*
Programme fee: £11,000
Click here to see the full list of eligible countries.
*Fee based on 15 credits per unit
For more information on our payment structures and financing your degree, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.
This course differs from standard University Assessment Regulations - all units must be passed, and no compensation is permitted.
The course is delivered by our double accredited global Business School
“I chose the Global Online International Human Resource Management master’s to help me further my career. My current role is a challenging one that requires me to be flexible and, with a young family, I needed a course that offered value for all of the time that I could commit.”
“One of the biggest draws of any professional development course is having the opportunity to compare notes and experiences with people from different organisations. With online learning this can be more challenging but, with Global Online, the tools we need to work together are there. This is incredibly important and helps us support one another during our two year course.”
“The Virtual Learning Environment is comprehensive and provides links to social spaces, as well as required reading. Being able to login from anywhere is useful - I can make use of any free time I have and get on with reading and group activities.”