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Human Resource Management

Programma

  • 1 jaar

    You will have ample opportunity to compose the programme according to your own preferences. Compulsory courses are Strategic Human Resource Management, Personnel Instruments, and Research & Professional Skills for HRM. Five courses (Leadership, Work Design & Team Processes, Dutch Labour Law, International Labour Law and Personnel Economics) form an elective group from which you choose at least three. Next to this, a wide range of electives is available.

    The focus of the courses is on understanding and applying theories and principles that research has shown to advance the management of human resources in organisations. You practice adopting this research-based approach when you conduct your own research project.

    The MSc Human Resource Management starts twice a year: in September and February.

    You will have ample opportunity to compose the programme according to your own preferences. Compulsory courses are Strategic Human Resource Management, Personnel Instruments, and Research & Professional Skills for HRM. Five courses (Leadership, Work Design & Team Processes, Dutch Labour Law, International Labour Law and Personnel Economics) form an elective group from which you choose at least three. Next to this, a wide range of electives is available.

    The focus of the courses is on understanding and applying theories and principles that research has shown to advance the management of human resources in organisations. You practice adopting this research-based approach when you conduct your own research project.

    The MSc Human Resource Management starts twice a year: in September and February.

Programma-opties

  • Healthcare Management Focus Area (specialisatie)

    Focus your MSc on Healthcare Management and open up extra career opportunities. There are two steps to the Healthcare Management Focus Area-

    1) complete two of four chosen electives 2) write and round off an MSc thesis on a healthcare management topic

  • Master Internship (specialisatie)

    Opportunity for an internship between February and June. You will be rewarded 15 ECTS on top of your programme. Your thesis will be postponed to the first semester of your next study year.

Opbouw programma

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Electives MSc HRM (10 EC, facultatief)
HRM & International Labour Law (5 EC, facultatief)
HRM & Nederlands arbeidsrecht (5 EC, facultatief)
Leadership (5 EC, facultatief)
Master's Thesis (20 EC)
Personnel Economics (5 EC, facultatief)
Personnel Instruments (5 EC)
Research and Professional Skills for HRM (5 EC)
Strategic HRM (5 EC)
Work Design and Team Processes (5 EC, facultatief)

Check for in-depth info on all courses: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=2033

Check for in-depth info on all courses: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=2033

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief
Waarom in Groningen?

Our master is an integral, specialised HRM program with a research-driven, behavior-oriented approach. You learn to base HRM on scientific evidence and apply theory to practice of HRM. We address HRM issues from both a strategic and a behavioral perspective, with specific attention to leadership, team processes, labor law and personnel instruments. We offer a broad menu of electives.

Further, the program is managed by high quality staff and has been internationally accredited by the AACSB and EQUIS, ensuring a high quality education, which only 1% of universities reach worldwide.

Our master is an integral, specialised HRM program with a research-driven, behavior-oriented approach. You learn to base HRM on scientific evidence and apply theory to practice of HRM. We address HRM issues from both a strategic and a behavioral perspective, with specific attention to leadership, team processes, labor law and personnel instruments. We offer a broad menu of electives.

Further, the program is managed by high quality staff and has been internationally accredited by the AACSB and EQUIS, ensuring a high quality education, which only 1% of universities reach worldwide.

Studying means working independently and planning your studies yourself. But successful studying depends on many different factors, so it is understandable that you may need to consult an impartial expert to discuss your study progress and personal circumstances that influence your studies. The faculty's study advisors are available to help you. Obviously, everything discussed with the study advisor remains confidential.

Studying means working independently and planning your studies yourself. But successful studying depends on many different factors, so it is understandable that you may need to consult an impartial expert to discuss your study progress and personal circumstances that influence your studies. The faculty's study advisors are available to help you. Obviously, everything discussed with the study advisor remains confidential.

  • Testimonial van Tim van Vilsteren

    A very interesting field of expertise

    My expectations of the HRM programme were absolutely justified. The human resources within organizations have proven to be even more important than I had expected. The ways of influencing them and balancing for example the demand and supply of human capital in combination with legislation is a complex but very interesting field of expertise.

    "I’ve always been interested in the human capital of organizations and the psychological and managerial difficulties and possibilities it involves. When I got the possibility to participate in the pre-master programme to get access to the HRM-master programme the choice therefore was not very hard to make. I had just completed my study Facility Management and was pretty sure that the HRM master could broaden my knowledge and expertise level and above all would be a very interesting and challenging experience.

    Two years later and very close to finishing the masters programme HRM, I can conclude that my expectations at the beginning were absolutely justified. The human resources within organizations have proven to be even more important than I had expected. The ways of influencing them and balancing for example the demand and supply of human capital in combination with legislation is a complex but very interesting field of expertise.

    The build-up of the programme challenges students to face those complex problems within organizations and to use existing literature to come up with the most effective solutions. I have experienced this as a very good way of approaching HRM-related problems. Students were actively involved in the different courses and lecturers were able to communicate their enthusiasm about the field.

    When writing the master thesis and using real time data from existing organizations, I had to use all my experiences from the previous semester to deal with HRM processes within organizations. I am sure that my future job will be within the HRM sector. Working at for example a large consultancy firm or at the HRM department of an international organization seems very challenging and different every day."

    Sluiten
    – Tim van Vilsteren
  • Testimonial van Katrin Eggers

    – Katrin Eggers
  • Testimonial van Frederieke de Bruin

    "The HRM Master's programme also gives students at the Faculty of Economics and Business many opportunities to develop professional business skills."

    "The HRM Master's programme at the University of Groningen offers a wide range of subjects and opportunities and is an inspiring programme for domestic and international students who are interested in becoming leading HRM professionals of the future.

    The Master's course units offer students an understanding of the strategic, managerial, economic, professional, international and legal aspects of Human Resource Management. As well as the compulsory course units, the Faculty offers students a range of electives and extracurricular courses in which you can gain more knowledge and experience of subjects related to HRM.

    I have chosen to take extracurricular courses in Healthcare Management. Once I have completed my Master's thesis on an HRM subject in the healthcare industry, I will be able to add the Healthcare Management Certificate to my MSc HRM degree certificate.

    The HRM Master's programme also gives students at the Faculty of Economics and Business many opportunities to develop professional business skills. I joined the Master's Community HRM committee '14-'15 as chair and gained experience as a team player and leader."

    Sluiten
    – Frederieke de Bruin
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