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International Human Resource Management MBA


This course runs at Coventry University London Campus in October 2016 and January and April 2017. 

The international business environment is changing and a new and very different market reality is emerging. The students of today need to adopt flexible patterns of thinking and behaviour to succeed as the managers of tomorrow.

The International Human Resource Management Masters in Business Administration (MBA) has been designed to prepare students for successful careers in the strategic management and development of people in the complex and fast-changing environment of the contemporary workplace.


Coventry University London Campus has worked with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to map selected modules on this programme to the CMI syllabus. As a result of this, students who pass two specific modules on their way to achieving the full qualification can be awarded the CMI Certificate Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership*. The CMI is the UK awarding body for management and leadership qualifications. It is the only chartered professional body dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. It counts more than 100,000 members and is internationally recognised as the professional body that set the standards in management.

This course has your future employability as its focus. By choosing to study at Coventry University London Campus you will benefit from:

  • start dates in October, January and April;
  • a unique experience delivered by an institution with strong foundations in educating business leaders;
  • includes work-related activity and leading lectures from high-profile business figures;
  • no previous work experience required;
  • we will help you to secure future employment by offering essential training in key areas such as CV writing, presentation skills and interview technique;
  • questions conventional wisdoms and replaces them with new and developing perspectives, new patterns of thinking, and new insights;
  • learning and assessment reflect an action learning approach focused upon team work, business simulations and real-world projects, all of which are underpinned by analysis and synthesis;
  • comprehensive immigration, visa advice and student support;
  • an opportunity to obtain a dual qualification - MBA plus CMI Certificate Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership qualification.*
  • Upon successful completion of the programme you will be awarded CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in HRM*

Chartered Management Institute logo* Subject to registering as a CMI member: CMI membership fees apply.

*Subject to registering as a CIPD member                         


The MBA International Human Resource Management has been developed to provide graduates with the opportunity to acquire high level expertise in strategic business, and commercial competencies needed for an international context.

The learning and assessment of the International Human Resource Management MBA reflect an action learning approach and is focused upon team work, business simulations and real-world projects, all of which are underpinned by analysis and synthesis.

Programme Structure

All MBA students study five core management modules, four mandatory modules and an internship or project.

International Human Resource Management Modules include:

  • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Sustainable Strategy: from Planning to Implementation
  • Marketing in a Global Age; Employability and Consulting Skills
  • Leading in a Changing World
  • Finance, Funding and Legislative Frameworks for Success
  • Business and Management Research Methods or Entrepreneurship: Creating a Business Opportunity
  • Global Human Resource Management Strategies
  • International Organisational Development; Developing People
  • Resourcing and Talent Management
  • Internship, Simulation, Entrepreneurship or Dissertation


You’re learning at Coventry University London Campus is underpinned and supported by the latest developments in technology. Audience Response Systems are used in class to quickly explore your level of understanding and identify any specific issues to focus on.

We use audio visual materials in a range of ways to bring the curriculum to life, through recorded interviews with business leaders, recording key lectures and seminars for you to review and re-watch or in recording your own board presentations as part of your assessed work.


Each module is delivered weekly over a 10 week period. Each weekly delivery consists of a one hour Knowledgecast session, a one hour seminar session and a two hour group activity session.

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will be able to review and discuss your progress and offer advice throughout your studies.

Entry Requirements

To be accepted for the programme students must possess a second class honours degree (2:2) or above.

English Language IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

No work experience required.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Students will emerge from our MBA Human Resource Management with well-developed powers of analysis, clear perspectives on strategy and strategic thinking, and highly effective communication and research skills. All of which are demanded by employers in private, public, and third sector organisations around the world.


In our consultations with business leaders and prospective MBA students, they told us how much work experience matters. Coventry University London Campus  is committed to offering students a work experience opportunity for up to ten weeks.

This experience will provide an opportunity:

  • for first-hand experience of the business and working culture of an organisation
  • to work independently on a significant, managerial issue with your employer’s support and academic guidance
  • to create management reports for multiple stakeholders
  • to build commercial awareness and understanding in the context of decision-making
  • to develop more effective communication and presentation skills
  • to build up a stronger set of personal and professional skills

Work experience at Coventry University London Campus can be undertaken in a variety of ways; an internship, an individual consultancy project or a group consulting project.

As an alternative to completing an internship or Consulting Project, the dissertation forms a substantial part of the overall study leading to the MBA and is an opportunity for work experience related to the in-depth study of an organisation.

Student profile: Beverly Darko, Ghana

Beverly DarkoIn the fourth term of my MBA, I undertook an internship in the Human Resources department of a student housing association. During my internship, I worked on a management report (my main project) as well as carrying out a range of office-based tasks and meeting with stakeholders. I believe that the internship opportunity offered at Coventry University London Campus is extremely beneficial. Working in an office environment and interacting with the employees on a daily basis helped me develop professional skills that cannot be taught using theoretical assignments or by observing an organisation from the outside.

My management report centred on the company attaining accreditation from Investor in People and Sunday Times Companies. The main goal was to find out and recommend what the organisation needed to do to gain the accreditation.

The internship has been a great learning experience. I worked on two projects simultaneously because the company wanted to get accreditation from two different professional bodies. The projects have helped me put into practice what I had learnt in the classroom. The entire business environment created at Coventry University London Campus involves working in diverse teams, with people from a wide range of backgrounds. Moreover, the practical assignments at the London Campus (management reports, case studies, presentations, debates, etc.) really helped me prepare for my internship. I was almost done with my research project by the eighth week because I was so used to collecting data, doing practical research and working both in teams and independently. I think that the theoretical and practical components of my MBA have really prepared me for future employment.
Course code:
  • 1 year full-time

  • Postgraduate Degree (MBA / MSc / MA / MPA)

Course type:
  • Full time

Jan 2016: £15,000 • Sept 2016: £15,250

Contact Details:

Coventry University London Campus

+44 (0) 20 7247 3666