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Program

Strategic Human Resource Management

Critical problem solving skills are vital for a career in Human Resources. Re-structures, hybrid work and international operations are just some of the challenges facing the sector. Discover how organizations are adapting to the changing HR landscape, and how you can help shape this.

Language

English

First start date

11.09.2023

Duration

1 year
Price
€16.500

Location

Antwerp, Belgium

Degree

Master in Strategic Human Resource Management

Language

English

First start date

11.09.2023

Duration

1 year
Price
€16.500

Location

Antwerp, Belgium

Degree

Master in Strategic Human Resource Management
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Program

Program

The program combines courses from 3 People and Organization perspectives: (1) context, visions and strategies, (2) practices and (3) skills. In turn, these perspectives have an impact on the outcomes, in particular both (1) happy, healthy & productive employees and (2) agile, healthy & sustainable organizations.

The program starts from a global mindset, but always translates it into one or more local contexts. Think global, act local is a recurring learning principle.

1. Core Curriculum

This program combines rigor (research-based, state-of-the-art knowledge) and relevance. The link with the HR and OD practice is closely monitored thanks to the input of several guest lecturers from practitioners and/or the business (beyond academic) background of our faculty.

Fundamentals

HRM Fundamentals

In this course, the central question is: how can organizations manage and develop their employees, in order to contribute to the organization ànd to the employee him/herself, in a sustainable way? The emphasis is on developing concepts, frameworks, and skills that are important to understand and successfully manage ‘the human resources’ in an organization.

Organizational Development Fundamentals

This course focuses on the basic principles (the fundamentals) and theoretical basis of Organizational Development (OD) that is needed understand to practice of OD. The relevance of these fundamentals becomes evident using case studies, real-life examples of interventions, and testimonies from practitioners and researchers.

International HRM (& International Trip, in January 2022 our students went to Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

Part 1: This module explores management and leadership issues arising from working with different cultures and enables students to more successfully manage a range of cross-cultural challenges. It does so using a blend of practical examples, research-based theories and experiential teaching methods.

Part 2: This module aims at providing participants with a systematic and strategic framework to address some more advanced and specialized issues likely to be encountered in any organization working in today’s global context. It is taught in a total of 10 sessions.

Business Challenges & Innovation Labs

Innovation labs: Next Generation HR: Rethink, Reset & Retool HR:

In this course, we use an explicit ‘innovation’ lens and ask the students to think critically to make better people-related decisions to create positive change for individuals and organizations. We will challenge you to think along with us about innovations within HRM as a result of Business Challenges. Furthermore, we will focus on examining the impact of three global trends on HR via Innovation Lab Sessions.

Strategic HRM & Business Partnering

This course will combine HR theory and practice as it looks at strategic human resource management processes, including current and emerging trends and issues. Our focus in this class is on the management of human resources in a way that is consistent with the goals and policies of the firm. In particular, we will explore the content and the processes surrounding the management and measurement of human assets.

Financial Management

Part 1 of the course gives a solid review of the financial accounting system. In Part 2, we examine a number of financial analysis tools that can be used to assess and manage a firm’s liquidity position and operational efficiency, profitability, growth and risk. Part 3 demonstrates how managers should make investment decisions that maximize the firm’s value.

Practices & Tools

  • Organizational Development Practices
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent & Career Development
  • Labour Relation Management

Skills

  • Consulting Bootcamp
  • Global Leadership Skills
  • Master Project

2. Electives

Besides your regular curriculum, you will also have the opportunity to enhance your studies with Electives. All Master’s programs offer 1 full week of Elective courses; one week dedicated to an intensive relevant topic challenging the status quo and pushing you outside your comfort zone. The idea is to offer topics outside of the core curriculum that are based around the current geopolitical climate, relevant world news and future insights. They focus on matters that will benefit your studies and provide enhanced learning opportunities.

To give you an idea, previous Elective topics have included:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Designing Business Models for Future Growth
  • Geopolitical Challenges
  • Emerging Asian Markets
  • International Healthcare Management
  • Organizing for the Digital Future

3. HR Consulting Skills Bootcamp

The aim of this Consulting Skills Bootcamp is submerging the MHRM students in a “consultancy” mindset for 5 days. It is centered on consulting and commercial management skills. This seminar also reinforces the (chance to a) subsequent influx of students into the labor market as (internal/external) consultants.

4. Master Project (in-company project)

During the consulting assignment, you will be put to work as a junior consultant for eight weeks to solve a current HR business case of a start-up, SME or multinational. This consulting assignment is the icing on the cake of the Master in HRM, seeing as the hands-on advising role builds a bridge to the practice.

5. Global Leadership Skills

Your personal development is a core element in the journey you will undertake during your year at Antwerp Management School.

At AMS, we look beyond the mere transfer of technical knowledge. As our mission statement explicitly mentions, we also want to stimulate your personal development. With the Global Leadership Skills track, we challenge and coach you to become more aware of who you are, how you cooperate with others, and what kind of career you want to pursue. We do this by building upon the three mission pillars of Antwerp Management School:

  • Self Awareness: leads to stronger cooperation with others.
  • Global Perspective: leads to a developed global mindset, allowing you to find better solutions to problems and complex issues.
  • Societal Consciousness: leads to sustainability in essential economic processes, a fundamental value in business.

Throughout this journey, we will focus on these three levels of learning by working with a mixture of exercises, self-analysis instruments, moments of reflection, individual follow-up, collective sessions and peer coaching. We will offer you relevant frameworks to support you in understanding your strengths and needs, and defining your areas for growth.

Global Leadership Skills development is more than a ‘nice to have’, it is a basic prerequisite for career success and recruiters will be assessing this when you apply for a job. Today’s employers are looking for an impressive set of soft skills when selecting young graduates. These include: self-awareness, the ability to work collaboratively with others, leadership skills, the capacity to adapt to new situations and to develop new skills, openness to and respect for different perspectives, multicultural awareness, and long-term and system thinking, to name just a few. This course aims to support you in developing these skills and in finding a match between who you are and what the world of employment needs; between your career ambitions and what employers are looking for.

6. Company partnerships

We collaborate successfully with companies such as Accenture, BMW, Crossbridge, Deloitte, Desco, Dixon & Company, Hays, Hudson, Ikea, LeasePlan, Page, PwC, Top Employers Institute, UZA,…

7. Learning objectives

After following this program, you will be able to:

  • identify and explain multidisciplinary frameworks, concepts and theories in the field of human resources and organizations;
  • critically reflect on HR/OD related subjects and challenges on a macro (ecosystem), meso (organization) and micro (team/individual) level;
  • apply HR/OD methods and frameworks and translate them into tools, practices and skills;
  • apply scientific research methods to formulate HR/OD policy and proposals;
  • demonstrate professional reporting and communicating skills;
  • effectively collaborate in teams;
  • demonstrate managerial and leadership skills on various levels;
  • recognize the strategic benefits of sustainability and social responsibility;
  • develop consulting skills to detect, analyze and solve real-life HR and OD challenges.

8. Faculty

Function Academic Director Master in HRM & Research ‘Next Generation Work'
Function SD Worx Chair Next Generation Work: Creating Sustainable Careers
Benny podevyn 3
Function Academic Director Financial Management Programs
Function Faculty The Future Leadership Initiative
Function Senior Talent & Development advisor at Port of Antwerp
Function Senior Researcher - Lecturer HRM & Creative Industries
Jelena zikic 2
Function Professor of Organizational Behavior, HR & Career Management at York University and Antwerp Management School
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Function Professor of International Human Resource Management at Cranfield School of Management and at AMS
Kim
Function Professor Organization Development Fundamentals
Jaime bonache
Function Professor of International Human Resource Management at UC3M and Antwerp Management School

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Every year we only accept a select amount of candidates. We advise you to start the noncommittal application process as soon as possible.

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Phone: 0032 (0)3 265 98 60

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