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Master of Arts in International Human Resource Management


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The Master of Arts in International Human Resource Management programme aims to enable students to progress in any career linked with the management and development of people. Managing and developing human resources is becoming much more complex as we see companies grow their business by entering new markets, expanding by acquisitions and mergers, or restructuring to remain competitive. There is an increasing requirement to integrate personnel from different cultures and  organisations,  whilst  at  the  same time  identifying  the  potential  of  employees  and developing  their  skills  accordingly.  These added  complexities  make  it imperative  for companies to seek out personnel who have the appropriate skills and training to successfully manage and develop human resources.

The following qualification is also available as an exit award:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Human Resource Management

Obtain a PgDip in International People Management by completing 8 modules of the Master of Arts in International Human Resource Management programme.

Why enrol on this programme?

The  programme  aims  to  prepare  students  for  developing  their  careers  in  the  area  of  Human Resource  Management. 

The programme provides students with an opportunity to: 

  • Meet and reflect the CIPD’s professional standards and expectations 
  • Cultivate the essential requirements needed to work within the broad context of people management and development 
  • Analyse models, theoretical frameworks, past and current HRM practices and partake in skills workshops 
  • Develop sound skills and strategies to help organisations achieve their objectives and add value 


The programme is accredited by the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE

Career Prospects

The effective management and development of human resources is a challenging task in any work organisation. As the pace of technological change increases and organisations develop a greater international  focus, the management and development of people  in order to  adapt to these changing conditions becomes ever more important.  

The  Master of Arts in International Human  Resource  Management  equips  students  with  the  knowledge  and  skills necessary to prepare them for career development within existing job roles or for the possibility of career advancement or a change in career direction.  


Eighteen months, part time.  

Mode of delivery 

Block mode delivery (five days per course) with classes normally held every two months.  

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Eighteen months, part time.

Mode of delivery

The programme is delivered on a part-time basis, in five day blocks per module, held every two months. Modules span the weekend to facilitate minimum disruption for participants in full time employment. 

Course Outline

Leading, Managing and Developing People
HRM in Context
Developing Skills for Business Leadership
International HRM
Managing and Rewarding Performance
Applied Learning and Development
Global Professional Development-Consultancy
Research-based Dissertation

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

A student who successfully completes the course will be able to:

  1. Critically assess and develop the skills, knowledge and competence essential for an International HR Professional.
  2. Demonstrate the use and application of the 8 Behaviours as identified in the CIPD’s HR Profession Map.
  3. Critically explore and assess the principal internal and external environmental contexts of contemporary organisations and the relationship between HR and other functions in the organisation and the contribution of HR to achieving corporate objectives.
  4. Reflect critically on theory and practice from an ethical and professional standpoint within an international context.
  5. Critically evaluate and apply current and emerging themes in International Human Resource Management and International Human Resource Development to solve issues and make recommendations.
  6. Critically analyse and evaluate contemporary HR technology and analytics to make informed HR decisions.
  7. Demonstrate professionalism and apply relevant skills relating to communication, entrepreneurship, teamwork, project planning, intercultural competence and responsibility for individual learning in the HR environment.
  8. Critically evaluate and develop solutions to complex, inter-related, multi-faceted issues that can be found in a variety of organisations and professional contexts.
  9. Undertake independent research either in an academic or work context to solve complex problems within International HRM, reaching informed decisions and critically review them.
Minimum Admission Requirements Proficiency Requirements

Ministry of Education accredited degree:

  • A bachelor’s degree (Honours, if applicable) with minimum GPA 3.0

Bachelor’s degrees below the minimum GPA may be admitted on a probationary basis.

Coventry University + EAU (KHDA):

  • Licensed AME with min 5 years experience
  • Higher Diploma with min 5 years experience
  • Any other qualification/experience will be subject to approval

The following minimum test scores are acceptable for non-native speakers:

  • TOEFL IBT (79)
  • IELTS (6.0)

For  professional  advice  on  entry  requirements,  please  contact  EAU Admissions  on  +971 46050100 or

Application Fee* Registration Fee* Tuition Fees (AED)
N/A 2,625 100,000 full programme


*Tuition Fees inclusive of VAT 5%

How to Apply?

For  information  on  how  to  apply  for  a  course  at  Emirates  Aviation University, see our Admissions Guide