The programme consists of three residential elements and the company project:

Company Project

April 20th - July 3rd 2020

At the core of the programme is an in-depth, eleven weeks consultancy project carried out within, or on behalf of, an internationally operating company. In previous years projects have been undertaken for companies such as Philips, General Electric and tesa and have included for example the design of a three year Europeanwide graduate entry training programme.

Residential I Residential II Residential III

Riga/Latvia: April 6th  17th 2020

Ghent/Belgium: June 9th – 12th 2020

Rome/Italy: July 8th – 10th 2020

An initial, intensive, two-week teaching period at the outset of the programme:

  • prepares participants for the consultancy project
  • provides a thorough grounding in approaches to human resource management in internationally operating organisations across Europe

In a second four-day-long residential period students:

  • evaluate the ongoing project work in regard to professional content and intercultural group process
  • explore the context and strategy of human resource management including macro-economic influences on HRM

During a third one-week residential period at the end of the programme:

  • participants present the results of their project work to experts in the field of international HRM
  • this module also provides an opportunity for individuals to review their personal experiences of working in cross-cultural teams
  • the implications for the practice of HRM in international organisations will be considered