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

Company Project

April 23rd - July 5th 2019

At the core of the programme is an in-depth, eleven weeks consultancy project carried out within, or on behalf of, a 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: 8th  18th April 2019

Ghent/Belgium: 10th June – 13th June 2019

Lyon/France: 8th – 12th July 2019

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