How can individuals become involved in the programme?

Individuals can join the programme through one of the partner schools, as an enrolled Masters student, or independently as part of their on-going professional development.The programme is open towards students as well as young professionals, who already started their career in a company (e.g. trainees).

Participants should have a good prior knowledge of human resource management (gained either through study or prior work experience). The student profile will vary according to country of origin and existing programmes in participating universities. A good working knowledge of English, and fluency in at least one other European language, will be required.

The programme will give participants:

  • a thorough grounding in the context of strategic human resource management for multinational corporations operating in Europe
  • research expertise and skills in consultancy interventions
  • a sound knowledge of HR practices, policies and industrial relations systems in Europe enabling them to make informed international comparisons
  • an understanding of the institutions and decision-making processes of the EU, their impact on human resource management and social policy
  • hands-on experience of working in cross-cultural teams and in a multinational environment.

Participants can expect to become part of an international network of human resource professionals and will typically progress from the programme to specialist HRM positions in, or consultancy work with, internationally operating organisations.