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Henley Management College launches MSc in Advanced Human Resource Management


Henley Management College, one of the world’s leading business schools, has launched a new programme aimed specifically at helping experienced and practising HR managers (approaching senior or board level) become capable of operating at a strategic level within their organisations.

The MSc in Advanced Human Resource Management has been introduced on the back of research carried out by Henley Management College, which indicated a real need for a strategic professional HR qualification that facilitates the development of HR business leaders.

Traditionally the HR community has been focused on the securing and development of talent in the wider organisation, rather than in HR itself. With new roles for HR increasingly taking shape, HR Directors are beginning to recognise that the talent pool within the HR function is small, thereby offering little depth from which to recruit.

Henley’s MSc in Advanced Human Resource Management sets out to remedy this problem, by preparing participants to be able to apply techniques to develop HR strategy, consistently add value in the larger business context and to appropriately present initiatives at the highest levels.

“The course is very much about putting HR in a business context”, explained Ken Bull, Programme Leader of the MSc in Advanced Human Resource Management. “The emphasis is on ‘action learning’, where participants get the opportunity to work on real, live issues facing their own organisations.

“No other programme provides the opportunity to develop significant HR management experience with others at the same level. Participants on our MSc will learn with a diverse network of people drawn from the international talent pools of leading organisations based both in the UK and abroad.”

Owing to its development in conjunction with Henley Management College’s HR Centre of Excellence, the MSc in Advanced Human Resource Management is able to successfully combine this practical focus with the academic rigour of an MSc qualification.

The programme is delivered in a modular format, comprising an introductory three-day workshop, three five-day residential workshops and a series of regular action learning meetings. The programme should take between 16 months and two years to complete, exemptions permitting.

About Henley Management College

Henley Management College is one of the top-ranked business schools in the world and, founded in 1945, one of the longest established. It is the world’s third largest supplier of MBA education. The College delivers business education to managers in more than 100 countries with in excess of 5,000 people worldwide studying for a Henley MBA at any one time. In the 2006 Financial Times rankings of Executive Education providers, Henley was listed number 4 overall in the UK and in the top 15 European Schools. In the Economist Intelligence Unit ‘Which MBA?’ Guide 2006, Henley’s Full Time MBA programme was ranked overall 2nd in the UK and first in the world for Personal Development and Educational Experience.

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