MASTER OF SCIENCEInternational Human Resources & Performance Management




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​Campus: Paris​
Intakes: September and January
Language: English

Project based and networked with local companies and professional HR organisations

 T​​his MSc is a full-time programme with eight months of courses followed by work experience or a research project.

Programme outline

The MSc International Human Resources & Performance Management is designed for graduates of any discipline who are interested in pursuing a career in human resources or a related area using people and transformation management skills. With a critical approach to HR management strategies and practices and a focus on employee wellbeing, innovative organisational designs, and change and transformation in global environments, this MSc will help you meet the specific needs of future HR managers. As such, the programme provides in-depth study of HR management in multicultural and international settings

In addition to the international dimension and to the people and change/transformation focussed approach, one of the highlights of the MSc is the low code/no-code approach to technology and digital transformation. We believe that HR should be at the core of digital transformations, which requires an understanding of both digital challenges and digital skills. We help our participants develop both features through a hands-on approach to HR digital transformation and artificial intelligence implementation in a joint initiative with our partners from Microsoft. We also provide participants with the opportunity to get certified in agile methods through the AgilePM certification.

Why choose this programme

This programme responds to the following key HRM needs:

  • HR managers who play a key role in organisational change and learning in today’s complex global and multicultural environments.

  • HR managers able to identify the appropriate knowledge and skills development for employees to improve organisations’ overall performance.

So HR professionals need to:

  • enable organisational change to respond to new business realities and opportunities,

  • be advocates of skills and knowledge development within the organisation,

  • be architects of work and organisational design,

  • be guarantors of equity and fairness in organisational processes.

This MSc meets these needs and requirements by developing students’ knowledge and skills to work on organisational change management issues. Graduates know how to contribute to the development of appropriate HRM policies and strategies to promote organisational performance.

All courses are taught by an international faculty that combines high academic achievement with solid corporate experience.


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In-company projects and assignments

  • Specialised assignments on specific aspects of HR policy (for example, well-being at work policies, recruitment, training, studies on strategic workforce planning, participation in setting up of HR management systems). 

  • Broader, general assignments combining several different aspects of HR policy (recruitment and/or training, remuneration and/or SWP) or in relation with transverse projects (change management consulting, diversity project management...).

About the degree

By joining an MSc, students obtain a master of science degree and the "Diploma of Specialised Studies in International Management" (DESMI), a degree approved by France's Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (master's level. More info - text in French). 


Programme director
Amine Ezzerouali

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