Bachelor in International Human Resource Management

Course typeBachelor
Course sectorHRM, Business
Course duration4 years
Starting dateSeptember 2017
DegreeBa in HRM
Tuition fee (EU/EEA students) € 2,006
Tuition fee (NON-EU students)(specification) € 7,800

Is global thinking just right for you? Would you like to learn more about the key to the success of an organization; the Human Resources? Do you want to experience intercultural differences, work in an organization operating internationally and develop new approaches to HRM? Then the Human Resource Management programme at Saxion University of Applied Sciences is an excellent choice for you!

All over the world, the key to successful business is more and more based on the performance of your Human Resource or Human Capital. International organizations and their staff continually need to adapt to shifts in the external environment and have to feel ‘at home’ anywhere in the world. The programme is aimed at advancing the understanding of human behaviour in the workplace and the contribution of Human Resource (HR) policies and practices to the effectiveness of organizations.

You will certainly have to understand your company’s strategy to cope with the fast changing environments. And within this dynamic and rapidly changing environment, your personal knowledge, skills, competences and understanding how to co-operate with business managers are extremely important to ensure the organizations, and human resource “ fit” to all internal and external changes.

The business can expect from you a thorough understanding of business-oriented HR and an adequate translation of the international (corporate) strategy into relevant and modern HR policies and procedures. As you have profound knowledge of change processes you will be a well trained professional with a broad set of culturally adapted skills and demonstrate a professional approach as a sparring partner of the management.

Course content

During the first year students get in depth knowledge of the relationship between human behaviour, work and organisations and human resource at organisations. During the second year the emphasis is on understanding human resource management in relation to business disciplines and principles. During the third year students will learn how to approach HR from a strategic angle and how to guide organisation through periods of change. Students will also learn the principles of the new work environment on e.g. leadership, organisation, human resource and advisory skills. During the fourth year students will complete an internship and write their Bachelor thesis within an international oriented organisation. Overarching themes in this programme are: strategy and organization development, international HRM, business orientation and professional skills.

Check the curriculum for more information about the course content.

  • For the bachelor IHRM, the general Saxion entry requirements apply.
  • An intake interview (via Skype, telephone or in person) is part of the admission procedure. The result of this assessment is final and binding.


When you have graduated, you get the title Bachelor of Human Resource Management. This will give you an excellent entrance on the international labour market: an assistant HRM manager, an assistant advisor organisational development, as a junior international change agent or an assistant change manager for a multinational company all over the world. Would you like to study on? That is possible too. You are welcome to do your Master degree in for example HRM, Business Administration or Human Resource Development at universities in and outside Europe.

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Darcie Hudson