International Human Resource Management (English)

StudievormVoltijd
TypeBachelor opleidingen en studieroutes
LocatieEnschede
Opleidingsduur4 jaar
StudierouteBinnen de opleiding Human Resource Management

You can also follow this programme in Dutch. Check: Human Rescource Management

International Human Resource Management is an English-taught programme. Right from the start, we would like to make you feel comfortable with the world of international business. Therefore, we communicate in English about studying International Human Resource Management at Saxion.

Would you like to learn more about the key to success of an organization – namely, its human resources? And do you want to develop the skills which will enable you to become a business-savvy and internationally-oriented HRM professional? Then International Human Resource Management (IHRM) is an excellent choice for you! With your great communication skills, understanding of other people and your international interest, you will be able to work with intercultural differences and develop new approaches to HRM.

International Human Resource Management Bachelor’s degree programme

All over the world, the key to successful business is increasingly due to the performance of people, known as Human Resources or Human Capital. International organizations and their staff  continuously need to adapt to shifts in the external environment and have to feel ‘at home’ anywhere in the world. The Bachelor’s degree programme International Human Resource Management is a unique programme in the Netherlands and offers classes with national and international students. Therefore, internships and assignments are internationally-oriented.

What will you learn?

This programme is aimed at developing your understanding both of human behaviour in the workplace as well as the contribution of Human Resource (HR) policies and practices to the effectiveness of organizations. The Bachelor’s Degree covers all essential areas of International Human Resource Management, such as psychology, business economics, talent recruitment and people management.
You will acquire knowledge of human behaviour and learn how to use human resource policies to improve organizations. You will become a valuable sparring partner at management level as well as a hands-on professional who is able to contribute right away.

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Facts and figures of International Human Resource Management:
Start date
Theory
Practical and group work:
Study career counseling:
september
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Upon graduation, you will receive the title 'Bachelor of Human Resource Management'. This will provide you with excellent access to the international labour market.

Careers in international human resource management

The business world can expect from you a thorough understanding of business-oriented Human Resources and an adequate translation of the international (corporate) strategy into relevant and modern HR policies. You will be a well-trained professional with in-depth knowledge of change processes and a broad set of intercultural communication skills. You will demonstrate a professional approach to working with diverse groups of people in an international environment.

Possible careers

Possible positions in organizations worldwide are:

  • HR manager;
  • Organisational development advisor;
  • Talent development manager;
  • Change manager for organizations worldwide.

Further education?

Would you like to continue your studies? That’s possible too. You will be eligible to do your Master’s degree for example in HRM, Business Administration or Human Resource Development at universities in and outside Europe.



    Toelatingseisen 2016/2017

    The information below is written from the perspective of pupils currently in secondary education in the Netherlands, which is why it is provided in Dutch. If you have been educated elsewhere but are interested in studying IHRM, please check the international entry requirements for more information.

    Om toegelaten te worden tot de opleiding van je keuze adviseren wij om je uiterlijk op 1 mei aan te melden. Je neemt dan deel aan de studiekeuzecheck. De uitslag hiervan is niet bindend. Als je aan alle inschrijfvoorwaarden voldoet, kun je met de opleiding van je keuze beginnen in september. Tussen 2 mei en 15 augustus kun je je nog steeds aanmelden, alleen is in die periode de uitkomst van je studiekeuzecheck leidend. Een negatief studiekeuzeadvies heeft tot gevolg dat je niet met de opleiding kan beginnen.

    De Engelstalige studieroute International Human Resource Management valt onder de opleiding Human Resource Management. Om te kunnen beginnen met de studieroute International Human Resource Management, moet je voldoen aan de toelatingseisen van de betreffende studieroute. Kijk hieronder welke vooropleiding, welk profiel en welke vakken je nodig hebt om toegelaten te worden tot deze studieroute.

    Havo en vwo

    Onderstaande informatie geldt voor het studiejaar 2016-2017. De toelatingseisen worden gepubliceerd onder voorbehoud van wijzigingen in ministeriële regelingen en de door Saxion vastgestelde regelingen.

    Heb je een havo- of vwo-diploma met een profiel dat tot 1 augustus 2007 op het vo werd aangeboden, dan heb je een oud profiel.

    Met een oud havo- of vwo-profiel heb je geen recht meer op rechtstreekse toelating. Het diploma wordt afhankelijk van de keuze van opleiding getoetst en vergeleken met de huidige havo- of vwo-profieleisen en -vakken. Het kan dus zijn dat je profiel nog niet voldoet aan de toelatingseisen en je dus ‘deficiënt bent’ voor de gekozen opleiding. Om te worden toegelaten dien je een deficiëntietoets af te leggen die je met voldoende resultaat moet afsluiten om te kunnen worden ingeschreven.

    Toelating havo of vwo

    Je beschikt over een diploma havo of vwo met gewenst profiel en je toont aan dat je de volgende vakken in de vrije ruimte of als extra vak met voldoende resultaat hebt gevolgd:

    Havo profiel

    Toelaatbaar

    Natuur en Techniek (NT)Ja
    Natuur en Gezondheid (NG)Ja
    Economie en Maatschappij (EM)Ja
    Cultuur en Maatschappij (CM)Ja
      

    Vwo profiel

    Toelaatbaar

    Natuur en Techniek (NT)Ja
    Natuur en Gezondheid (NG)Ja
    Economie en Maatschappij (EM)Ja
    Cultuur en Maatschappij (CM)Ja
    Deficiëntieonderzoek bij ontoereikende vakken

    Wanneer je genoemde vakken niet hebt gevolgd, kun je, vóór aanvang van de opleiding, deelnemen aan het deficiëntieonderzoek van Saxion en moet je voor de hieronder vermelde toetsen een voldoende resultaat behalen om alsnog toelating te verkrijgen:
    - niet van toepassing

    Toelating mbo

    Saxion hanteert niet de regeling 'nadere toelatingseisen voor mbo-ers'

    Sinds 1 augustus 2015 zijn mbo4 studenten niet meer automatisch toelaatbaar tot alle hbo-studies. Voor een aantal combinaties van mbo- en hbo-opleidingen kunnen 'nadere toelatingseisen' worden gesteld. Het gaat om zogenaamde niet-verwante doorstroom, waarbij je doorstudeert in een andere sector dan waarin je bent opgeleid.

    Saxion heeft besloten deze regeling niet te hanteren omdat onderzoek heeft uitgewezen dat deze groep studenten de laatste jaren binnen Saxion niet minder goed gepresteerd heeft dan de andere studenten die vanuit het mbo zijn ingestroomd. Landelijk is dit echter wel het geval en daarom blijft Saxion onderzoek doen om na te gaan of deze resultaten zo blijven.

    Bekijk de opleidingen uit de mbo-domeinen en de opleidingen van Saxion uit de hbo-sectoren die onder de regeling 'nadere toelatingseisen' vallen.

    Ander Nederlands diploma

    Je beschikt over een in Nederland afgegeven diploma van een vooropleiding waarvan is vastgesteld dat dit diploma tenminste gelijkwaardig is aan een vwo, havo of mbo-diploma (niveau 4) of je beschikt over een in Nederland afgegeven getuigschrift van het propedeutisch of afsluitend examen van een opleiding in het hoger onderwijs (hbo of universiteit). Zie ook 'Wegwerken deficiënties bij een ander diploma'.

    Buitenlands diploma

    Je beschikt over een niet in Nederland afgegeven diploma van een opleiding waarvan is vastgesteld dat dit diploma tenminste gelijkwaardig is aan het hierboven bedoelde vwo, havo of mbo-diploma.

     

    Wegwerken deficiënties bij een ander diploma

    Ben je toelaatbaar op grond van een ander Nederlands diploma of een ander buitenlands diploma dan is het wel van belang dat je je realiseert, dat de profieleisen van toepassing zijn. Voldoe je niet aan deze eisen dan moet je vóór de aanvang van de opleiding, deelnemen aan het deficiëntieonderzoek en voor de volgende toetsen een voldoende resultaat behalen:
    - niet van toepassing

    21+ Onderzoek

    Indien je niet aan één van de bovenstaande eisen voldoet, kun je, wanneer je uiterlijk op 1 september 2016, 21 jaar of ouder bent, vóór de aanvang van de opleiding, deelnemen aan het ‘21+onderzoek’. Je bent toelaatbaar tot inschrijving voor de opleiding als je de volgende onderdelen van het 21+onderzoek met voldoende resultaat hebt afgelegd:
    - examen Engels 
    - capaciteitenonderzoek waarbij 4 onderdelen van de DAT (Differentiële Aanleg Test) en 1 onderdeel uit de Drenth testserie worden afgenomen

    De inhoudelijke eisen die bij het deficiëntieonderzoek, het 21+onderzoek en het NT2onderzoek worden gesteld, zijn vastgelegd in een aparte brochure die je, indien noodzakelijk, na aanmelding voor de opleiding wordt toegezonden, inclusief een deelnameformulier voor een deficiëntie- en/of 21+onderzoek.

     

    Overige toelatingsbepalingen

    Indien je beschikt over een buitenlands diploma van een opleiding waarvan is vastgesteld dat dit diploma tenminste gelijkwaardig is aan het hierboven bedoelde havo, vwo of mbo-diploma dan moet je als EU/EER student aantonen dat je de Engelse taal tenminste beheerst op een niveau dat gelijkwaardig is aan het eindexamen havo.
    Als niet-EU/EER student toon je middels het bewijsstuk IELTS 6.0 of TOEFL 550 aan dat je de Engelse taal op voldoende niveau beheerst.

    Meer informatie

    Neem voor meer informatie contact op met de Studentenbalie:
    - Deventer: 0570 - 603773
    - Enschede: 053 - 4871808

    De Studentenbalies zijn geopend op maandag t/m vrijdag van 9.00 - 17.00 uur en zijn bedoeld voor alle (aspirant) Saxion-studenten, ongeacht op welke locatie je studeert of gaat studeren.

    Entry requirements for IHRM 2017 – 2018

    The information below is written from the perspective of pupils currently in secondary education in the Netherlands. If you have been educated elsewhere but are interested in studying IHRM, please check the international entry requirements for more information.
    We recommend that you apply by 1 May to be admitted to the programme of your choice. You will then take part in the study choice test. The outcome of this test is non-binding. If you meet all the entry requirements, you can enrol in the programme of your choice in September. You can apply between 2 May and 15 August, but in that case the outcome of the study choice test will be binding. A negative study choice advice means that you are inadmissible to the programme.

    The English-language study route International Human Resource Management is part of the Human Resource Management programme.

    Havo and vwo

    The information below applies to the academic year 2017 – 2018. These entry requirements are published subject to changes in government policy and Saxion regulations.

    If you have been awarded a havo or vwo diploma with a subject cluster offered at secondary school level until 1 August 2007, your subject cluster is out of date. An easy way to find out whether your subject cluster is out of date is to check whether your cluster contains numbered subjects, such as Economie 1, Economie 2, Wiskunde A1 or Wiskunde A2.

    A havo or vwo subject cluster that is out of date does not give you direct access to higher education. Your diploma will be assessed on the basis of the current havo and vwo subject cluster requirements for the programme of your choice. As a result, your diploma may not meet the entry requirements and you will be deemed ‘inadmissible’ to the programme of your choice. In order to be admitted, you will need to sit a deficiency test before you can be enrolled as a student.

    Entry requirements havo/vwo

    You have been awarded a havo or vwo diploma with the required subject cluster and can demonstrate that you have either passed your school-leaving examination or obtained a vavo certificate in the subjects listed below:

    Havo profiel

    Toelaatbaar

    Natuur en Techniek (NT)Yes
    Natuur en Gezondheid (NG)Yes
    Economie en Maatschappij (EM)Yes
    Cultuur en Maatschappij (CM)Yes
      

    Vwo profiel

    Toelaatbaar

    Natuur en Techniek (NT)Yes
    Natuur en Gezondheid (NG)Yes
    Economie en Maatschappij (EM)Yes
    Cultuur en Maatschappij (CM)Yes
    Deficiëntieonderzoek bij ontbrekende of ontoereikende vakken

    Deficiency test in case of missing or insufficient number of subjects
    If you have not taken the subjects listed above, you must sit a Saxion deficiency test prior to the start of the programme. In order to be admitted, you must pass one of the exams listed below:
    - n/a

    Mbo entry requirements

    As of 1 August 2015, mbo4 pupils are no longer automatically admissible to hbo programmes. A number of additional entry requirements may apply for certain combinations of mbo and hbo programmes. This is the case for so-called unrelated transfers, where you transfer from an mbo programme to an hbo programme in a different professional field.
    Saxion has decided to overlook these requirements, since research has shown that over the last few years this group of students has not performed any worse at Saxion than other students who transferred from mbo programmes. However, research outcomes on a national level show the contrary, which is why Saxion will continue to monitor the situation for any changes.

    Other Dutch diplomas

    You have been awarded a Dutch preliminary study diploma which has been judged to be at least equal to a vwo, havo or mbo (level 4) diploma, or you have been awarded a Dutch certificate to demonstrate that you have passed the first-year or final examination of a higher education programme (hbo or university). See also ‘Redressing deficiencies for other diplomas’.
     

    Diploma from abroad

    You have been awarded a non-Dutch diploma which has been judged to be at least equal to a vwo, havo or mbo diploma.

    Redressing deficiencies for other diplomas

    Even if you are admissible on the basis of another Dutch diploma or a diploma from abroad, you should bear in mind that you must still meet the subject cluster requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, you must sit a deficiency test prior to the start of the programme and pass one of the exams listed below:
    - n/a

    21+ exam

    If you do not meet one of the requirements listed above and you will have reached the age of 21 by 1 September 2017, you can sit a 21+ exam prior to the start of the programme. You will be admitted to the programme if you pass all of the parts of the 21+ exam listed below:
    - English exam
    - Aptitude test consisting of 4 components of the DAT (Differentiële Aanleg Test) and 1 component of the Drenth test series
    The entry requirements which are assessed by means of the deficiency test and the 21+ exam are laid down in a separate brochure.

    Additional entry requirements

    If you have been awarded a non-Dutch diploma which has been judged to be at least equal to a vwo, havo or mbo diploma and you are an EU/EEA student, you must demonstrate that your command of the English language meets at least the havo school-leaving examination standard.
    If you are not an EU/EEA student, you must show an IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 certificate to demonstrate a sufficient command of the English language.

    More information

    For more information, please contact the student desk:
    - Deventer: 088 - 019 3773
    - Enschede: 088 - 019 1808


    The student desks are open from Monday – Friday between 09:00 – 17:00. They are happy to help all (aspiring) Saxion students, irrespective of the location of their programme.

     

    Pavel V. Cholakov

    "Choosing Saxion to continue my education was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The design of the courses at Saxion is focused on making student’s transition from an academic to a career path as smooth as possible. In addition Saxion is a very international university. An important part is the opportunity for extracurricular activities, such as forums and conferences. During my studies I participated in an international forum held in the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. In the program we took workshops with actual EU parliament members. If I had to choose my university again, I would definitely still choose to study at Saxion. To this day I still use knowledge acquired at Saxion. I am currently operating my own international business and pursuing a master’s degree.


    Would you like to read what others think of IHRM? Check out their testimonials!

    Overarching themes in the International Human Resource Management programme are strategy and organization development, international HRM, business orientation and professional skills.

    First year

    During the first year of International Human Resource Management, you will get in-depth knowledge of the relationship between human behaviour, work and organisations and human resource at organisations. You will acquire knowledge of business economics, organizations and work design en human talent development.

    Second year

    The emphasis during the second year of IHRM lies on understanding human resource management in relation to business disciplines and principles. You will also develop your research and basic communication skills.

    Third and fourth year

    After gaining in-depth knowledge during your first two years about IHRM, you will learn how to approach HR from a strategic angle and how to guide organisation through periods of change during your third year. You will also learn the principles of the new work environment on e.g. leadership, organisation, human resource and advisory skills.

    During your fourth and final year, you will complete an internship and write your Bachelor thesis within an international oriented organisation.

    Download the factsheet for more information about the course content.

    This is why International Human Resource Management at Saxion is the right choice for you! This Bachelor’s degree…

    • Offers high quality education and is unique in the Netherlands;
    • Is an entirely English-taught programme;
    • Takes four years, but you can also choose the 2-year short degree programme (only permissible with sufficient prior education);
    • Uses problem-based learning in small groups instead of traditional learning;
    • Has teachers with valuable (international) business / HR experience;
    • Uses many practice-oriented international cases and offers internship - and graduation assignments with intensive personal coaching;
    • Gives you excellent access to the international labour market;
    • Will help you develop into a business-savvy, skilled and internationally-oriented young (HR) professional.

    orientatieThere are all kinds of ways to explore the opportunities offered by Saxion. The website is often your first point of call, followed by a visit to an Open Day. When you think International Human Resource Management is right for you, you can get a better feel for it by registering for one of the ‘taster’ activities.

    Taster activities

    Taster activities mean that you spend (part of) a day studying at Saxion to get a better feel for International HRM. The taster activities are held during Taster and Experience days, but what are those exactly?

    1. Taster day (in Dutch: proeflessendag)
      The IHRM program sparked your interest, and now you're curious to find out if it is really your thing. During the taster day, you will attend a variety of classes, offering you a solid understanding of IHRM's content. As you will attend this day together with other future students, you will experience first-hand what it is like to study at Saxion, and how classes are being taught here. Questions such as "What will I learn exactly" and "What skills do I need to get here", will be answered during the day.

    2. Experience Day (in Dutch: meeloopdag)
      Perhaps you already have some idea about what the degree programme entails but you want to know for sure. Perhaps you’re still considering other locations or a different programme. On an Experience day, you become a student for a day. By shadowing a first-year student you get a ‘day-in-the-life-of’ experience of International Human Resource Management. You receive answers to questions such as ‘What’s the atmosphere like in class?’, ‘How does a typical day look?’ and ‘How much self-study are the students expected to do?’. You can also shadow a student if you want to discover what student life will really be like next year.

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