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Master in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Managing organisational complexity, cooperation and collective and individual employee involvement are all issues key to the performance of organisations today. Responding to this challenge, the Master of Organisations and Human Resources Management aims to train students to become strategic partners in organisational governance. The programme is designed for students interested in careers in strategic human resources and organisational change management either in companies, consulting firms, or the public sector.
The academic model of this professional Master programme reflects its commitment to the following:
- the central role of social sciences (sociology of organisations, change management, economy and statistics, business law, psychology of work etc.);
- a demanding curriculum designed and taught by academics and renowned professionals;
- the key role of apprenticeship in year 2
The Master of Organisations and Human Resources Management has five main objectives:
- developing the ability to think strategically whilst designing and implementing organisational and digital change;
- mastering the fundamentals of HR management;
- becoming operational via a teaching focus on "learning by doing";
- developing "soft skills"
- becoming familiar with an international working environment and operating effectively in a multicultural setting.
Course outline and specific features
The first year is devoted to learning the fundamentals of management with specialist teaching in the different areas of human resources. The career development module helps students prepare for their apprenticeship.
The second year is devoted to enhancing students' professional skills. It is based on alternating three weeks working in a company with one week of classes. This formula allows students to combine their knowledge of theoretical concepts with hands-on experience.
Students who wish to gain professional and/or international experience may undertake a gap year between year 1 and year 2 of the programme. Students can choose to take additional classes in one of Sciences Po's partner universities and/or carry out a work placement in France or abroad.
Each student is individually supported throughout their professional placement with one-to-one tutoring.
Students enrolled in the programme also have the possibility (subject to eligibility) of joining the doctoral school through the Centre for the Sociology of Organisations (Sciences Po – CNRS).
Programme (in French):
The Master programme trains HR professionals for positions as human resource managers and as consultants in HR and management.
The latest Sciences Po graduate survey carried out in 2015 (class of 2014) shows that:
- 94% of graduates find work within 3 months of graduation
- 85% of graduates find a permanent position (open-ended contract)
- Gross annual salary ranges from 35K€ to 48K€ (excluding bonuses) for 95% of students graduating from the programme
Recent graduates are now working in graduate level positions: HR development, talent acquisition, campus management, training, talent management, employment relations, Comp&Ben, HR communications etc.