Why this programme?
In a competitive business environment, companies need to innovate in order to stay ahead. This means that knowledge is becoming a key business asset. It is also becoming increasingly difficult for organisations to find and retain qualified employees. As a result, the effective use and development of human capital is a strategic decision that companies can no longer ignore. The master’s programme Learning and Development in Organisations introduces you to the key concepts of learning and development in the workplace.
What will you learn?
Management of Learning will challenge you on a theoretical and practical level. Drawing on a range of disciplines, this programme will give you an understanding of how knowledge and skills can be effectively used and developed on an individual, group and organisational level. You will consider learning from a self-development as well as a business point of view, by analysing labour markets and the wider economy, skills shortages and organisational change.
After you’ve completed the programme, you'll be able to:
- understand changing labour markets and their effects on organisations
- analyse human resource development and management issues
- think strategically and offer effective solutions to human resource problems
- apply your theoretical and quantitative knowledge to real workplace issues
- participate in discussions on a managerial level
This programme is perfect for you if you are a strategic thinker with strong problem-solving abilities. While the terms ‘human resources’ and ‘human capital’ sound quite theoretical and corporate, this programme is very much about people: how they interact, learn and develop in the workplace. You should therefore have good interpersonal skills and be able to work well in a team.