École du management et de l’innovation, Master organisations et management des ressources humaines
MASTER IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR AND HUMAN RESOURCES
WORK-STUDY PROGRAM Academic Director: Henri Bergeron Scientific coordinateur: Corinne Dequecker Academic Advisor: Catherine Blanc Assistant: Carole Pizzinato
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Program objectives Managing organizational complexity, developing organisations and stakeholders with differing approaches and collective and individual employee involvement are all key issues for the efﬁciency of organizations today. Sciences Po’s Master in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources aims to train students in becoming strategic partners of organizational governance providing them with the required skills, technical knowledge and “soft skills” needed to grasp organizational issues at stake within a company or administration and to lead on change management issues and industrial relations negotiations. The programme is designed for students looking for careers in strategic human resources and organizational change management either in companies, consulting ﬁrms or in the public sector. The academic model of this professional Masters programme reﬂects its commitment to the following:
• placing the social sciences at the heart of its curriculum (economy, statistics, business law, psychology) and more importantly, sociology of organizations, change management and negotiating skills ; • an intensive 12 month professional placement in year 2 of the program as well as a tutoring system carried out by experienced HR executives; • a demanding curriculum designed and taught by academics and HR executives but also highly valued by HR professionals.
The Master is designed to provide students with the necessary skills needed to assume a leadership role in the designing and implementation of HR policies and strategies and has six main objectives:
• developing future HR managers’ abilities to think strategically whilst designing and implementing organizational change according to strategic reviews; • students become rapidly operational as a result of the program’s practical focus and its emphasis on “learning by doing” (socio-organizational assessment, Looking for Talents, workshops, case studies, role playing etc.) as well as an intensive 12 month work placement; • developing students « soft skills » crucial to individual and business success and allowing students to acquire intellectual and analytical skills as well as building on interpersonal skills (negotiating, managing difﬁcult situations, HR attitude etc.) acquiring solid knowledge of the business world, management tools and employment legislation as well as a ﬁne understanding of contemporary HR issues (work-life balance, equality and diversity, etc.) ; • understanding and managing new technology ; • becoming familiar with an international working environment and operating effectively in a multicultural setting.