Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Orientation and speciﬁc features The core curriculum in year 1 of the program covers areas such as sociology of organizations, labour economics, employment legislation and business strategy as well as more speciﬁc HR subject areas including recruitment, training and development, HRIS, employee relations and corporate social responsibility). The module “personal and professional development” helps students to prepare for their work placement which they will carry out in year 2 of the program. Students also beneﬁt from very practical, hands-on classes such as the Looking for Talents programme, Interest-based negotiation and are required to carry out a socioorganizational assessment in a large company. The second year is devoted to deepening students’ academic knowledge and enhancing their professional skills. Students sign a 12 month apprenticeship contract within a company or administration and take on a speciﬁc assignment at management level. The formula of alternating one week of study with three weeks in the company or administration allows students to combine their knowledge of theoretical concepts with hands-on experience. Students who wish to gain an additional (professional) experience may request a gap year between year 1 and year 2 of the program. 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. Students enrolled in the program also have the possibility of joining Sciences Po’s doctoral school through the Center for the Sociology of Organizations (Sciences Po – CNRS) if they meet the eligibility criteria. An individual tutoring system offered by experienced HR executives during year 2 of the program or during the gap year helps students to reﬂect on what they envisage doing after graduation. Career opportunities With its combination of broad-based and specialist knowledge alongside the placement year, the Master in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources aims to train human resources professionals for positions as human resource managers and true HR specialists. Sciences Po’s latest graduate survey carried out in 2014 (class of 2013) show that the program produces successful, highly sought-after graduates:
• 90% of students ﬁnd graduate level work within 3 months of graduation; • 85% of students ﬁnd a permanent position (long-term contract); • Gross annual salary ranges from 35K to 50K for 90% of students graduating from the program.
Recent graduates are now working in graduate level positions as operations managers, consultants and project coordinators and pursuing careers in consulting, recruitment, HR research, employment relations, HR communications, training and development, talent management among others. Students carrying out their placement year in 2014-15 worked with a variety of companies including Air France, BNP Paribas, Chaumet, Crédit Agricole, Danone, EDF, L’Oréal, Galeries Lafayette, Schlumberger, Microsoft, Pernod-Ricard, Renault, Schneider Toshiba, Société Générale and Ubisoft.