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Master of Science International Human Resources & Performance Management - two-year programme

SKEMA Business SchoolSophia Antipolis - FRANCE

Field(s) of study: Human Resources Management
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Mastersbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: 0 €
Course cost: 28 000 €
Possible funding options: 
  • Academic excellence scholarships
  • Bank loan
  • Crowdfunding/Sponsoring
  • Government grants
  • International mobility grants
  • Paid internship
  • Payment by a training organisation/Training Leave
  • Payment by my company
  • Personal or family funding
  • Private grants (company, foundation, etc.)

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:

Available slots: 

Available spots: 30
Places available per academic year: 30

Course length: 

  • 2 years (24 months)

Start of the program: 


Level of entry: 

A Level+3 years
A Level+4 years



The MSc International Human Resources & Performance Management programme is designed to offer a solid expertise for specialists who have short or long term career perspectives. With 400 hours of classes, students will get the necessary cutting-edge skills to work as HR professionals in companies or consulting firms both in France and abroad.
In the long term, students will be able to take on positions s​uch as director of Human Resources, advising company management effectively in order to enhance organisational performance and accompany strategy while remaining mindful of empl​oyees' needs.
In order to achieve this objective, the programme aims:

  • To provide participants with solid theoretical frameworks in the fields which underlie HRM in order to allow them to anticipate and to develop a transversal and strategic vision (Module 1).
  • To enhance students' personal development and to develop their managerial potential (Module 2).
  • To improve organisational performance and satisfy company strategy while taking employees' needs into account (Module 3).
  • To develop the capacity for critical analysis of the practices implemented within a company in order to develop operational skills, pragmatism, and a permanent quest for improvement (Module 4).

To give students the opportunity to gain insight in other social systems such as the British-American, continental European and Asian systems (Module 5).

Example modules include:

  • Fundamentals of HRM
  • International HRM
  • Performance Management
  • Learning, Knowledge, Change
  • Contemporary issues in HRM

Course format: 

September to May in courses. May to October in internship and thesis writing.

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

Recruitment consultant, careers development consultant, learning officer, compensation and benefits expert, HR manager, international mobility manager, HR audit manager, HR director, HR people development director.

Entry requirements

  • Bac +3 and Bac +4 for Two-Year MSc,
  • Only Bac +4 for MSc in one year
  • Have a three-year bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • A score report attesting a sufficient level of English (TOEFL 560, TOEIC 800, IELTS 6, ELS 110 or  equivalent)*
    Note: no English language test score is required for students who have a degree from an English-speaking university.  
  • GMAT or GRE score will be to the candidate's advantage 

* Students will be required to reach the necessary level for the MSc before moving to year two.

Admission criteria: 

  • Application file
  • Interview
  • Language test score(s)

Course cost description: 

MSc in one year: €16,900 / $19,942 
Two-year MSc: €28,000