5 exciting careers for International Human Resource Management graduates


23rd May 2024


Business, Careers


Ready to take your career in human resources to the next level? Then consider our MSc International Human Resource Management, which explores the theory and practice of HR management in a global economy. This course will develop your interpersonal and analytical skills – so that by the end, you’ll be ready to advance into senior positions in HR, learning and development, general management or recruitment.


In this blog post, we’ll discuss five exciting career opportunities for MSc International Human Resource Management graduates. 

1. Human Resource Manager

The advanced leadership and management skills you’ll gain at postgraduate level are highly beneficial as a human resource manager. You’ll be responsible for maintaining and improving HR systems, while ensuring a positive workplace environment. Day-to-day tasks could include managing all core areas of HR such as recruitment, learning and development, employee relations, HR admin and payroll.

2. Recruitment Consultant

Recruitment can be fast-paced and challenging, but it’s also a rewarding career choice. You’ll work for global companies to identify potential candidates who are a good fit for any vacancies they have – assisting throughout the interview and hiring process. You could also help individuals find suitable opportunities matching their skills and prior work experience. As a recruitment consultant, you’ll need excellent interpersonal skills to build connections with both employers and employees.  

3. Training and Development Officer

In this role, you’ll understand the significance of leadership and management development, and be able to identify suitable candidates for management roles. You’ll play a vital part in assessing the skills and knowledge within an organisation, and determining what training is required to retain and grow these skills. As well as liaising with managers and employees at all levels, day-to-day tasks could also include creating training processes, developing materials and managing training budgets.  

4. Career Coach

Looking for a rewarding and fulfilling role? As a career coach, you’ll use expert HR knowledge to support individuals in their professional and personal development. Effective interpersonal and communication skills will help you to understand their strengths and weaknesses, while taking the time to understand their future career goals. Then, you’ll mentor and coach them to reach their full potential by suggesting work-place training, skills training, placement opportunities and further education.  

5. Management Consultant

As a management consultant, you’ll be responsible for identifying problems facing international businesses and providing solutions that improve performance and maximise growth. A day’s work could involve presenting and implementing recommendations, conducting analysis or managing projects. You could offer specialist expertise to a range of industries across the world such as financial services, manufacturing, health sciences, retail or the public sector.  

Why study with Essex Online?

We believe further education should be accessible to all – so whether you have previous HR experience or want to move into this exciting field, we offer two different entry routes for our Masters. Study 100% online, part-time around your current role, family life or travels. Not only that, you can access our virtual learning environment (VLE) and extensive eLibrary 24/7 on any device, from anywhere in the world.


To find out more about our International Human Resource Management courses, download a prospectus today. If you have any questions about online study, get in touch with our friendly Admissions team.