MSc in International Human Resource Management


Programme Mission

This programme aims to develop skills that are critical to manage and motivate an international and diverse workforce. Participants will be involved in activities that will enhance their ability to:

  • Manage different groups of employees in a multinational company
  • Understand leadership and motivation challenges HRM practitioners will face when a company expands internationally
  • Understand how leadership styles can be adapted within the organisation to suit the needs of different cultural groups
  • Develop a knowledge of different legal and institutional contexts
  • Be able to appreciate how technology has the potential to change human resource practices in multinational corporations.

Reasons to join this programme :

  • A comprehensive programme that provides a solid foundation in Human Resources.
  • Key topics presented in an international context.
  • A programme recognised by the French government that produces highly employable graduates for HR roles and international organisations in different fields.
  • Interactive teaching methods and small classes prioritise personal guidance for every student.
  • Diverse key speakers from the industry are regularly invited to speak at the school.
  • An international and multicultural programme.
  • Possibility to join the Rennes SB alumni association, a rich network for internship and job opportunities.


Broadening horizons through empowering people

" Managing people can be an extremely difficult and complex process. However people are an organisation's most important resource and they are crucial for ensuring its success. The IHRM aims to provide future managers specializing in IHRM with the tools, methods and ideas that will allow them to address the people management issues which cross international borders and are effective on an international scale. "

Admission procedure

Admission requirements

  • A strong academic background
  • Bachelor or equivalent (Diploma)

English proficiency (one of the following):

  • TOEFL > 80 IBT
  • or TOEIC > 750
  • or IELTS > 6.0
  • or Cambridge Proficiency Exam (CPE) > B2
  • or Pearson Test of English (PTE) > 63 (minimum score of 59 in each section)
  • or TOEFL 70 or TOEIC 700 or IELTS 5.5 + IEC
  • or Native Language: English
  • or previous studies taught in English (minimum 2 years)
  • or a placement English test (similar to TOEIC) , at no extra cost. Available at the time of your acceptance into the programme.


Duration: 15 months

Intake: September 2021
Modules: September 2021 to April 2022
Internship (4 to 6-month duration): starting May 2022 up to February 2023
Graduating project: October 2022

Intake: January 2022
Modules: January to December 2022
Internship (4 to 6-month duration): May to August 2022 OR January up to August 2023
Graduating project: up to August 2023

Application fees

Application fees : 90 €

Tuition fees



Teaching language

  • English

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I really enjoyed studying at Rennes SB since it helped me to grow personally and professionally
Mariana VELANDIA, Mexican alumna

" Studying at Rennes SB has been an amazing experience that surpassed my expectations. First of all, I learned to work in a really diverse and international environment, and I enjoyed learning of cultures from all around the world. Secondly, Rennes SB is truly a school of business that focuses on developing the students’ skills and provides us with practical tools that can be easily applied in companies and always in an international context. Thirdly, the School encourages students to think in a creative way, making the
exchange of ideas amazing when working in teams. I really enjoyed studying at Rennes SB since it helped me to grow personally and professionally. "

Programme structure




  • Global Organisation Behaviour or International Talent Management
  • Financial Tool Box or Project Management
  • International Human Resource Management I
  • International & Comparative Employment Law
  • Interpersonal Communication & Personal Coaching



  • E-HRM and Institutions
  • International Human Resource Management II
  • Simulations IHRM
  • Management of Change
  • Next Organisation
  • International Strategy
    “Winter Session” abroad or in Rennes
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
    “Winter Session” abroad or in Rennes


Career opportunities (Alumni)

Learning Coordinator and Content Developer, Human Resources Manager, Global Onboarding Coordinator, HR Consultant, International Business Developer and International Recruitment, Recuitment Specialist, Human Resources Business Partner, Talent Acquisition Manager, Business Development Executive, HRIS Project Manager…
DCNS Australia, Nespresso, PepsiCo, Vinci Energies, Accenture, ING Luxembourg SA, KPMG, Boston Consulting Group, Hutchinson, Digitaleo, Credit Suisse, Groupe Rocher, Atos, Suez…
Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, Spain, USA…

General Information

Admission procedure

Candidates have to fill in the application form. The complete student’s file must be submitted to the admissions office.


Eligible candidates will be contacted for a an interview (Face-to-face, telephone, skype or on-line interview).

Visa for non-European students

Please contact the local French Embassy or Campus France in your country to obtain a visa application to arrange your stay in France as soon as you are admitted.

Resident permit

The international office of Rennes School of Business helps students to obtain a resident permit.


Rennes School of Business offers scholarships depending on academic performance or social criteria.

Orientation programme

The School provides an orientation programme for all international students the week before classes start. Sessions are compulsory and cover application for residence permit, health insurance, banking, internet provider, mobile phones, bus pass and information sessions on French culture, academic expectations and standards.


Rennes School of Business helps international students to finding suitable accommodation (student residence, private house, shared flat, family homestay) in the city. A new residence campus for international students is now available on the campus.


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