MS Manager des ressources humaines

MS Human Resources Manager

Open to international candidates
Acquire the essential knowledge to become a successful Human Resources professional
Ranked as 20th by Eduniversal


Formation proposée à l'alternance
Available as Work-Study
Last updated on 23/09/2020

Accredited by the French Conference des Grande Ecole and listed on the National Registry of Occupations (RNCP Level 7)

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ms manager des ressources humaines

The HRM function is essential for optimising the operations of a business organisation. Such managers will define and implement the organisation’s HR management and administration policy (recruitment, pay package, mobility, career management, etc.) while taking into account the needs and expectations of its employees.  

The Human Resources Manager Master’s provides comprehensive training in Human Resources Management. It gives students the required skills they require to meet the human capital needs of a business and ensure the entire workforce succeeds. The first semester covers core HRM topics (recruitment, training, employment law, etc.), while the second teaches lessons sought after by companies to succeed in the future (pay strategy, HR and CSR, HRM in the digital age, etc.) The course continuously strives to combine the best of HRM research with professional development opportunities (work-study, missions, professional case studies). This Master’s Degree aims to train competent and curious HR Managers who are open to future innovations.

Vincent MEYER
Academic Director
Assistant Professor in Human Resources Management

MS Manager des Ressources Humaines

Learning Objectives

  • Leading HR action whatever your position in the organisation
  • Detecting the conditions required and implementing a true skills management approach at both individual and collective levels
  • Understanding the human aspect with all its particularities

Strong points

  • A double-degree: MS and a Qualification listed on the National Registry of Occupations (RNCP Level 7) 
  • A training programme with a Cooperative Programme option (professional training contract)
  • A pioneering and innovative programme in skills management and HRM
  • Courses by lecturers who are expert in their fields (HR consultants, Heads of Staff Training, HR Managers, etc.)
  • A programme with additional professional tools: Cooperative Track option, HR Cafés, interviews with professionals, etc.)  
  • Work-study: benefit from part or total tuition fee waiver and draw a salary with the host company
  • A cohort of a manageable size and close individual monitoring


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The programme of the MS® Human Resources Manager provides comprehensive knowledge to thrive in this sector.

MS Human Resources Management
Understanding the HR function
  • Mapping the HR function
  • Organisational behaviour
Individual Human Resources Management
  • Employment law
  • Recruitment
Skills Development
  • Skills management (Career, Employment and Expertise Plan management)
  • Training
General Skills Development
  • English
  • Career Path
  • Thesis Methodology
Group Human Resources Management
  • Professional Relationships and Negotiation
  • Change Management
HR Strategic Development
  • HRM in the Digital Age
  • International Human Resources Management
HR Strategic Management
  • Strategic Management of People and Organisations
  • Strategy and Pay
  • HRM and CSR
General Skills Development
  • English for HR
  • Career Path
  • In-company missions
  • Internship

Admission process

Candidates are selected on the basis of an application form, followed by an individual interview.

If you wish to apply for this programme taught in French, please use the on-line application procedure.

Eligibility for application

The programme is open to students holding the following degrees:

  • Master degree or equivalent ("Bac+ 5" or 5 years after secondary education) 
  • At the Jury’s discretion: 4-year undergraduate degree with 3 years of professional experience (internships excluded).
  • Exceptionally the admissions board may accept applications that do not meet the formal criteria listed above but appear exceptional on other aspects (academic excellence, community work, international experience, internships, etc.)

Admission procedure

  1. Application files submitted are reviewed with special attention paid to the seriousness of the file and the quality of the academic and/or professional profile.
  2. Shortlisted candidates are invited for an interview via Skype with a Head of Academic Programme. This interview helps clarify the applicants profile, their projects, their objectives. The final admission decision (offered or denied admission) is communicated a few days after this interview.
  3. Admitted candidates are notified formally and invited to make a down payment, later on deducted from the  tuition fees. This initial payment confirms the candidate's seat in the programme and an unconditional letter of admission is then issued.

In order for our students to benefit from optimal learning conditions, places in our programmes are limited. The number of remaining places is reviewed after each admission session. Whenever a cohort is full, admissions for the programme are closed :

The application deadline for the 2021-2022 admission session is 15 October 2020.

In parallel with their EM Normandie application file, international candidates must also complete the Campus France application file in order to facilitate the visa obtention.

Once the fee down payment has been received, the School will help International students with their visa procedures and search for accommodation.


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General information about the employment market

Technological and legislative developments (digitisation, PAYE, French labour laws, GDPR,etc.) have created a need for versatile staff across administrative functions (pay, HRIS, C&B, social management control etc.). Most in demand will be those who have an inquiring mind, possess international experience and can adapt to innovative tools when sourcing and recruiting. The biggest increase will be in talent management roles as the competition for talent is still ongoing. What’s more, digitisation will speed up the evolution of roles, with an impact on recruitment, internal mobility and forward planning for jobs and skills: human resources will be put back at the heart of business strategy.

Career Prospects

To be efficient, Skills Management can only be applied in functions with a high degree of responsibility or autonomy. Neither the size nor the activity sector of the business organisation are defining factors. It is not a matter of position but rather of transversal skills linked to management functions.

Occupations which currently apply delegation of the HR function

  • Profit Centre Manager
  • Regional Manager
  • Project Manager

Occupations in HRM

  • Head of Recruitment
  • Head of Staff Training
  • Business Consultant
  • Head of Careers and Skills Management

Future occupations

  • Skills Manager
  • Organisational Change Manager
  • Head of Development, Head of Diversity

Graduate employment data based on 2019 employability survey

  • 94% net employment rate
  • 80% in executive employment
  • 75% on permanent contracts
  • 72% of graduates found a job before graduation
  • Average gross annual salary including bonuses for the last 4 Master’s year groups: €41,500

Examples of companies where our graduates work

entreprises ms manager des ressources humaines

Tuition Fees for 2020-2021

  • MS Human Resource Manager : €13,500
  • €50 charged to candidates in order to study their profile
  • As from September 2020, you will pay a €92 contribution to CVEC  (Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus) by connecting to
  • €575 membership fee for Association Alumni EM Normandie, which will give you access to all their services and a life membership (not compulsory).


Various options are offered to students to fund their studies: 

  • Grants: Campus France
  • Paid student jobs offered by the School’s Junior Enterprise and Jobs Services

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