MS Manager des ressources humaines

Specialised Master (MS) Human Resources Manager

Open to international candidates
Acquire the essential knowledge in the human resources field & become a successful HR professional
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Last updated on 20/06/2022

Accredited by the French Conférence des Grandes Écoles.

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Specialised Master in Human Resources

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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.  

This degree in Human Resources Management provides comprehensive training in all areas of human resources and gives you the required skills 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, career development, resource planning, 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 coursework continuously strives to combine the best of HRM research with professional development opportunities (missions, professional case studies). This Master of Science Degree aims to train competent and curious HR Managers who are open to future innovations.

Vincent MEYER Vincent MEYERCV
Academic Director
Assistant Professor in Human Resources Management

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Why join a Specialised Master in human resources?

  • Managing human resources & 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: management skills, interpersonal skills, managing people, ...

Strong points

  • A HR 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 professionals, HR consultants, Heads of Staff Training, HR Managers, HR-Director, etc.)
  • A programme with additional professional tools & work-experience: Cooperative Track option, HR Cafés, interviews with human resources professionals, etc.
  • A cohort of a manageable size and close individual monitoring.


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Specialised Master in human ressources programme

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

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Understanding the HR function
  • Introduction, mapping the HR function
  • HRM and organisational theory
Human Resources Individual Management
  • Employment law
  • Recruitment
Skills Development
  • Skills management (career management and GPEC)
  • Training
Human Resources Collective Management
  • Industrial relations and negotiation
  • Gender equality: managing change
Digital HR Management
  • HR project management and digital transformation of organisations
  • HR Analytics
Strategic HR Management
  • Remuneration strategy (HR controlling)
  • International Human Resource Management
General Skills Development
  • Management research methods
  • English / HR English
  • The art of HRM
  • Career Path
Professional experience

Company assignments: 2 x 8 weeks

  • Mission 1: HR Startup
  • Mission 2: Large HR groups

4-to-6-month internship in France or abroad

Evaluation criteria for the course

All components of the student's education are evaluated: academic learnings, internships, missions, challenges, dissertations, study stays in partner universities. For academic learnings, continuous assessment generally accounts for 40% and the final exam accounts for the remaining 60%. Evaluations may also take the form of case studies, role-playing, group work, etc. Professionalisation (work-study, internships, missions, challenges) and, where appropriate, the corresponding report, will be evaluated jointly by the teaching team and the company.

Your admission to the Specialised Master

Admission process

Candidates are selected on the basis of an application form, followed by an individual interview
User's guide for application form.

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Eligibility for application

The programme is open to students holding the following degrees:

  • Master's degree or equivalent ("Bac+ 5" or 5 years after secondary education / Baccalaureate) 
  • 4-year undergraduate degree with 3 years of professional experience (internships excluded).
  • If French is not the candidate’s first language, a language certification (DELF/DALF = C1)
  • 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. 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 next 2022-2023 admission session is every 15th of the month.

In addition to the EM Normandy application form, international candidates must approach their local Campus France office to facilitate the process of obtaining their visa. Once the down payment has been received, the School will help International students with their visa procedures and search for accommodation.

handicapFor several years now, EM Normandie has been committed to the inclusion of students with disabilities and has been striving to make it as easy as possible for them to learn, to continue their studies, to live socially within the school and to find employment. Specific training for its teachers and support services, school facilities, digital accessibility, etc. EM Normandie promotes values of equal opportunities and respect for differences, through the sharing of an inclusive culture and the continuous development of its practices. Are you disabled or have a chronic disabling illness? We can provide you with comprehensive support, whether it be in the context of your classes/exams, your search for internships, work-study programmes or jobs, or even in preparing for your expatriation.
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Career in human resources

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 Opportunities

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.

This course provides access to all human resources and human resources management professions:

  • HR Manager
  • Recruitment officer / Recruitment manager
  • Training officer / Training manager
  • Job and skills management officer
  • Talent acquisition specialist
  • Competence manager
  • Organisational change manager
  • Diversity manager
  • Development manager
  • Administrative manager...

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
  • HR Manager

Future occupations

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

Graduate employment data based on 2021 employability survey (2018, 2019 and 2020 graduates)

  • 94% net employment rate
  • 83% in executive employment
  • 83% on permanent contracts
  • 100% of graduates found a job within 6 months
  • Average gross annual salary including bonuses for the last 3 Master’s year groups: €41,700

Examples of companies where our graduates work as a professional in human resources

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Specialised Master in human resources tuition fees

Tuition Fees for 2022-2023

  • MS Human Resource Manager : €14,500
  • €50 charged to candidates in order to study their profile
  • The contribution to CVEC (Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus), amounting to €95, by connecting to the dedicated plaftorm.
  • €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: 

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International payment methods

We are a partner of the Flywire platform. This online tool facilitates the procedures of international students by offering the following services:

  • Online tracking of transfers
  • Payment in the national currency, which reduces costs
  • Choice of many payment methods

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