European HRM
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleMAN-MOC011
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Nijmegen School of Management; Master Business Administration;
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N.D. Grim
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dr. R.L.J. Schouteten
Other course modules lecturer
dr. R.L.J. Schouteten
Other course modules lecturer
dr. R.L.J. Schouteten
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Contactperson for the course
dr. R.L.J. Schouteten
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Academic year2023
4  (08/04/2024 to 30/06/2024)
Starting block
Course mode
Registration using OSIRISNo
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
EHRM provides students with capabilities for surviving abroad and cross-cultural skills in team work in another European country. Building on existing knowledge of general HRM, it aims to provide advanced HR knowledge with an international focus.

The EHRM rests on core theory in European/international HRM, but aims at giving students specific action-oriented competencies to apply the general body of knowledge to specific tasks in the organisation. Thus it has academic as well as professional orientation and is a research based applied module, putting theory into practice through student projects. The module also provides a platform for students’ future careers, whether managerial or not. Achievement of the aims and objectives of the module is continuously assessed.

The module will give participants:
  • a thorough grounding in the context of strategic human resource management for multinational corporations operating in Europe
  • research expertise and skills in consultancy interventions
  • a sound knowledge of HR practices, policies and industrial relations systems in Europe enabling them to make informed international comparisons
  • an understanding of the institutions and decision-making processes of the EU, their impact on human resource management and social policy
  • hands-on experience of working in cross-cultural teams and in a multinational environment
EHRM is an advanced three months module focusing on HR policies and practices in Europe, on cross-cultural and EU social policy and legislation. Organised by leading business schools and universities, it is offered to MBA, PhD and masters’ students that have a special interest, a common background and a professional orientation in the field of HRM.

It consist of three residential teaching periods taking place in three universities of the network, for a total of 4 weeks, and a 10 to 12 week consultancy company project carried out within an internationally operating company. The project work involves solving a real HR problem faced by a company. It brings together mixed teams of two to four students of different nationalities, in order to provide an experience of cross-cultural team work in foreign country. The international mix of participants and faculty is an essential component of the delivery of the module. The students must provide a consultancy report and complete different academic tasks. The evaluation grid is based on an academic as well as a professional orientation. It is a research based applied module.
All participants are post graduate following MBA, PhD or Masters courses in their institutions or working in practice. The selection is by faculty interview and assessment of performance and motivation to study a specialized module in human resource management. 
Presumed foreknowledge
EHRM is an elective course for students in the Business Administration Master specializations of SHRL, OD&D and IB. A maximum of six students can be selected to participate. The selection is based on a motivation letter, cv, and selection interview. This procedure runs in September-October. An important selection criterion is fulltime availability in the period mid-April until early July.
Test information
During the project, students will be assessed on a number of deliverables:
  • Integration paper
  • Interim presentation
  • Essay on cross-cultural learning
  • Presentation of consultancy project
  • Consultancy report
  • Peer evaluation
  • Individual contribution
Ma 1

Instructional modes
Project meetings
Attendance MandatoryYes
Type of instructional modeProject

Papers and presentations
Test weight1
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock 4, Block 5

Essays, presentations, final report, peer evaluation and contribution.

This project runs from mid April until early July and fulltime availability is required.