Which is a better HR program?


suvoram
I am actually bit confused between the following HR programmes, as each has a strength of their own and I cannot understand which strength to be given more weightage?
Keeping in mind that getting work permits for Indians is not easy in Europe/UK and there is no guaranteed placement, the quality of education, ROI and international acclaim of the university chosen becomes very important, so i have listed the following programmes along with their specialities:

Grenoble Ecole De Management - MSc International HRM & Organisational Development.
1 yr course + 12 months project
So we get to do a 12 month project which really helps to learn by action as well as it is a Grande Ecole confirming the supreme quality of education, In addition to that, the aspects of organisational development could also be learnt.

UCD, Dublin - MSC in HRM
CIPD accredited + EMLS (European Masters in Labour Studies)certification for the 2nd semester at partner school+ great international mobility.

Aston University - MSc HRM
CIPD associate+ BPS A & B certification

Strathclyde University - MSC HRM
CIPD + best international mobility among the rest mentioned here.

University of Warwick - Msc in HRM
CIPD + good international mobility+good world ranking, but very costly, so in case job not found, will turnout to have the lowest ROI.

Bradford
CIPD+ nice interntional mobility but not sure how good for HR.

Birmingham, Brunel,Edinburgh(bit pricey and very selective),Glasgow(too research oriented) - CIPD accredited but not sure whether it is a worthy investment or not keeping in mind the low international mobility.
Could you help me get through this mist of indecision on which factors to be given the most weightage?

Note: LSE, RSM, ESCP are just elite league so there cannot be any confusion regarding them.

[Edited by suvoram on Sep 04, 2015]

I am actually bit confused between the following HR programmes, as each has a strength of their own and I cannot understand which strength to be given more weightage?
Keeping in mind that getting work permits for Indians is not easy in Europe/UK and there is no guaranteed placement, the quality of education, ROI and international acclaim of the university chosen becomes very important, so i have listed the following programmes along with their specialities:

Grenoble Ecole De Management - MSc International HRM & Organisational Development.
1 yr course + 12 months project
So we get to do a 12 month project which really helps to learn by action as well as it is a Grande Ecole confirming the supreme quality of education, In addition to that, the aspects of organisational development could also be learnt.

UCD, Dublin - MSC in HRM
CIPD accredited + EMLS (European Masters in Labour Studies)certification for the 2nd semester at partner school+ great international mobility.

Aston University - MSc HRM
CIPD associate+ BPS A & B certification

Strathclyde University - MSC HRM
CIPD + best international mobility among the rest mentioned here.

University of Warwick - Msc in HRM
CIPD + good international mobility+good world ranking, but very costly, so in case job not found, will turnout to have the lowest ROI.

Bradford
CIPD+ nice interntional mobility but not sure how good for HR.

Birmingham, Brunel,Edinburgh(bit pricey and very selective),Glasgow(too research oriented) - CIPD accredited but not sure whether it is a worthy investment or not keeping in mind the low international mobility.
Could you help me get through this mist of indecision on which factors to be given the most weightage?

Note: LSE, RSM, ESCP are just elite league so there cannot be any confusion regarding them.
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Duncan
There are a few other schools to consider: Manchester and Imperial certainly, and perhaps Lancaster.

I don't quite understand why you write off LSE, RSM, and ESCP as elite: is that a bad thing?

Assuming that you don't speak professional French before arriving at Grenoble, I don't see a reason to study in France.

The odds of not finding work from one of the top programmes (LSE, Manchester, Imperial, Warwick, Strathclyde) are pretty low. Rather than look at RoI, which would focus you on low-cost course that would find you a low paid job, look at the different outcomes. The FT MSc in Management ranking is a great guide to the generic placement success of these schools.

As you will have seen, CIPD accreditation is highly desirable. BPS A & B certification doesn't exist any more, so any website referring to those is out of date. Check to see if the schools offers courses for the replacements (the certificates for Ability and Personality). Many schools do offers them for a supplimentary fee. You can also attend Cambridge: http://www.psychometrics.cam.ac.uk/training/levelab
There are a few other schools to consider: Manchester and Imperial certainly, and perhaps Lancaster.

I don't quite understand why you write off LSE, RSM, and ESCP as elite: is that a bad thing?

Assuming that you don't speak professional French before arriving at Grenoble, I don't see a reason to study in France.

The odds of not finding work from one of the top programmes (LSE, Manchester, Imperial, Warwick, Strathclyde) are pretty low. Rather than look at RoI, which would focus you on low-cost course that would find you a low paid job, look at the different outcomes. The FT MSc in Management ranking is a great guide to the generic placement success of these schools.

As you will have seen, CIPD accreditation is highly desirable. BPS A & B certification doesn't exist any more, so any website referring to those is out of date. Check to see if the schools offers courses for the replacements (the certificates for Ability and Personality). Many schools do offers them for a supplimentary fee. You can also attend Cambridge: http://www.psychometrics.cam.ac.uk/training/levelab
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suvoram
Thanks Duncan for your brilliant insight on this.
I didn't write them off but LSE RSM ESCP are too hard to get into...Manchester has low international mobility ..and haven't heard anything exceptional about Warwick placements for international students, so not sure whether to shell out extra £10000 compared to UCD and Strathclyde. Imperial - no HR course and Lancaster - not CIPD accredited
So I am focussed more on UCD and Strathclyde which are ranked 16 and 11 in international mobility and without an exceptional profile would be more likely to get an admit from. UCD also allows a stay of 12 extra months for job search,does that help?
I will obviously try for LSE RSM and ESCP, but those are reach schools I believe being an Indian male IT engineer.
So my priority list goes like this:
LSE>ESCP>RSM>Strathclyde>UCD>Warwick>Aston>Bradford>Birmingham>Edinburgh>Brunel
Does the priority list look fine or does it need a change or addition of any good University which I might have missed?

[Edited by suvoram on Sep 05, 2015]

Thanks Duncan for your brilliant insight on this.
I didn't write them off but LSE RSM ESCP are too hard to get into...Manchester has low international mobility ..and haven't heard anything exceptional about Warwick placements for international students, so not sure whether to shell out extra £10000 compared to UCD and Strathclyde. Imperial - no HR course and Lancaster - not CIPD accredited
So I am focussed more on UCD and Strathclyde which are ranked 16 and 11 in international mobility and without an exceptional profile would be more likely to get an admit from. UCD also allows a stay of 12 extra months for job search,does that help?
I will obviously try for LSE RSM and ESCP, but those are reach schools I believe being an Indian male IT engineer.
So my priority list goes like this:
LSE>ESCP>RSM>Strathclyde>UCD>Warwick>Aston>Bradford>Birmingham>Edinburgh>Brunel
Does the priority list look fine or does it need a change or addition of any good University which I might have missed?


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