Personal Statement: Human Resource Management

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ZHANG Shiyuan_HRM

Human Recourse Management fascinates for me for the dynamism and challenge that it provides. A vital cog in the machinery of any business to maximize employee productivity, it is an interdisciplinary field relevant to the knowledge in policies and industries, business environment, organizational culture, essential skills in negotiation and leadership. I am hugely interested in grasping HRM knowledge for further integration with strategy consulting and management, which will be essential for establishing my career path.

My first degree in International Communication Studies, which places great emphasis on analytical and highly interdisciplinary approach, has cultivated me with the literacy of communication, a significant
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I regard the MSc Human Resource Management & Employment Relations of Warwick is the best choice for me. Not only the high reputation of the university and the CIPD qualification is important, but also the diverse courses options offered by WBS, which will allow me to learn some interdisciplinary modules in the broader range of business and management. I will be introduced to topics, such as economic globalization of employment, organizational behavior and culture, and equipped with research abilities and soft skills in personal development planning, reflective learning, problem solving and team working. I am also interested in exploring issues related to ethics, equality and diversity, which are often neglected in the practice of human resources in China. Gaining some employment relations in Britain will also benefit for my comparative understanding of human resources practice in different

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