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Is global thinking just right for you? Would you like to learn more about the key to the success of an organization; the Human Resources? Do you want to experience intercultural differences, work in an organization operating internationally and develop new approaches to HRM? Then International Human Resource Management at Saxion is an excellent choice for you!
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Not a single doubt about that! The sole variable I would take into account for your evaluation is the country where you'd like to work. For example, Germany and France are titles-based countries where there is a common believe that the more titles you have the better you are at your job, but you will need a Master's for that anyway.
Saxion, in particular the IHRM program prepares you very well for your future career. During your studies, you will have loads of practical assignment that will challenge your full knowledge and skills to deliver ambitious results and recommendations for real companies (like IKEA, for example).
Companies nowadays do not focus on where you have studied, and in most cases not even on what you have studied, as long as you possess the skills and attitude to fit the job and the culture. What is very important to consider (and Talent Managers know this well): you can learn new knowledge, but it is far more difficult to fit in a culture if you are not ready for it, and companies know this.
Besides, you mentioned career opportunities: I work for Danone, a classmate works for O'Neil, another one for Saab, or Green Peace, Grand Vision, Bosh, etc...
University of Applied Sciences or University (of Research)? The choice is yours. If you are keen on learning both skills and knowledge to get ready for the job and understand since day one how to apply them in practice on assignments, then go for Hogeschool. If you love research and study theoretical models, then go for a University.
I hope this answers your question. Furthermore, I'd like to invite you to join the Open Day of Saxion on November 15th. I will be there and I'd love to answer your questions.
Best of luck!
Hi Tim, IHRM Is humanistic study and, therefore, sport activities are not a complementary part of the program. However, there is plenty of time to pursue your healthy interests off school-time.
I hope you enjoy your studies at Saxion!
Hi Vojtech, unfortunately there is no possibility like you mention as that is far from the way we would like our students to kick-off their stay in the Netherlands and it is not hygienic for you. I know finding a room in the country is very hard and some students start searching in March for September to avoid such situations. I recommend you getting in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org should there be any space left in the waiting list.
Hope this helps. Best of luck 🤗
It depends...in my experience it was more about getting to know your fellow classmates rather than learning more practicalities about your study.
I recommend going if you're keen on socializing, but especially if you enjoy drinking and partying.
If you're not really into that, I wouldn't go 😉.
I hope this answers your question!
The introduction on the 26th and 27th is not mandatory.
Exams are normally in week 9 and 10 of the quarter. Retakes are in weeks 6 and 7. Be aware the last quarter is one week shorter, meaning exams would be in week 8 and 9. Retakes in week 4.10
Good luck with your studies ;)
There are certainly activities which are not sport based. If you have a chance to attend the HOI week you will get to see all different "groups" around Saxion, which change in range from arts to computer games, so surely you can find something interesting for you!
If not, you can always join the student association for your course, and there you will get to meet a lot of people and hopefully find similar interests so you can keep busy outside of Uni as well!
You will be contacted by your student association during the mandatory introduction on 26/27 of August.
Hope this helps!
Luciano, Saxion IO Team
I'm not a student for this particular course, but the Saxion.edu website specifies that in a week, you will have 20 hours worth of lectures and 20 hours for self-study, which will include the time for you to work on assignments / home work. In total you should allocate at least 40 hours per week to dedicate to university.
Although some weeks will probably require a little bit less time, and some weeks a little bit more, specially towards the end of each quarter.
Hope this helps!
Luciano, Saxion IO Team
If you are a new student you will be receiving this information as soon as it's available, which will be perhaps end of this month or in August.
At the moment there is only a general calendar for Saxion which show events such as holiday and exam weeks and open days, but that is only accessible by current students on the Mijn Saxion page.
Hope this answer is helpful.
Have a great day!
Luciano, Saxion IO Team
mostly, we are working with google docs or word online. It has several advantages especially if you have to work in groups. And all your data are stored online.
Hope that answers your question.
I would just recommend something light, with a good battery life and comfortable to use everywhere. You will need it a lot. Also, you do not need special software, only Microsoft Office, but you will have access to that through your Saxion account.
Hope this helps.
Have a great day,
Unfortunately the open call for the position is over for the next Academic year. You can start in September 2020. Keep monitoring our digital media for more info.
If you like to give your availability for the Open Days of the IHRM study you can contact the front desk of AMA.
Have a lovely time ahead with IHRM.
You can choose whatever you want. This Is up to you and your autonomy. Just pick the service you prefer.
Enjoy the summer!
no it is not mandatory to attend the hoi week. Some would say it is good to get already in contact with your future classmates. But in my point of view you also meet people during the first weeks. Saxion is offering a lot of activities during the first weeks.
Hope that helps,
you dont need any special applications beside microsoft word, ppt, exel. But you dont have to buy it, it will be provided to you during the first days of university.
To answer your second question, I am pretty sure you will receive a mail from saxion (4-5 weeks) before the study programs starts. There is everything mentioned what you need. :)
I hope this was helpful
That's on the week of 26 August.
Have a good day,
Thank you for your question. This website is ideal for questions from students to students. For questions that are not under students' infuence, my best advice is to contact the School of IHRM directly. In this case we could still provide you with an answer anyway, released by the School. Information on the book list and the invitation to the introduction day will come in the beginning of July. On the introduction day, your daughter will be given the timetable for the first quarter. Be aware that the timetable may not be the same for every week. Everything will be explained in detail during the introduction day. I hope this helps :)
Have a great day!
Hi there! Technically, it isn't necessary to read specific books before starting the program, but one book I would really recommend that also combines many topics of our study is called "Organizational Behavior" by Robbins & Judge. However, I cannot guarantee that it will be on the booklist for the next year, although we did need it in the first year. I will also definitely keep it for a while after my study, since it is both informative and motivating.
I hope this answers your question!
Hello, some books may have e-versions available, but not necessarily. It's up to the student which version he or she gets. The School provides extra literature like articles, papers, etc, but the main book is responsibility of the students and has to be purchased or borrowed from the library.
Let us know is you have any other question!
What would you like to know?
All you need to know for now is the time of the introduction week (last of August) and the first week of class (first week of September). Around July you'll get an email with more information anyway, including books list.
Thanks a lot for your question. The IHRM study has a study association called Humanity. They often organize drinks and activities to have fun in the city, so you can join when you have extra free time. Here you can find their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/svhumanity/
Hope this helps :)
Have a wonderful start of your time at Saxion!
Thank you for your message! There is no prior knowledge you must possess to start the course, but I recommend you to always keep yourself up to date with the trends in the labor market and maybe read some articles on HBR for inspiration :)
Hope this helps,
Students at Saxion can use their email address to login to Office 365 services, ranging from email to the extended Office Suite. On top of this, it is possible to download the software on the PC.
I hope this answers your question thoroughly.
Thank you for your question. You will receive all the information before the start of school year. The list of books for next year is still being determined, in case little adjustments are necessary to the current one.
Around July and August you will get several welcoming emails to get you ready before the start.
Hope this helps :) Good luck with starting your bachelor!
if you klick on this link you can see all information about housing https://www.saxion.edu/studying-in-the-netherlands/practical-matters/accommodation
Moreover, you can check the facebook group "wohnungen in Enschede" there you can find a lot of student houses and shared appartments
General information will be given to you on the first days. But you can also get information on saxion.edu
if you want to have some information about Enschede you can get it from this webpage: https://www.stadtenschede.de (this is a german webpage but it should be possible to get information in english as well)
if you click on this link you can apply for the study program:
You have to give all your information to studylink and they will send it to Saxion university. After few days you will be contact by the university itself and they will come up with a appointment for the intake interview. As long as you pay the study fee on time you are excepted for the study program.
If you still have any questions please do not hasitate to contact us via IntoSaxion
Thank you for your questions.
The IHRM course is completely in English. I would say having good listening skill is necessary. In the beginning, I felt quite overwhelmed since every lesson is in English. But gradually, I am familiar with it. The lecturers always welcome us to ask questions and clarify all our uncertainties. Moreover, my speaking skill is absolutely improved. With the encouragement of my lecturers and classmates, now I am more confident to share my opinions and contribute my inputs during lectures :)
we are using "blackboard" which is a educational webpage where our teachers provide us with the course Materials we have to work with.
Thank you for your question and glad to see you are interested in IHRM!
You need a minimum of 6.0 for each component. Should you have a lower score, you may need to consider one of the Preparatory Courses, based on the score.
Let us know if we can help you further, and maybe visit us on Saturday, 16 March 11:00-15:00 in Enschede for the Open Day. :)
You can find the information in English here: https://www.saxion.nl/opleidingen/en/fulltime/bachelor/international-human-resource-management/try-out
But I see the registration form is in Dutch, so to be sure you'd better contact our Student Information Center:
WhatsApp: 06 - 1018 1868
Phone: 088 - 019 3700
please check this link, here you can find every informantion
Thank you for your question. In general the intake interviews take place during march, april, may. I had mine in may, a friend of mine in april. So you will receive soon emails, with more information about the intake interviews. If you have any questions you can always contact us. :)
Hope this was helpful
Hi Marie Sophie,
Could you tell me where you're trying to sign up (the link)? Because I think you're trying to sign up for the event of last year. As far as I know there's not yet a new Discovery Day you can sign up for.
Hi Marie Sophie,
Sorry it took so much time to have an answer from us. This is the ninth week of the study module and it is very hectic because of the reports deadlines and exams to prepare. Thank you for understanding :)
The Discovery Day is unfortunately not taking place this year, but you can visit us during the next open day in Enschede. I will definitely be there. You can approach me anytime and ask all the questions you may have about the programs and Saxion itself. Visit us on 16 March between 11:00-15:00. You can register here https://www.saxion.edu/studying-in-the-netherlands/open-days
We will all be very happy to welcome you!
See you soon,
1. no math is needed in this study Programm
2. in the skype talk you are just talking telling who you are and why you want to study IHRM :). Afterwards, the person is telling you some information and you have the opportunity to ask questions. You dont need to be nervous about it.
Dear Kristina :)
Thank you for your question. In general it can be said that every school year ends in the middle/end of July. It depends if you have to retake any exams or not.
Hope this was helpful for you :)
Hi Alex, the online assessment is not a language test. To certificate your language skills you would need to take an English test like IELTS or TOEFL. You can find the general entry requirements here https://www.saxion.edu/site/programmes/degree/entry-requirements/.
The online tool you are talking about is intended to have a first impression of your knowledge and skills and serves for orientation purposes. Its completion is conditional for the admission, while his results are not. The assessment is also useful for you to know how compatible you are with the program. I hope this answers your question :)
Should you have specific questions about the admission procedure and the enrollment, you can contact the International Office via Facebook through this link https://m.me/saxionuniversity
For any other question about the IHRM program, feel free to post here! We will all be happy to help!
Have a very great day :)
a quick update for you. I found this recent video that may be interesting for you to get some clarification on the (online) assessment and the interview. Enjoy it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQfnK-YzRCg
Have a great day,
thank you for your message!
IntoSaxion is a platform from students for students, dedicated to all your questions about the different study programs. For queries related to admission, insurance, housing or anything that is not connected with the study specifically, you can get in touch with the International Office via http://m.me/saxionuniversity Via them you can have an official answer to all your questions :)
Good luck with the preparation to your course!
Hello Alex! The intake interview can take place via Skype, if you are not able to come to Enschede. Basically, it's a tool for Saxion to understand whether your English skills are good and what your motivation to study IHRM is. So, it's advisable to just think about your motivation to apply for the study and be yourself :). They may ask you a few questions about your background, but it is generally an informal conversation. In the end the instructor will give you a recommendation as to whether he/ she thinks you are suitable for the course.
I hope this answers your question! Feel free to ask me any more questions.
I am sorry to hear about your father situation. I wish you and your family a fast and smooth recovery.
Unfortunately, no first year student is here on the platform, but you can find all the lessons material on Blackboard at https://leren.saxion.nl You can login with your usual credentials and access the courses from the top-menu "My AMA". Click on the courses and you will be redirected to the course page. Once there, on the left sidebar, you can find the menu for all the weeks.
Please inform the study counsellor Miriam Hofste about you not able to be there at email@example.com . It would be optimal if you can explain your situation. Trust me, they do help and understand a lot when such unfortunate events occur.
I hope this answers your query. Please get back to us anytime!
Good luck and see you soon at Saxion,
Davide, 3rd year IHRM student
Hi Freek, neem even contact op met ons infocentrum via firstname.lastname@example.org. Zij kunnen aangeven wat er nog mogelijk is! Groetjes.
Great that you are coming to join Saxion and the IHRM community!
In answer to your questions, the duration of the classes vary, I've been in classes of 1 hour, some 1 hour 30 minutes, and others much longer like 3 hours. In the longer classes we get break to go to the toilet or get something to eat :)
I would say that you do need a laptop, there are computers available for you to use.. there are desktops in both the AMA department and the library. But since we have to do a lot of course work and research - it is very handy to have your own laptop.
Hope that has answered your questions! if you have any more, please feel free to ask :)
Please, can you call our information center on 088-019-3700? Thank you!
Sorry for the late reply, I have been quite busy with my internship program for my study in the IHRM program.
But about your questions, I am more than happy to give you some insights about our program and about Saxion.
In our international human resource management program, the key-word is International! Literally, everything you can find in this program will be international! There will be students coming from all over the globe, from my personal experience, I have the chance to study and work with Dutchies, Germans, Jamaican, Chinese, Estonian, Russian, etc. It was quite an experience for me!
About the study itself, you will have the chance to study a lot of interesting topics. For example, during the first quarter of the first year, you will be taught how to learn. Sounds weird, isn't it? But I have to tell you, as a fellow Vietnamese, the education system is quite different compared to what we have back in our home country so this period will be really helpful for you to integrate in a new environment. Then, after you are more used to the new country, you will deep-dive into different topics like: "Intercultural Communication; Business Economics (don't worry not too many financial stuff in here); Psychology; People and Labour; Labour Law; Organizational Design and Culture; etc." I can go into more details but then let's do it via e-mail/skype if you like to since it would be too long to write down here.
Overall, the study program is really nice and helpful so I really like it ^_^! The people here are nice too, when I first came, I was introduced to a group of Vietnamese in Enschede and we usually have some get-together for special occasions. I can get you in touch with them if you like to since currently, I am working in Amsterdam so I am not living in Enschede anymore. I am sure that you will find a lot of friends here since people are very friendly, not only the Vietnamese but also the Westerners :'D
For the last bit, I have been here for also 4 years now, I have adapted quite well to the environment, culture and the work ethic of people here. I am also planning to find a job here later on so finger crossed! If you are able to adapt to the western culture, I'm sure that you will do just fine.
Well, that's it for me today, hope I answered your questions. If you would like to know more about everything, shoot me an email at email@example.com and we can discuss further. Nice to e-meet you and have a nice weekend!
Ik heb meerdere redenen gehad om IHRM te doen in plaats van HRM. Eén daarvan was de buitenlandse stage. Dit is ook mogelijk bij de reguliere opleiding, maar bij de internationale variant is het er echt een onderdeel van: ontzettend gaaf om een half jaar in een ander land (Nieuw-Zeeland in mijn geval) te wonen en stage te lopen! Daarnaast is de gehele opleiding in het Engels, wat goed van pas komt omdat het steeds meer een vereiste is om als professional op hoog (professioneel) niveau Engels te spreken. Dit vond ik zelf niet moeilijk - je went er inderdaad snel aan. De laatste twee redenen waarom ik heb gekozen voor IHRM is dat de focus ligt op het internationale aspect van bedrijven en HR (hoe ga ik mijn bedrijf door middel van HR internationaal op de kaart zetten?) en het feit dat IHRM tot nu toe een unieke studie is in Nederland en dus alleen bij Saxion wordt aangeboden (goed voor je CV!).
Ik kan je deze opleiding van harte aanbevelen. Veel docenten hebben écht kennis van zaken op internationaal gebied en zijn één met de studenten. Veel succes met het maken van een keuze!
Hi Kate, sorry for the late reply, I was busy at my internship. About the question, you can find other Nigeria students via the Facebook group of Saxion. Has you got access to it yet?
I came all the way from Kenya so I understand it can be rather scary moving to a new country. But not to worry!! there's loads of stuff for you to get involved in, so that you can meet new people. For example at the beginning of the school year there is an introduction week; HOI WEEK! you can sign up for this. Its a lot of fun! You will get to know the city and loads of other people also starting there first year of uni.
What is also nice to do is to join the student union from your academy! They will arrange loads of fun activities for you to join and socialize :)
You will probably also meet people through your living situation, if you live in Student housing for example.
I hope this was helpful! enjoy your first year!
I totally agree with what Kristy wrote above :) HOI (introduction) WEEK and Saxion student associations are always a good idea. You can also check the external ones, like AIESEC or AEGEE. They will as well be happy to show you everything that Enschede has to offer.
Good luck and enjoy your time at Saxion!
Hi Gwen, it's of course a plus to learn some dutch while studying and living here but it is not necessarily needed. When I recently looked for HR internships online, there were a lot of offers that did not require dutch! :-) I hope I could help you. Let me know if there is more, Olivia
Hi Linda! Great that you are considering Saxion for your exchange semester, the HR study here has really given me some great insights. In regards to your question, it highly depends on when you start searching for accommodation. Enschede has got loads of students which means there are also loads of student housing complexes. The two main Facebook groups: Apartments in Enschede & University of Twente - Marktplaats offer great help. Enschede isn't a huge city so even if you live outside the city centre it only take about 15 mins to get to Saxion by bike which isn't too long. There are loads of students on exchanges as well so finding something for 6 months shouldn't be a problem. I'd say you can give the Facebook groups a chance and if that doesn't turn up anything good, contacting students that already have housing and might be moving out (like myself and other 3yr students) can be an option. Best of luck! Kind regards, Kristy McGovern.
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