Master 2 Master of Science in Human Resource management and Organisational Behaviour (parcours recherche)

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Applications for the academic year 2021:

  • Round 1: from December 7, 2020 to January 8, 2021
  • Round 2: from February 22 to March 26, 2021


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The MSc. in Human Resource Management is the first year of the TSM Doctoral Programme which is an EPAS-accredited rigorous international training.

EPAS is delivered by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). It is the most thorough programme accreditation system for business and management programmes with an international perspective. According to EFMD: "[...] the Doctoral Programme is a very good programme with well-organised and institutionalised provision. It concentrates on developing candidates with rigorous research competencies in combination with the ability to identify and communicate on the practical applications of research. The programme offers a robust international learning experience through institutional networks and partners."

The Master of Science in Human Resource Management  aims at training a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative researchers, able to face current and future challenges.


To do so it creatively combines the best of practice, theory, qualitative & quantitative tools and reality-based education. You will attend academic conferences, make presentations, organise seminars, and contribute to management and academic decisions. The programme also offers high quality teaching and a truly multicultural work environment with students coming from all over the world.


Our MSc offers the excellence training needed for international and French university graduates interested in pursuing a career in research:

  • Rigorous selection process
  • Close supervision by internationally recognized high-level research professors who publish in the best journals
  • Full immersion in the lab research activities
  • Exchanges with the world’s best universities
  • Research presentations in the leading international conferences


We deliberately keep the MSc small to allow you to work closely with your supervisor, develop interaction with other faculty members who will be happy to act as sounding boards, and gain teaching experience.


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We are looking for talented applicants who are enthusiastic about research, genuinely intellectually curious, like reading and debating, want to be able to answer new questions and love to travel and meet new people. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to take a closer look at our TSM Doctoral Programme, and we look forward to receiving your application.


The Master of Science is the first year of the TSM Doctoral Programme which is one of only 4 doctoral programmes entirely dedicated to management in France. 


The academic year starts early September.
Students have the opportunity to take a gap year before entering the programme. 

Core courses

  • Learning and practice in research
  • Engaging with the scientific literature
  • Management science
  • Qualitative methods
  • Quantitative methods
  • Experimental methods

Track specific research courses

  • Research process and design
  • Quantitative methods in HR/OB
  • Qualitative and experimental methods

Track specific practitioner courses

  • Organizational behavior and leadership
  • Organizational change and development

Research training seminars

  • Managing your PhD: getting started
  • Library resources
  • What are the good academic conferences?
  • How to present a research paper?
  • International job market
  • Zotero
  • Alumni talk
  • The French cultural etiquette
  • Master thesis or internship


  • A Bachelor’s degree (in the US)
  • A first year of a Master (in Europe) 
  • An equivalent diploma, representing a four-year course of study in an accredited college or university

A complete Master’s degree is not required, although many applicants have a Master’s degree in such fields as management, finance, economics, psychology, engineering, and statistics.  

Application checklist:

  • Completed online application form
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • Transcripts
  • EasyRecrue pre-recorded video interview
  • English test for non-English speakers
  • Two reference letters

Details are available here

The move to academia was something I had contemplated since my undergraduate education, but until I actually began my research Master studies at IAE Toulouse and started my research, I didn’t truly understand how amazing working in research is. During my time at IAE Toulouse I have developed an invaluable network of mentors, colleagues, and friends with whom I look forward to collaborating with for years to come.

Jun Jie Shao

If students have written a Master thesis during their Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, they can apply to the MPhil in Management, in order to follow the second year of Doctoral Programme.  The later years of the doctoral programme are dedicated to original research and the creation of a dissertation.


Graduates pursue international careers in leading universities and business schools, policy-oriented institutions and private firms.

Meet Sarah Boujendar, a graduate of the MSc. in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

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