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M2 Human Resources Management | Research, Studies and Consultancy in Organization, Work and Human Resources (OTRH)


Teaching method: Initial training, Continuing education or Work-linked training

Location : Aix-en-Provence

Type of degree: Master

Duration of studies: 2 years

Output level: Bac+5

Language(s) : French

Department : Management Culture and Territories

  • Objectives

    This path prepares for careers as consultants involved in organizational change processes in small and large organizations, and for careers as researchers and teacher-researchers in management sciences in the fields of organizations, work and human resources. The dual aim of this training is to give students both the mastery of a certain number of practical tools, and the knowledge needed to build and develop them. This undifferentiated professional and research path is closely articulated at the LEST (Laboratoire d'Economie et de Sociologie du Travail), a Joint Research Unit between AMU and CNRS.

    At the end of the course, the graduates will know how to :

    • Know and analyse socio-economic problems in their context in order to take the right decisions.
    • To know and/or develop and/or apply the relevant theoretical analysis grids.
    • Designing and developing new business models, new management tools
    • Decline and implement an approach, an action plan
    • Analyze and drive change in organizations
    • Define and Conduct Studies and/or Research
    • Write and present research papers, studies, etc.
    • Develop an argumentation with a critical mind and convince the different stakeholders
    • Knowing how to build a project group, how to lead it and lead it in consultation with stakeholders
    • Mastering and using the tools of piloting, management and digital communication
  • Teachings

    Master 2 GRH Research, studies and consulting in organization, work and human resources (OTRH) Semester 3 M2 GRH Research, studies and consulting in organization, work and human resources (OTRH)

    • Change, Technology and Innovation (4 credits)
    • Intervention practices (3 appropriations)
    • Contemporary Economic Issues and Organizational Strategy (6 credits)
      • Major economic issues and organizational strategies
      • Organizational theory
    • Employment, risk prevention and industrial relations (6 credits)
      • Major social and public policy issues
      • Professional relations
    • Work Analysis and Organizational Innovation (4 credits)
    • HRM Policies, Practices and Occupational Health (4 credits)
      • HRM Policy, Practices and Occupational Health
    • Option: One EU to choose from 3 (3 credits)
    • Sociology of Contemporary Change (3 credits)
    • Franco-German intercultural management (3 credits)
    • Working conditions, occupational health (3 credits)
      • Working conditions and health at work

    Master 2 GRH Research, studies and consulting in organization, work and human resources (OTRH) Semester 4 M2 GRH Research, studies and consulting in organization, work and human resources (OTRH)

    • Methodology (8 credits)
      • Research methodology
      • Methodology of law
      • English
    • Option: One EU to choose from 2 (22 credits)
    • Choices for classical training (22 credits)
      • Research paper or internship and professional dissertation
    • Choices for work-linked training (22 credits)
      • Understanding corporate behaviour
      • Professional memory
  • Admission - Second Year

    Who can apply?

    Students who have validated the FEG M1 HRM are admitted by right to one of the courses of the mention open to initial or continuing education according to their wishes and the capacity of reception.

    Access to Master 2: Hold a Master 1 or a diploma of equivalent level. For holders of a Bac+2 diploma or a licence (Bac+3), admission will be subject to a request for Validation of Professional Experience (VAP).

    Master 2: The OTRH program is primarily intended for candidates with a background in management sciences, applied economics, sociology and social psychology. A background in management sciences is an asset for candidates but is not essential: the training is open to other profiles if they show a motivation for research or management consulting.

    How to apply?

    Apply at the time of admissions on the dedicated platform.

    For continuing education, candidates are invited to submit their applications to the Continuing Education Department of the Faculty of Economics and Run-of-river Management, throughout the year, in order to request financial support for their training before the start of the courses.

  • Practical information

    The Master's degree is based at LEST, UMR 7317 AMU-CNRS, an internationally recognized multidisciplinary laboratory (management sciences, economics, sociology, political science, law, planning), which studies transformations in work and organizations as well as employment and human resources management practices. A significant proportion of HRM teachers are members of LEST, which allows a real proximity and mutual enrichment between teaching and research.

    Compulsory M2 internship of at least 4 months.

    This training is available in :

    • Initial training
    • Continuing education
    • Work-linked training
    • Apprenticeship training
    • Training under a professionalization contract

    Classes take place in Aix, at the LEST (35 avenue Jules Ferry), on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from September to February. The courses consist of theoretical and practical classes and case study accompaniment; group and individual work in person; seminars.

  • What's next?

    Professional opportunities :

    Targeted occupations :

    NSF domains :

    • Studies and forecasts, strategy development
    • Human resources, personnel management, work organisation (control-prevention)
    • Education and knowledge transfer

    Candidate for a Doctorate:

    Continuation of studies in Doctorate for those who wish it. The Research, Study and Consultancy in Organization, Work and Human Resources (OTRH) programme provides the research training courses (methodology, epistemology, organization theory) that are essential for a doctorate.


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