This course focuses on the employment relationship, the conflicts inherent to that relationship and the processes used to resolve these conflicts and manage the relationship.

In the era of globalisation, an increasing internationalisation of markets, supply chains and production activities – and with many organisations needing to be competitive internationally as well as locally – the employment relationship is subject to a much wider range of influences than has traditionally been the case. These influences and their implications for employee relations are examined in depth in this course.

Topics covered

  • Employee relations and the employment relationship.
  • The nature of work.
  • Globalisation, multinational corporations and employee relations.
  • The European Union.
  • The role of government.
  • Demography, labour force and market characteristics and trends.
  • Trade unions.
  • Managing employee relations.
  • Employee relations processes.
  • Employee relations procedures.
  • You read on distance and can take the exam at another location in the world.
  • You will receive an international certificate from one of the world's leading universities.
  • You get a solid material.
  • You get strong support through the web.
  • You turn knowledge directly into “business in practice”.
  • You get academic credits and the benefit of the wider international studies (MBA, MSc and DBA).



MBA education has been very stimulating and gave me the tools to apply the knowledge practically in the workplace. The flexibility to learn on distance fits perfectly with a job that involves lots of travelling.

Marie Lobéus, MBA, CFO, Hoist Technology AB


This training has far exceeded my expectations. Hugely inspirational speakers, good material, combined with a demanding level of education means that I can really recommend this MBA.

Henrik Jonsson, MBA Commercial Manager The Phone Hourse AB


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Manager and key persons


Level 7 (according to the EU framework)


About 200 hours. You will receive an international certificate from one of the world's leading universities, Heriot-Watt University. 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) Credits.

Entry condition

Bachelor degree or equivalent.


Distance learning starts individually.

  • SEK 13.000 excl VAT.
  • Examination fee is not included.