International mobility managers’ duties

Specialized MBA

"Human Resources and International Mobility Management"

Starts October 2019

Qualification awarded: Bac + 5



11 months

2 Learning Expeditions

Rio and Singapore

International mobility managers’ duties

International mobility managers are responsible for setting and deploying policy and procedures for international staff transfers, from mobility strategy to employees’ return from assignment. They monitor the international mobility cycle and are a point of contact for teams responsible for the different stages of:

  • international mobility policy (design, review and update);
  • compensation for international transfers (e.g. transforming gross pay in France into gross pay in Brazil);
  • social protection of employees on international assignments;
  • taxation of employees on international assignments;
  • secondment, expatriation or local contracts;
  • immigration procedures;
  • career management for international staff.

International mobility is a very specific field within human resources. It is a demanding occupation which requires professionalism, technical skills, an open mind and adaptability. Professionals in the field face a specific environment due to international employment contracts, immigration, and varying regulations. 

They must be familiar with techniques for international compensation, social protection, and taxation. They must also deploy international personnel management practices, including on career management, returns, family-related issues, and cross-cultural issues. Lastly, they must adapt to the vagaries of the international environment in the fields of safety and security, in terms of both prevention and crisis management. International mobility often concerns highranking posts, and as such is by nature strategic. With transfers increasingly being made in all directions, many groups are choosing to set up shared services centers, from which experts assist subsidiaries and expatriates. International mobility plays an important role in companies’ growth in regional and international markets. The international mobility function is the development of an understanding of the different technical and strategic elements of administration and human resources.

Course director​


Professor of International HR Management

Contact the training coordinator :
+33 (0)1 42 34 75 75

Admissions days for 2019

17 April 2019                                            23 May 2019                                            18 June 2019                                            04 July 2019                                            03 September 2019  

Career paths and opportunities

• International mobility coordinator
• International mobility manager
• Career manager
• Regional or country HR director or manager

Training pathway

Admissions and funding