Course Description

Modular MBA - Human Resource Management - Level 9

Successful organisations are built on the strength of successful employees and the human resources function is at the heart of achieving this within an organisation.

This standalone postgraduate module is ideal to study individually to gain specialist academic, professional and technical knowledge and skills in Human Resource Management (HRM). It also provides a flexible progression route where you can combine with other qualifications to complete an MBA.

Specifically, the aim of the course is:

  • To develop a critical and analytical understanding of the importance and changing nature of HRM in a global context.
  • To develop a professional understanding of what the HR function can help deliver in terms of sustainable organisation capability and innovation through people.

Upon the successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • Critically review and appraise current HRM research and advanced scholarship.
  • Critically evaluate business environments and analyse how resourcing an organisation is affected and informed by internal and external factors that in turn serve to influence the policies, procedures and processes adopted by the organisation.
  • Demonstrate a systematic, extensive and comparative knowledge and understanding of a number of advanced and emerging issues in HRM and IHRM within a variety of organisations and how these can influence fulfilment of the strategic aims of the organisation and affect competitive edge.

Indicative content

  • The history and context of HRM
  • Critical appraisal of the strategic HR role within varying sectors. This could include how the function looks in small, medium and large enterprises nationally and internationally.
  • Organisation design, culture and development including the analysis of internal and external environments that impact upon the work of Human Resource professionals.
    National and international employment markets from which organisations source and mobilise staff; how employment markets are evolving and changing.
  • Strategic human resource management.
  • Onboarding personnel, building the business activist, employer bonding and branding.
  • Processes of managing performance; innovating new working practices; delivering outstanding customer service; breeding an environment where talent may grow.
  • The talent led knowledge economy. War on talent. Predictive analytics.
  • Ethics and professionalism; commitment to equality of opportunity; encouraging and enabling diversity.
  • Social, intellectual and human capital.

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CollegeIBAT College, Dublin
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryHuman Resources, Business
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationProfessional Qualification
Course Start Date1st September 2022
Course End Date24th November 2022
Course Duration12 Weeks
Course TimeMonday Evenings, 6.30pm - 9.30pm (Provisional)
Course Fee1,800
Entry RequirementsThis module has been designed for Continuing Professional Development in business administration and management. Applicants are expected to have appropriate experience in management or relevant employment. Alternatively graduates with at least second-class honours in an Honours degree (Level 8) can be admitted. For those who have not been educated through English, a demonstrated proficiency such as an IELTS score of 6.0, with at least a 5.5 in all components is required. Contact one of our admissions team who can guide you through the application process.
Carear PathThis accredited module is worth 10 ECTS and can be used to build up towards an MBA. Students who successfully complete this module may either enrol directly onto the MBA - Masters of Business Administration programme where they will need to take a further 80 ECTS (5 modules and a dissertation) or take another module which can be used to progress to the MBA.
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16-19 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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