Master of Business Administration (MBA) Human Resource Management.
The DBS MBA (HRM), awarded by QQI, focuses on the management of human resources to ensure competitive advantage by maximising resources for the benefit of an organisation and society, which places human resource management (HRM) at the heart of organisational management in a complex global marketplace. HRM enables learners select from complex and advanced skills such as analysis, a critical awareness of current problems such as selection and retention of employees and ensures that the HRM strategy is part of the overall strategy and management of the organisation.
The Irish Management Institute believes an effective human resource management strategy will involve the designing, building and managing of a "human organisation that will execute [your] business strategy" with a high performing human resource strategy enabling dominance in the marketplace (Irish Management Institute (www.imi.ie).
Aims of the Programme
Graduates will be able to critically evaluate strategic human resource management and the importance of people management in organisational strategy. They will also be able to demonstrate critical awareness of the management of employee performance and the role of reward in employee performance.
Key Features of the Programme
This unique programme allows you to study the pure MBA, or choose a specialist route for your MBA award within the following programmes: HRM; Project Management; Finance; Information Systems; Cloud Computing or Marketing. This ensures students are afforded the widest choice of specialisms from which to choose. A practitioner focus is part of this programme, and industry-led workshops and guest lecturers keep information current and applied.
This MBA includes:
• Personal, academic and professional development.
• Lectures and assessment methods that apply the business knowledge required for students to perform as an effective manager in any organisation.
• Through, extensive study of key issues in business theories students will be capable of evaluation and application of important global management issues which impact on organisational effectiveness and performance.
• Knowledge and understanding of global business, most especially on issues such as globalisation, standardisation and customisation of products and services.
• Skills and knowledge to inform you how an organisation is best managed in a changing world.
With these in mind, the programme is designed to provide you with relevant knowledge, so that you are familiar with the latest theoretical and practical developments relating to business management and development.
The MBA degree programme consists of two stages. Stage 1 is a wholly taught component, contributing 60 credits.
Stage 1 is a wholly taught component contributing 60 credits. These modules are delivered over two semesters.
For part-time students, delivery of the programme is structured over 4 taught semesters. During each semester, students are typically required to attend lectures on two evenings per week and occasional weekend workshops. You will undertake a course in research methods in order to prepare for the dissertation stage and to further develop important research skills. Successful completion of the taught component stage allows you to move onto the dissertation stage.
Stage 2 is a supervised dissertation, contributing 30 credits. The dissertation provides you with the opportunity to critically review the literature in any part of the taught syllabus and within your specialist area.