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Human Resource Management

Introduction
The DCU MSc in Human Resource Management prepares students to become leaders in people management and organisational change.

The innovative and distinguishing features of the programme are its focus on international elements of management, its emphasis on enhancing leadership capability, and the importance given to building professional competencies.

You will also develop insights into the latest developments in HRM, including cross-cultural management, people management, and the strategic importance of the HR function.

Why do this course?
The only Masters of its kind in Ireland to recognised by the Society of HRM, the largest global HR professional body.

A strong focus on leadership and personal and career development, and the application of theory to the practice of HRM

Graduates will qualify for graduate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development

Ranked in the World’s Top 30 MSc in Human Resource Management by Eduniversal Best Masters Rankings 2016

DCU Business School, accredited by AACSB, has an established international reputation for high quality graduates

Programme
The objectives of the programme are to provide graduates with:

An in-depth understanding of the theories and conceptual frameworks underpinning people management.

Insights into the latest developments in HRM.

An understanding of the strategic level of analysis at which business decisions are made and of the links between management of human resources, business strategy, finance and performance.

Expertise in cross-cultural management, industrial relations and managing human resources internationally.

Opportunities to acquire the professional competencies required to work successfully in a human resource management environment or as a manager engaged in managing human resources.

The skills to undertake and implement organisational level research.

Why DCU
Dublin City University has forged a reputation as Ireland's University of Enterprise, through its strong, active links with academic, research and industry partners both at home and overseas.

Our solid industry relationships have allowed us to instil an enterprising culture into our postgraduate courses which has resulted in DCU Business School’s reputation as being Ireland’s most innovative business school.

We provide a unique learning environment where students are encouraged to develop their creativity and skills as innovators.

The quality of our teaching, our small class sizes, our high levels of industry engagement make us stand out, and have been recognized by AACSB, the oldest and most prestigious global accrediting body for business schools.

DCU graduates are highly sought after in the job market, with many going on to pursue management roles in organisations both at home and abroad.

Entry requirements

General Entry Requirements
The minimum entry requirements for the programme are:

A second class honours grade 1 degree (or international equivalent) in a Business discipline

OR

A second class honours grade 1 honours degree (or international equivalent) in a non-Business discipline

OR

Professional qualifications in Human Resource Management coupled with significant relevant professional experience.

If you have achieved a second class honours grade 2 honours degree in a Business discipline with a significant specialism in Human Resource Management, you may still obtain a place on the programme. This will depend on the availability of places and on obtaining high grades in core HRM and Organisational Behaviour modules in your programme. Core Human Resource Management modules include Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour. You may be called for interview.

If, as is normally the case, demand from qualified applicants exceeds available places, applicants will be ranked for admission purposes on the basis of prior academic performance and, where relevant, professional experience. Candidates who have not received their degree results by the application closing date may receive conditional offers.

International Applications
International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

Duration

1 year full-time.

Careers or further progression

Careers
Graduates will find employment with multinational companies, consultancy firms, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. Graduates pursue specialist or generalist roles in human resource management, training and development, employee relations, research, consultancy, or as general managers particularly in international firms.

Recent employers include Intel Ireland, ESB International, Bristol Myers Squibb, Trinity Mirror Group PLC, Tesco Ireland, DELL, Google Ireland, Mazars Ireland, ePeople Recruitment and Smurfit Kappa Group. There are also opportunities for those wishing to undertake further study to doctoral level.

Further enquiries

Brian Harney
e: brian.harney@dcu.ie
t: +353 (01) +353 17006957

Application date

Apply via PAC by 31st July 2018 for the September 2018 intake

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