Year 1 Modules:
AD6801: Employment Law (10 credits)
The institutions of employment law
- The civil and criminal court structure
- Employment and Employment Appeals Tribunals; the Labour Court System
- Conciliation and service of the labour court and the Health and Safety Authority
- The European court of Justice, the court of Human Rights
Individual Employment Law
- The nature and terms of the employment contract, the impact of employment protection legislation and employee rights
- Legislation and case law
- Termination of employment
Collective Employment Law
- Law relating to Trade Union rights
- Law relating to Industrial Conflict
- Trans-national information and consultation
Confidential Information and Intellectual property
- Patents, inventions and copyright
- Protection of information i.e. Data Protection Act
Health and safety at work
- The legal framework
- Rights and duties of employers and employees.
AD6802: Learning and Talent Development (10 credits)
· Talent and approaches to managing talent
· Devising learning strategies staff categories and targeted initiative sub-groupings e.g. technical staff, graduates, global teams etc.
· Applying border learning strategy to talent development
· Contextual 'impactors' e.g. role position, politics, funding, ethics etc
· Designing and implementing a learning and talent development plan across the life cycle of the employee.
· Internal and external stakeholder analysis
· Diagnostic instruments to support learning and talent development
· Evaluation of impact.
AD6803: Developing Skills for Business Leadership (10 credits)
· Personality and individual differences,
· Handling emotion and conflict,
· Written, verbal and non-verbal communication
· Time management
· Personal organising skills,
· Stress management;
· Principles of continuous professional development;
· Effective teams and team-building,
· Assertiveness, interpersonal communication,
· Cross-cultural communication issues
· Reputation and building networks to aid role delivery.
· Systematic and evidence-based decision-making processes
· Effective supervision and team leadership,
· Structure, content and interpretation of simple balance sheets, profit and loss accounts and trading statements; ratio analysis; basic costing concepts and techniques; cash flow and cash budgets; budgetary planning and control.
· Information-handling skills using commonly used IT applications and software packages.
MG6802: Human Resource Management in Context (10 credits)
1. Contemporary organisations and their principal environments.
2. Theoretical frameworks such as resource based theory and institutional theory will be explored.
3. The managerial and business environment within which HR professionals work.
4. How organisational and HR strategies are shaped by and developed in response to internal and external environmental factors.
5. The market and competitive environments of organisations and how organisational leaders and the HR function respond to them.
6. Globalisation and cross-cultural forces and how they shape and impact on organisational and HR strategies and HR practices, with particular reference to multi-national corporations.
7. Demographic, social, technological, and government policy trends and how they shape and impact on organisational and HR strategies and HR practices. Particular consideration will be given to sustainable employment practices.
8. Strategic analysis including tools and techniques for analysis.
9. Organisational case studies and interaction with seasoned HR professionals.
MG6803: Contemporary Debates in International Human Resource Management (10 credits)
· Aims and objectives of HRM and organisation related functions
· Major research studies on contemporary developments in the HRM field
· HRM practice relationship to business outcomes including sustainability
· Corporate social responsibility and CSR focused HR practices
· Employee life cycle and related approaches to management
· Flexible working and effective change management as a means of development in organisations
· Organisation and job design; attracting and retaining people; motivating and managing performance
· Rewarding people.
Year 2 Modules:
Year 2 Modules
AD6804: Investigating a Business Issue from a Human Resource Perspective (20 credits)
Cycle of scientific enquiry
Identifying and defining a business issue
Understanding and engaging the organisational context and key stakeholders
Conducting a review of academic and professional literature
Methodological approaches and research design
Qualitative and quantitative methods and associated use in research
Descriptive and Inferential statistics/ quantitative analysis
Using results for business improvement generating impactful recommendations
Presentation and dissemination.
AD6805: Managing Collective Employment Relations (5 credits)
· practices in union and non-union, small and large, private, public and indigenous and multinational organisations stakeholders in employment relations
· employment relations theory and practice
· relationships between organisation climate & behaviour and employment management approaches
· influence of change on employment relations activity
· developing policy and procedure for the organisational management of employment relations.
MG6804: Leadership and Management Development (10 credits)
· Parameters of leadership and management development
· Types of leadership and management styles and their impact
· Development context - organisational, political, social, cultural
· International leadership mobility research
· Relationship to organisational competence
· Leadership and Management development strategy
· Approaches and applied techniques to leadership and management development
· Characteristics of successful and unsuccessful leaders
· Designing and implementing leadership and management development
· Evaluating leadership and management interventions
· International trends in leadership development.
MG6805: Managing the Employment Relationship (5 credits)
· The contextual evolution of approaches to the employer-employee relationship
· Traditional and contemporary approaches - comparison and contrast
· Employee expectations - psychological contract and interaction practices, cultural aspects.
· Link to organisational performance and outcomes - case studies.
MG6806: Employee Engagement (5 credits)
· Definitions and concept of 'engagement'
· Comparison with related concepts of 'participation', 'involvement' etc.
· Relationship with high performance working HPW, business strategy and organisational 'brand'
· Inherent issues with measuring 'employee engagement'
· Existing and emerging approaches to measuring 'engagement'
· Employee perspectives on engagement with the organisation
· Work-life balance initiatives, implementation and outcomes from multiple stakeholder perspectives.