Taught course

Human Resource Strategies

Institution
Dublin City University · DCU Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

The following are eligible to apply for the programme:

  • Those who hold an honours degree
  • Those who hold other qualifications (including professional qualifications)

Applicants must normally have at least three years experience in the broad area of human resource management (including areas such as employee relations, training and development, etc.) or extensive experience of managing human resource issues and must be in a position to undertake and implement project-based assignments within their work organisations.

Selection of applicants may include an interview. This programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and completion leads to graduate membership of C.I.P.D.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Irish HR landscape has dramatically changed over the past few years, so for this reason, DCU Business School has extensively updated the MSc in Human Resource Strategies programme. The programme, which has been running since 1997, has established a reputation as the leading programme in Ireland for managers and professionals who are interested in pursuing a strategic approach to human resource issues in their organisations. It has attracted a wide variety of participants including human resource professionals and consultants, training and development professional, and employee relations specialists, in addition to line managers and those involved in managing their own companies.

The focus of the programme is closely aligned with CIPD's HR professional map and contributes towards the development of the behaviours required to undertake key leadership roles in organisations. This will be achieved by a focus on the following areas:

  • Organisational Behaviour and Change
  • Talent Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management and Employee Engagement
  • Employee Relations and Employment Law
  • Strategic Management
  • International HRM
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Research and Consulting Project

The tools and techniques that are used during the programme enable participants to gain insights into, and feedback on, their strengths and weaknesses in an environment that is removed from the political issues that may predominate in their own work organisations. These tools many include methods to explore learning styles, creativity and innovation, systems thinking, leadership profiles and team-working.

The MSc in Human Resource Strategies programme equips managers and professionals with the competencies needed to take on challenging roles in turbulent times. These competencies drive other skills and abilities including creativity, mental agility, balanced learning habits and self-knowledge. These higher level competencies are particularly critical for success at senior management level and are crucial to establishing personal credibility. A participant in the programme is therefore not only embarking on an education programme but is also engaging in a management development process that is designed to enhance personal learning and development.

Information for international students

EU Applicants - Apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (http://www.pac.ie/dcu) by 31st July 2018 for the September 2018 intake.

Fees and funding

International students
Please see our website

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Amanda Kavanagh
Email
amanda.kavanagh@dcu.ie
Phone
+353 (01) 7008328