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MSc in Human Resource ManagementDC632 | Postgraduate Full Time
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 emphasis on enhancing HR and leadership capability, the importance given to building professional competencies and a focus on international elements of management.
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. This MSc is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) and recognised by the Society for Human Resource Management. On successful completion graduates obtain Associate Membership of the CIPD and are eligible to become Certified SHRM practitioners.
“This programme covered all levels and areas of HR, from the basic to the complex. The balance of academic and practical assignments made the course highly engaging. This masters provided me with extensive knowledge, practical tools, qualifications and relationships that have already proven highly valuable to me in my career.”
Clare Fitzpatrick, People and Organisation Consulting Associate, PwC.
DCU Business School is ranked in the top 90 Business Schools in Europe in the 2020 Financial Times Ranking, one of only three Irish Business Schools to achieve this ranking. The Financial Times Ranking for Business Schools is one of the most highly acknowledged and widely cited authorities on quality and performance of institutions globally.
Why Do This Course?
• Graduates qualify for associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD)
• The MSc in HRM was overall winner of the gradireland National Business Postgraduate Course of the year in 2016 (shortlisted 2017)
• Ranked in the World’s Top 30 MSc in Human Resource Management by Eduniversal Best Masters Rankings 2016
• Recognised by the Society of HRM (SHRM), 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
• DCU Business School is accredited by AACSB, placing it in the top 5% of business schools globally. We have an established international reputation for high-quality graduates.
•The MSc in HRM has a strong track record in the marketplace with alumni holding senior HR positions in leading organisations.
*This programme will run subject to sufficient numbers of students enrolled
The MSc in HRM annual alumni survey provides strong evidence that the programme is positioning graduates for a successful career in the HR profession. Of the graduates tracked, 98% are in employment, with 86% of these in dedicated HR roles. Notably, graduates have moved to positions of elevated seniority and responsibility. 12% of alumni are HR Directors or have Business Partner roles, while 14% are employed as HR Managers.
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.
This programme is fully accredited by CIPD. Successful graduates thus qualify with both the Masters degree and a professional qualification (graduate membership of CIPD). It equips students to become leaders in the fast-changing world of HR or in international business where there are responsibilities for people management.
TOP CURRENT EMPLOYERS
2019 graduates work in the following companies:
- Bank of America
- HR Company
- An Garda Siochana
- Bord Bia
The University has launched a new student application portal. Applications for entry to this course can be made here.
General Entry Requirements
For admission to the M.Sc. in Human Resource Management candidates must hold –
A 2.1 Honours degree in a Business discipline, or equivalent international qualification
A 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant non-Business discipline eg. Social Sciences or Humanities, or equivalent international qualification
Professional qualifications in Human Resource Management and/or 5 years or more relevant professional experience in people management.
Applicants who have achieved a 2.2 Honours degree may still obtain a place. This will depend on availability of places and on obtaining high grades in relevant modules on their undergraduate programme.
International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language. More information about English language requirements for DCU Business School can be found here.
All Applicants must submit
- Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation if applicable.
- A detailed Personal statement, details of professional qualification/s or significant work experience.
- Please include your CV and details of relevant experience.
- Where relevant, evidence of competence in the English language as per entry requirements for DCU Business School. Please see link http://www.dcu.ie/registry/english.shtml.
- Please upload one academic reference and one professional reference.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until:
- Closing date for EU applicants is 15th August 2021.
- Closing date for non EU applicants is 16th July 2021.
Note applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of studying at DCU, are advised to apply as early as possible.
Queries from EU applicants should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queries from non EU applicants should be directed to email@example.com.
Commencement of Programme
The programme commences in September 2021.
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