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MSc in Talent, Leadership & HR StrategyDC503 | Postgraduate Part Time
€6,000 per annum
Please note this programme is not running until October 2022.
The DCU Business School MSc in Talent, leadership and HR Strategy is being offered from 2020 to relaunch and update the School’s highly successful Msc in HR Strategies (MHRS) programme. The Msc in HR Strategies over the past 20 years 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. Since its inception in 1997, the MHRS has attracted a variety of participants including human resource professionals and consultants, training and development professionals, and employee relations specialists, in addition to line managers and those involved in managing their own companies.
The programme has now been relaunched as the Msc in Talent, Leadership and HR Strategy to meet the changing and future needs of professionals in this space. In updating the programme, we have blended the significant strengths of our established programme with new and cutting edge content. The established strengths of the programme’s focus on strategic leadership in the people management side of business are now augmented by continuously updated content from our faculty’s globally recognised research. New and exciting elements reflect the need for increased agility not only in organisation processes, but in leadership behaviours also within the HR function itself. The growing importance of future –focussed Talent Management, data and storytelling are explicitly recognised in the new modules, and our School’s national leadership in HR and related research will be continuously updated for students via the new module Contemporary issues in HRM and Talent Management.
This programme is closely aligned with CIPD’s HR professional map and contributes towards the development of the behaviours required to undertake key HR and people leadership roles in organisations. Modules focus on the following areas:
- Talent Management
- Strategic Human Resource Management
- Leadership and Change Management
- Employment Law and Negotiations
- Strategy, Organisation and Innovation
- Business Analytics and Storytelling
- Contemporary issues in HRM and Talent Management
- Coaching and Mentoring
- Dissertation Research Project
Why Do This Course?
This programme is suitable for anyone who has, or aspires to, a HR leadership position. The MSc in Talent, Leadership & HR Strategy programme equips managers and professionals with the capabilities that will be needed the unpredictable future world of work. Participants in this programme are not only embarking on an education programme, but are engaging in a personal leadership development journey that will enable them to fulfil their leadership potential.
On completion students will have acquired
• Mastery in problem diagnosis and the implementation of solutions as guided by theoretical and empirical research;
• An ability to adopt a broad strategic perspective, rather than a narrow, functional one when resolving organisational and human resource problems;
• An increased awareness of how career goals can be realised using a variety of personal and professional development techniques;
• An ability to use advanced skills to conduct, implement and communicate research that will bring about successful organisational change.
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.
*This programme will run subject to sufficient numbers of students enrolled
Career Prospects Research conducted by the LInK Research Centre at DCU has shown statistically significant changes in leadership style over the course of the programme with participants demonstrating increased preference for developmental styles, in particular embracing the need for change, challenge and risk under conditions of freedom and scope for personal choice. These leadership competencies are crucial in organisations facing conditions of uncertainty and rapid change. This change process has proven to be very successful for managers completing the programme and has resulted in positive career moves and promotions.
MHRS graduates are employed in major multinational, indigenous, public and non-profit organisations such as: PwC, IBM, Intel, JP Morgan, Pfizer, VHI, ESB Group, An Garda Síochána, the Health Service Executive and the Defence Forces, among many others. The MSc in Talent. Leadership and HR Strategies will continue to be fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
“The DCU HR Strategies course is the best course that I’ve ever undertaken. It was an excellent blend of high quality, interactive academic lectures and research and the practical application of the learning in my own workplace setting. The course has transformed the way I go about analysing strategic challenges and has given me a robust skillset to build a fit for purpose HR strategy and system for any organisation. The last two years have been very challenging, stimulating, interesting and extremely rewarding. In my classmates and lecturers, I have also met an amazing group of people who I look forward to interacting with for a long time. I am very happy that I chose the course in DCU. It has given my confidence, my skills portfolio and my career a huge boost!”
Milla Mamia, People & Change Consulting Manager, PwC
Please note the next intake for this programme is October 2022
For admission to the MSc in Talent, Leadership and HR Strategy candidates must have at least three years’ relevant work experience and hold;
A 2:1 Honours degree in a related discipline.
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.
Alternatively, candidates with relevant Professional qualifications and at least 3 years’ relevant work experience in Human Resource Management may be considered for entry subject to interview.
Exceptional candidates who do not meet the above requirements but have extensive experience of managing human resource issues may be considered for entry.
Selection of applicants will 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.
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