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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.
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.
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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.
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 (associate 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.
The minimum entry requirements for the programme are:
- A second class honours grade 1 degree H2.1 (or international equivalent) in a Business discipline OR
- A second class honours grade 1 honours degree H2.1 (or international equivalent) in a non-Business discipline such as Social Sciences or Humanities OR
- Professional qualifications in Human Resource Management and/or 5 years or more relevant professional experience in people management.
- International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language. More information about the English language requirements for DCU Business School can be found here.