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 Human Resource Strategies programme at Dublin City University 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
Strategic Human Resource Management and Employee Engagement
Employee Relations and Employment Law
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.
Career ProspectsResearch 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.
DCU Business School is accredited by AACSB, a standard reached by only 5% of business schools worldwide reflecting its established international reputation for high quality graduates.
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Strategic HRM and Employee Engagement
Coaching and Mentoring
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesHuman Resource Management View 15 other Masters in Human Resource Management in Ireland
General 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.
International12000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA6000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6000 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Due for update
Updated over a year ago
Check the official programme website for potential updates.