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Human Resource Management Level 9 - MBA Pathway | Evening Accredited Course Ireland | IBAT College Dublin

Human Resource Management

Nurture talent, watch your business grow

12 Weeks,
1 evening per week, 6.30-9.30pm
Start Date:
16th February 2022
Wednesday (Provisional)
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
20 CATS at Level 7 (FHEQ) equivalent to 10 ECTS at Level 9 (NFQ)
Normal Price:

This course is starting in Feb 2022

Enquire today to download our programme factsheet

Why Human Resource Management?

Successful organisations are built on the strength of successful employees and the human resources function is at the heart of achieving this within an organisation.

This standalone postgraduate module is ideal to study individually to gain specialist academic, professional and technical knowledge and skills in Human Resource Management (HRM). It also provides a flexible progression route where you can combine with other qualifications to complete an MBA.

Specifically, the aim of the course is:

  • To develop a critical and analytical understanding of the importance and changing nature of HRM in a global context.
  • To develop a professional understanding of what the HR function can help deliver in terms of sustainable organisation capability and innovation through people.

Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

  • Critically review and appraise current HRM research and advanced scholarship.
  • Critically evaluate business environments and analyse how resourcing an organisation is affected and informed by internal and external factors that in turn serve to influence the policies, procedures and processes adopted by the organisation.
  • Demonstrate a systematic, extensive and comparative knowledge and understanding of a number of advanced and emerging issues in HRM and IHRM within a variety of organisations and how these can influence fulfilment of the strategic aims of the organisation and affect competitive edge.

Course Structure

  • 1 module, 12 weeks duration, one evening per week 6:30 to 9:30 pm with an induction event.
  • Equivalent to level 9 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (Level 7 on the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) UK.
  • This Module is the credit equivalent of 10 ECTS (or 20 CATS), recognised internationally.

Indicative content

  • The history and context of HRM
  • Critical appraisal of the strategic HR role within varying sectors. This could include how the function looks in small, medium and large enterprises nationally and internationally.
  • Organisation design, culture and development including the analysis of internal and external environments that impact upon the work of Human Resource professionals.
    National and international employment markets from which organisations source and mobilise staff; how employment markets are evolving and changing.
  • Strategic human resource management.
  • Onboarding personnel, building the business activist, employer bonding and branding.
  • Processes of managing performance; innovating new working practices; delivering outstanding customer service; breeding an environment where talent may grow.
  • The talent led knowledge economy. War on talent. Predictive analytics.
  • Ethics and professionalism; commitment to equality of opportunity; encouraging and enabling diversity.
  • Social, intellectual and human capital.


This module will be assessed by continuous assessment in the form of two practical assessments, 50% each, incorporating an essay and presentation.

Pathway Options

  • On its own: Equivalent to Level 9
  • With 2 other modules: PG Certificate in Business Administration*
  • With 5 other modules: PG Diploma in Business Administration* *
  • The above + dissertation: MBA

* Under UWTSD Regulations you can only RPL 2/3 of the credits for a qualification.

If you complete 2 modules and wish to do another module then you must register for the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration.
** Under UWTSD Regulations you can only RPL 2/3 of the credits for a qualification.
If you have completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration and you complete one more module you will have completed 2/3 of the credits to allow RPL for the next qualification, the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration.

Now you must register for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration in order to complete the 5th and 6th module.

This accredited module is worth 10 ECTS and can be used to build up towards an MBA.

Entry Requirements

This module has been designed for Continuing Professional Development in business administration and management.

  • Applicants are expected to have appropriate experience in management or relevant employment. Alternatively graduates with at least second-class honours in an Honours degree (Level 8) can be admitted.
  • For those who have not been educated through English, a demonstrated proficiency such as an IELTS score of 6.0, with at least a 5.5 in all components is required.
  • Contact one of our admissions team who can guide you through the application process.

How to Apply

You can contact or apply to us directly using the the "Enquire Now" or "Apply Now" options at the top of the page, this will reserve your place and also give us the key details to start your application, a member of our admissions team will then contact you with further details, or alternatively you can simply "Ask us a Question" using the form below.

You can also "Book a One-to-One" with one of our course specialists who will provide you with additional guidance on your application, you can set up a meeting by:

  • Calling us at:  +353 1 2461526 
  • Email us at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We also have flexible payment plans, please contact us to discuss your options or visit the college anytime and our course specialists will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have.

We look forward to meeting you.


Pathway Options

  • On its own: Equivalent to Level 9
  • With 2 other modules: Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration*
  • With 5 other modules: Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration* *
  • The above + dissertation: Masters in Business Administration

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