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What is the Course about?

Human Resource Management (HRM) is the function within an organisation that focuses on managing people. The objective is having the right people in the right place at the right time. The HRM function deals with recruiting and selecting employees, appraising their performance, deciding what rewards are appropriate, providing suitable training and development opportunities, and providing mechanisms for reducing and avoiding conflicts. Managing people is challenging and the course assists with building a work environment where employees are more motivated.

Course Structure

In the Human Resource Management option at Year 3, students study specialist HR subjects in more detail including: Contemporary HRM; Organisational Behaviour and Employment Law.

Is this course for you?

If you like working with people, this course should be of interest to you. If you would like to know how to bring together and motivate a team of people who want to achieve something together, this course provides you with the skillset and knowledge on how to do this.

Special Features:

  • Work Placement is an integral part of the course in Year 3.
  • Maximum flexibility enabling students to choose a speciality after Year 2.
  • The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
  • Exit Awards:Higher Certificate in Business (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.

Year 1

Module Name Semester
Business Financial Accounting 1 (M) Semester1
IT for Business (M) Semester1
Microeconomics (M) Semester1
Quantitative Techniques 1 – Data Analysis (M) Semester1
Communications and Academic Writing (E) Semester1
French I (E) Semester1
Business Financial Accounting 2 (M) Semester2
Macroeconomics (M) Semester2
Management (M) Semester2
Quantitative Techniques 2 - Business Mathematics (M) Semester2
Business Psychology 1 (E) Semester2
French II (E) Semester2

M is a mandatory subject - E is an elective subject

Year 2

Module Name Semester
Business Applications 3 (M) Semester1
Business Law (M) Semester1
Human Resource Management 1 (M) Semester1
Introduction to Marketing (M) Semester1
Business Psychology 2 (E) Semester1
French III (E) Semester1
Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 (E) Semester1
Business Management Accounting (M) Semester2
Contemporary Marketing Practice (M) Semester2
Macroeconomy of Ireland (M) Semester2
Supply Chain Management (M) Semester2
Business Applications 3 (E) Semester2
French IV (E) Semester2
Human Resource Management 2 (E) Semester2
Intermediate Financial Accounting 2 (E) Semester2

M is a mandatory subject - E is an elective subject

Year 3

Module Name Semester
Business Information Systems 1 (M) Semester1
Contemporary Issues In HRM (M) Semester1
Organisational Behaviour 1 (M) Semester1
People Management Functions (M) Semester1
Business Finance (E) Semester1
French V (E) Semester1
Managerial Economics (E) Semester1
Operations Management for Business (E) Semester1
Purchasing and Supplier Management and Negotiation (E) Semester1
Work Placement (M) Semester2
Business Information Systems 3 (E) Semester2
Business Internship Project (E) Semester2
Corporate Finance for Business (E) Semester2
Enterprise Development II (E) Semester2
Global Supply Chain Management (E) Semester2
Strategic Service and CX Excellence (E) Semester2
The Global Economy 2 (E) Semester2

M is a mandatory subject - E is an elective subject

What are the minimum entry requirements?

  • 5O6/H7
  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates are elligble to proceed to Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Human Resource Management (NFQ Level 8) year 4.

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

A business degree in HRM is internationally recognised and offers a passport for graduates to work anywhere in the world. Careers in HRM are varied and include: generic HR management, specialist HR roles such as HR recruitment; training and learning coordinator; talent manager; HR leadership; organisational and change coordinator. Graduates may find employment in the private or public sector across all industries including: banking; education; retail and manufacturing.