Bachelor of Arts (Ordinary) in Human Resource Management
Commencing Sept 2012
From September 2012 the School of Business GMIT and the Department of Business, Humanities and Technology, GMIT Castlebar will be jointly offering a BA in Human Resource Management(Level 7). This programme is designed to provide a specialised education in Human Resource Management to both prepare graduates for a career in Human Resource Management and as a basis for career progression, and will cost 2,990 euro per annum. Lectures will be offered on a part-time basis on Fridays and Saturday mornings. This programme is unique because in addition to earning the BA in Human Resource Management, graduates from this programme may also receive an Intermediate Level Diploma accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and attain associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is Europe's largest human resources (HR) development professional body with over 135,000 members, priding themselves on supporting and developing those responsible for the management and development of people within organisations.
Students who successfully complete this programme will be eligible to progress to the Bachelor of Business (Level 8) programme at GMIT or other comparable business degrees in other higher education institutes. Modules taught on this programme will include the following: Economics, Accounting, HRM Fundamentals, Industrial Relations, Improving Organisational Performance, Employment Law, Employee Compensation, Employee Well Being and International HRM, amongst others.
Entry requirements for the programme are:
- A pass (Grade D3 or better) in the Irish Leaving Certificate in five subjects, including English or Irish and Mathematics (or equivalent), and two years relevant work experience, or
- Mature students (i.e. 23 years +) with minimum of two years relevant work experience.
Candidates will be called for interview to assess their suitability. Applicants may be considered for direct entry to year two of the programme if they have been able to establish that they have achieved the equivalent learning outcomes for year one of the programme, either through education and/or prior experience. This decision shall be consistent with the admissions policy of the Institute, and in accordance with the Institute policy on the recognition of prior learning (RPL).