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Business Issues in the Context of Human Resources

5 Credit, Single Accredited Module, Level 7 - Semester II

Why Study?: 

Human Resources (HR) professionals need to understand key developments in the business and external contexts within which HR operates.

This module enables learners to identify and review the business and external contextual factors affecting organisations and to assess the impacts of these factors on the HR function.

It also examines HR's role in strategy formulation and implementation.

This module is designed to encourage learners to adopt a critical perspective of these contexts and to provide workable organisational and HR solutions to address them. 

Learning Outcomes: 

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to

  1. Understand key contemporary business issues affecting the HR function within private, public and third (voluntary) sector organisations.
  2. Understand the main external contextual factors impacting on organisations and the HR function.
  3. Understand the role of HR in the managing of contemporary business issues and external contexts.
  4. Understand how organisational and HR strategies and practices are shaped and developed.
  5. Know how to identify and respond to short‑term changes in the business and external contexts. 

Syllabus: 

  • Understand key contemporary business issues affecting the HR function within private, public and third (voluntary) sector organisations.
  • Understand the main external contextual factors impacting on organisations and the HR function.
  • Understand the role of HR in the managing of contemporary business issues and external contexts.
  • Understand how organisational and HR strategies and practices are shaped and developed.
  • Know how to identify and respond to short‑term changes in the business and external contexts. 

Other Essential Information: 

Times & Dates:

  • 18th January: 2-5pm
  • 27th January: 9-11am (Seminar in Westport)
  • 28th January 12-1 & 2-4pm (Seminar in Westport)
  • 8th February: 2-5pm
  • 1st March 2-5pm
  • 22nd March: 2-5pm
  • 19th April: 2-5pm

Fee: 

€270

Discipline: Business

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 7

Category: Single Subject

Contact: 

Lifelong Learning, GMIT Mayo

Tel: + 353 (0)94 9043156

Email:  LLLMayo@gmit.ie