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GMIT Mayo Human Resource Management course

BA in Human Resource Management (Year 2 Entry)

Block & Blended Mode (accredited by Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development). Delivered on Mayo Campus

Why Study?: 

Graduates will be prepared for a career in a modern HRM function, and also have the knowledge and skills required to proceed to further academic and professional education. This programme will produce capable, adaptable, resilient and self-confident graduates with a capacity for independent thought and judgement and a specialised knowledge of Human Resource Management. The degree is designed around six key themes:

  • Human resources management
  • Human resources skills development
  • Business knowledge
  • Accounting and finance
  • Sustainability and wellness.

Current academic thought and practices in the discipline of HRM are incorporated into the programme.

This is a block release and blended learning delivery award to serve the needs of those in employment and those who are balancing work, home and educational commitments. 

Professional Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD). This programme fulfils the ‘knowledge element’ of associate level membership of the CIPD. A qualification from the CIPD is the passport to a career in people management and development and is highly valued by employers.

Programme Modules: 

Year 2: 

  • Improving Organisational Performance
  • Employment Law
  • Leading Organisational Change
  • Work-Based Project
  • Management Accounting
  • Government & Public Policy
  • Financial Control
  • Industrial Relations

Year 3:

  • Business Issues in the Context of Human Resources (CIPD)
  • Corporate Governance
  • Managing and Co-Ordinating the Human Resources function (CIPD)
  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Employee Engagement and Employee Well-Being (CIPD)
  • Employee Compensation
  • International HRM
  • Contemporary Developments in Employee Relations (CIPD)
  • Management Report

Follow-on Studies: 

Students wishing to exit their studies after two years will be granted a Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management (Level 6). Having completed this programme of 180 credits, students will be granted a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management (Level 7). Students wishing to gain an Honours Degree (Level 8) will be facilitated to progress to the Bachelor of Business (Level 8).

Entry Requirements: 

Applicants with a minimum of a Higher Certificate in Business (or equivalent) may be eligible for entry to year 2 of the programme OR

Successful completion of Certificate in Supervisor Management (or equivalent) 

Other Essential Information: 

Start Date

September 2020


How to Apply

***Applications can be made online at, please select application type M7***

This user guide contains step by step instructions on how to create and submit an online application.

If you have any queries on this please email


Course Timetable

Download last years Year 2 Timetable here (PDF, 494KB)


€3,000 per annum.  An instalment plan is available on request.

Discipline: Business

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 7

Category: Part-time Accredited


Shane Byrne

Phone: + 353 (0) 94  9043253




Places: 25

Programme Duration: Two years