- Department of Management and Human Resources
- Full Time: 3 years
- Full Time: €3,290 per year
International Students: €9,250 International
The skills required to judiciously recruit and get the best from employees are as vital to a business as an understanding of how it operates. This course explores how to enthuse and empower staff, and how this then benefits business performance.
The study of business provides a detailed understanding of the way organisations work, how they operate within their specific environment and the impact on individuals working within them.
This pathway develops a general knowledge of business to complement a more specialised area of study. Modules introduce key themes, specifically, business operations (how it works) and entrepreneurship (creating opportunity within a competitive environment).
You learn how to apply business theory, identify types of business opportunity and address a range of business issues in an imaginative way. Investigating the issues confronting individuals within a business, you will develop an awareness of the problems businesses can face in general, and be able to identify a number of possible responses.
Human Resource Management
The Human Resource Management pathway offers an in-depth study of the close integration between people management and the needs of the business.
It looks at how businesses can attract, retain, motivate and manage people and aims to offer you the opportunity to reach the high standards necessary to pursue a successful career in this field.
The programme provides the knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively manage people within an organisation, as well as communicate well with customers.
You develop methods, practices and techniques for human resource management within a range of situations, and upon graduation, you will be able to demonstrate how to integrate human resources within the wider business strategy, and manage a variety of interpersonal issues that may arise within an organisation.
The distinctive themed approach to the Business pathway is designed to arm you with the professional skills and the critical awareness demanded by today's business world. The programme gives you the confidence to effectively apply business theory and practical techniques in order to address complex business issues in constructive ways.
The Human Resource Management pathway aims to prepare you for environments which can be characterised as complex, diverse, subject to frequent change and subject to uncertainty. A key issue for managers, and all members of a workforce, is how to apply informed insight to the nature of these challenges and opportunities, in order to bring about positive and proactive responses.
The Joint Honours degree portfolio benefits from a practice-based learning approach, encouraged by the common first year structure.
Typifying this approach, you and your team acquire and harness knowledge of finance, human resources and marketing during your first year, as you put together a business plan which you then 'pitch' to a 'Dragons' Den'-style panel. Your prize, if successful, is €1,000 for your team to develop your plan further during the rest of the year.
The choice and monitoring of an international share portfolio also allows you to bring financial markets to life, with a cash prize of €500 awarded to the student who makes the greatest return on their capital investment.
As a Joint Honours degree student at Molnar Business School, you will study a common first year before continuing onto subject-specific modules in the remaining years of your course.
This exciting development is designed to offer you flexibility of subject choice and increase your employability.
- Accounting for Business-15 Credits
- International Business Environment-30 Credits
- Managing People and Organisations-15 Credits
- Marketing and Business Operations-30 Credits
- Personal Development-15 Credits
- Business Problem Analysis-15 Credits
- Contemporary Business-15 Credits
- Business Logistics-15 Credits
- Coaching and Mentoring-15 Credits
- Legal Aspects of HR-15 Credits
- International Business-15 Credits
- Professional Development-15 Credits
- HRM Resourcing and Development-30 Credits
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development-15 Credits
- Business Operations and Systems-15 Credits
- Contemporary Issues in HRM-15 Credits
- International HRM-15 Credits
- HRM Relations and Rewards-30 Credits
- International Business Strategy-30 Credits
You encounter a wide range of innovative assessment styles, including business reports, academic papers, case studies, individual and group presentations, portfolios and projects, as well as conventional examinations.
You will benefit from the opportunity to spend a year working in industry between your second and third study year, allowing you to acquire invaluable, hands-on experience ahead of your career in business. Supported by your placement company, which gains from your fresh ideas and enthusiasm, your work experience allows you to develop a greater understanding of the business world, pick up key transferable skills, and put theory into practice.
After your studies
You may progress to the University's MA and MSc programmes or complete professional examinations in management, human resources, and marketing
If you take the Business pathway, you will be well placed for graduate fast-track training and entry-level management posts in a number of industries, including commerce, government, community organisations and charities. You may also use your knowledge to set up your own entrepreneurial venture.
Completing a pathway in HRM provides you with excellent career opportunities, including roles in employee relations, employee development and recruitment. Organisations recognise that a strong HRM team is an essential part of a business, and the HRM pathway will allow you to perform effectively in roles in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.