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BA (Hons) in Business (HRM)

BA (Hons) in Business (HRM)


Develop the skills necessary to become an effective and dynamic human resource practitioner in any sector both in Ireland or internationally.

This three-year honours degree programme gives students the best of both perspectives, combining a well- developed understanding of the world of general business and people management in the first two years of their studies, whilst also providing a strong HRM focus in the final year of the degree.

Why Study Business at Griffith College?

Our BA (Hons) in Business (HRM) is available on a full-time and part-time basis over a three-year period. Students studying for the award of BA (Hons) in Business (HRM) will find opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills that they have gained on the programme within a wide range of business sectors.

  • Students will benefit from a broad business introduction in years 1 and 2 while specialising in year 3.
  • Students will gain a national and international view of HRM across all fields of business, from developing a performance management system to negotiations within the workplace.
  • Students will learn about the ever-changing business environment and how it is influenced by both national and international issues and challenges.
  • Students will gain invaluable insights into the influence of cross-cultural issues and talent acquisition of an international workforce.
  • Students will explore the evolving industry issues and ethical influences on employee relations.
  • Students will be able to identify the role that Trade Unions and government policy play in human relations. 
  • Students will be taught how to formulate and implement a range of learning and talent development practices and strategies for an organisations workforce.
  • Students will establish negotiation techniques, conflict resolution, and mediation in the employment relationship. 

Course Highlights

  • Broad introduction to business disciplines enabling well-rounded HRM professionals.
  • Develop an understanding of talent acquisition in an international context.
  • Flexibility to switch degree discipline to Business, Accounting or Marketing.
  • Taught by vastly experienced professionals from a wide range of industries.
  • A perfect foundation for further professional HRM certifications.

Intake Dates

We run 2 intakes for this course commencing in Autumn and Spring.

  • October 2021*
    • Year One students will start on 4 October; all other students will resume classes on 20 September.
  • February 2022*

*subject to sufficient numbers

Interested to know if a career in HR is for you?

Read our blog on the Top 5 Personality Traits of a Good HR Manager!

Are you applying through the CAO?

Read our CAO Guide for everything you need to know about applying through the CAO!

Course Codes

  • Dublin: GC402
  • Limerick: GC302

What our students say

Tom Brennan

I enjoyed the experience so much I went on to study for a Business Degree.  The lecturers are great,  informative, approachable and helpful. The course  content is well delivered and  accessible online for reference or  study. Griffith has given me a new love of learning.

Tom Brennan
Diploma in Business Management Graduate
Pawan Pokharel

The modules are really interesting and the lecturers have real passion in what they do. Their industry experience and their special teaching techniques have taught us how important the world of business is. Griffith College provide the best learning materials, facilities and supports to all students.

Pawan Pokharel
BA in Business

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