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Business and Human Resource Management - BA (Hons)

  • Molnar Business School
  • School
  • Department of Management and Human Resources
  • Duration
  • Full Time: 3 years
  • Fees
  • 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.  

Key Facts

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.

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