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Online Diploma in Human Resource Management

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Online Diploma in Human Resource Management

This highly interactive and engaging Online Diploma in Human Resource Management, which is wholly online, is designed to familiarise participants with  the very latest thinking on, and best practice in, Human Resource Management. This online programme places HRM right at the heart of organisational management in a rapidly changing, ever more complex, and increasingly global marketplace. It is aimed at those who have been given, or who are about to be given, operational responsibility for aspects of HRM and those who wish to progress into a career in HRM. It is also aimed at those who are stimulated by the growing recognition of the strategic significance of HRM in the modern organisation and those who wish to use the programme as a launch-pad for further studies in HRM in due course.

Programme Aims and Objectives

The course provides a very effective practical overview of the latest thinking and case developments in HRM in order to provide both a conceptual and practical basis for student learning. It also encourages students to draw on their own experiences, and from their knowledge of the business world around them, to develop a clear understanding and practical working knowledge of what HRM in the modern organisation involves.

On completion of this online programme students should have acquired the skills to:

  • appreciate the strategic and operational significance of modern HRM

  • be equipped with a highly relevant and useful theoretical framework for the development and evaluation of HRM concepts, strategies, policies, principles, and practices (allied to a thorough grasp of the operational details of HRM best practice).


Assessment for the DBS Online Diploma in Human Resource Management will be conducted through 100% continuous assessment.  

DBS Online Diploma students can avail of facilities to assist them in every aspect of their studies, please see below for more details. 

DBS Student Facilities

Online Learning Environment - is an eLearning system designed to provide you with a range of course material, interactive education sessions, and is home to your virtual online classroom which will enhance and support your learning experience within DBS. 

DBS Online Library - The Online Library provides a programme of introductory videos and virtual classroom sessions in the areas of Library resources, essay writing skills, avoiding plagiarism and referencing to assist you in your studies. These will be facilitated through the DBS Online Learning Environment prior to your commencement on the Diploma programme.

DBS Virtual Community of Learners – You will become part of DBS Online’s Virtual Community of Learners where you can network and share with your fellow online students.


Course Content

The DBS Online Diploma in Human Resource Management covers:

Core Modules

Introduction to Management Theory and Practice

The Strategic Context for HRM Today

The Historical Development of HRM

HRM Planning

HRM Practice in Ireland and Elsewhere

The Labour Market and HRM



Promoting Employee Engagement

Reward Management

Managing and Appraising Performance

Training, Learning & Development

Organisational Culture and HRM

Promoting Improved Team-working and Communications

Employee Relations

Industrial Relations Management

Managing Stress at Work

International HRM

Emerging Trends and Issues in HRM

Retirement and redundancy

Leadership and management development

Together, these topic areas constitute a highly contemporary and relevant overview of the most significant elements of modern HRM. Although the course is based on HRM theoretical and case literature, it is essentially a very practical programme, which relies greatly on student participation for its success.


The DBS Online Diploma in Human Resource Management will be run wholly online including workshops, tutorials and programme assessment.

To enable students to take full advantage of their study experience and to better prepare them for future managerial employment and further study in the HRM field, course delivery is structured to be Student and Assessment-focused, and ‘Real-world’ oriented, allowing students to relate their learning to their own experiences and to the wider business world around them. 

Career  Progression Opportunities

Students of the DBS Online Diploma in Human Resource Management will have the knowledge required to work in a variety of HR positions in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors of the economy. 


The fee for this online diploma is €1, 500. This is inclusive of tuition, registration and DBS library online membership. This fee must be paid in full before the course begins.


Next Steps

Apply here or contact us by email or phone +353 (1) 4177500.

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Course overview


Awarding Body: 
Dublin Business School
Online delivery
- 1 online class per week
- 1 weekly podcast
- 1 online clinic with lecturer for questions and queries
Intake: March 2019
Duration: 12 weeks


Contact Us

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2019. Contact our admissions team for more information

Email: admissions@dbs.ie
Phone: 01 417 7500
Opening times:
Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5:15pm

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