Master of Business (Human Resource Management Stream)

Master of Business(Human Resource Management Stream)

Full Time/ Part Time
Cork Road
1 year
21 Sep 20

What is the Master of Business (Human Resource Management Stream)?logo

The Master of Business (Human Resource Management Stream) provides the student with the opportunity to greatly enhance their specialist subject knowledge, experience innovative learning methods and explore opportunities arising from innovation, change and business development. Students achieve this through participation in class activities and through involvement in a series of events including those organised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).


Our School is an accredited centre for the CIPD professional body and the MBS - (Human Resource Management Stream) awards CIPD graduate accreditation which is a global qualification. A key feature of this programme is that it sets the theories into a wider practical perspective, through the use of case studies, state of the art technology and visiting staff who are experienced and respected practitioners.

Special Feature

As part of the programme, students will:

  • Engage in a business simulation management exercise where they have the opportunity to work in teams and make strategic decisions about a real-life business.
  • Participate in a Dragons Den event and compete with your colleagues to attract funding for a new business.  
  • Travel on an International study tour programme to Brussels where you will have the opportunity to take lectures at the Irish Institute in Leuven and participate in a case exercise with other postgraduate students
  • Analyse a real-life company as part of your Entrepreneurship and innovation ‘live’ company case study exercise. Every year students engage in case exercise involving real-life companies which are drawn from the ArcLabs Innovation Centre as well as other start-up companies from across the south east of Ireland.


Who is the Master of Business (Human Resource Management Stream) for?

If you have a degree in human resource management or a general business degree with a human resource management major/specialization and you would like to pursue a career in human resource management, then this programme has been designed with you in mind.

Please note: The Master of Business (Human Resource Management Stream) is offered both full time and part time mode. If you are interested in pursuing the programme part time please contact Dr. Paul Morrissey at [email protected] 

pdfMaster of Business (Human Resource Management Stream) pdf

In order to facilitate the delivery of programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, module outline and order may change slightly for the academic year 2020/2021.

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Innovation Management and Design International Study Tour Dissertation
Business Simulation1 Business Simulation 2 or
Seminar Series Leadership Development Applied Business Project
Research Methods Employment Law or
Contemporary Issues in HR Human Resource Consultancy Research Paper Series 1: Applied Research Methods Paper
Employee Relations Strategy Strategic International HRM Research Paper Series 2: International Business and Politics Paper
    Research Paper Series 3: Governance and Ethics Paper

Note: In semester 3 students will complete a dissertation or applied business project of the 3 research papers.

Entry Requirements

  •  A H1 or 2.1 overall award in a strong specialist business human resource management undergraduate degree or a general business undergraduate degree with a HRM major/specialism.

  • Students from a non-business degree (example - BA in Hospitality Management) must have studied Human Resource Management/Personnel Management/People Management during their studies and have achieved a minimum grade of 60% in those subjects.

  • In some instances graduates who have achieved a 2nd class honours grade 2 in the degrees listed above and who can demonstrate a high level of  performance in the human resource management related subjects may be considered for interview and short listing.

  • Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WIT’s English Language Requirements for details.

  • If you wish to pursue our Master of Business - (Human Resource Management Stream) in a part time capacity please contact the programme director Dr. Paul Morrissey at [email protected] who will discuss this in more detail with you.


Programme fee details are available on the Postgraduate Fee Schedule displayed on our website at

How to Apply

Applications for this programme are made online by going to

=PDF icon  Postgraduate Business user guide on making an application through PAC

Career Opportunities

The central aim of the MBS (Human Resource Management Stream) is to foster and develop both the conceptual and practical skills needed to contribute, succeed and lead in the current dynamic and challenging business climate. Many MBS graduates progress to senior management in a variety of areas including industrial relations, employer agencies, consultancy and training and development.

In addition to the academic content, the course also includes elements designed to give practical employment experience, and develop professional skills. As part of the programme, students have access to WIT’s Careers Management Centre and they work closely careers advisers to support them with career development from initial self-assessment through the job search and beyond.

Students benefit from a customised Seminar Series which brings together invited keynote speakers from a diverse range of businesses and public policy organisations, so that students have the opportunity to learn from industry-leading practitioners. Previous MBS students have benefited from these close links with industry and many of our partner organisations have been happy to consider our students for first job positions alongside more experienced applicants.

The course also incorporates a number of professional development workshops (including a day-long team development event at induction, an international study tour and a ‘Dragons Den’ competition event) during the year to extend student communication and presentation skills, enhance self-awareness, teamwork and cultural sensitivity, and allow graduates to perform effectively in organisations upon graduation.

A graduate may also apply for further post graduate Level 10 studies, such as a PhD by Research at WIT or to other third level institutions, either nationally or internationally.  

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Student Testimonials

“The MBS was one of the most challenging but also rewarding experiences I have done to date. It really closed the gap for me before moving into the work place. I have found that the skills I gained in the MBS are really appreciated by my employers and I am constantly using these in my work. Furthermore the friends I built up during the MBS have been invaluable. The business world is all about networking and there is no better place that to do that in the MBS in WIT”

Brendan Ring - HR Business Partner, Voxpro


The MBS (HRM Stream) enhanced my knowledge in a very practical & interactive environment that promoted innovative & fun learning methods such as Business Simulations, Dragons Den, and Case Exercises. Attending lectures in Brussels was also a great opportunity to experience a new culture and socialise with peers. The lecturers are very committed, approachable and fun, they always made themselves available to help with our individual and team requests. The MBS - (HRM Stream) is a comprehensive CIPD certified programme, highly valuable in today’s market for HR professionals. I would highly recommend this programme to post graduates looking to take that next step as an SME, it has helped open doors in my HR career and will continue doing so.


Danielle O'Neill, Recruitment Specialist at Accenture Digital, Sydney, Australia

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Course Leader

  • Dr. Paul Morrissey

    Lecturer in Marketing

    Tel: 51302074 Email: [email protected]

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