Strategic Human Resource Management

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Strategic Human Resource Management

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Human Resources, Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module continues and deepens the understanding of human resource management that students gained in their second year on the programme. Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) stresses the importance of people (human resources) management for organisations in achieving and maintaining a sustainable competitive advantage in the market place. As such, the inclusion of human resource management policies, processes and practices as core within the organisation?s corporate strategy framework is emphasised. The module assesses what strategic HRM prescribes and delivers in reality, acknowledging the constraints under which organisations operate. Contemporary developments in the field are explored with regards to the implications these have for SHRM (such as increased prominence of the psychological contract).

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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