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Waterford Institute of Technology

Waterford , Munster ,Ireland

Bachelor of Business (Honours) (Human Resource Management)

What is the Human Resource Management stream on the BBS (Hons) program?
Human Resource Management is working with and managing people. The Human Resource stream offers a professional qualification that develops the skills, knowledge, and competencies required of Human Resource Professionals today. The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) The stream covers all areas of human resource management (HRM), employee development, employee wellbeing, and employment relations developing links with HRM and the broader business environment. The modules balance practical Human Resource Management skills that can be applied in the everyday operational role of Human Resource professionals and developing the strategic competencies for progression into more senior management roles.

What are the roles?
HRM graduates can access opportunities in all sectors across the public and private sector as all major organisations have a HR department. There is progression and growth through a variety of roles such as:

  • HR administrators
  • HR generalists and HR managers
  • Recruitment consultants
  • Trainers and training and development managers
  • Benefits managers
  • HR consultants
  • Health and Safety officer

Campus Information

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  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 10

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

WIT’s award-winning Careers Development Centre is the main point of contact for:

  • Students and graduates, helping you explore your options, develop your employability skills and make successful job applications
  • Academic Staff, supporting you to equip your students with the skills they need to enhance their employability and succeed in their future careers
  • Employers interested in securing the recruitment of well educated, career orientated, informed graduates

The Careers Development Centre supports the Institute in providing opportunities for students and graduates to develop the skills and attributes required to manage their careers throughout their working lives.

PSW Opportunity

2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • You should be at least 17 years of age in January of the year of entry.
  • You must have a Secondary/High School Diploma, with good grades in English and Mathematics and at least 4 other subjects, on average + 60%.
  • Some courses have special entry requirements, which you should check under the course details.

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