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This course focuses on understaning individual and group behaviour in the workplace and the core areas of Human Resource Management (HRM),


This course aims to enable participants to develop knowledge and understanding of individual and group behaviour within organisations, and the core areas of Human Resource Management, and to be able to apply this knowledge and understanding in a range of organisational settings.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development

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Effective managers are not only effective in their use of economic and technical resources, but also in their management of people. In order to operate effectively, it is important that managers develop knowledge and understanding of the organisational context, the foundations of individual behaviour, and relationships between the two. Equipped with this understanding, and given that many aspects of people management are increasingly being devolved from Human Resource (HR) specialists to line managers, it is also important that line managers have the necessary skills to analyse HR issues and implement solutions to HR problems.

Linked programmes

MBA Business Administration, PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development,


100% coursework - (1) Report - team-based report (team membership - four). Participants will select an organisation with which they are familiar and critically evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of one aspect of its human resource management policies and procedures in relation to one aspect of organisational behaviour, including the development of recommendations as to how performance might be improved (50%), (2) Written assignment - individual reflection (1500 words) which comprises a critical assessment of how the assignment team functioned, and advances recommendations as to how the team process might be more effectively managed in the future (30%), (3) Presentation - presentation of report findings to participants and staff (20%).



This course requires attendance onfour individual days from 10.15am to 5.30pm on:

Friday 1 February 2019

Friday 1 March 2019

Friday 22 March 2019

Friday 12 April 2019

Entry requirements

Any undergraduate degree and 3 years + management/leadership experience.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University and will need to provide recent evidence of this (certified within the last two years).

Most of our courses require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement.

Please see details of the English language qualifications and certificates we can accept -

International applicants will also require a short-term study visa. Further information is available at

Start dates

  • 1 February 2019
How to apply


How to apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure: (choose postgraduate short courses)

Start dates

  • 1 February 2019

Fees and funding

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Ulster University Business School

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