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MSc in Human Resource Management received full accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD)

The CIPD is the world's largest Chartered HR development professional body, with over 145,000 members around the world. For more than 100 years, the CIPD has been championing better work and improving working lives by setting professional standards for HR and people development, as well as driving positive change in the workplace. Accreditation to a programme is based on a number of factors including student profile, teaching faculty and induction, virtual learning environment, as well as content, design, delivery and assessment of the programme.

The accreditation team involved in the decision (pictured below) were impressed with the coherent, integrated and enthusiastic teaching team and the integration of programme design rooted in the School’s DNA. Technology resources were deployed to good effect  and the support from the School’s leadership was strong and invaluable. The programme’s current students also drew praise, as it was clear that they took inspiration from their professors and reinforced their views.

Prof. Paul Coughlan (Director of Accreditations & Quality Assurance), Martin Dowling (CIPD), Prof. Na Fu (Director of the MSc HRM programme), Ceara O’Connor (Programmes Manager), Dr. Sue Shaw (CIPD), David S. Byrne (Accreditations & Rankings Manager), Clare Roberts (CIPD), Prof. Jim Quinn (Director of Postgraduate Teaching & Learning), Prof. Andrew Burke (Dean of TBS).

Professor Jim Quinn, Director of Postgraduate Teaching and Learning, comments:

“This was a really great outcome. It indicates the excellent content of the MSc in HRM programme as well as the enthusiasm and dedication of the delivery team. The CIPD accreditation success provides additional evidence of the high-quality education provided at Trinity Business School.”

Professor Na Fu, Programme Director of MSc in Human Resource Management, added:

“We were delighted to have our MSc in HRM  fully accredited by the CIPD. When we began designing the MSc in HRM, our vision was for a programme which prepares students with a non-business background for real business challenges. Our programme is unique as it provides students with research-led learning experiences which build their evidence-based management skills; great opportunities to apply theory into practice (such as the company visits and company-based project); as well as a dedicated programme-based career service team to support the search for HR positions. We are committed to developing students’ skills and capabilities for  bright futures as  leading HR professionals who demonstrate thoughtful leadership.”

In addition to the CIPD accreditation, the MSc in Human Resource Management programme has been fully approved by the HR Certified Institute (HRCI) as an international leading provider of MSc in HRM. The programme is also  fully aligned with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)’s worldwide HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates, all of which places our MSc in HRM as the only HR programme in Ireland, and one of the few HR programmes in the world, to have the above accreditations.  It ensures that the students who undertake this programme will receive a first-class education with certified credits.

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