The Management Discipline is recognized nationally and internationally as contributing to HRM and employment regulation, strategy and international business. Our academic research directly shapes both public policy and practice with a stream of publications in some of the world’s highest ranked scholarly journals. Our future research intent is to extend scholarship through internal and external research clusters that reflect both existing strengths and emerging areas of intellectual inquiry. Most staff linked to one of a number of designated Research Clusters at the Whitaker Institute.  

The key teaching areas of the Discipline include: a designated stream on human resource management and a capstone module on strategy and innovation on the undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce degree, plus three masters programmes: the MSc in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, which is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD); MSc in International Management; and MSc in Strategy Innovation and People Management. The high quality of teaching for the discipline is reflected in a President’s Award for Teaching and Learning for a staff member.

The Management Discipline is well regarded internationally in key areas of human resource management and employment relations, enterprise development and innovation, international management and global business, and learning development. Staff have published in leading academic journals such as: Organizational Research Methods; British Journal of Industrial Relations; International Journal of Human Resource Management; International Journal of Management Reviews; Human Resource Management Review; Journal of Vocational Behavior; Regional Studies; and Work Employment and Society (among others).

The Human Resource Management Journal (HRMJ) is edited within the Management Discipline and staff have associate editorial and board membership roles on several other leading journals: European Journal of International Management; Human Resource Development Quarterly; International Journal of Management Reviews; Journal of European Industrial Training;  and Work Employment and Society.

The Discipline has very strong links with industry and professional practice associations. This is evidenced through ongoing research and consulting projects with a number of leading organizations that feed into research and teaching collaborations.


CIPD and MSc Offerings in Management Discipline

The MSc in HRM (MSc in Strategy, Innovation and People Management) is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) for accreditation at the advanced level. Programme students can achieve Associate Membership of CIPD. After graduation, as they build professional experience, they can progress through the professional stages of CIPD membership from Chartered Member to Chartered Fellow.

Head of Management

Dr Alma McCarthy

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