Elevate your HR and people management expertise with AIB’s Organisational Learning and Development MBA subject. This highly engaging subject sits within our Human Resource Management MBA specialisation and can be taken as an elective by anyone studying the general MBA who has an interest in the development of human capital.
In today’s dynamic business environment, organisational learning and development is becoming more centralised, cross-functional and strategic than ever before, amplifying the need for genuine investment in the learning and development space and the specialists that drive it.
By immersing yourself in this subject, you will develop the competencies to retain high performers and create a sustainable competitive advantage through a well-developed, motivated and productive workforce. Underpinned by adult learning theories and framed in the context of continuous learning, you’ll gain experience in the evidence-based process of diagnosing organisational learning and development needs, designing fit-for-purpose solutions and evaluating performance in line with an organisation’s strategic objectives.
On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
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Studying Organisational Learning and Development, students complete two assessments that focus on identifying and addressing learning and development needs within an organisation. The first assessment is an investigative report that involves conducting an evidence-based diagnosis of a learning and development gap within an organisation, aligning the findings with its strategic priorities. This sets the foundation for the second assessment, where students design a comprehensive learning and development initiative.
100% Online MBA Learning
Our innovative Student Learning Portal is your ultimate digital resource for everything you’ll need to successfully complete this subject and your online MBA, with the flexibility to access your learning materials, videos, podcasts and other multimedia on any device. You’ll engage with fellow students and have key concepts explained by your Online Facilitators in webinars and forums.
In addition to the Student Learning Portal, the myAIB app allows you to download modules and full subjects to view offline to save your cellular data, receive notifications for assessments and webinars, listen to audio versions of modules through Soundcloud and enjoy many other useful features.
When you study with AIB, you’ll be supported by our skilful team of over 180 academic, student support and professional staff, who will be with you every step of your MBA journey.
Albert Einstein said, “if I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute resolving it”.
Although this subject is about optimising employee performance, the way in which that is achieved is through the human resource development process, which is a systematic way at interrogating a performance-based problem or opportunity to understand why the development opportunity exists, which makes it much easier to deploy targeted solutions that employees will resonate with. Think of it like removing performance bottlenecks and amplifying employee growth. Thus, you’ll take away a systematic process that can be transferable across any organisation that has individuals driving performance, which will enable you to have greater potential for genuine impact in any organisation.
No, prior knowledge of learning and development is not required. However, if you have worked in an organisation in any capacity that requires you to look at the employee performance, identify performance and address them, that experience would be extremely helpful. However, this is not a prerequisite.
Organisational learning and development typically fits within the field of human resource management, which attracts students that are passionate (evenly mildly) about amplifying individual, team or organisational performance. So, it’s not unusual that students ignite a spark for learning and development as a result of doing this subject, which means they often transition from other management-related roles into more specialised organisational learning and development – from learning and development managers through to Heads of People and Culture, depending on prior business experience.
Yes, AIB offers an MBA specialisation in Human Resource Management. It’s often the pathway of choice for HR specialists, those working toward a career change into HR or professionals with a keen interest in the management of people as an organisation’s most valuable asset. Studying the specialised HR MBA, students will take AIB’s core business subjects before undertaking the HR discipline units: Managing People in a Global Context, Managing Change and Organisational Learning and Development. Following completion of the final subject – Project – they will earn their MBA specialised in HR.
Learn more about the MBA (Human Resource Management).
If you’re interested in studying Organisational Learning and Development within the AIB MBA, get in touch with an AIB Advisor to discuss your application and timetabling.