"Every aspect of the course is exciting. It has helped me discover my strengths and weaknesses in order to become an effective leader in the future."Peter Fernandes, Business Management student
Our human resources pathway allows you to shape your studies towards your career ambitions and fast-track your knowledge in people management alongside the operational functions of companies.
Tailored towards ambitious students who are keen to apply theory to practice in a business environment, you will learn how organisations operate, from developing strategy to styles of management. Supported by academics who bring professional expertise to their teaching practices, you will study the key functions that underpin business success.
You will also gain a broad understanding of the human resource (HR) sector to understand the legal and ethical challenges that HR professionals face, and also study the techniques companies use to match skills and abilities to their business needs.
The career options are broad with our one-year Business Management (Human Resources) top up course. It is the ideal course choice if you already hold a business foundation or HND qualification, and are based in either the UK or overseas.
You will graduate with the specialist knowledge, skills and experience to launch a successful human resource career across a wide range of businesses, governmental and third sector organisations.
You will develop key business skills, knowledge and experience in order to excel in a management career. Companies and organisations require graduates who have expert business knowledge, who can also demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills, and the professional acumen to deal with challenges in a fast-paced business environment.
Through two compulsory modules you will focus on strategic management and leadership, and management development. You will also choose one option from: Service Provision; Facilitating Creativity; Personal and Organisational Development; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; and also choose either an internship or research project.
You will learn to work effectively in teams, and be able to present and communicate business management ideas with confidence. We also ensure you develop specialist knowledge in:
You can find more information about this course on the programme specification.
This module aims to present a view of management applied in an ever more competitive environment in which firms need to excel in the areas cost, quality, speed, innovation, service and sustainability. The module uses the four traditional management functions of planning, organising, leading, and controlling to examine how firms develop strategic value, build a dynamic organisation, mobilise people, learn and change.
The aim of this module is to promote greater awareness and understanding of the importance of diversity issues from both a national and international perspective. This module also provides insight to the implications of diversity from a societal, organisational, and employee standpoint. A range of diversity debates, concepts and practices regarding equality, fairness and inclusion are also explored. This is used as a means for endorsing the significance of diversity management to careers and business sustainability and success. A variety of topics are covered including cross-cultural management, gender disparity, age perception, disability awareness, effective multicultural teamworking, and diversity legislation.
This module aims to explore ways of developing creativity and innovation at work, from an individual, team and organisational level. The focus will be on: recognising and unleashing your latent creative potential; becoming more creative; facilitating teams to uncover more of their creative potential; develop skills in building work environments which will release the individuals creative energy and the energy of those whom they work with. This module will introduce students to the knowledge and skills needed to facilitate creativity in workplace. It draws upon the literature and the experiences of creative practitioners to examine the wide range of principles and practices which can be utilised in fostering a creative attitude at work.
This module aims to provide grounding in the core competencies related to management and leadership in organisations, enabling students to apply theory to practice in management and leadership development. Alongside this, it will provide opportunities to develop personal skills through workshops in leadership and team building. This module is aligned to CIPD intermediate unit narratives.
This module builds on personal effectiveness developed in prior study to provide a bridge between University and future careers and further develops the strategic role of the HR practitioner to enable them to implement specific organisational change related to the management of people.
This module aims to present a broad and integrated view of strategic management in organisations; to outline and offer a range of critical perspectives on key concepts of strategy; to introduce generic strategies at the corporate, business and functional levels; to provide a range of analytical models and concepts that can be applied in assessing the strategic capability of an organisation and the environment in which it operates.
This module builds upon knowledge and skills gained about general business functions and their impact on work. It explores, in more depth and on a critical basis, the interrelationship of the workplace and individuals in the organisation of services. It looks at contemporary issues unique to the organisation of work within services, including management approaches to control, the interaction between customer and service provider at the point of delivery and the role of aesthetics in service provision.
UK/EU and International students are eligible to apply for this course.
If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three. For further information please visit our Transfer students page.
If you have relevant work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University qualification. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components). Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted English tests and qualifications. If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, entrance test, portfolio or audition.
Our business management graduates find themselves working in a range of industrial, commercial and third sector organisations. They have gone on to work in a wide range of business management roles in prestigious international organisations including: Technocrats Middle East, CosMedocs, Western Union, Dulsco, Emirates, Noor Islamic Bank, Consult AIV, Jumbo Line, Peprofac, Barnard Marcus, Kimberley Clark, International School, Central Bank Nigeria, Comet, Santander, Progressive Recruitment, Valid Security, Morrisons. This degree also enables entrepreneurial students to set up their own business.
We encourage our students to undertake a paid work placement during their studies; either as a year long assignment between year two and three, or as two shorter placements during the summers of your 1st and 2nd years of study.
The paid, year-long work placement exempts you from paying tuition fees for the full academic year; ensuring you gain the necessary practical skills to embark on your chosen career.
As an alternative to a year-long placement, you can undertake an internship as part of your course; either full-time over the summer following your second year of study, or part-time throughout the course of your final year.
Work experience in the form of placements and internships greatly improve graduate employment prospects, and students who take part achieve excellent academic results through applying their learning in a professional setting.
Our specialist Employability Service and London location ensure that every year our students and graduates gain prestigious placement opportunities.
Our Employability Service can help you to develop your employability skills and gain valuable work experience. We provide workshops, events and one to one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters, interviews, networking and so on. We also support you in securing part-time work, placements, internships, and volunteering opportunities, and offer an enterprise support service for those looking to start their own business.
This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. This means the course is professionally recognised for being of the highest quality, focused on developing the knowledge and skills that employers require.
"Every aspect of the course has been exciting. I particularly enjoyed the third year modules. Strategic Management gave me a deep insight into the workings of a business environment and Leadership Management helped me discover my strengths and weaknesses in order to become an effective leader in the future.
"I loved working closely with academics, who are leaders in their field. They ensured the entire course provided not only academic theory but also practical and relevant information specifically designed and tailored towards my future career."