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Business Management (Human Resources) (Top-up) BA Honours

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Code
N602
Start
September 2018
Duration
1 year full-time
Attendance
Full-time
Fees
£9,250 (UK/EU) *
£12,500 (INT) *
Course leader
Lola-Peach Martins

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.

Why study BA Business Management (Human Resources) (Top-up) at Middlesex University?

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.

Course highlights

  • Our Business School has a growing alumni network that connects business and management students with successful graduates who can share and discuss their career experiences
  • You will have access to cutting-edge business resources including the Chartered Management Institute's Management Direct Resource Hub
  • You can become a student member of the Chartered Management Institute and a full member upon graduation

What will you study on the BA Business Management (Human Resources) (Top-up)?

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.

What will you gain?

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:

  • Stakeholders: their expectations and behaviour
  • The environment of business and its impact on strategy
  • Design, production and distribution of products and services
  • Business resources: acquisition, application and control
  • Business process: planning, improvement and control
  • Modules

    • Applied Management (30 Credits) – Compulsory

      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.

    • Leadership and Management Development (30 credits) – Compulsory

      This module aims to provide grounding in the core competencies related to management and leadership in organisations, enabling you 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.

    • Strategic Management (30 credits) – Compulsory

      This module aims to present a broad and integrated view of strategic management in organisations and outline a range of critical perspectives on key concepts of strategy. It will introduce generic strategies at the corporate, business and functional level and 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.

    • Equality Diversity and Inclusion (30 Credits) - Optional

      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.

    • Facilitating Creativity in Business (30 credits) – Optional

      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, and developing skills in building work environments which will release your creative energy and the energy of those whom you work with. This module will introduce 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.

    • Managing Individual and Organisational Change (30 credits) – Optional

      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 you to implement specific organisational change related to the management of people.

    • The Service Encounter (30 credits) – Optional

      This module builds upon knowledge and skills gained on 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.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

How is the BA Business Management (Human Resources) (Top-up) taught?

Workshops, simulations, role-play, case study analyses and problem-solving exercises will help you hone your practical business management skills. You will also learn by reading textbooks and journals and attending lectures and seminars, including talks by guest speakers. You will do exercises in class, online and in groups, take part in class discussions and give group presentations.

Assessment

You will be assessed through exams, tests, essays and other written assignments, presentations, and individual and group assignments. You will be given regular feedback on your work. IT skills and the ability to interpret numerical data are important for this course.

  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. How to apply
  1. UK & EU
  2. International

How can the BA Business Management (Human Resources) (Top-up) support your career?

This course will leave you ideally placed to begin working 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
  • Santander
  • Progressive Recruitment
  • Valid Security
  • Peter Fernandes

    Business Management BA graduate

    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.

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