During your time on our Business Management (Human Resource) BA Honours course, you'll build your key business skills through workshops, role-plays and discussions, as you analyse case studies and business management practices.
If you want to learn how businesses work and how to manage people, then this is the degree for you. You’ll learn the theory and practice of how businesses operate and what their environments are like. You’ll also study a variety of management styles, alongside the law and practices related to managing people.
You’ll be supported by a team of tutors who have industry experience. You'll also be exposed to key HR practices such as hiring practices, HR law, the ethics of employment and other abilities you'll need during your career.
You will develop key business skills, knowledge and experience that will help you excel in a management career. Companies and organisations need graduates who have expert business knowledge, who can also demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills, with the professional acumen to deal with challenges in a fast-paced corporate world.
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:
We have 145 years of experience delivering professional, creative and technical education that prepares students – like you – for success in global careers.
Developing the essential skills and knowledge to succeed in business management, you will focus on modules such as strategic management, leadership, and business development.
You’ll build your key business skills with us, including workshops, role-plays and discussions as you analyse case studies and business management practices.
We also ensure that you build your specialist knowledge and the ability to deal with stakeholders, business resourcing and processes, as well as understand strategy, production and distribution of products and services.
By joining us on this course, you'll be able to learn about essential HR practices such as hiring practices, HR law, the ethics of employment and other areas you'll need during your career.
You'll also benefit from our industry connections and support from our team of tutors who have industry experience to help you secure work placement in the HR team of a top company, relevant to your interests.
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You will develop essential skills and knowledge in business management and expand your knowledge of the behaviour of people in organisations, and the wider business environment.
General management modules will provide you with an overview of organisational life and the business environment.
Human Resource Management (HRM) focused modules will be covered as well as general management modules.
At the end of your second year, you can take a year's placement before returning to complete your degree.
In your final year, you will focus on strategic management and leadership, and management development with HRM-focused modules. Optional modules will equip you to enter the Human Resources job market.
This module aims to provide students with comprehensive understanding of the design,planning, implementation and evaluation of projects in a variety of sectors. Students will explore how projects are managed using up-to-date project management tools and technologies. The module also aims to develop awareness of the role of projects in the wider economy.
This module aims to develop a systematic understanding of the role of innovation as a key success factor in dynamic business environment, and the main strategic and organisational challenges firms face in managing innovation. The module provides an up-to-date overview of the main theories and models of innovation, as well as illustrates successful organisational practices through analysis of case studies.
The primary aim of the internship module is to provide you with the opportunity to undertake a period of work experience for a minimum of 30 days. This will facilitate you to gain an insight into the world of work and appropriate conduct at work, and the process of becoming and staying employable through assertiveness, continuing development and reflection on both your development and the link between theory and practice. You will also develop an understanding of the organisation, sector and the environment in which it operates.
To find out more about this course please download the Business Management (Human Resource Management) BA Honours specification (PDF).
The BA Business Management (HRM) degree is applicable in any organisation in any industry. The degree offers you the option to embark on a career in human resources management. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers all over the world. Using the knowledge and skills learned with us they've started jobs in companies across the world, including places like Western Union, Emirates and Santander.
The versatility of this degree allows you to choose amongst numerous job options in the field, such as human resources officer, training and development officer, recruitment consultant and talent manager.
This course will also leave you ideally placed to begin working in a wide range of business management roles in prestigious international organisations including:
Our employability service, MDXworks will launch you into the world of work from the beginning of your course, with placements, projects and networking opportunities through our 1000+ links with industry and big-name employers in London and globally.
Our dedicated lifetime career support, like our business start-up support programme and funding for entrepreneurs, has put us in the top 10 UK universities for students who want to be CEOs and entrepreneurs (Hitachi, 2021).
Our location in London helps us connect you with over 1,000 industry partners to develop your future employment prospects. And we have unique work and study opportunities at our campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. You’ll study with students from 122 countries who’ll hopefully become part of your global network. And after you graduate, we'll still support you through our alumni network to help you progress in your chosen career. Read more about international mobility.
You’ll undertake a work placement so you can apply your skills to a live work setting. Using our industry connections, we'll help you find a role in the HR team of a top company, in an industry relevant to your interests. You can do this over the course of a year or over two summers. Past students have done placements with the NHS, The Walt Disney Company, and Hays Recruitment. Find out more about the Business School work placements scheme.
Our specialist employability service will also help you find placement opportunities.
The fees below are for the 2024/25 academic year:
Part-time: £77 per taught credit
Full-time students: £16,600
Part-time students: £138 per taught credit
The following study tools are included in your fees:
To help make uni affordable, we do everything we can to support you including our:
1. UK fees: The university reserves the right to increase undergraduate tuition fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions. The tuition fees for part-time UK study are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.
2. International fees: Tuition fees are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.
Any annual increase in tuition fees as provided for above will be notified to students at the earliest opportunity in advance of the academic year to which any applicable inflationary rise may apply.
Business Management BA graduate
We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.
Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.
Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.
At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.
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