BA (Hons) Business (HRM)

Business (HRM)

BA (Hons)

Summary

Study level
Award
Degree
Full time
3 years
Location
Berlin or Online
Faculty of Business

Course Overview

Skilled human resource managers are critical to the success of any organisation. On this course you’ll discover what drives a team to perform at its best and gain a critical awareness of how people are managed in organisations.

Understanding how to source the right candidates and keep employees motivated is key for meeting an organisation’s long-term goals. Studying your BA (Hons) Business (Human Resource Management) with us in Germany at our Berlin campus gives you the foundation you need to launch your career as an effective and responsible HRM practitioner.

As well as helping you develop competencies in the analysis of key contemporary labour market trends and their importance for workforce planning, this course will help you gain first-hand experience in navigating multinational employee environments successfully. You’ll also study course modules covering core business functions such as marketing, business planning, and finance, which means you’ll graduate with a range of transferable skills that will help provide a level of flexibility to your future employment options. 

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This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, supporting your career and connecting you with likeminded professionals. 

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Course details and modules

In this introduction to business and human resource management, you’ll learn successful management strategies used in today’s workplaces and appreciate the human elements of business, while studying in the multicultural city of Berlin.

Oscar Bustillo

I have enjoyed doing my master’s here because it’s not like a traditional university where you sit in a classroom and a lecturer talks and you write down everything. I like that when we come here there’s actually a discussion and we do a lot of analysis.

Oscar Bustillo
MSc Project Management student, Arden University Berlin

Modules

To earn your bachelor’s degree with us you’ll complete 360 credit hours, which consist of the following 17 modules:

  • Developing personal and management skills
  • Understanding the business environment
  • Principles of marketing
  • Introduction to finance
  • People in organisations
  • Managing human Resources
  • Managing across cultures
  • Business processes
  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Business analysis
  • Planning human resources
  • Managing change in organisations
  • Contemporary management issues
  • Strategic management
  • Managing self and others
  • Strategic issues in human resource management
  • Research methods and dissertation

How do we assess you?

The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways. That’s why we choose a range of methods to keep track of how well you are progressing. These include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams

Study options

This course is available to study full time through our blended learning study mode at our campus in Berlin, Germany. The course is also available to students as a fully online programme, which gives you the convenience of being able to study from anywhere or worldwide. 

Jasvir Markandy

I chose Arden University Berlin because they provide an environment to further your knowledge and pursue opportunities in a new field.

Jasvir Markandy
MSc IT Security Management graduate, Arden University Berlin

Full time, blended learning

How does it work?

When you choose our blended learning study mode, you’ll have eight hours of timetabled classes spread over two days at our centrally located Berlin campus. This is combined with around 25 hours of independent study, which takes place through ilearn, our university campus in the cloud. ilearn contains all the resources you need to study successfully. You’ll also have access to our online library, Perlego, which contains almost half a million books, journals, and industry literature which you can make use of throughout your studies, removing the need to buy expensive course books in order to study successfully. 

Full time study in Berlin is the best option for students who prefer the structure of regular face to face classes with their tutor and fellow classmates, and is particularly suited to students who are attracted by the opportunity to move to Germany to study, where you can take advantage of the employment opportunities available for overseas students.

Please note: our campus classes are temporarily being conducted online in our virtual classroom due to Covid-19 restrictions. Face-to-face classes will resume once the current restrictions are lifted. 

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Online learning

How does it work?

Studying this course online gives you the ultimate in convenience. You can enrol with Arden from anywhere in the world and study your degree from the comfort of home, without the requirement to attend classes in a physical location.  

Our online students study their degree through ilearn, Arden’s university campus in the cloud.  ilearn provides everything you need to study at University. It offers an integrated virtual learning experience, including your virtual classroom, lecture theatre, and online library (which when used along with our supplementary library, Perlego, gives you access to almost half a million books and journals – yours for free while you study with us).

ilearn is also integrated with Zoom, making it easier to chat with your course tutor during your scheduled seminar sessions. You can even integrate our study materials into your Kindle, making it possible to study wherever you have you Kindle handy. 

Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone. As well as receiving regular feedback and guidance from your course tutor, you’ll be studying with likeminded students who you can meet with through our Unitu community, and you’ll have access to community message boards to discuss your course and the topics being raised within it. We’ve even set up community boards embedded into each of the course modules so you can have discussions with your tutor and classmates on the topics you’re currently learning. 

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Entry requirements

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

Eligibility

To be eligible to study this degree, we need to see that you have:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

We also usually ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your motivations to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant work experience.

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 60-78; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English; a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English can be accepted

We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. Get in touch to find out more. 

Before you start studying

Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

Course fees and funding

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Meet the faculty

Faculty of Business and Management

Our business and management faculty in Berlin are a dedicated and passionate group of professionals who are here to help you reach your goals both in and outside of the classroom. Get to know some of our business faculty members before you start your programme by following the link below.

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Career prospects

Whether you plan to manage in the workplace or follow a different career path entirely, this qualification gives you the professional skills and freedom to explore a wide range of possibilities with confidence! 

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Farhan Khan

My tutors assist me any time I have a question, and my classmates are very helpful too. If we have any problems in our assignments or don't understand something then we ask our tutor, and they respond right away and clear things up.

Farhan Khan
BA (Hons) Business (Tourism), Arden University Berlin

What will I gain from this degree?

Our courses are designed to provide each student with transferable skills that ensure graduates are prepared to enter the field of their choice. The BA (Hons) Business (Human Resource Management) degree course covers a broad range of topics and industry skills so graduates are well-rounded and poised for success. As a graduate, you’ll have gained knowledge of:

  • Solving complex problems using theoretical business and management concepts and practical techniques
  • The vital and strategic role human resource management plays within an organisation
  • Effectively use interpersonal skills such as negotiating, listening, presenting, and persuading
  • Analysing written, visual, and graphical data
  • Collaborating within a team and reflecting on your own performance, strengths, and weaknesses

What can I do after Arden University?

Your bachelor’s degree in business and human resource management opens up endless possibilities for your career. As a graduate from our Berlin campus, you’ll also have the chance to apply for an 18-month post-study residence permit to work in Germany. 

If you pursue further training or a master’s degree, you could enter roles including:

  • Human Resources Officer
  • Office Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Careers Advisor
  • Sales Executive
  • Training and Development Officer
  • Mediator
  • Talent Agent
  • Life Coach
  • Risk Manager

Industry skills

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. The institute aims to boost career development across the management sector and connect you with likeminded professionals across diverse sectors. 

As the CMI possesses a Royal Charter, they are the only organisation in the UK that can award Chartered Manager status to their members – the gold standard in management. They are also active in business policy making across the globe, and ensure that their more than 140,000 members are represented in policy decision making. 

As an Arden student, you’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources including a mentoring service and invitations to networking events both online and offline.