Business (HRM)

BA (Hons)

Study level
3 years
Study locations
Berlin or Online
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BA (Hons) Business (HRM)

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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Your CMI membership
This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), so you’ll leave with a CMI qualification in leadership and management alongside your degree. The cost of CMI membership is included while you are actively studying with us, which gives you access to a range resources and events.

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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.


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
Oscar Bustillo
MSc Project Management student, Arden University Berlin


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

Level 4

  • Developing personal and management skills
  • Understanding the business environment
  • Principles of marketing
  • Introduction to finance
  • People in organisations
  • Managing human Resources

Level 5

  • Managing across cultures
  • Business processes
  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Business analysis
  • Planning human resources
  • Managing change in organisations

Level 6

  • 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

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.

What do you need to study with us?

Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can join us, wherever you are.

That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

With this one tool, you'll be able to access information, advice, support, learning materials and our online library, as well as create assignments, keep notes, and collaborate with other students effectively.


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. 

Find your country

Use the dropdown above to find course fees and funding information for your country. If you can’t find information for your country in the dropdown, visit our International support page.

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.

Meet the faculty

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! 


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
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

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Who are they and why are they important?

Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accreditation means that your course fully meets the professional standards and expectations of the management industry. 

As a student with Arden, you’ll have free membership throughout your studies, which gives you access to several valuable professional resources including:

  • The extensive services offered on CMI’s online Career Development Centre
  • Mentoring from experienced managers and leaders
  • Events and webinars pertaining to your field and career development
  • Resources for continuing professional development and gaining additional qualifications
  • Redundancy support

You have the choice to complete your course via online learning or full-time at our Berlin campus. 

Take a look at some of the quick links below to discover more about the student experience at Arden University Berlin.


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

Jasvir Markandy
Jasvir Markandy
MSc IT Security Management graduate, Arden University Berlin

Study in Berlin

Named the start-up capital of Europe, Berlin is home to a growing list of internationally-regarded corporations and has office locations for countless household names like Sony, Daimler, and the Axel Springer Media Group.

Students studying abroad in Berlin even have the chance to get their foot in the door to the European job market; international students are permitted to work 120 full and 240 half days per year, and graduates can apply for an 18-month post-residency permit in Germany to gain more work experience.

Online Learning

How does it work?

With online learning, you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your tutor and classmates through live online forums and email. 

Find out more about how Online Learning works.