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BA (Hons) Business (HRM) Course Essentials

How do you get the best out of your staff? How do you reward them? During this degree you will examine the well-established principles of Human Resources Management, while developing professional level skills that will help you get the job you want and gaining knowledge of the general business environment. Studied over 3 or 4 years, there are 17 modules looking at the fundamentals of business management with an HRM specialism.

Discuss your degree, degree top-up or MBA study options with our Ealing, Tower Hill, Holborn, Manchester or Birmingham Campus Course Advisors today on 0208 003 6196 or visit us on one of our upcoming Open Days.

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CMI Membership included:

You’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of resources.

Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
N10A
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Business (HRM) (CMI)
Duration:
3 or 4 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Blended learning
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Study Centre:
LON, BIR & MANC Based
Meet the Tutors

Your module tutors have been selected because of their teaching and industry experience. Identified as experts in the subject they teach, you can expect in-depth topic discussions and explanations that you can apply to a work-life setting.

Watch this short video [01.17] and meet Paula Reilly, the module leader for BA Business at Arden University.

Entry Requirements

This course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

• 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.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

• IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Please note: candidates who do not have GCSE English or Maths may be required to undertake a numeracy or literacy assessment for entry.

If you have work experience

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Please note: candidates who do not have GCSE English or Maths may be required to undertake a numeracy or literacy assessment for entry.

Don’t have any of the above?

We also offer this course as a 4 year degree which includes a foundation year. This first year prepares you for university level study. It’s perfect if you don’t have the formal qualifications or work experience required above.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

During this degree you will gain an understanding of the key aspects of current practice in the field of HRM alongside current and emerging developments in related disciplines. You will learn about staff planning, employee relationships, development and training and employment law, and apply all of this in national and international contexts.

Modules are:

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 & Entrepreneurship
  • Business Analysis
  • Planning Human Resources
  • Managing Change in Organisations

Level 6

  • Contemporary Management Issues
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Self and Others
  • Strategic Issues in HRM
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

Assessments

Assessments are designed to provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

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

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Fees & Funding

Fees

How much is my course?

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UK Fees & Funding

The tuition fee for this course is £6,165 per level.

The most common funding of undergraduate degrees for students in the UK is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

• You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees

• You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.

• Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

UK students who study our full-time blended courses may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan from the UK Government. This is to help with costs such as food, accommodation and travel. Further information can be found at www.gov.uk/student-finance.

If you aren’t looking to fund your course via UK Government Funding you can explore other possible payment options such as instalments, on the Fees & Funding main page.

EU & International Fees & Funding

This course is available to people who are already eligible to work or study in the UK. If you are based outside the UK, we run this course as a distance learning programme and you can make your application here.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Careers Impact

Job opportunities are available all over the UK in recruitment and human resources (HR). Recruitment and HR are functions that exist in the majority of UK companies across most sectors, so your options are endless. As you will also have a solid grounding in business this opens up your career options to look at more generalist business roles.

What transferrable skills & knowledge will I pick up?

On graduating you can expect to be able to:

  • Understand the strategic contribution of HRM to an organisation
  • Analyse and interpret written, visual and graphical data
  • Apply theoretical HRM, business and management concepts and practical techniques to the solution of complex problems
  • Demonstrate self-management and work productively and independently to produce work in a variety of formats
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills
  • Apply interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation
  • Reflect on working effectively in collaboration with others and evaluate own strengths and weaknesses and acting on feedback

So, where can you go after Uni?

You could look into a large, well-established employer or a specialist agency. The jobs you might explore are:

  • Careers Adviser
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Office Manager
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Sales Executive
  • Training and Development Officer

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Study Centres

What study centres are available?

Blended courses are available at study centres throughout the UK and include:

Studying via blended learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our compressed blended degrees and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds. All the structure and personal tuition of a full time degree, coupled with the rich online resources and materials that our online students benefit from. This option is ideal for students who want the routine of a full time campus-based degree, without the full time commitment.

So, what will it be like?

  • You will have 2-3 set days per week on campus
  • These classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • Because it combines online learning you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact a tutor or the support team via Skype, email, webchat or phone

It’s a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.

And the facilities available at study centres?

Giving you access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, the modern centres are buzzing with students, tutors and staff.

Outside of your classes, you can expect access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group Study space
  • Restaurants
  • Leisure facilities

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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