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Study your Business (HRM) Degree with Arden in Berlin

The Arden University BA (Hons) Business (Human Resource Management) degree is an ideal programme for those seeking to go into business and specialise in human resources. The course will teach prospective business leaders on how to best manage their staff, motivating them and rewarding them.

Part of the School of Business and Management, you will acquire the skills needed to manage the HR side of organisations, benefitting from a curriculum that offers a range of transferable business skills.  

You’ll study via Blended Learning at our Berlin study centre in Germany, the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe. Germany is recognised for its high-quality education^.

^According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.
 

Stats on studying in Germany with Arden University

Fast-Track your career with a Fully funded master’s

As part of our commitment to your ongoing career development, we recently launched our Fast-Track Your Career promise. This offer means you can pursue your master’s degree with us completely free of charge once you’ve successfully completed your bachelor’s studies. The Fast-Track Your Career free master’s offer is available to all undergraduate students studying with Arden Berlin who enrolled with us from September 2016 up until 30th September 2021onwards, and who meet our master’s course entry requirements. 


"The best part of studying at Arden University Berlin has been the rich interaction and engaging study plan... My experience here has been a learning process, both academically and professionally."

 

Chibueze Iheoha

"The best part of studying at Arden University Berlin has been the rich interaction and engaging study plan... My experience here has been a learning process, both academically and professionally."

Chibeuze Iheoha
MSc Engineering Management,
Arden University Berlin student

 

Tobias Stähler has a professional background that comprises corporate communications and roles in management and higher education alike. He has been teaching international students in a variety of management-related subjects for more than nine years, and has also worked as a PR freelancer for companies from the Food & Beverages and Public Health industries. Tobias is a fully trained merchant in wholesale and foreign trade, and holds a Master Artium from Georg-August-University Göttingen in Sociology, Communication Sciences and Cultural Anthropology. His research and publications are focused on political and organisational communications and qualitative empirics; his academic memberships include INSNA, NAPOKO, IISM Berlin.

Arden Lecturer Tobias Stähler Berlin Study Centre


CMI Membership

Not only is our Business (HRM) Degree course at Arden University fully CMI (Chartered Management Institute) accredited, you'll also have FREE CMI membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources.


 

Boost your CV with FREE industry-certified courses

In addition to this course, you’ll also have the chance to become certified on Salesforce technology- the World's #1 CRM system - and access to the industry-renowned Cisco Networking Academy.

These FREE business and technology courses complement our degree modules, are valued by employers and will further enhance your CV, helping you stand out in the sector. See the 'Industry Skills' tab below for more information.

Salesforce and Cisco Networking Academy logos

Key Information

Award:
Degree
ECTS:
TBC (UK Credits)
Intakes:
Feb, Jun, Sep, Nov
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Business (Human Resource Management)
Duration:
3 years
Course Fees:
8,000 € per year
Study Mode:
Full-time
Location:
Berlin based
  • Course Modules
  • Entry requirements
  • Payment Plans
  • Career Prospects
  • Why study in Berlin?
  • Industry Skills

Course Details

This BA (Hons) Business (HRM) qualification will enhance your personal, management, marketing and finance skills. You will acquire the skills needed to manage the HR side of organisations, benefitting from a curriculum that enforces a range of transferable business skills. 

How will I learn?

You will learn using a combination of face-to-face and online learning. Arden's innovative Blended Learning programmes combine traditional face-to-face classes with the flexibility of online study.

You will also have access to online study materials and resources 24/7 to support independent study, as well as online lessons, tutorials, forums and virtual classrooms and libraries through our online portal, iLearn.

Assessment methods consist of assignments, essays, presentations, case studies, portfolios and exams.

In addition, you will receive regular academic support from Arden’s expert tutors and your own Student Support Coordinator for any administrative, technical, or motivational help. 

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4)

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

Year 2 (Level 5)

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

Year 3 (Level 6)

  • Contemporary management issues
  • Strategic management
  • Managing self and others
  • Strategic issues in human resource management
  • Research methods and dissertation

 

Course Objectives 

  • Enable students to build upon their areas of strength, career aspirations and current challenges, using innovative and flexible distance learning strategies.
     
  • Promotes understanding of the key aspects of current practice in the field of human resources management while acknowledging current and emerging developments in related disciplines.
     
  • Prepares students with the essential skills and tools to work professionally in any business environment and to be effective and professional HR practitioners.
     
  • Develops an awareness of entrepreneurial skills, encouraging the growth of enterprise and the creation of new businesses.
     
  • Provides a stimulating online academic environment in which students can develop confidence as practitioners.

Standard entry requirements: 

  • 2 subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in 3 subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • A completed recognised Access Programme or equivalent
  • Personal statement 

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted
  • We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here

Non-standard entry requirements:
 
Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have a strong motivation to study the programme. A personal statement will be needed if you do not meet the standard entry requirements. This statement should be between 350-500 words and should include your references, relevant prior experience and qualifications.
 
Furthermore, we will ask for references and evidence of a minimum of 2 years’ work experience.  
 
A completed application form is required for all entry routes.

The course fees for BA (Hons) Business (HRM) are €8,000 per year. An initial holding fee of €2,000 is required to secure your place on this course. 

Arden University offers payment plans* that allow you to spread the cost of your programme fees across multiple installments. If you apply 8 weeks before your chosen intake start date, you’ll qualify for our Early Bird tuition fee discount. This means you’ll save 1000 euros on your annual fees, a total saving of 3000 euros over the duration of your course.

In addition to the qualification itself, your course fees cover a range of student support services, including visa application support, as well as German language classes for international students.

To find out more, please contact a Programme Advisor.

 

*Terms and Conditions apply

View Our Covid-19 Refund Policy

The Arden BA (Hons) Business (Human Resources Management) degree is suitable for those who aspire to become leading professionals in the field of human resources and wish to develop a good understanding of the strategic contribution of HRM to an organisation.

Arden University’s Blended Learning programme enables you to achieve those goals alongside work, parental responsibilities, or other factors that make it more difficult to commit to full-time studying.

This course will enable you to build a promising professional future in HRM, equipping you with the tools you need to thoroughly comprehend the business world and the human resources aspect of organisations.

Upon completion of this course, graduates have a varied range of careers to choose from, with job opportunities in fields such as recruitment and human resources.

Positions that our Business (HRM) graduates can take up include:

  • Careers Advisor
  • Recruitment Advisor
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Office Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Human Resources Manager 

Graduates can also choose to embark on Postgraduate study and pursue a Master’s or MBA degree.

 
  • Voted 7th best city in the world for student living by Top Universities in 2018
     
  • Option to apply for a 18-month post-study residence permit
     
  • Excellent employment prospects
     
  • Learn from world-class international faculty in an international environment
     
  • Reasonable cost of living in comparison to many other European countries
     
  • Attractive to international students pursuing an education abroad
     
  • Rich in culture, history and entertainment
     
  • A vibrant start-up entrepreneurial city
     
  • Study in Germany – the most popular option for international students^


^ Based on an annual survey by ICEF.

Enhance your career prospects with Salesforce and Cisco Networking Academy

Arden are pleased to offer students studying this degree course the opportunity to develop additional skills. You have the chance to develop your own learning journey towards Salesforce accreditation via the 'Salesforce Trailhead' programme. Salesforce have been an industry leader in customer relationship management (CRM) for more than 20 years, so this gives you the opportunity to gain an extra self-managed certification while studying your Arden degree.

Similarly, Cisco Networking Academy is a platform providing Business and IT professionals with a space to develop their careers in the industry, with study-at-home courses helping them acquire new skills at a pace that suits them. With Arden you have the opportunity to study these courses alongside your degree.

About Salesforce certification

By studying a Salesforce-certified course, you’ll have access to professional-level materials, ensuring your industry knowledge remains current.

There are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.

About Cisco Networking Academy

Take a look at the video below to learn all about Cisco Networking Academy, how it works and how it can benefit you.

 

 

Key Benefits

Gain industry-relevant skills:
Develop additional skills relevant to roles in marketing, business, sales and technology, allowing you to stand out in crowded jobs markets.

Add value to your CV 
Gain a competitive advantage in the jobs market, as well as proving your enthusiasm for your industry, dedication to self-development and eagerness to learn to potential employees.

Access professional-level content and a student community (Salesforce only)
Access materials used by industry professionals, and join the Salesforce student community, interacting with others and sharing your experiences

Get your LinkedIn badge (Cisco only)
For each course you complete, you can acquire a badge for your LinkedIn profile, highlighting your skills to potential employers, and proving that you’re highly engaged and proactive in enhancing your self-development.


How does it work?

Once you enrol with Arden, you will receive access to both Salesforce and Cisco’s online, self-paced courses through your learning platform, iLearn. Here, you’ll be able to pick and choose which courses you’d like to study.

You’ll study the course content as and when it suits you. The hours required to complete a course vary; the amount of time needed to complete a Salesforce course ranges from 35 minutes to 21 hours, while the majority of Cisco courses take between 30 and 70 hours.

These courses are an added extra – it’s entirely up to you whether you complete one, 10 or none at all! Your participation (or decision not to study these additional extras) won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

Fees

The Salesforce Trailhead and Cisco courses are completely free to study, but there is a fee of £150-£200 per badge for LinkedIn badge certifications from Cisco.

Course Modules

Course Details

This BA (Hons) Business (HRM) qualification will enhance your personal, management, marketing and finance skills. You will acquire the skills needed to manage the HR side of organisations, benefitting from a curriculum that enforces a range of transferable business skills. 

How will I learn?

You will learn using a combination of face-to-face and online learning. Arden's innovative Blended Learning programmes combine traditional face-to-face classes with the flexibility of online study.

You will also have access to online study materials and resources 24/7 to support independent study, as well as online lessons, tutorials, forums and virtual classrooms and libraries through our online portal, iLearn.

Assessment methods consist of assignments, essays, presentations, case studies, portfolios and exams.

In addition, you will receive regular academic support from Arden’s expert tutors and your own Student Support Coordinator for any administrative, technical, or motivational help. 

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4)

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

Year 2 (Level 5)

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

Year 3 (Level 6)

  • Contemporary management issues
  • Strategic management
  • Managing self and others
  • Strategic issues in human resource management
  • Research methods and dissertation

 

Course Objectives 

  • Enable students to build upon their areas of strength, career aspirations and current challenges, using innovative and flexible distance learning strategies.
     
  • Promotes understanding of the key aspects of current practice in the field of human resources management while acknowledging current and emerging developments in related disciplines.
     
  • Prepares students with the essential skills and tools to work professionally in any business environment and to be effective and professional HR practitioners.
     
  • Develops an awareness of entrepreneurial skills, encouraging the growth of enterprise and the creation of new businesses.
     
  • Provides a stimulating online academic environment in which students can develop confidence as practitioners.
Entry requirements

Standard entry requirements: 

  • 2 subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in 3 subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • A completed recognised Access Programme or equivalent
  • Personal statement 

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted
  • We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here

Non-standard entry requirements:
 
Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have a strong motivation to study the programme. A personal statement will be needed if you do not meet the standard entry requirements. This statement should be between 350-500 words and should include your references, relevant prior experience and qualifications.
 
Furthermore, we will ask for references and evidence of a minimum of 2 years’ work experience.  
 
A completed application form is required for all entry routes.

Payment Plans

The course fees for BA (Hons) Business (HRM) are €8,000 per year. An initial holding fee of €2,000 is required to secure your place on this course. 

Arden University offers payment plans* that allow you to spread the cost of your programme fees across multiple installments. If you apply 8 weeks before your chosen intake start date, you’ll qualify for our Early Bird tuition fee discount. This means you’ll save 1000 euros on your annual fees, a total saving of 3000 euros over the duration of your course.

In addition to the qualification itself, your course fees cover a range of student support services, including visa application support, as well as German language classes for international students.

To find out more, please contact a Programme Advisor.

 

*Terms and Conditions apply

View Our Covid-19 Refund Policy

Career Prospects

The Arden BA (Hons) Business (Human Resources Management) degree is suitable for those who aspire to become leading professionals in the field of human resources and wish to develop a good understanding of the strategic contribution of HRM to an organisation.

Arden University’s Blended Learning programme enables you to achieve those goals alongside work, parental responsibilities, or other factors that make it more difficult to commit to full-time studying.

This course will enable you to build a promising professional future in HRM, equipping you with the tools you need to thoroughly comprehend the business world and the human resources aspect of organisations.

Upon completion of this course, graduates have a varied range of careers to choose from, with job opportunities in fields such as recruitment and human resources.

Positions that our Business (HRM) graduates can take up include:

  • Careers Advisor
  • Recruitment Advisor
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Office Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Human Resources Manager 

Graduates can also choose to embark on Postgraduate study and pursue a Master’s or MBA degree.

Why study in Berlin?
 
  • Voted 7th best city in the world for student living by Top Universities in 2018
     
  • Option to apply for a 18-month post-study residence permit
     
  • Excellent employment prospects
     
  • Learn from world-class international faculty in an international environment
     
  • Reasonable cost of living in comparison to many other European countries
     
  • Attractive to international students pursuing an education abroad
     
  • Rich in culture, history and entertainment
     
  • A vibrant start-up entrepreneurial city
     
  • Study in Germany – the most popular option for international students^


^ Based on an annual survey by ICEF.

Industry Skills

Enhance your career prospects with Salesforce and Cisco Networking Academy

Arden are pleased to offer students studying this degree course the opportunity to develop additional skills. You have the chance to develop your own learning journey towards Salesforce accreditation via the 'Salesforce Trailhead' programme. Salesforce have been an industry leader in customer relationship management (CRM) for more than 20 years, so this gives you the opportunity to gain an extra self-managed certification while studying your Arden degree.

Similarly, Cisco Networking Academy is a platform providing Business and IT professionals with a space to develop their careers in the industry, with study-at-home courses helping them acquire new skills at a pace that suits them. With Arden you have the opportunity to study these courses alongside your degree.

About Salesforce certification

By studying a Salesforce-certified course, you’ll have access to professional-level materials, ensuring your industry knowledge remains current.

There are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.

About Cisco Networking Academy

Take a look at the video below to learn all about Cisco Networking Academy, how it works and how it can benefit you.

 

 

Key Benefits

Gain industry-relevant skills:
Develop additional skills relevant to roles in marketing, business, sales and technology, allowing you to stand out in crowded jobs markets.

Add value to your CV 
Gain a competitive advantage in the jobs market, as well as proving your enthusiasm for your industry, dedication to self-development and eagerness to learn to potential employees.

Access professional-level content and a student community (Salesforce only)
Access materials used by industry professionals, and join the Salesforce student community, interacting with others and sharing your experiences

Get your LinkedIn badge (Cisco only)
For each course you complete, you can acquire a badge for your LinkedIn profile, highlighting your skills to potential employers, and proving that you’re highly engaged and proactive in enhancing your self-development.


How does it work?

Once you enrol with Arden, you will receive access to both Salesforce and Cisco’s online, self-paced courses through your learning platform, iLearn. Here, you’ll be able to pick and choose which courses you’d like to study.

You’ll study the course content as and when it suits you. The hours required to complete a course vary; the amount of time needed to complete a Salesforce course ranges from 35 minutes to 21 hours, while the majority of Cisco courses take between 30 and 70 hours.

These courses are an added extra – it’s entirely up to you whether you complete one, 10 or none at all! Your participation (or decision not to study these additional extras) won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

Fees

The Salesforce Trailhead and Cisco courses are completely free to study, but there is a fee of £150-£200 per badge for LinkedIn badge certifications from Cisco.

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