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Course Essentials

How do you get the best out of your staff? How do you reward them?

During this BA (Hons) Business (HRM) Degree course 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 gain knowledge of the general business environment.

This Human Resources Management Business Degree explores everything from employment law and managing change to strategy and HRM methods.

With Arden University you'll study for your Degree completely online via our Distance Learning programme, whenever and wherever you want, meaning you can gain your qualification around any other commitments you have in life.



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.

Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
N601
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Business (HRM) (CMI)
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

During this Arden University 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.

Your BA Honours Degree course in Business (HRM) will teach you about Staff Planning, Employee Relationships, Development & Training and Employment Law, and apply all of this in national and international contexts.

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 & 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

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

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

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

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies, Arden will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Arden's BA (Hons) Business (HRM) online Degree course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course 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, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

We are happy to consider an application from you at Arden University if you can show us you have the motivation to study this Distance Learning 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.

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • 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.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Job opportunities are available all over the UK in Recruitment and Human Resource Management. Recruitment and HR are functions that exist in the majority of UK companies across most sectors, so your options are endless as an Arden graduate. As you will also have a solid grounding in business, this opens up your career options to look at more generalist business roles too.

What transferrable skills and 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 results 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

Where can I go after Arden University?

You could look at 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

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to progress onto a Master's Degree or MBA programme, such as:

While studying, you can maximise your career success by making use of Arden's 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 online study options.

Course Details & Modules

During this Arden University 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.

Your BA Honours Degree course in Business (HRM) will teach you about Staff Planning, Employee Relationships, Development & Training and Employment Law, and apply all of this in national and international contexts.

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 & 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

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

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

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

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies, Arden will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

Arden's BA (Hons) Business (HRM) online Degree course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course 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, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

We are happy to consider an application from you at Arden University if you can show us you have the motivation to study this Distance Learning 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.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • 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.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

Job opportunities are available all over the UK in Recruitment and Human Resource Management. Recruitment and HR are functions that exist in the majority of UK companies across most sectors, so your options are endless as an Arden graduate. As you will also have a solid grounding in business, this opens up your career options to look at more generalist business roles too.

What transferrable skills and 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 results 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

Where can I go after Arden University?

You could look at 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

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to progress onto a Master's Degree or MBA programme, such as:

While studying, you can maximise your career success by making use of Arden's 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 online study options.

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1. Find your perfect course

2. Apply online

3. We’ll process your application

4. Supporting your next steps

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