Business (Human Resource Management)

BA (Hons)

Study level
3-9 years
Study locations
Berlin or Online
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BA (Hons) Business (Human Resource Management)

Course Overview

Sharpen your business mind and develop your management skills with a degree that’s designed to launch your career as a smart, innovative professional. On this business (human resource management) degree, you’ll master a range of transferable skills that are highly valuable to every organisation worldwide.  

Designed to equip you with the skills you need to get the best out of your staff – and teach you how to reward them – this course explores everything from employment law and business changes to HR strategy and management methods. Throughout your studies, you’ll examine the well-established principles of human resource management, while also developing the professional skills that will help you get the job you want. Ready to get started? 

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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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Throughout this programme you'll gain fundamental business skills alongside human resource knowledge and experience. Covering off subjects such as understanding the business environment and enterprise and entrepreneurship, you'll also explore contemporary management issues and strategic HRM issues. This degree goes far beyond the basics, showing you how to apply your learning to national and international contexts. 


You have 3-9 years to complete this business (human resource management) degree, meaning that you can take up to 3 years to complete each level; however, most of our students complete the course within 3-6 years. 

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 HRM
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

How do we assess you?

The way we assess our students gives you regular opportunities to demonstrate your strengths and knowledge in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to assess and track your progress. These methods 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 BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management 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, you must have completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent

We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this business and HRM course. 

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

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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.

Before you decide to enrol on a degree programme, it’s always nice to know exactly who you’ll be learning from. The School of Business and Management is formed of a group of experienced, qualified and enthusiastic tutors who design the courses alongside leaders from the business community. 

When it comes to job opportunities in recruitment and HR, you’ll be spoilt for choice. As these specialisms are functions that exist in the majority of UK companies – and across most sectors - your options are endless. As you’ll also have a solid grounding in business, your career options also include generalist business roles too. 

What can a business (human resource management) degree do for me?

In short – everything! As a graduate of this course, you’ll have your pick of which career path to choose. Whilst studying, you’ll: 

  • Understand the strategic contribution of human resource management to an organisation
  • Analyse and interpret written, visual and graphical data
  • Apply theoretical 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

What can I do after Arden University?

A degree in business and HRM will open up a world of opportunity for you. As well as looking at large, well-established employers, you might also want to consider specialist agencies or small, independent organisations. The choice is yours! Some jobs you might want to explore include:

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

Your next step into the professional world

Achieving your BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management qualification will help you to accelerate your career progression. But there’s more! Beyond the core programme itself, Arden students receive additional support and guidance, developing your employability and CV even further.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll receive direction at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.

Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies. 

Which study mode is right for you? You’ll have the choice to complete your course via online learning or blended learning. Here’s a quick summary of both options, so you can choose the flexible learning model that works best for you. 


"I was already in the working world and running two businesses. Not to mention I also have a young family, so the freedom online learning offered, and the cost effectiveness of the course, was a big draw for me."

Adrian Williams
Adrian Williams
BA Business (Human Resource Management)
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Blended Learning

How does it work?

Blended learning involves face to face, on campus, teaching, including eight hours of time-tabled classes spread over two mornings, afternoons, or evenings, at one of our study centres. This study mode provides an element of structure to your day, where you’ll join your fellow classmates at specific times to learn. 
Students are then required to complete the rest of their studies online at a time and place that suits them.

With blended learning you can choose to study weekdays:


  • two mornings (9.00am to 1.00pm)


  • two afternoons (1.30pm to 5.30pm)

Find out more about Blended Learning.

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.