Develop your human resource management skills with a degree that’s designed to launch your career as a smart, innovative professional. On our business and human resource management degree you’ll master a range of transferable skills that are highly valuable to organisations 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 get you noticed by employers.
You’ll also study course modules covering core business functions such as strategy, marketing, business planning, and finance, which means you’ll graduate with universally applicable business skills that will help keep your future employment options open.
Covering subjects such as understanding the business environment and enterprise and entrepreneurship, you'll also explore contemporary management issues and strategic human resource management. This degree goes far beyond the basics of HR and business, showing you how to apply your skills and learning in national and international contexts.
It’s a great way to study if you’re looking for flexibility. It was challenging to balance a full-time job with my degree but once I was in a routine, it was much easier to manage everything. Online learning has actually helped me become very good with time management and given me the ability to prioritise tasks.
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.
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:
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.
To be eligible to study this BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management degree, we need to see that you have:
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.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
Here at Arden University we strive to provide a fresh and unique approach to your business and management education. With ideas and experiences taken from employers and thought leaders across the world, we give you the opportunity to put proven business skills and techniques into practice during your studies. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
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 companies – and across most sectors - your options are almost endless. As you’ll also have a solid grounding in business, your future career options also include generalist business roles.
In short – everything! As a graduate of this course, you’ll have your pick of which career path to choose. Whilst studying, you’ll:
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:
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. The institute aims to boost career development across the management sector and connect you with likeminded professionals across diverse sectors.
As the CMI possesses a Royal Charter, they are the only organisation in the UK that can award Chartered Manager status to their members – the gold standard in management. They are also active in business policy making across the globe, and ensure that their more than 140,000 members are represented in policy decision making.
As an Arden student, you’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources including a mentoring service and invitations to networking events both online and offline.
Arden University’s Faculty of Business is an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), an international quality assurance body of world-leading education providers who share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning. Membership with the BGA means that Arden University will support its students’ professional growth, allowing them to contribute to an international network in which ‘Leaders Never Stop Learning’.