How do you get the best out of your staff? How do you reward them? And how can businesses improve to ensure their staff are always growing, always developing, and always striving for more? If you're passionate about managing the success, happiness, and professionalism of employees, then this is the perfect top-up course for you.
Our human resource management top-up degree will help you get ready for the career you really want. The perfect choice for anyone who’s already completed a HND in business (or equivalent), this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel in a senior leadership role, all of which is possible in just one year of study.
During your top-up degree course, you’ll examine the well-established principles of HR management, while also developing professional-level skills that will help you show employers that you have the skills and expertise needed to take on important roles in human resource management.
By teaching you the fundamentals of business and HRM, this course will help to develop and enhance your skills within each key aspect of two exciting disciplines. During your studies, you’ll learn about staff planning, employee relationships, training, and employment law. Evolving your knowledge in these areas will prepare you to take the step from confident graduate to respected professional.
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.
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 for this BA (Hons) Business (Human Resource Management) top-up 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 HRM top-up degree.
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.
At Arden University, we develop our human resource management degree programmes to give you the most relevant, useful, and forward-thinking people management skills, so you are prepared to succeed in current and future work environments across diverse industries. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
After graduating with a business and HR top-up degree, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running across a wide range of sectors such as recruitment, sales, education, marketing, and more. The solid grounding and understanding of business and human resource management you’ll gain on this course will put you at a real advantage when it comes to today’s competitive job market.
With just one more year of study, this HRM top-up degree will provide you with a range of transferable skills that every business will value – gearing you up to start a career in a variety of exciting industries. Some of these skills include:
After achieving your qualification, you'll be in a promising position to start your career at a well-established employer or a specialist agency. The job roles you might 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.
Upon completion of one of Arden University’s CMI accredited courses, you will be automatically awarded the CMI Foundation Chartered Manager (fCMgr) status. This professional status recognises that you have the foundation skills needed to be an effective manager, helping you to stand out from the competition and start your management career journey - with a clear pathway to achieving full Chartered Manager status.
Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include:
The BGA is a membership and quality assurance body. As a member, Arden University have signed up to the BGA Charter, committing their institution to responsible management practices and lifelong learning, positively impacting their students, communities, and the economy. This shows our students that we are demonstrating responsible management ourselves, as well as it being a central theme that runs through our own courses.
As Arden University is a member of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), students will receive complementary BGA student and graduate membership. Through this membership, current students will have access to the BGA Career Development Centre, packed with interactive tools, e-learning content, partner discounts and the latest job opportunities. This is a lifetime access, which means students will continue to have access to these services even after they graduate.