Business and Human Resource Management with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS

Course summary

Do you have a passion for helping people achieve their full potential? Looking to create an inspiring work environment? Interested in matching people to their perfect job? Then a career in human resource management could be the perfect choice for you. Companies are invested in their future success. They are constantly on the lookout for skilled and qualified HR managers, who are not just academically qualified but are also work-ready with skills in management and leadership. At BNU our practical BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management course is accredited by the leading professional body The Chartered Management Institute (CMI). We can give you the skills to thrive. This course has a shared first year across multiple specialisms. After your Foundation and first year, if you want to study a different specialism you can choose to change between BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management and BA (Hons) Business Management. Why study this subject? With BNU, you can benefit from CMI accreditation, proven to boost employability by providing learners with the management and leadership skills needed to succeed. On completion of your degree, you will gain a CMI qualification developed in consultation with employers. Our industry-experienced academic staff have developed this degree with the latest industry insights and can help you gain real-life human resource management experience while you study. They are here to support you in developing the knowledge and understanding of best practices in resourcing and talent planning and help you grow your personal skills and prepare you for your first roles in recruitment and business development. You will also have the opportunity to learn to apply practical and realistic solutions to complex business recruitment and management scenarios. Studying employer-focused subject areas including: managing and engaging people, international human resource management, as well as human resource strategy. What will I study? During your time studying BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management at BNU you will cover diverse subject areas including managing and engaging people, strategic marketing and global business sustainability. Studying such varied topics will help you understand the changing nature of how organisations need to adapt and change to engage more purposefully with the workforce. You’ll gain all the building blocks you need to create a solid understanding of the business environment. Because of this, your first year will be integrated with the BA (Hons) Business Management course. You will be taught a range of modules that cover both courses allowing you to collaborate with fellow students. During your second year you will study resourcing and talent planning, responsible enterprise, ethical research and international human resource management. Provided with live project briefs from real-life business clients. You will learn how to operate internationally and have a thorough grounding in cross-cultural management, comparative human resource management systems and importantly human resource management in the multinational context. In your final year, you will focus on preparing yourself for your future and career after graduation. In addition to learning about macro and diverse business issues and human resource strategy, you will undertake an independent professional project. Allowing you to examine a contemporary business and human resource management issue, whilst using your time management, professionalism and personal discipline skills. What are my career prospects? Once you have completed your degree, you will be fully equipped to begin a career in a range of industries, in general management, or to develop your own business. Working closely with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) means that you are well-placed to become a Chartered Manager once you start work.


Foundation Year Core Developing Personal Effectiveness Research in Practice Communications in Practice Live Learning Project Accounting in Practice Finance in Society Year one Core Global Business and Sustainability People Management and Employment Skills Introduction to Data and Analytics Introduction to Financial Decision Making Principles of Marketing Opportunity 2 x 10 credit year one Opportunity modules Year two Core Consulting in Practice Responsible Enterprise and Ethical Research Managing and Engaging People Resourcing and Talent Planning International Human Resource Management Opportunity 2 x 10 credit year two Opportunity modules Year three Core Sustainable Strategic Agility and Innovation Field Immersion and Leadership for Career Development Macro and Diverse Business Issues Human Resource Strategy Independent Professional Project

Assessment method

Our assessments reflect our employer-led course philosophy, they are real world centric with live briefs from businesses and cases that challenge students to produce a tangible result and not simply demonstrate knowledge of a subject. We set a variety of assessments across the three years of the degree; these include: individual management reports; group business plans; people management strategies and presentation pitches; team based marketing campaigns; industry briefed digital advertising activities; individual presentations; timed assessments.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Sponsorship information

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Business and Human Resource Management with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS