Buckinghamshire New University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business and Human Resource Management

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Course summary

Business can be found in every corner of the world, from your local shop to large international chains, and at the helm of every thriving business are human resources professionals. Our BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management degree is the perfect way to equip you with the professional skills in recruitment, performance management and industry best practice to allow you to succeed beyond university. Go beyond the lecture theatre by collaborating with real-world companies and gain hands-on experience in this student focused and employer led degree. We want to ensure you are ready for the workplace and work with large organisations, such as Dreams, Enterprise-rent-a-car and The National Trust to make sure that you can put your knowledge into practise and gain crucial industry experience. Why study this subject? Human resource management is an exciting and varied career that has people at its heart. It is all about ensuring that people are managed and treated fairly. You will be at the centre of the action by recruiting, retaining, and developing the talent in a business, you will play a crucial part in business strategy and ensure that it stays ahead of the competition. Companies are invested in their future success; they are constantly on the lookout for skilled and qualified Human Resource (HR) advisers and managers. Employers want graduates who are not just academically qualified but are also work-ready with professional skills in management and leadership. Our Business and Human Resource Management degree will help you develop the skills needed to become a confident and successful HR manager. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? We are a vibrant and diverse university that has our students at its heart, we are committed to ensuring that you receive the best help for you. We know that everyone is different and our high lecturer to student ratio ensures that you are treated as an individual and will receive continual and first-hand support throughout your degree. What will I study? You will hit the ground running and become well versed in the fundamental principles of business management and human resources, including marketing, business environment, finance and people management. In year 2, you will begin to focus on HR specific topics, such as resourcing, employee engagement and international human resource management. You will gain a more strategic understanding of business issues and put your skills and knowledge into action through working with clients to support them in implementing changes to their business. In your final year, you will sharpen and expand on the skills you have developed so far on the course. There is a focus on strengthening your leadership skills, ready for employment post university. Topics including leadership and management, HR strategy and innovation and creativity will be explored in-depth to allow you to have a strong understanding of the changing business environment and key strategic HR issues facing all organisations. You will be expected to integrate, apply and evaluate the knowledge you have gained throughout the course to produce a dissertation or consultancy project. How I will be taught and assessed? We like to ensure you are prepared for the workplace and often teach with a mix of face-to-face teaching with practical assignments. We want you to have a mix of knowledge, skills and abilities that will allow you to be day one ready graduates who can seamlessly fit into any organisation that you choose to join. We work to welcome key business speakers and companies for live briefs to help you build real life experience and industry connections, preparing you for life beyond university. In the past we have had students work with various major companies and start-ups, including Enterprise-rent-a-car, Dow Chemicals, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and KVA Digital.

Course details


Year One: Business Environment, Financial Decision Making, People and Organisations, Marketing, The Graduate Challenge, Career Viewpoint. Year Two: Enterprise Projects, Operations & Project Management, Small Business, Cross-Cultural Management, Business Analytics, Economic Analysis, Business to Business and Services Marketing, Future of Work, Selling & Sales Management, International Human Resource Management. Year Three: Dissertation, Consultancy Project, Enterprise and New Business, Strategic Decision Making, International Strategy & Organisations, Managing Innovation in Business, Business Information Systems, Strategic Human Resource Management.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-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 £14250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1

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