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. What are my career prospects? Our students enter their graduate careers in both large national and local enterprises, including Muller Group, Red Kite Housing and The Perfume Shop, and have secured roles such as:
- Recruitment & Business Development Officer
- Resourcing Advisor
- Graduate Academy Executive
- HR Generalist
- Legal Recruitment Consultant
- HR Coordinator
- Client Liaison Executive.
Year one Global Business environment Graduate Challenge Introduction to People Management Principles of Marketing Financial Decision Making Organisational Behaviour Career Viewpoint Data Insights for Business Decisions Year two Business Consulting Project Management Resourcing and Talent Planning Managing and Engaging people Consulting in practice International HRM Digital Business and New Technologies Customer Experience Year three Research Methods Strategic Agility HR Strategy Developing leadership and management skills Managing & Developing Innovation & Creativity Change Management and organisation Development Dissertation (optional) Consultancy Project (optional)
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
For information about applying to Buckinghamshire New University as an International applicant, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/international
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
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Buckinghamshire New University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/financial-support-bursaries-and-scholarships