- Bachelor of Arts
- Subject Area
- Business, Professional & Trade Union Education
- Age Group
- Degree Courses
(Full Time - 1 year)
- Awarding Body
- Sheffield Hallam University
The BA (Hons) Business Management (Human Resource Management) is designed to produce graduates who will have a critical and comprehensive The BA (Hons) Business and HRM course aims to provide a challenging broad business education that balances theory and practice with personal development and the development of transferable HR discipline skills. The course provides the basis for the progressive development of intellectual knowledge and understanding with vocational skills and competences that enhance student employability in the HR profession. It promotes work experience and real world HR practical business engagement. The course embraces the changing nature of the contemporary business environment, in particular the contribution of HR to business strategy, organisational processes and people development. In this respect it seeks to develop graduates who have a good grasp of the various functions of business and the integrated nature of these functions. It supports the development of the individual as an enterprising leader and seeks to prepare students for the diversity and complexity that accompanies HR professionals working in a globally integrated and internationally focused business environmentThere are six 20 credit core modules to complete within this programme.
Academic and Professional Excellence
This module aims to support students in developing cognitive, metacognitive, interpersonal, technological, professional and academic skills to enable them to successfully engage with their studies at level 6 and to progress successfully to post-graduate study. It is designed to assist students in developing specified subject-specific and employability skills alongside the development of linguistic competence.
Implementing Strategy and Change
This module investigates the variety of strategic options available to organisations. Creating potential strategies leads to option selections, where options are evaluated to decide whether they should be acted upon. The screening of options is done on the basis of evaluating the suitability (relevance to the strategic position), acceptability (to stakeholders) and feasibility (resource implications). A critical and practical perspective to challenge the paradigms of strategic management will enable you to question whether these still have a place in today's ever-changing globalised world.
Developing People and Organisations
The module is designed to enable students to develop a critical understanding of the theory and practice in Human and Organisation Development. It will develop an awareness of HRD practice in the context of the organisation and external environment. It will explore the theory and emergent models, processes and practices that enable the design, delivery and implementation of development. The module also explores approaches to sustained organisational business performance and future organisational strategy.
Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
This module explores contemporary leadership challenges facing organisations today. In addition to exploring current literature, case studies and examples of leaders, students will develop a clear view of their personal leadership preferences and aspirations. Students will complete the module with a comprehensive understanding of effective leadership styles and approaches and how they might personally lead in their future roles.
Contemporary Developments in Employee Relations and Employment Law
This module is designed to develop career skills for those aiming for HR management and development roles. It will enable students to extend their knowledge and skills on a range of existing and emerging models, processes and practices involved in the management of the employment relationship. These will be applied in local and international contexts. It will also introduce HR students to key employment law legislation and systems in which HR activities are regulated. The module will aid students to dev
For a Top Up Degree course, you’ll normally need at least 240 credits (120 at Level 4, and 120 at Level 5) from a related business qualification or equivalent. This is likely to be a foundation degree or HND in a subject like business or human resource management.
If you have an international equivalent, we’ll just need to check you meet the English Language competency requirements. And of course, you should also be highly passionate and motivated about the HR world!
How will I be assessed?
You’ll be studying six different modules over the year, with each one having two different assessments. These take a variety of forms to give you a wide practical experience in human resources.
You may find yourself developing personal portfolios and completing business plans in one module, or taking an exam and being part of a group presentation project in another.
Continuing Your Journey
With a BA (Hons) degree in Business and Human Resource Management, you’ll be well placed to jump straight into any number of exciting careers prospects, or to develop your skills even further with a master’s degree.
You may be advancing your prospects within your current role, or you could be starting on a brand new career path, working as an HR Analyst or Operations Manager for a multi-national company. Your skills and qualification will ensure you could succeed in a number of business and HR related jobs. Link to Careers or Link to Careers 2
Fees, Finance & Funding
The fees (if applicable) for this 1 year, BA (Hons) Top Up degree are currently £5950.
There are a number of different funding and finance options for anyone wanting to study this course. You may qualify for benefits or a bursary, or be able to get a special loan to help you pay. We can help you understand your options on our dedicated finance page. (link to relevant finance page)
Got a question?
If you’d like to find out more about this course, ask any questions about applications and enrolment or speak to someone about fees and finance, we’re more than happy to help – and we’d love to hear from you!
Get in touch with the course enquiries team here. Link to Enquiries
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