For the new generation of managers, change is the only consistency. This programme equips you with not only the knowledge and understanding of contemporary best practice in strategic HR management, but develop the personal skills required to prepare you for your first roles in management.
Our degree will help you gain an understanding of contemporary HR theory and practice, but also recognise the key issues which impact on organisations. This will allow you to build up a full picture of the business needs which will prove invaluable when you graduate.
It is aimed at those who wish to develop a strong understanding of the nature of business and HR management in a world of volatility, uncertainty, change and ambiguity.
A key feature of the programme is to blend both academic study and skills development in order to enhance the employability of our graduates.
You will gain opportunities to develop key skills, such as empathy, problem solving and creatively, which will ensure you are well placed to enter the employment market.
Academics who teach on the programme have a wide range of experience in the HR sector and ongoing links with industry. With smaller, more intimate class sizes, we give our students one-to-one teaching and support.
You will have the opportunity to collaborate on projects and live briefs with students from other business management degree programmes, gaining the practical and transferable skills you need for your career.
In year 1, you will learn about the fundamentals that provide a sound basis for your study of HR. You will learn about the business and management context of human resources, including marketing, business environment and finance. Core modules include finance, marketing, contemporary business environments, HR, leadership and management skills.
In year 2, you will focus more on HR specific modules, specifically resourcing, employee engagement and international HRM. You will gain a more strategic understanding of business issues, and in particular work with live clients to support them in implementing changes to their business. This will help enhance your professional knowledge and expertise.
In the final year, there is an ongoing emphasis on leadership skills, particularly within a changing business environment, and a key emphasis on HR Strategy. Change management and organisation development are also included at this level, which are key strategic issues facing HR within all organisations. You will be expected to integrate, apply and evaluate the knowledge they have gained through independent study on your dissertation or a consultancy project. The dissertation or a consultancy project will be a key focus this year and will allow you to specialise on your area of interest. This will prove invaluable when you graduate, allowing you to showcase your particular area of expertise at job interviews.
On successful completion of this degree, you will be able to pursue a range of opportunities and careers in HR and general management, or to develop your own businesses.