All forms of business require a HRM professional. This human resources degree can teach you about managing and treating employees fairly.
Relying on Human Resource Management (HRM) and Development (HRD) professionals, successful organisations recognise the importance of being able to recruit, select, develop, motivate, performance manage and reward their employees efficiently and effectively in order to realise their business goals.
Coventry University has delivered HRM courses for over 30 years. This course is designed to develop a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by HRM professionals today and support individuals looking to develop a career in managing and leading people.
This course aims to provide a solid foundation in the management of people, drawing upon contemporary business and human resource theory and practice.
The CIPD qualifications are specifically designed to incorporate the needs of both management specialists and generalists, increasing the business content and broadening the appeal and relevance of these highly respected qualifications.
Throughout your studies, our focus will be on practice-led learning, encompassing informed research, using real-world case studies and role play (skills practice) to enhance your essential practical and academic leadership and management skills. We will teach you how to apply your learning to real-life scenarios, using ‘live’ collaborative briefs, which have previously included Coca Cola, Primark, Sports Direct; Apple, Amazon and Qatar Olympics, so you can see for yourself the impact and influence of good human resource management on successful business performance.
Why choose this course?
This course is taught by our highly experienced staff, whose consultancy, training and research links with organisations are deep and wide ranging. Examples of these links and organisations worked with include the Department of Work and Pensions, Saint Gobain, Caterpillar, The AA and Jaguar Land Rover. This expertise and these links all help bring to life the realities, complexities and challenges of running a business organisation, which are explored through a range of real life case studies, role plays, innovative assignments and links with industry.
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) as providing the knowledge requirements for student membership, one of the major attractions of our course is the fact we offer two pathways in either Human Resource Management (HRM) or Human Resource Development (HRD) to recognise the different strands and mirror the CIPD’s national standards. You will receive professional accreditation with either a CIPD Intermediate Certificate or HRD Intermediate Diploma in HRM or HRD.
You will have the chance to undertake work experience during your period of study and will be supported by staff in identifying suitable placement opportunities that in the past have included IBM, Rolls Royce, GE Healthcare, UTC Aerospace, Evobus, The Prince’s Trust and Severn Trent Water.
International experience opportunities
The course has a diverse student and staff body, providing a multinational learning environment. We also have dedicated teams to help promote and support internship, study and work abroad planning; students are encouraged to consider these opportunities from the moment they join our programmes.
Coventry Business School has a number of links with multinational organisations and where possible will include representatives from these organisations in the teaching and learning of this course. You will also be supported in applying to undertake HRM placement opportunities in a number of countries, for example China, Dubai, India, Nigeria and the USA.
Your course has been designed to help you develop your expertise, gain valuable experience and access a wider professional network throughout.
As an approved CIPD centre, we have excellent links with a huge range of employers in industries as diverse as Thomas International and Network Rail.