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BA (Hons) - Business Management with Human Resource Management (Integrated Foundation Year) (Waiting list only)

It’s imperative for businesses to effectively recruit, retain and motivate their employees to succeed in a competitive, global economy.

So, we’ve designed you a course - in consultation with industry and professional bodies – so you can gain all the core academic and practical skills you’ll need to specialise in the human dimension of business and management.



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Course Overview

Our foundation course has been designed to develop your confidence and teach you the essential university skills needed to progress onto our degree programme.

You’ll cover HR management theory and practice before focusing in on specifics, from employee development and performance to managing a global workforce. You’ll explore wider processes and business strategy so you gain the cross-departmental understanding a strong HR manager needs, while our learn and do ethos will ensure you’re thoroughly prepared for the challenges and opportunities of big business.

On this course you will...

  • Develop a firm understanding of the disciplines of Human Resource Management.
  • Study HR systems and their impact upon organisations and people in the context of current business landscapes.
  • Nurture the skills needed to bring change to organisations.
  • Explore how to meet the diverse needs of employees.
  • Learn how to communicate effectively.
Course essentials

Course Structure

What you will learn

You'll get a firm grasp of the fundamentals of Business Management with Human Resource Management in small, medium, and large organisations with sound knowledge. But you won't just learn theoretically about business - you'll be doing it. Our innovative teaching can bolster your human resources business practice, because you'll find yourself leading a lecture, or turning the classroom into a boardroom, giving you every opportunity to build your business confidence.

Year one
  • Essential University Skills One
  • Contemporary Issues and the Media
  • Business Innovation
  • Essential University Skills Two
  • Leading and Managing Individuals and Organisations
  • Individual Case Study
Year two
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • The Business Environment
  • Introduction to Business Finance
  • Fundamentals of Business
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Management Accounting
Year three
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainability in Practice
  • Human Resource Management, Theory and Practice
  • Services Marketing
  • Managing Operations
  • Employee Development and Performance
Year four
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Business Psychology
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Managing the Global Workforce
  • Applied Business Research and Analysis (optional module)
  • Independent Project (optional module)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (optional module)

Stay focused. Go far. We've got you.

You don't have to go further to go far.

It only takes a few hours to change your life.