BA (Hons) Business Studies is our longest running course. By combining knowledge of psychology, social psychology and sociology, this course will enable you to operate as a human resource management practitioner.
Units of this course are closely linked to Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) standards, providing you with a broad grounding in the core generalist areas.
You will develop a conceptual understanding of the nature and character of modern human resource management. Specifically, the units develop a critical understanding of the main issues and themes in employment relations, learning and development, and people resourcing, exploring the relationship of these aspects to the wider HRM function, and their contribution to the organisation as a whole.
The entry requirements for this course are 120 tariff points, with 80 from two A-Levels or equivalent, with remaining 40 points from other A/AS-Levels or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma:
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
You will ´hit the ground running´ from year one onwards, when you will begin to develop the versatility and personal qualities needed to manage a range of business activities in a global context, as well as an awareness of the wider impact of business decisions on organisational stakeholders and society. In addition, through tasks including simulated business projects, you will develop highly sought after skills including communication, presentation, team work and time management.
Developing Management Competencies
Accounting and Quantitative Analysis
Introduction to Organisational Behaviour and Ethics
Principles of Business Law
Economics for Business Studies
Research in Business and Management
Understanding Organisations and HRM
Finance & Business Analysis
You will then choose two optional units from the following:
Microeconomics for Business I
Macroeconomics for Business I
Consumer Behaviour and Market Research
Digital (Interactive) Marketing
Global Sustainability and Cross-cultural Challenge
You will complete a 40-week placement which can be carried out anywhere in the world. The placement year offers a chance to gain experience and make contacts for the future.
People Management and Development
Strategic Human Resource Management
Some of our Business Graduates are now undertaking roles such as;
Business Development Assistant
Supply chain Buyer and Expediter
Some of the companies that our Business Graduates are now working for are;
Ernest and Young
Estee Lauder Companies
Toyota Financial Services
Universal Music UK (Island Records)
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