Business and Human Resource Management 

(2018 Entry)

BA (Hons)

Business and Human Resource Management at Keele offers a superb insight into the multi-faceted relationship between the employee and the organisation, exploring concepts and debates in business, human resource management and organisational behaviour.

Single Honours
Study abroad
Learn a language
International year
Placement year
3 Years/ 4 years with placement

UCAS code: NN69

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Course Overview

Taught by friendly and approachable tutors and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), you will learn how organisations function as part of their wider context, how they are managed, and how they plan their future needs. You will critically compare different markets, organisation structures and strategies and their interrelationship with employees.

The programme explores the formal and informal ways of regulating the employment relationship in the public, private and voluntary sectors, including employment relations and law. While developing effective skills in listening, negotiating and persuasion, you’ll become adept at problem solving and decision making. You’ll explore and apply theories about the nature, management and experience of employment in its local and global contexts.


What will this mean for my future?

By studying Business and Human Resource Management you will acquire a broad range of knowledge and skills which will equip you to choose a career in the commercial, public or charitable sectors.

Your skills and in-depth understanding of employment will prepare you for a variety of specialist human resource management roles such as training and development, equality and diversity, recruitment or occupational psychology. Equally the skills will be suited to management functions, management consultancy or other business related functions. 

You might also choose to go on to study for a postgraduate degree in these subjects.

Indicative modules

First year

  • Management in Context
  • Marketing Principles 
  • Accounting Principles 
  • Introductory Microeconomics 
  • Business Law 
  • British and Global Economy 
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Foundations of HRM

Second year

  • Developing Professional Knowledge & Practice in HRM 
  • Organisational Behaviour 
  • Operations & Quality Management 
  • Managing Human Resources 
  • Social Theory at Work 
  • Employment Relations

Third year

  • Business Strategy 
  • Leading Change and Entrepreneurship 
  • Identity, Culture and Organisation 
  • Comparative Business Cultures 
  • Pay and Performance 
  • Researching Contemporary Issues in HRM 
  • Contemporary Issues in Management

Ben Hollingworth

Ben Hollingworth

"I would recommend Keele because it allows you to see the bigger picture and consider other sectors of business "

Accounting and Business Management, Year Two student, 2017