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.

Modules Summary

Course structure

 

Our degree courses are organised into modules. Each module is usually a self-contained unit of study and each is usually assessed separately with the award of credits on the basis of 1 credit = 10 hours of student effort. An outline of the structure of the programme is provided in the tables below.


There are three types of module delivered as part of your programme. They are:


• Compulsory modules – a module that you are required to study on this course;
• Optional modules – these allow you some limited choice of what to study from a list of modules;
• Elective modules – a free choice of modules that count towards the overall credit requirement but not the number of subject-related credits.


A summary of the credit requirements per year is as follows, with a minimum of 90 subject credits (compulsory plus optional) required for each year.

 

Year Compulsory  Optional Min  
Optional Max Electives Min Electives Max
1 60 30 60 0 30
2 75 15 45 0 30
3 45 45 75 0 30

Modules - Year One

Year 1 (Level 4)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one 

 
   

Choose a minimum of one of the following:

 

Management in Context MAN-10018

15

Introductory Microeconomics ECO-10028

15

The British and Global Economy ECO10025

15

Quantitative Methods 1 ECO-100261

15

   

Marketing Principles MAN-10019

15

   

Accounting Principles MAN-100152

15

   

Business Law LAW-10027

15

   

Global Business Environments MAN-100223

15

 

 

Academic English for Business Students (Part 1) ENL-900034

15

Semester two


 

Semester two

 

   

Choose a minimum of one of the following:

 

Foundations of Human Resource Management HRM-10007 15

Quantitative Methods 2 ECO-100275

15

Managing in a Changing Society MAN-10030

15

Financial Accounting MAN-100246

15

 

 

Introduction to International Business MAN-100233

15

 

 

Multinational Enterprise Business Perspectives MAN-100267

15

Notes: (1) Not available for students with A Level Maths (or equivalent). For students without A Level Maths, wishing to take Quantitative Methods 2 (ECO-10027), you will need to take this module (2) You will need to take this module if you wish to take Financial Accounting (MAN-10024) (3) If you wish to take Managing in the Multinational Corporation (MAN-20084) at level 5, you will need to either study Global Business Environments (MAN-10022) OR Introduction to International Business (MAN-10023) (4) Open only to non-native speakers of English and successful completion of ENL-10031 (EAP 1) with a score of over 60%, or ENL-90006 (EAP 2), or equivalent or by recommendation of the Language Centre. Cannot be taken with other ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year (5) Prerequisite of either A Level Maths (or equivalent) OR Quantitative Methods 1 (ECO-10026) (6) Prerequisite Accounting Principles (MAN-10015) (7) Live company project, recommended for those wishing to take a Placement Year. 

 

Modules - Year Two

Year 2 (Level 5)

 

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one 

 
Organisational Behaviour MAN-20055 15 

Business Ethics MAN-20091

15

Employee Resourcing HRM-20017

15

Managing in the Multinational Corporation MAN-200841

15

Developing Professional Practice (sem 1&2) HRM-20019

15

Academic English for Business Students (Part 1) ENL-900032

15

   

Academic English for Business Students (Part 2) ENL-900043

15

 Semester two  

Semester two

 

   

Choose a minimum of one of the following:

 

Managing Human Resources HRM20015 15

Operations and Quality Management MAN-200534

15

Employment Relations HRM-20018

15

Operations and Quality Management MAN-200534

15

 


 

Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility MAN-20082

15

   

International Supply Chain Management MAN-200834

15

   

Social Enterprise and Alternative Organising MAN-20093

15

Notes: (1) Prerequisite either Global Business Environments (MAN-10022) OR Introduction to International Business (MAN-10023) (2) Open only to non-native speakers of English and successful completion of ENL-10031 (EAP 1) with a score of over 60%, or ENL-90006 (EAP 2), or equivalent or by recommendation of the Language Centre. Cannot be taken with other ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year. (3) Open only to NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH after successful completion of AEB1 (Academic English for Business 1) with a score of under 60% or equivalent. Cannot be taken with other ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year. (4) You need to study either Operations and Quality Management (MAN-20053) or International Supply Chain Management (MAN-20083) if you wish to take Managing International Projects (MAN-30065) at Level 6.

Modules - Year Three

Year 3 (Level 6)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one 

 
   

Choose a minimum of one of the following:

15

Business Strategy MAN-30048

15

What’s Wrong with Entrepreneurship? MAN-30073

15

Pay and Performance Management HRM-31119

15

Identity, Culture & Organisation MAN30040

15

   

Comparative Business Cultures MAN-30056

15

   

SME Live Project MAN-30072

15

   

Employee Development HRM-30029

15

   

Academic English for Business Students (Part 2) ENL-900041

15

 

 

Advanced Business English Communication ENL-900052

15

 Semester two


 

Semester two

 

   

Choose a minimum of one of the following:

 

Researching Contemporary Issues in HRM ISP HRM-31120 15

Discrimination and Equal Opportunities HRM-30030

15

   

International Human Resource Management HRM-31118

15

    Choose a minimum of one of the following:  
    Managing International Projects MAN300653 15
    Enterprise Business Plan MAN-30070 15

Notes: (1) Open only to NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH after successful completion of AEB1 (Academic English for Business 1) with a score of under 60% or equivalent. Cannot be taken with other ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year. (2) Open only to THIRD-YEAR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH on successful completion of AEB2 or EAP4; or AEB1 or EAP3 with a score of over 60%; or equivalent. Cannot be taken with other ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year. (3) Prerequisite either Operations and Quality Management (MAN-20053) OR International Supply Chain Management (MAN-20083) Students may choose to study elective modules which are offered as part of other programmes in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and across the University. These include:  Modules in other subjects closely related to Business and Human Resource Management.  Modules in other subjects in which they may have a particular interest.  Modules designed to help students for whom it is not their first language to improve their use of English for Academic Purposes.  Modern foreign languages modules at different levels in French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese (Mandarin).  Modules related to the development of graduate attributes, student volunteering, and studying abroad as part of the University’s exchange programme. For further information on the content of modules currently offered, including the list of elective modules, please visit: www.keele.ac.uk/recordsandexams/az







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