Human Resource Management and International Business 

(2018 Entry)

BA (Hons)

The Human Resource Management and International Business combined honours course provides you with a flexible range of study options so you can tailor your learning to suit your interests.

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

UCAS code: NN61

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Course Overview

The Human Resource Management and International Business programme is a critical and globalised study of management theory and practice in its global context. You will explore how organisations function, how they manage their workforce and make decisions on terms and conditions of employment and pay.

To enable you to take these skills into the global employment market you will also learn about the difficulties and benefits of managing across cultures and languages. You will have the option to study abroad or to take a placement year as part of this programme, building your skills and experience further to prepare you for working life after graduation.

What will this mean for my future?

Taught by friendly and approachable tutors and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), this course enables you to advance your knowledge of business while developing a wide range of transferable skills that will equip you for a management career in the global job market.

Indicative modules

First year

  • Management in Context
  • Foundations of HRM
  • Global Business Environment
  • Introduction to International Business
  • British and Global Economy

Second year

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Managing in the Multinational Corporation
  • Employee Resourcing
  • Developing Professional Knowledge & Practice in HRM
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Employment Relations
  • Operations and Quality Management
  • International Supply Chain Management

Third year

  • Business Strategy
  • Comparative Business Cultures
  • Pay and Performance
  • International Business Strategies
  • Managing International Projects
  • Researching Contemporary Issues in HRM
  • Discrimination and Equal Opportunities at Work
  • International HRM


Jack Bourne

Jack Bourne

"The personalised level of teaching is enjoyable and truly enhances your experience at Keele University."

Human Resources Management Graduate, 2015