Imagine two companies providing exactly the same service to precisely the same standard. They’re identical in every conceivable way, except one; the people. Businesses can’t exist without their people. Study business and human resource management with us and learn how to help businesses prosper - through their staff.
Study Business and Human Resource Management with us, and learn to understand the importance of the people behind the business. We’ll explore how staff are recruited; what motivates individuals; how effectively they work together; their ability to cope with change; the importance of leadership and much more.
You’ll develop your skills in persuasion and negotiation, by taking part in a Mock Employment Tribunal in our dedicated mock court room. You’ll also operate in a multi-cultural environment, learning alongside students and academics from around the world.
Our experienced teaching team has developed this course in cooperation with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), and through consultation with businesses. It’s also aligned with the Intermediate. This means you have every opportunity to graduate with the human resource management skills sought by employers.
On successful completion of the course, you’ll receive an Intermediate Diploma in HRM from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, which incorporates Associate CIPD membership.
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People are essential in every industry and business sector, and our BSc (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management is a basis for a wide range of careers. You’ll graduate with both the theoretical and practical skills to go into a role in human resources.
You might choose to enhance your education and career prospects further still by taking a postgraduate degree, such as our MA Human Resource Management.
We have strong links with industry and are a trusted partner of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
We regularly host employer visits and speakers. We also organise business events designed to enhance your knowledge of the job market and give you opportunities to meet and speak with employers.
Through our Business School Intern programme, around 35 students each year get exclusive training and development, a business mentor, work experience, and a reference from the Dean.
You can expect an interesting mix of coursework, essays, exams and activity-based assignments. Your coursework could include problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations and group or individual reports. You'll also be able to access support materials through our virtual learning environment (VLE).
All assessment is designed to allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learned from modules, and to make sure you’re developing the knowledge and skills you need to complete the course.
Alongside your core modules you will pick a number of optional modules. Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.
Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.
What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.
We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.
We want to make sure that you’re fully prepared for an increasingly competitive job market, so we offer a four-year degree option which includes a work placement in the third year. It’s an opportunity to apply and enhance your skills while developing new ones. You’ll also build valuable professional networks.
It could be that you have one placement during Year 3, or you could have two or three, giving you the chance to experience different organisations and working practices. Many of our students find that their placement company hires them when they graduate. We have a specialist team to help you find a placement and support you during this year. You might work in the UK or go abroad: our students have worked at leading organisations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Bosch, BMW, Airbus, BskyB and KPMG. This period of work experience can help set your final-year studies in context and may well help with your dissertation topic. All in all, it’s a fantastic way to stay ahead of the competition.
You could broaden your horizons by spending time living and studying abroad. This could be a short study visit or a semester spent in Europe, Canada, the USA or Malaysia. It will look great on your CV and help you take advantage of opportunities in the international job market.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
Add all your qualifications to the tariff calculator and check your total score against the entry requirements for your chosen intake, which can be found above
Full-time, sandwich-thick undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
January 2017, September 2017
Full-time, part-time, sandwich-thick undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
January 2017, September 2017
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