BA Business and Human Resource Management
All forms of business require a HRM professional. This human resources degree can teach you about managing and treating employees fairly.
Relying on Human Resource Management (HRM) and Development (HRD) professionals, successful organisations recognise the importance of being able to recruit, select, develop, motivate, performance manage and reward their employees efficiently and effectively in order to realise their business goals.
Coventry University has delivered HRM courses for over 30 years. This course is designed to develop a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by HRM professionals today and support individuals looking to develop a career in managing and leading people.
Main Study Themes
Managing People in an International Environment
This provides a critical evaluation of the globalisation of human resource management strategies from various perspectives. You will be introduced to the key concepts for understanding international human resource management, and explore the practice of managing human resources in an international context.
Improving Organisational Performance
Human resources (HR) professionals need to understand how organisations can drive sustained organisation performance by creating a high-performance work organisation (HPWO) and involve line managers in the performance management process. You will learn ways to involve and secure the commitment of line managers to create a high-performance culture that promotes diversity, trust, enthusiasm and commitment
Attracting and Retaining Key Talent
A fundamental part of the HR management role is concerned with the mobilisation of a workforce, taking responsibility for ensuring that the organisation is able to access the skills it needs at the time and in the places that it needs them to drive sustained organisation performance. This involves attracting, retaining and, from time to time, managing the departure of staff from the organisation. Achieving this requires insight-driven strategic and operational activity. Organisations are obliged to compete with one another to secure the services of a workforce in labour markets that are continually evolving.
Leading through change
It is both widely recognised, and a self-fulfilling prophesy, that change is the only constant in the environment faced by organisations in the modern world. Factors such as technological advances, increasing competitive pressures, changes in regulatory reforms and globalisation are creating opportunities and threats that organisations need to address if they are to survive and prosper. Managers at all levels need to be competent at identifying the need for change and managing change effectively and harnessing creativity and innovation for organisational survival and success.
This course aims to provide a solid foundation in the management of people, drawing upon contemporary business and human resource theory and practice.
The CIPD qualifications are specifically designed to incorporate the needs of both management specialists and generalists, increasing the business content and broadening the appeal and relevance of these highly respected qualifications.
Throughout your studies, our focus will be on practice-led learning, encompassing informed research, using real-world case studies and role play (skills practice) to enhance your essential practical and academic leadership and management skills. We will teach you how to apply your learning to case studies of real-life scenarios from multinational corporations to smaller local companies to public and charitable organisations, so you can see for yourself the impact and influence of good human resource management on successful business performance.
We will encourage you to use your student membership of CIPD to engage with field trips to conferences, as well as attending local and national branch events, so that you engage with employers, building your professional networks and accessing the latest research and thinking. Talks include topics that currently present major challenges to HR practitioners, such as unconscious bias in recruitment and performance management, skills shortages, linking reward to performance, etc.
On graduation, you will be able to enter the workforce and/or pursue further professional HRM/HRD qualifications, such as the Advanced CIPD Level 7 or an MA Human Resource Management.
Foundation year - Level 3
- Foundation Academic English Skills 1
- Foundation Academic English Skills 2
- Foundation Academic English Skills 3
- Fundamentals of Economics
- Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance
- Introduction to Marketing
- Introduction to Business Management
Year 1 - Level 4
- Academic Writing: Developing Critical Thinking Skills
- Academic and Professional Skills in Management
- Exploring Work Psychology
- Contemporary Issues in People Management
- Understanding HRM
- Global Business Context of HRM
- Financial Aspects of HRM
Year 2 - Level 5
- Using Data in Business
- Strategic and International Reward Management
- Improving Organisational Performance
- Work Placement
- Resourcing, Talent Planning and Employer Branding
- Critical Employment Awareness and Developing your Career
- Effective Communication Skills 2
Year 3 - Level 6
- Business Governance, Leadership and Sustainable Ethics
- Innovation and Change
- Employment Law
- HR Analytics for Strategic Decision Making
- Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
- Academic Writing Skills