Business Management & HR Management BA (Hons) Top Up
Studying Business Management and Human Resource Management is a great opportunity to gain a degree that is clearly focused on your long-term career prospects in a wide variety of contexts.
This course will provide you with a foundation in Business Management in general, and Human Resource Management (HRM) in particular. The programme will introduce you to the concept of HRM through a range of specialist modules, which will enable you to develop an appreciation of the theoretical and practical issues relating to HRM from a strategic, functional and operational perspective.
- UCAS Code – N2N6
- Duration – 1 year full-time
- Start date – September 2019
- School – York Business School
York Business School
Studying Business Management and Human Resource Management is a great opportunity to gain a degree that is clearly focused on your long-term career prospects in a wide variety of contexts. Whether you are thinking of setting up your own business, working in a large corporation, the public sector or the ever growing tourist industry you will need to possess an understanding of how businesses operate and how skilled managers can contribute to their success.
But management is also about people, and we will enable you to develop your own skills as a team player, a group member and ultimately as a manager of other people.
There are also opportunities for you to study abroad for part of your degree; the University has connections with other institutions in various countries, including the USA, Australia and Europe.
Serge Koukpaki - Course Leader
Through mixing theory and practical experience, this degree provides an excellent foundation if you are looking for a career in Human Resources (HR) or business management.
Specialist modules will develop an appreciation of the theoretical and practical issues relating to Human Resource Management (HRM) from strategic, functional and operational perspectives. Consider the key issues in HRM in a range of settings and the effects on performance, productivity and organisational reputation. You will also gain additional Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) (subject to approval).
On successful completion of the programme students will also be awarded the CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership.
Modules may include:
- Managing Organisational Development
- Globalisation & Contemporary HR
- HR Policy & Practice
- Independent research project
You will also undertake an Independent Research activity which may take one of the following forms:
- Business Research Project
- Organisation-Based Project
Optional modules may include:
- Operations and Project Management
- Organisational Strategy & Decision Making
Equivalence to two years study at a UK HEI equating to 240 credits (e.g. HND, Foundation Degree) in an Accounting and Finance related qualification.
Admissions policies and procedures are designed to ensure that students who meet the minimum criteria for entry set by YSJU are eligible for admission to the programme. All applicants will be expected to have a minimum level qualification comparable to students at York St John University who have completed level 2.
Entrants to the programme will therefore have the equivalent of 240 credits with a minimum of 120 at level 2. Accepted example qualifications are:
- HND Business (Human Resources)
- HND Business (but must have achieved units 3, 21, 22)
- CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Human Resources (QCF/NQF)
- FdA in Human Resource Management or equivalent from a UK HEI
- International qualifications (equivalent UK Diploma in HE) approved via the NARIC database and in line with common competitor practice, for example:
- Diploma In Business Administration at Nilai University College, Malaysia
Non UK applicants whose home language is not English must be able to demonstrate a proficiency in English equivalent to IELTS band score of 6 overall, with not less than 5.5 in any section in line with
As well as a strong standard of written English, we also look for an interest and enthusiasm for the subject. This can be done in a variety of ways, either from an academic viewpoint, for example prior study, or through relevant experience.
Candidates can demonstrate a real enthusiasm for the subject that goes beyond achieving good grades in exams. Examples of this include:
- Career plans
- Attending workshops or seminars related to the chosen subject area
- Showing leadership and teamwork skills through project work or awards such as the Duke of Edinburgh
- Candidates may also look to undertake professional qualifications such as accounting qualifications or CIPD
Terms and conditions
Our terms and conditions, policies and procedures contain important information about studying at York St John University. These can be accessed through our Admissions webpages.