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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Business Management and The Human Resource

Programme code:BA-BMNGT/HRMUCAS code:8H67
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Adrian Murton Contact address:A.C.S.Murton@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

- GCSE English Language: minimum grade B/6.
- GCSE Mathematics: minimum grade B/5.
- A Level: typically AAB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project Qualification).

When English is not the first language, students will need to provide evidence of English language ability through qualifications such as TOEFL (score of 92 overall, with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing) and IELTS (score of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6 in listening, speaking, reading or writing), all in accordance with standard Business School entry requirements and policy.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Leeds University Business School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Leeds University Business School

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

The following benchmarks are provided by the QAA in the document 'General Business and Management' (2007) which is the most cognate subject benchmark statement for the proposed programme.

5 Benchmark standards

5.1 The standards of achievement expected of graduates in business and management are set out in paragraphs 5.4 and 5.5 below. These relate to the areas of subject knowledge, understanding and skills set out in section F.

5.2 Two categories which differentiate graduate achievement have been identified, namely threshold and typical. These are based upon the perceived national norms, operating across the business and management areas. 'Threshold' describes the minimum to be achieved by all honours graduates. 'Typical' is set at the standard which is currently achieved by the majority of graduates. Paragraphs 5.4 and 5.5 seek to describe, particularly for the benefit of employing organisations, the capabilities that can be expected of such graduates.

5.3 The factors which have been selected as the basis for differentiation between the two categories of achievement are the range and consistency of demonstration of:
- breadth, depth, integration and application of knowledge and understanding
- subject-specific and intellectual skills
- personal and interpersonal skills
- learning skills
- capability to deal with uncertainty and complexity
- the capabilities of evaluation, reflection, creativity and originality.

Threshold standard
5.4 On graduating with an honours degree in general business and management, students will typically have:
- knowledge and understanding of the key areas of business and management,
- the relationships between these and their application
- demonstrated competence within the range of subject-specific and intellectual skills
- a view of business and management which is predominantly influenced by guided learning with a limited critical perspective.

Typical standard
5.5 On graduating with an honours degree in general business and management, students will typically:
- have a wide knowledge and understanding of the broad range of areas of business and management and the detailed relationships between these, their application and their importance in an integrated framework
- consistently demonstrate a command of subject-specific skills including application of knowledge, as well as proficiency in intellectual skills
- have a view of business and management which is influenced by a variety of learning sources including guided learning, team work and independent study
- be distinguished from the threshold category by their enhanced capacity to develop and apply their own perspectives to their studies, to deal with uncertainty and complexity, to explore alternative solutions, to demonstrate critical evaluation and to integrate theory and practice in a wide range of situations.

Programme specification:

Programme Aims (PA)

Our graduates will:
1. Be able to analyse complex Management and HRM issues to articulate how cultural, legal, political and global influences impact upon policies and practice
2. Have an understanding of the economic and social consequences of HRM policies and practices
3. Be able to account for the impact of different employer strategies on HRM policy and Management practice
4. Be able to identify key legal issues raised by a scenario and to analyse the position of specific actors from a legal perspective
5. Be able to identify, describe and critically appraise important theories, models and prescriptions within the field of Management and HRM research and practice
6. Have the intellectual and ethical skills required to comprehend and analyse strategic Management activity and its implications
7. Have an understanding of the range of methods and analytical techniques available to Management researchers and HRM practitioners, and the intellectual, ethical and research skills to apply these techniques to address applied research issues
8. Have the skills, knowledge and competencies to build a career in the management of people, through achievement of the knowledge requirements for Associate level membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
9. Have broad capabilities in the key business functions of marketing and finance and an applied understanding of their role in the strategic management of organisations

Learning Outcomes

Our students will be able to:
i. Engage critically with current issues, research and scholarship in the field of Management and HRM (PA 1-9)
ii. Demonstrate the analytical, critical thinking and intellectual skills required to solve Management and HRM. (PA 1-9)
iii. Execute and present a piece of high-quality independent research on an HRM or general Management topic.(PA 7)
iv. Manipulate and interpret data using both quantitative and qualitative methods (PA 7)
v. Articulate how global and cultural influences impact on local employment practices.(PA 1, 2, 3, 4)
vi. Deliver professional quality presentations on HRM issues using appropriate technologies (PA 8)
vii. Produce professional-quality business reports and documents. (PA 8)
viii. Work effectively as part of a team. (PA 8)
ix. Be a reflective and ethical practitioner in HRM, continuously and critically developing their HR skills (PA 8)


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 110 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS1080Personal Tutorials for HRM10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1125Economic Institutions (Labour)10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1225Accounting for Managers10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1585Economic Institutions (Industry)10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1755Business and Society (Combined)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1850Organisational Behaviour20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1890Starting Your Own Business10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1940Economics for Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 10 credits of discovery modules in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 1 credits in order to progress to Year 2.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 100 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS2060Contemporary Industrial Relations10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2160Principles of Marketing10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2580Contemporary Human Resource Management20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2590Labour Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2810Business and the Legal Environment20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2885HRM Research Practice and personal tutorials20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2970Corporate Social Responsibility10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

IMPORTANT - When considering your optional modules, please take into account any modules you intend to study in subsequent years, as there might be modules you need to complete in your current year of study that are required to fulfil pre-requisite conditions of future modules.

Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 10 credits from the following optional modules:

LUBS2000Management, Work and Organisations10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2020From Study to Work10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2095Understanding Data in the Social Sciences10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2781Managing in the Digital Workplace10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2785How Managers Make Decisions10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2895Organisational Behaviour in Practice10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2900Operations and Supply Chain Management10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 10 credits of discovery modules, which may include further choices from the optional modules list, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 2 credits including all Pass for Progression (PFP) modules in order to progress to Year 3.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 100 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS3070Strategic Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3311Human Resource Management Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3855Strategic Human Resource Management20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3915Employment Law20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following list of optional modules, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year:

LUBS3001Gender and Equality at Work in Comparative Perspective20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3002Diversity Management20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3051Digital Information at Work10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3095Global Perspectives on HRM and Employment Relations20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3185People Analytics: Strategy and Practice20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3850Contemporary Management Consulting20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3895Applied Management Decision Making10 creditsNot running in 201920
LUBS3950Current Issues in Decision Making20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3955Leadership in Organisations10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3975Managing Innovation and Technology20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 3 credits including all Pass for Progression (PFP) modules in order to be eligible for the award of an Honours Degree.

Last updated: 03/06/2019

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