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BA Business Management and The Human Resource

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year students should have provided evidence of being able to:

- demonstrate a familiarity with the key concepts, definitions, terminologies, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of HRM and Management studies;
- use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities (e.g. communicate the results of their work, present a structured and coherent simple and evaluate qualitative and/or quantitative data);
- appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners through the use of a range of personal planning techniques;
- understand, interpret and evaluate the underlying theories and principles of economics, accounting, leadership and organisational behaviour;
- have awareness of how recent and current events in the social, economic and political arenas around the world influence HRM policy and practices, how to interpret these trends, and how to formulate arguments on how these trends may shape labour markets;
- use word-processing, spreadsheet and database programs and Internet-based and network resources;
- understand and critically analyse competing theoretical perspectives on organisational behaviour, industrial and labour economics, and enterprise;
- apply the main economic principles and models to explore business and management problems and variation in capital market economies.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- basic general management skills in the areas of planning; organising, directing and controlling;
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility, and social and cultural sensitivity;
- IT, numeric, team-working and independent working skills;
- communication skills, critical thinking skills, and analytical skills;
- ethical awareness, commercial awareness and use of knowledge.


Learning will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year and will include:

- demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the disciplines in essays, examinations and multiple choice tests;
- assessed presentations (alone and in groups);
- work that covers a restricted area of the discipline; and
- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies in formal module assessments.


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