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BA Business Management and The Human Resource

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year students should have provided evidence of being able to:
- have deeper understanding of the principles and issues underpinning the key business functions and how they implemented
from both a theoretical and practical standpoint;
- apply generic and subject specific intellectual qualities to standard situations outside the context in which they were
originally studied;
- appreciate and employ the main methods of enquiry in the subject and critically evaluate the appropriateness of different
methods of enquiry;
- have a critical awareness of the research methods in employment and HRM study, and to be able use a range of techniques
to initiate, collect and undertake the analysis of data and information;
- understand and apply in a critical manner contemporary HRM and employment issues;
- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms;
- understand the nature of employment law in the UK, its impact on employer strategies, and their interaction with labour
institutions in various political contexts;
- understand and critically evaluate theoretical and empirical contributions to the effective management of people in the
- demonstrate the knowledge and understanding required for more advanced, specialist study in the Programme's Level 3.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
- qualities, professionalism and transferable skills necessary for employment in the areas of Management and HRM;
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;
- research skills;
- time-management, critical thinking and decision-making skills;
- ethical, social and cultural sensitivity.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for
the year/programme and will include:
- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of the discipline/profession to complex, albeit
standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;
- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;
- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;


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