BA Business Management and The Human Resource
(Award available for year: Bachelor of Arts)
On completion of the programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed knowledge of HRM and Management studies and professional competencies, much of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in the discipline;- demonstrate the understanding of more extensive knowledge in specialist areas of Management and HRM;- accurately and effectively deploy standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within the disciplines;- demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument;- describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship;- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in HRM and Management studies;- apply their knowledge and understanding in order to initiate and carry out a significant piece of work;- collect and analyse quantitative and/or qualitative data derived from a range of sources, making use of secondary data and primary sources;- show a capacity for critical thinking and an ability to evaluate the value and relevance of data within the framework provided by available theory and practice;- demonstrate strategic thinking through an understanding of strategic management concepts, theories and research, and how these inform management decision-making;- understand the nature of strategic HRM, its impact on organisation and employees, and the principal strategies relevant to its implementation;- understand advanced issues and debates in the application and implementation of law and policy relating to employment;-develop specialised advanced knowledge in a choice of contemporary areas of management research.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the key transferable skills and professionalism appropriate for managers; - the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;- information synthesis skills;- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;- the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature;- the ability to undertake a research project in a chosen area relating to Management, Work and Employment or HRM, making appropriate choices concerning research methods and approach; and- life-long learning skills such as time-management, group working, communication, planning, commercial awareness, creative problem solving, and leadership.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the programme and will include:- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the disciplines;- work that draws on a wide variety of academic and practice based material;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;- evidence of an ability to conduct an in-depth research based enquiry within the disciplines; and- work that is typically both evaluative and analytical.