Business Management (Human Resources) - BA [Top Up] [Full Time]

Level 6 - Honours Degree or BTEC Advanced Professionals or NVQ Level 6 or Equivalent

Subject Area Business

School Health, Childcare, Business and Science

Attendance Full-Time

UCAS Code  8P19

Overview

Would you like to gain the skills and knowledge to start a successful career in the world of human resources? Or are you already working within a human resource environment but looking to develop your management skills?


The BA (Hons) Business Management (Human Resources) provides an inspiring opportunity to enhance your employability and development as a human resource professional.


The overall aim of the new BA (Hons) Business Management (Human Resources) is to promote opportunities to develop individual management and business acumen.

The programme was developed in conjunction with local employers and previous students. The programme will add value by assisting in developing individuals’ enhanced self-awareness and self-knowledge which will allow them to acquire an integrated and strategic view of management within organisations.

It explores aspects of business, including: the factors that drive firms to develop and grow, the tools they use to market their offerings, the challenges of managing people, impact of digital technologies, the challenges of leading organisations and the promotion of the firm ethical standards that research has shown to be the foundation of enduring success in modern business.

This Human resource management pathway will enable learners to evaluate appropriate human resource systems for support of the management of an organisation.

Learners will analyse staff performance, the changing role of the HR professional whilst evaluating policies such as training and development, reward system and performance appraisal


You will study in our recently redeveloped £18 million Parson’s Building where you’ll have access to our higher education resource centre which includes 60 personnel computers which are equipped with specialist software such as SPSS. There is also an area for you to relax with vending machines etc. at your disposal.


You will be assessd via a range of methods including practical activities, role plays, presentations, timed tests, written reports and a work based learning project.

You’ll also benefit from course tutors that have extensive industry knowledge and regularly engage in a variety of research and scholarly activity to help inform course content.


Student as producer redefines teaching in higher education through valuing and celebrating the outputs which students create during their time at Newcastle College. Being part of Student as Producer gives you the opportunity to undertake research or research-like activities within your human resources discipline and across the college.


As a student you’ll benefit from industry insight within the discipline of human resources through our guest speakers. Previous speakers have included Bad Apples (Northeast), Youth Focus, Department of working pensions etc.

You will also have the opportunity to go on site visits to organisations such as Ikea and New Bridge project and receive additional training including how to start a business and employability skills etc. to enhance your personal and professional development.
 

Many of our graduates are now working within the human resources sector such as HR assistants, payroll supervisors and recruitment advisors and for organisations such as Santander, Marks and Spencer, Smiths, John Lewis and many other local NE enterprises.
 

 

This course runs on the following dates:



Start Date: 17/09/2018 at 09:00
Duration: 12 Months
Venue: Rye Hill Campus

Work Guarantee

As well as also completing the BA (Hons) Business Management Human resources award can also complete, The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 6 certificate in Management and Leadership. The new BA (Hons) programme now has the BA (Hons) modules mapped to CMI modules and assessments.

The BA (Hons) programme now has the BA (Hons) modules mapped to CMI modules and assessments. The CMI level 6 certificates allows students to gain a 12 month membership which allows student to gain professional recognition as well as improve management skills.

Our BA (hons) programme includes key staff holdings such as an associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, External Examiners at Post Graduate levels for two UK universities and an associate of the CIPD which can all support our students and allow them to gain an understanding of various organisational bodies.
Student as producer redefines teaching in higher education through valuing and celebrating the outputs which students create during their time at Newcastle College. Being part of Student as Producer gives you the opportunity to undertake research or research-like activities within your human resources discipline and across the college.
You are also given an induction as part of your programme that assists them in building a LinkedIn professional profile. This builds on your existing use of social media to professionalise your online media presence. You are supported to make new connections and encouraged to share professional contacts, particularly as part of your work/placement experiences.
 

Who the course is for

This course is designed for students with at least a relevant foundation degree (or equivalent). It aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills required by employers, as well as to build upon most recent advanced study. Students will develop knowledge and understanding in creating an appreciation of the complexities and skills needed for working in a contemporary environment.

Qualification Gained

BA (Hons) Business Management (Human Resources)

How to Apply

UCAS

UCAS will begin to accept applications for 2018 entry from September 2017. Applications for 2018 entry will need to be made using the web-based on-line application system www.ucas.com

When you apply, you will need the UCAS code for your chosen course (see the course listing in the prospectus). You will also need Newcastle College’s institution name and code.

The institution name is NCAST.
The institution code is N23.

If you have any problems with the online application, contact UCAS by phone: 0871 4680 468  or email: enquiries@ucas.ac.uk.

If you are an international student please visit our international application section for further information about how to apply and entrance requirements. Additional start dates may be available please speak to our International Office on +44 191 226 6323 or email international@ncl-coll.ac.uk

Course Content

This Human Resource Management pathway will enable you to evaluate appropriate human resource systems for support of the management of an organisation.

You will analyse staff performance, the changing role of the HR professional whilst evaluating policies such as training and development, reward system and performance appraisal.


The Human Resources pathway structure is as follows:
 

Module: Entrepreneurship (20 Credits).
You are provided with the fundamental tools and skills required for creating value as an entrepreneur in a small business. You will identify and assess your own skills as entrepreneurs, discuss the role of entrepreneurs in the economy and society, and assess your skills to develop a small business.


Module: Ethical Management (10 Credits)
You will engage in critical debates on ethical issues through a combination of academic study and critical reflection. The skills developed will be relevant to ethical decision-making, problem solving and deeper consideration of issues within both social and personal responsibility


Module: Strategic Human Resource Management (20 Credits)
You will be provided a critical understanding of human resource management theories and practice and the connections between Human Resource Management and business strategy.
 

Module: Management Research Methods (10 Credits)
You will be given an introduction to research methods and provided an overview of the quantitative and qualitative methodologies that are needed in order to successfully carry out a research project (assists Dissertation module).
 

Module: Strategy & Change (20 Credits)
You will gain insights into the factors influencing the formulation and implementation of organisational strategy. These factors will encompass those external to the firm, such as market structure and demographic changes, and those internal, such as style of leadership and organisation culture
 

Module: Dissertation (40 Credits)
You will develop skills in research and analysis, in the diagnosis of organisational problems, in the development of strategies to address such problems, and in techniques of data analysis and presentation.
 

Learning Methods

A range of learning and teaching methods which are student centred and which build on and further develop the students’ learning will be adopted. These will include lectures, group based activities (including tutorials), and collaborative student led seminars and presentations, workshops, enquiry based approaches (such as case study scenarios / critical incident analysis) simulated experience such as workshops and discussions. Whilst the teaching methods are designed to address learning outcomes, it is assumed that this will be most likely to be achieved if modes of delivery are interesting and varied and the BA (Hons) degree experience generally enjoyable.

Assessment Methods

The assessment methods are designed to facilitate learning and a range of methods will be utilised throughout the programme, which will guide towards developing the academic skills necessary for studying at final honours degree level and to achieve the learning outcomes of the programme and modules.
Each module of study will have various assessed components, including coursework as essays, assignments, reports, presentations, case study presentations (both written and spoken), reflective journal and examinations; the latter to include both written and spoken (Viva Voce).
 

Progression Opportunities

Students can pursue a career in teaching and progress to study onto a Masters or PGCE qualification.

Career Opportunities

The course provides an ideal platform for you to secure employment on an appropriate graduate scheme on completion of your studies. The skills you develop as part of your course will allow you to seek employment in a wide range of employment.

Entry Requirements

The entrance criteria for both the Full -time and Part-time BA (Hons) Business Management course at Newcastle College require you to have at least a relevant foundation degree or equivalent to begin an Honours undergraduate degree programme. Applications for full time study will be taken via the UCAS website for all full time courses. Part time applications can be completed via the Newcastle College website.
For our mature students (21 years and over) recognition of prior learning is the process used to assess and formally recognise learning which has taken place in the past. Examples include:
Experiences outside your formal education (e.g. work experience or any in-house company training) which is referred to as ‘Recognised Prior Learning’.
If it is relevant and current, some of this prior learning could count towards a Newcastle College degree, and students could be exempt from studying up to 50% of their modules.

English and Maths language requirements are as follows:
• GCSE English language or literature and Maths grade A-C.
• IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) Other English language tests are accepted.
Please see our international pages for entry requirements or for more information please contact the International Office for details.
 

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Reception
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail: enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Additional Course Costs

Higher Education courses

If you are interested in a Foundation Degree, Honours Degree or Postgraduate course you will be pleased to know that Newcastle College has some of the most competitive HE tuition fees in the country. Many people are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England to cover fees. For friendly advice please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.