Some businesses appear to value their profits more than their staff and this creates a bad work environment. However businesses wouldn't function without people. In the UK, the service sector contributes up to 80% of the economy, where highly trained and motivated staff are increasingly seen as core to success of all organisations.
Companies need to make sure that they manage their people effectively, in terms of recruitment, training, reward and communications. A motivated workforce can provide real competitive advantage for a business. Human Resource Management (HRM) focuses on ensuring that business objectives are met through developing and encouraging all employees to work to their full potential.
Combining the knowledge of business with Human Resource Management
Having a clear understanding of how a business works is crucial for all HR Managers. We've structured the course so that during the first year, you'll join other business students on modules which will provide you with a fundamental knowledge of the challenges facing businesses today, and the part that marketing, finance and operations play in creating success.
In the second year, you'll start to gain specific knowledge relating to HRM while building on your existing knowledge of industry. In the third year you will specialise further, through your dissertation and also through highly focussed HR assignments.
UCAS CODE: NN61
The Bucks Business School is packed with expertise. All our business courses cross over, with some modules being shared across the degrees. We believe in breaking down barriers and giving our students every opportunity to expand their network while with us. With smaller, more intimate class sizes, we give our students one-to-one teaching and around-the-clock support.
Being so close to London gives us some amazing industry links, giving you the chance to gain experience in the real world. Our focus on real life experience gives you that competitive edge when heading into employment.
Make the most of our industry links
Our focus on recreating the industry on campus gives a boost to your employability. Some of the companies we have worked with include Dreams, Softcat, Enterprise-rent-a-car, Phlexglobal, Dow Chemicals and The NHS as well as local SMEs such as Wycombe Radio and KVA Digital.
Learn about Business from well-seasoned experts in management
Our lecturers have extensive industry and academic experience. They'll help you mix theory with practice, informing your learning with their knowledge. We attract many guest speakers onto the course, some of which are former students. We make sure that you'll always know about the latest trends in the world of business.
Some of our lecturers have their own interests in the business, some with their own businesses. Their main interest is your teaching and they are always on call, ready to support you through your studies.
What are the course entry requirements?
A typical offer will include GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above and a UCAS Tariff score of 80-96. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.
Year 1 Modules
- Business Environment
- Career Viewpoint
- Financial Decision Making
- People and Organisations
- The Graduate Challenge
Year 2 Modules
- Business Analytics
- Business to Business and Services Marketing
- Cross-Cultural Management
- Economic Analysis
- Enterprise Projects
- Future of Work
- International Human Resource Management
- Operations & Project Management
- Selling & Sales Management
- Small Business
Year 3 Modules
- Business Information Systems
- Consultancy Project
- Enterprise and New Business
- International Strategy & Organisations
- Managing Innovation in Business
- Strategic Decision Making
- Strategic Human Resource Management
How much does it cost
Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry
Full Time Home and EU: £9,250 per year
Full Time International: £10,500 per year
Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.
Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation, course delivery costs or subject to government regulations.
For information on financial assistance to support your learning, visit our Undergraduate Fees and Funding section.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow