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BA (Hons) Human Resource Management and Finance

The programme builds upon a multidisciplinary foundation. Human Resource Management (HRM) expertise and professionalism will be developed over the course of the programme and students will be able to learn about and experiment with the range of well-established and modern approaches to the challenges of people management and development. This combines with the undertaking of specialist finance modules designed to enable the student to progress their knowledge and skills in this field. Additionally, there is a focus on the development of students’ intellectual and practical skills that will support them both as learners and as future managers.

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Course Length:

3 years (4 years with work placement) Full Time

Entry Requirements

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

A levels: BBC – CCC

A level / BTEC / Cambridge Technical / Cambridge Technical combination (including AS / EPQ): 96 to 112 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC / Cambridge Technical / Cambridge Technical: DDM - MMM

GCSEs: English language and mathematics at grade C or better

International Baccalaureate: 28 points

Access to HE Diploma to HE Diploma: Pass with at least 15 credits at Merit

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Postgraduate Pathway

The Business School has a diverse and exciting range of full and part time postgraduate programmes including:

*Alumni receive 15% discount on postgraduate fees

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Work Placements

You’ll have the option to undertake a four year professional placement programme by completing a one-year internship in year three. Following this placement, you’ll return to university to complete your final year.  The internship is typically salaried and, if you choose this route, you will receive professional placement recognition as part of your degree title. A few placements are listed below:

  • West Sussex County Council
  • HW Chartered Accountants
  • Rolls Royce
  • Littlehampton Harbour Board
  • Thales
  • Shore watersports
  • IBM
  • Hays Recruitment
  • Goodwood
  • National Air Traffic Centre
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Student view

Sarah Feeney
The structure of the syllabus is flexible to my needs and the content of my degree, whilst challenging, is really good fun.

Course content

The programme is designed to develop proactive graduates who will be equipped to gain appropriate and rewarding employment and make an immediate and on-going contribution within the workplace. As such they will be proficient in a team environment, have acquired skills that will enable them to reflect upon a problem or situation and identify appropriate strategies, and have the confidence and capability to allow them to develop as life-long learners. Students are encouraged to take a placement in the third year of their studies and have the opportunity to undertake a 10 week placement as part of their final year studies.

Our facilities

Like all business related degree students, you will be studying on our Bognor Regis campus. Your classroom time will be spent in up to date seminar rooms with touch screen electronic white boards and high speed wifi, housed in what was a terrace of three elegant Georgian mansions – a building now known as ‘The Dome’. Our current students love the learning environment, the camaraderie, and the fact that tutors know them by name so they are more than just a face in the crowd.

For studying outside of classroom meetings we have a brand new library housing the latest books, journals and online resources, an IT centre, and a student zone complete with barrista coffee and snacks. There is a small a gym on campus, and halls of residence with wifi facilities. The Dome, library, residences and Students’ Union building are all located on a beautifully maintained, green and leafy, level campus. If that’s not quite enough to stimulate your intellect, we are just a short level walk from the beach and, for the more energetic, within cycling distance of the South Downs National Park – brilliant for creativity and inspiration.

Further Students’ Union and sports facilities are available at our Chichester campus and there is a regular subsidised bus service between the two campuses.

Where this can take you

The skills obtained through studying a degree within the School of Enterprise, Management and Leadership are a frequent passport to success in the world of professional employment.

Completing a degree with us will enable you to become proficient in just the sort of transferable skills welcomed by today’s employers.

Analysing and summarising diverse forms of evidence, working to tight deadlines, articulating yourself clearly in written and verbal forms, demonstrating a capacity for reasoned argument and debate: these are all highly desirable aptitudes in the work place.

This programme will give you the skills and experience necessary to flourish in a challenging business environment.

Possible job paths:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Recruitment
  • Employee Relations
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Employment Law
  • Management
  • Consultancy
  • Training and Development
  • Trade Union and Professional Associations
  • Administration
  • Education

Indicative modules

Year One 

  • Management and Organisations
  • Business Decision-making
  • Introductory Law for Managers
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Accounting Skills
  • Business Information Systems
  • Working with Others and Developing Self

Year Two 

  • Data Analysis for Research
  • Business Research
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Development

Year Three 

  • Business Strategy
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Critical Issues in Human Resource Management
  • Management Project
  • Workplace based Learning

Specialist finance modules include: taxation; financial management; financial reporting; management accounting for control; corporate governance.

Teaching and assessment

Our approach to supporting your learning, and how your learning is assessed, is designed to enable you to become a confident and enterprising graduate.  It is focused on seeking to support your ambitions, in parallel with ensuring that the needs of employers are met.  With this in mind, key features of our approach to learning and assessment include the following:

  • In place of the more traditional large group lecture method to teaching undergraduate students adopted by most University Business Schools, our approach involves tutors working with relatively small numbers of students at a time.  As well as providing an excellent environment for supporting you in the development of your subject expertise, it also helps you to develop a wide range of soft skills, such as teamwork, communication and time management.  These attributes are highly valued by graduate employers. 
  • Opportunities to work with organisations on current commercial/business problems and projects.  These experiences are used to provide the basis for assessments that enable you to apply your learning within authentic commercial situations.

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