BSc (Hons) Management (Human Resources) 

with Industrial/Professional Experience

Management (Human Resources) with Industrial/Professional Experience

Course description

Our flexible Management degrees share a common first year before allowing you to focus on your chosen specialism to enhance your career prospects. With over 90 course units to choose from, you really can shape your own degree.

BSc (Hons) Management (Human Resources) with Industrial/Professional Experience concentrates on the broad area of human resource management plus employment policy and practice, industrial relations, organisational psychology and organisational analysis, with choices to focus on both the UK and international level. It includes a work placement in your penultimate year and is designed to encourage you to gain a critical awareness of how people are managed in organisations.

To graduate with BSc (Hons) Management (Human Resources), you need to have studied at least 40 credits of second-year options (one third of your studies) and at least 60 credits of final-year options (half of your studies) from the Human Resources subject area.

Since the Management and Management (Specialism) degrees are identical in the first year, transfer between them is straightforward, so you should apply for only one of them.

Aims

This course aims to promote critical awareness of the merits and complexities of management and to instill an appreciation of the association between theory and practice. It aims to introduce you to important new developments in the field of management and to enable you to develop appropriate practical and transferable skills.

Special features

  • Study a broad-based management degree whilst specialising in human resources
  • Your chosen specialism will be reflected in your final degree title - BSc (Hons) Management (Human Resources)
  • Don't want to specialise? Graduate with BSc (Hons) Management
  • Includes a work placement in your penultimate year of study
  • Coursework and assessment

    Essays, multiple choice tests, project reports and presentations, in-class tests and weekly assignments constitute the coursework component of assessment, although the nature and proportion of coursework varies across course units. The remainder of assessment is by unseen examination. Depending on the degree course, in your final year you can choose to do a research-based dissertation or project. We aim to strike a balance between examinations and assessed coursework as well as providing opportunities for feedback on progress through non-assessed work.

    Course content for year 1

    You will study a set of core course units to provide a broad introduction to a range of topics across our management portfolio; this will ensure that you benefit from more choice in later years.

    Following feedback from both current students and employers, we have recently enhanced our first year programme structure. Due to popular demand, we have introduced a first-year marketing course unit to allow new first-year students to benefit from an early insight into this area. We have also created a new course unit for semester two which uses case studies to give you a more practical understanding of the theories you have learned during the first semester.

    You will study Analysing Organisations 1 and 2, Business and Management Skills, Case Studies in Management, Economic Principles: Microeconomics, Financial Decision Making, Fundamentals of Financial Reporting, Fundamentals of Management Accounting, Introduction to Work Psychology, Marketing Foundations and Quantitative Methods for Business and Management 1 and 2.

    Course units for year 1

    The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

    Title Code Credit rating Mandatory/optional
    Economic Principles : Microeconomics BMAN10001 10 Mandatory
    Marketing Foundations BMAN10101 10 Mandatory
    Financial Decision Making M BMAN10522M 10 Mandatory
    Fundamentals of Financial Reporting BMAN10621M 10 Mandatory
    Fundamentals of Management Accounting M BMAN10632M 10 Mandatory
    Academic and Career Development BMAN10780 10 Mandatory
    Case Studies in Management BMAN10862 10 Mandatory
    Introduction to Work Psychology BMAN10872 10 Mandatory

    Course content for year 2

    BSc (Hons) Management (Human Resources) students will study a core course unit - Law in a Management Context - plus a minimum of 30 credits from the human resources subject area. Course units currently available include Business Law 1 and 2, Globalisation and Employment, Influence and Change in Organisations, Employment Relations and Critical Management and Organisation Studies.

    You will then choose additional optional course units (80 credits) from the management portfolio of second year course units. You need to consider what you want to study in your final year, as some final-year options require you to have completed related second-year course units.

    Course units for year 2

    The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

    Title Code Credit rating Mandatory/optional
    Law in a Management Context BMAN10901 10 Mandatory
    Operations Management BMAN20031 10 Optional
    Investment Analysis BMAN20072 10 Optional
    Financial Statement Analysis BMAN20081 10 Optional
    Business Intelligence and Big Data Analytics BMAN20162 10 Optional
    Business, Ethics and Society BMAN20211 10 Optional
    Globalisation and Employment BMAN20262 10 Optional
    Consumer Behaviour BMAN20271 10 Optional
    Managerial Economics BMAN20320 20 Optional
    Macroeconomics BMAN20340 20 Optional
    Influence & Change in Organisations BMAN20352 10 Optional
    Marketing Research BMAN20362 10 Optional
    Marketing Applications and Communications BMAN20390 20 Optional
    e-Business and e-Marketing BMAN20471 10 Optional
    Innovation in Product Markets BMAN20481 10 Optional
    American Society and Economy BMAN20610 20 Optional
    Decision Modelling for Resource Management BMAN20822 10 Optional
    Research Methodology BMAN20851 10 Optional
    Introduction to Non-profit and Social Marketing BMAN20872 10 Optional
    Social Media & Social Network BMAN20892 10 Optional
    Global Team Working BMAN20901 10 Optional
    Critical Management and Organisation Studies BMAN20920 20 Optional
    Knowledge Management BMAN20922 10 Optional
    Sustainable Innovation Management BMAN20932 10 Optional
    Financial Markets and Institutions BMAN21011 10 Optional
    Financial Reporting and Accountability BMAN21020 20 Optional
    Intermediate Management Accounting BMAN21040 20 Optional
    Introduction to Business Information Systems BMAN21061 10 Optional
    Managing Projects BMAN22061 20 Optional
    Foundations of Finance B BMAN23000B 20 Optional
    Enabling Creativity and Managing Creative Organisations BMAN24001 10 Optional
    The Modern Corporation: control, critique, change BMAN24011 20 Optional
    Business Law 1: Law, Business Liabilities and the Consumer BMAN24042 10 Optional
    Business Law 2: Law and the Modern Corporation in an International Context BMAN24052 10 Optional
    Statistics for Management BMAN24061 10 Optional
    Personnel Selection and Assessment BMAN24081 10 Optional
    Mergers & Acquisitions: Financial Perspectives BMAN24102 10 Optional
    International Business BMAN24121 10 Optional
    Strategic Management BMAN24151 10 Optional
    Business Analysis BMAN24161 10 Optional
    Case Studies in Business Analysis BMAN24172 10 Optional
    Employment Relations BMAN24181 10 Optional
    Social Diversity and Employment Inequality BMAN24192 10 Optional
    Trends in Digital Business Technology BMAN24202 10 Optional
    Business Intrapreneurship Skills MCEL20032 10 Optional
    Science & the Modern World UCIL10221 10 Optional
    Science and the Modern World (20 Credits) UCIL10721 20 Optional
    Industry Projects: Sustainability and Environmental Impact UCIL13301 10 Optional
    Leadership of Learning UCIL20001 10 Optional
    Leadership of Learning UCIL20002 20 Optional
    Leadership in Action 20 Credit Unit UCIL20020 20 Optional
    Leadership in Action Unit UCIL20021 10 Optional
    Leadership in Action Online Unit UCIL20031 10 Optional
    From Cholera to Aids: A Global History of Epidemics UCIL20081 20 Optional
    The Crisis of Nature: Issues in Environmental History UCIL20092 10 Optional
    Multilingual Manchester (Societal Multilingualism) UCIL20102 10 Optional
    Science, the Media and the Public UCIL20181 10 Optional
    The Information Age UCIL20282 10 Optional
    From Cholera to Aids: A Global History of Epidemics UCIL20331 10 Optional
    Crisis of Nature: Critical Issues in Environmental History UCIL20592 20 Optional
    The Information Age UCIL20782 20 Optional
    An Introduction to Current Topics in Biology UCIL20882 10 Optional
    Leadership of Learning UCIL21000 20 Optional
    Leadership of Learning UCIL21001 20 Optional
    Leadership of Learning UCIL21002 10 Optional
    Diverse Britain in a Globalising World UCIL21102 10 Optional
    Bioethics: Contemporary Issues in Science and Biomedicine UCIL21202 10 Optional
    Communicating with Confidence UCIL21301 10 Optional
    Communicating with Confidence UCIL21302 10 Optional
    Innovation for a Sustainable Society UCIL21402 10 Optional
    Security and Surveillance UCIL21701 20 Optional
    Body, Health and Well-Being UCIL21802 10 Optional
    Humanitarian Challenges in an Unequal World UCIL21902 10 Optional
    Essential Enterprise UCIL22001 10 Optional
    Curating Culture UCIL22302 10 Optional
    Global Citizenship and Sustainability UCIL22501 10 Optional
    Science and Civilisation in East Asia UCIL23101 20 Optional
    Science and Civilisation in East Asia UCIL23301 10 Optional
    The Art of Enterprise UCIL24002 10 Optional
    Science, Technology and Democracy UCIL24141 10 Optional
    Science, Technology and Democracy UCIL24151 20 Optional
    The Digital Society UCIL25002 10 Optional
    "You can't say that!" UCIL28002 10 Optional
    Physics & The Grand Challenges of Today UCIL29002 10 Optional
    Introduction to Computer Systems (ITMB) UCIL29512 10 Optional
    Madness and Society in the Modern Age UCIL30332 20 Optional
    Madness and Society in the Modern Age UCIL30832 10 Optional
    From Baker Street to CSI UCIL32011 10 Optional
    From Baker Street to CSI UCIL32511 20 Optional
    Climate Change & Society UCIL33201 10 Optional
    Climate Change & Society UCIL33501 20 Optional
    Further Business French ULFR20360 20 Optional

    Course content for year 3

    If successful, you will spend your third year on a paid work placement. Completing a placement will enable you to put theory into practice, further develop important transferable skills and gain a real insight into your chosen profession.

    Course content for year 4

    In the final year, you will choose at least 60 credits (half) of final-year options from the human resources subj ect area. Course units currently available include Comparative Industrial Relations, Behavioural Strategy, Globalisation and National Employment Systems, Employment Law, International Human Resource Management, Managing Fairness at Work and Work, Industry and Society.

    Additional course fee information

    Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2016 will be £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £20,000 per annum. For general information please see the  undergraduate fees  pages.

    Scholarships and bursaries

    The Manchester Bursary is available to any student who is registered on an eligible first undergraduate degree course at Manchester and who has had a full financial assessment carried out by Student Finance. Visit our student finance pages for more detailed information.

    In addition to this support, Alliance Manchester Business School will be awarding five Undergraduate Scholarships for Social Responsibility worth £2,000 p.a. across three years of study to UK students achieving AAA at A-level (or equivalent) who are able to demonstrate a significant contribution and commitment to social responsibility. We will also be awarding this scholarship to an international (non-EU) student. Find out more about our Undergraduate Scholarships for Social Responsibility .

    What our students say

    'I particularly enjoyed Operations Management as our lecturer does not teach from books but from his own experience, which makes the course very interactive and practical. It was structured around a group project which has given me a good example of teamwork to talk about in interviews, as we came up with our own business and faced challenges as a group.' - Daria Savilova from Russia, final year Management student

    'The management course offered allowed me to choose some finance and accounting modules, which I knew I would be good at, as well as some marketing and human resource modules, which I was interested in. It was this variety that made me choose my course.' - Clare Douglas, final year Management student

    More current students share their experience of studying BSc (Hons) Management on our YouTube channel

    Facilities

    John Rylands University Library is renowned as one of the most extensive libraries in the world. This is complemented by our specialist business and management Precinct Library which provides a dedicated service to Alliance Manchester Business School undergraduates. There is increasing provision of information via various web-based services and much of your reading material will be available through e-journals. These and other standard computing services, such as access to the internet and word processing, are available through computer clusters across campus in departmental buildings, libraries and halls of residence. Many buildings in and around the campus are also equipped with free wifi access.

    Personal development plans

    PDPs are aimed at helping you develop awareness of generic transferable and subject-specific skills, improve independent learning and provide a record of your academic learning and achievement.

    Academic advisors

    All new Alliance Manchester Business School students are allocated an academic advisor who you will meet in regular sessions as part of a first-year course unit. Where possible, you will keep the same academic advisor throughout your time here. Your advisor will support you throughout your studies on matters of an academic nature, from providing feedback on a practice essay in preparation for your `formal' assessment at the end of each semester to discussing your PDP or writing you a reference. We also have a dedicated undergraduate assessment and student support centre within the School, who will be your first point of contact for any ill health or other personal problems which are affecting your work.

    Student mentoring

    We operate a peer mentoring scheme which aims to provide you with a second or final year 'mentor' to provide practical assistance with orientation and induction as well as advice and information on any aspect of student life.

    Disability support

    Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email:  dass@manchester.ac.uk

    Class profile - 2015 intake These figures are for all Management courses 2015 entry and can vary each year.

    316
    2464
    enrollments
    applications
    45%
    55%
    male
    female
    Applications per place: 8
    Nationalities: 43

    UCAS code

    N601

    Typical A-level offer

    AAB

    Career prospects

    80%
    of students in work or study six months after finishing
    1st
    Most targeted university by leading graduate employers.
    £
    You will receive a significant fee discount for your placement year

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