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BSc (Hons) Business with Human Resource Management includes modules that cover the development of human resources (HR), law for HR, cross-cultural HR, and compensation and diversity. HR is a core business enabler for all kinds of organisations. HR professionals are involved in recruitment, talent management, employee relations, salaries and incentives. They also develop their organisations’ cultures and capabilities in response to new challenges.
The module aims to provide you with the critical knowledge and understanding of the key strategic HRM/HRD aspects required in the modern workplace. It also aims to provide you with a strong awareness relating to how strategic HRM/HRD contributes to the interests of stakeholders and adds value to the business. It offers an insight into the modern day management of people in the workplace and the importance of effective resourcing activities such as recruitment and selection, and diversity. Additionally, it showcases challenges for potential managers by researching areas such as managing absence and dealing with redundancy. The development of people at work can be an exciting and rewarding area. This module explores both organisational and personal development concepts and practices relating to workplace development.
Diversity in the Workplace
This module allows you to study and research some of the most contemporary management areas. It aims to capture your reflections on such areas whilst also requiring you to consider innovative solutions that will enhance workplaces. On completion of the module, you will be both knowledgeable and confident about the topic of diversity in the workplace and well equipped to add value to existing and future employment.
Compensation Conflict and Cooperation
You will learn a critical and practical approach towards the management of employee rewards and the employment relationship. By the end of the module you will have designed a comprehensive reward system and negotiated its implementation in the face of opposition – you will not be able to get everything you want, you will learn to bargain and compromise. You will learn about the strategic role of employee rewards, and how important rewards are in the employment relationship. This will lead you to understand that organisations and their employees will often seek different rewards sometimes resulting in conflict. You will be introduced to a wide range of reward practices, both traditional and modern, understanding how each of these may have very different meanings for each side of the employment relationship. You will learn the principles and skills of negotiation and compromise: finding your way to agreement through a complex mix of cooperation, consensus, power play and shrewd bargaining.
This module will provide you with a perspective on core strategy from the vantage of an organisation and the ability to analyse, formulate and critique business strategies. You will be able to understand and reflect on the scope and limitations of tools and techniques deployed to inform business strategies and their sustainability premises. It will, as a bolt on, impart an emphasis for stepping back and looking at strategies from a macro level sustainability perspective as is very topical and at the forefront of policy and business concerns.
The module provides a comprehensive guide to Organisation Theory, and offers practical guidance to application of theoretical perspectives to organising practices. It offers an introduction to main theoretical perspectives dominant in Organisation Theory, i.e. modern, symbolic and contemporary perspectives. It highlights the implications of contrasting theoretical perspectives in practice, and further explores the latest development in organising practices. Through challenging conventional understanding of organisation and management, the module enables you to critically approach Organisation as a field of theory and practice, and to construct your own knowledge and understanding of ‘management’. It helps you to situate yourself within this field as critical thinkers, and as capable and reflective practitioners. As such the module contributes to your enhanced employability, and informed employment decision-making.
The dissertation module aims to equip you with the necessary intellectual and practical skills for undertaking an individual student-led, ethical investigation into an applied business (or the named degree) problem or issue. In addition, the dissertation aims to equip you with key transferable, employability skills, including: time management, project management, communication (written and verbal), negotiation, persuasion and influence, discovery, initiative, creativity and innovation in problem-solving, and analysis.