BSc(Hons) Business with Human Resource Management | BMS

BSc (Hons) Business with Human Resource Management

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.

Course Details

  • ◈ Duration: One academic year
  • ◈ Awarding body: Northumbria University, UK
  • ◈ Lectures: Saturdays & Sundays
  • ◈ Academic Year: 2023


  • July
  • November

Entry Requirements

  • BMS – GDM / HND
  • CIMA – Managerial Level
  • CIM – Professional Diploma
  • ACCA – Knowledge and Skills
  • NIBM – Higher Diploma

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HR Resourcing and Development

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.

Strategic Management for Sustainable Leadership

This module transfers highly-sought-after graduate level consultancy skills that can be brought to bear in analysis of commercial companies. Here you learn to synthesize the major Resource-based View concepts of Capability, Competence and Resource with Value Chain analysis, and how to deploy these tools to create a strategy for a sustainable and commercially successful future for an organisation. The development of recommendations meeting the generic tests of Acceptability, Suitability, and Feasibility will also require the consideration of Leadership, Stakeholders, Sustainability and Business Ethics.

Critical Organisational Analysis

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.