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BA (Hons) Business (HRM) (CMI)
36 - 72 months
£13,500(UK/EU) / £12,150 (International)
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Arden University
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Effective human resources managers are in high demand. Arden University’s BA (Hons) Business (Human Resource Management) (CMI) course develops the professional skills you need to lead in the field.
During this degree you’ll gain an understanding of the key components of human resources management, alongside current and emerging developments in business. You will learn about staff planning, development and training, employee relationships, and employment law - whilst applying all of these in national and international contexts. Chartered Management Institute (CMI) membership gives you a wealth or resources to support your study.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BA (Hons) Business (Human Resource Management) (CMI) will possess career-ready skills in:

  • Understanding strategic contributions of HRM to an organisation
  • Analysing and interpreting written, visual, and graphical data
  • Listening, negotiating, persuasion, and presentation in a professional environment
  • Applying theoretical and practical HRM techniques to solve complex problems
  • Self-management and working productively and independently
  • With Arden University, you’ll have access to an engaging and easy to navigate online learning platform called ilearn. Available on desktop and mobile devices, ilearn supports and encourages you to take control of your studies. Providing everything you need to complete your programme in one accessible place, ilearn features:

    • A virtual classroom, library, diary, and lecture theatre rolled into one
    • All of your modules, study materials, career support, and schedules
    • Downloadable module materials so you can access the course when offline
    • Access to an online library containing thousands of e-journals, e-books, podcasts, and videos
    • Engaging forums where you can interact, debate, and discuss ideas with your tutors and fellow students
  • This course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

    • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; or
    • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent
    • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required

    Arden University are happy to consider an applications from students who are highly motivated to study the programme. This will require a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course, and evidence of relevant work experience.

  • The BA (Hons) Business (HRM) syllabus is comprised of the following modules:

    Stage 1

    • Developing Personal and Management Skills
    • Understanding the Business Environment
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Introduction to Finance
    • People in Organisations
    • Managing Human Resources

    Stage 2

    • Managing Across Cultures
    • Business Processes
    • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
    • Business Analysis
    • Planning Human Resources
    • Managing Change in Organisations

    Stage 3

    • Contemporary Management Issues
    • Strategic Management
    • Managing Self and Others
    • Strategic Issues in HRM
    • Research Methods and Dissertation

    The final module is an independent research and planning project, where you’ll have a chance to specialise in an area of your interest. It will be an opportunity to apply the skills you have learned during the programme, and showcase your understanding to potential future employers.

  • Recruitment and human resources (HR) is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK and beyond. These fields function in nearly every sector, as companies seek new and more efficient ways to find and retain the best people for their organisations. This programme focuses on developing students’ key transferable business skills, meaning your employment opportunities after graduation expand beyond just the specialisation. Graduates of the course will be able to demonstrate self-management, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation among other key transferable assets. Jobs that graduates of the BA (Hons) Business (HRM) might explore are:

    • Careers Adviser
    • Human Resources Officer
    • Management Consultant
    • Office Manager
    • Recruitment Consultant
    • Sales Executive
    • Training and Development Officer
  • If you’d like to apply, please click on the Apply Now or Start Application button on the page. Please fill in the form and provide as much detail as possible so we can properly advise you on the next steps. Once you’ve submitted your application form, one of our dedicated course advisors will contact you within 48 hours.


Val Bishop
I feel that I want to tell the world that this is what I’m doing and to say to people to try it yourself. If I can back to learning at 75 with Arden, anyone can whatever their age. I would have to say you owe it to yourself.
— Val Bishop, Arden University
Laura Benson
"I feel very honoured to be studying whilst working and bringing up a family. It is very hard to say the least but when I get amazing grades and feedback it all makes it so worthwhile."
— Laura Benson, Arden University
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