BSc (Hons)

Human Resource Management and Business

Teaching & Learning

The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload will be informed by your core modules and the option modules you choose to study; the information provided is an indication of what you can expect and may be subject to change. The option modules listed are also an indication of what will be available to you. Their availability is subject to demand and you will be advised which option modules you can choose at the beginning of each year of study.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021. In the meantime, our existing course specifications are available.

What you'll learn

Understand the importance of organisational marketing in human resource management. You will become familiar with key marketing principles and appreciate how contemporary marketing concepts are applied by organisations, and the potential challenges of doing so.
Develop the essential tools you will need to understand the 'real-world' outcomes of economic decisions. The module will promote an understanding of wider macro-economic and policy issues relevant to human resource management.
Examine the production and use of financial information in human resources management (HRM). You will study a variety of topics including how businesses are financed, budgeting, capital investment decisions and the use of financial reports to inform HRM decision making.
Learn about the people side of business. This module is structured into four main themes: motivation, management, leadership and teams. You will look at these within the context of culture, political environment, global working and intercultural competence.
Study human resources (HR) activity and its role in organisations, including its purpose and evolution. You will explore different ways of delivering HR objectives as well as developments in the management of employment relationships, and the methods that can be used to demonstrate the organisational value of HR departments.
Focus on developing your academic scholarship and critical thinking, your professionalism and career skills, and your ability to conduct research.
Understand the importance of organisational marketing in human resource management. You will become familiar with key marketing principles and appreciate how contemporary marketing concepts are applied by organisations, and the potential challenges of doing so.
Develop the essential tools you will need to understand the 'real-world' outcomes of economic decisions. The module will promote an understanding of wider macro-economic and policy issues relevant to human resource management.
Examine the production and use of financial information in human resources management (HRM). You will study a variety of topics including how businesses are financed, budgeting, capital investment decisions and the use of financial reports to inform HRM decision making.
Learn about the people side of business. This module is structured into four main themes: motivation, management, leadership and teams. You will look at these within the context of culture, political environment, global working and intercultural competence.
Study human resources (HR) activity and its role in organisations, including its purpose and evolution. You will explore different ways of delivering HR objectives as well as developments in the management of employment relationships, and the methods that can be used to demonstrate the organisational value of HR departments.
Focus on developing your academic scholarship and critical thinking, your professionalism and career skills, and your ability to conduct research.

What you'll learn

Examine the role of learning and development, particularly in relation to organisational effectiveness. You will gain in-depth knowledge of how to identify training and development needs, and the design, delivery and evaluation of learning. Your learning will explore learning and development methods such as coaching, mentoring and e-learning.
Gain an understanding of the range of people-related data and information available within organisations. You will learn how to recognise relevant data and information and identify where you might find it within an organisation, using case studies as examples. Your learning will also explore how to store, collate, analyse and evaluate data in order to make evidence-based decisions.
Explore the strategic approaches that organisations take to establish themselves as employers in the labour market and to plan effectively so that they are able to meet their organisational skills needs. You will study the key operational practices that organisations use to resource their organisations effectively such as recruitment, selection, workforce planning, staff retention, succession planning, retirement and dismissal processes.
Build on the skills developed in the Academic & Critical Thinking Skills module in year one, or study this module to begin developing your academic scholarship and critical thinking, your professionalism and career skills, and your ability to conduct research.
Understand the nature of managerial decision making and its complexities including the tensions between ethics and cost effectiveness. You will explore the role of cognition, perception and motivation in decision making as well as the negotiation skills essential in effective decision making.
Examine the role of learning and development, particularly in relation to organisational effectiveness. You will gain in-depth knowledge of how to identify training and development needs, and the design, delivery and evaluation of learning. Your learning will explore learning and development methods such as coaching, mentoring and e-learning.
Gain an understanding of the range of people-related data and information available within organisations. You will learn how to recognise relevant data and information and identify where you might find it within an organisation, using case studies as examples. Your learning will also explore how to store, collate, analyse and evaluate data in order to make evidence-based decisions.
Explore the strategic approaches that organisations take to establish themselves as employers in the labour market and to plan effectively so that they are able to meet their organisational skills needs. You will study the key operational practices that organisations use to resource their organisations effectively such as recruitment, selection, workforce planning, staff retention, succession planning, retirement and dismissal processes.
Build on the skills developed in the Academic & Critical Thinking Skills module in year one, or study this module to begin developing your academic scholarship and critical thinking, your professionalism and career skills, and your ability to conduct research.
Understand the nature of managerial decision making and its complexities including the tensions between ethics and cost effectiveness. You will explore the role of cognition, perception and motivation in decision making as well as the negotiation skills essential in effective decision making.

What you'll learn

Develop your understanding of key contemporary developments in the business and external context within which HR operates. You will will consider how to provide practical and implementable organisational and HR solutions and you will examine the role that HR plays in business ethics, strategy formulation and implementation.
Develop your understanding of key contemporary developments in the business and external context within which HR operates. You will will consider how to provide practical and implementable organisational and HR solutions and you will examine the role that HR plays in business ethics, strategy formulation and implementation.

Option modules may include

Develop a critical awareness and understanding of the complexity of managing cross-cultural issues, diversity and inclusion in the home and global business environment.
This module uncovers the dirty secrets of how tax havens work and how they disrupt the global economy. It explores the opaque, secretive and confusing world of financial crimes saturated with stories, rumours and anecdotes.
explore and analyse Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability both as international phenomena and as 'global' political, economic and societal 'discourses'.
Apply for a placement and undertake a period of paid employment to give you the opportunity to develop business contacts and gain understanding of the jobs and career market.
Develop a critical awareness and understanding of the complexity of managing cross-cultural issues, diversity and inclusion in the home and global business environment.
This module uncovers the dirty secrets of how tax havens work and how they disrupt the global economy. It explores the opaque, secretive and confusing world of financial crimes saturated with stories, rumours and anecdotes.
explore and analyse Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability both as international phenomena and as 'global' political, economic and societal 'discourses'.
Apply for a placement and undertake a period of paid employment to give you the opportunity to develop business contacts and gain understanding of the jobs and career market.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.