Business Management with Human Resource Management BSc (Hons) - 2024/5

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Human Resource Management

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Business Management with Human Resource Management
DipHE Business Management with Human Resource Management
CertHE Business Management with Human Resource Management

Professional recognition

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UKA10048 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UKA10088 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Business and Management (Bachelor)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Surrey Business School

Programme Leader

HUO Yuanyuan (SBS)

Date of production/revision of spec

18/06/2024

Educational aims of the programme

  • The programme aims to demonstrate the relevance and application of behavioural science theory to a range of people management issues within an ethical framework ensuring adherence to policy regulation and legal compliance.
  • The programme aims to demonstrate the relevance between behavioural science and human resource management theory and complex business problems particularly workforce trends to measure organisational performance and create value.
  • The programme aims to develop graduates who can demonstrate a wide range of professional skills, which are relevant to their HRM career ambitions; equipping students with the requisite skills to collaborate across boundaries effectively and inclusively to achieve positive outcomes, a positive organisational culture, and sustainable people practices.
  • The programme aims to develop students¿ adaptability and resilience, by approaching problems in a creative, multidisciplinary way evaluating a systematic approach and application of behavioural science to drive organisational performance using evidence and data to create insight, problem solve, and develop ideas, and measure impact.
  • The programme aims to develop the HRM skills needed in a post Covid world focusing on ethical awareness highlighting the importance of equality, diversity, and inclusivity; conflict resolution in a local and global context.
  • The programme aims to equip students with the necessary skills needed to embrace the complex digital world and understand the impact of technology on people at work.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Critically evaluate relevant behavioural science and HRM approaches and techniques within organisations in a global context. K BSc (Hons)
Integrate and apply behavioural science theory and practice of human resource management in varied organisational settings including change management theory. K Ord, BSc (Hons)
Appraise and apply multi-disciplinary HRM techniques to complex problems, formulate solutions and present results in a persuasive evidenced based manner to inform ethical lawful people practices. C DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate relevant employment law knowledge to a wide variety of organisational settings; evaluate and apply dispute resolution techniques to resolve workplace conflict. K Ord, BSc (Hons)
Critically reflect on the ethical, social and sustainability issues likely to arise in the conduct of business and HRM practice in diverse cultural contexts; negotiate solutions with key stakeholders. C Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate professional digital competences in a broad range of skills that are relevant to the needs of future HRM professionals. T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Evaluate and apply enhanced critical thinking, analysis and synthesis; numeracy; reasoning; communication; presentation; computing; report writing, problem solving; research; interactive and group skills to work inclusively to achieve positive outcomes, promote positive organisational culture and sustainable people practices. T Ord, BSc (Hons)
Apply relevant HRM approaches and techniques to examine the financial and non- financial performance of organisations in various business contexts and environments using data to inform evidence- based decision making. K DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Translate theory into practice of management within the HRM discipline and use appropriate methodologies/tools to measure impact. K DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Select and apply HR management and HRM techniques to well defined problems, analyse results, draw appropriate conclusions, and present the results in an appropriate format using data to inform practice, decision making, solve problems and measure impact. C DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate an awareness of and plan possible solutions for the ethical social and sustainable issues likely to arise in the conduct of business and HRM practices in diverse cultural contexts. C DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Apply a range of professional and digital competences that are relevant to the needs of future HRM professionals. T DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate and apply analysis techniques; critical thinking; problem solving methodologies; numerical reasoning; to appropriately communicate information, arguments and analysis to a required audience. T DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of global organisations, business contexts and external environments. K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate an understanding of the theory and practice of management within their disciplines and chosen degree pathway. K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Select and apply HRM management techniques to simple problems, draw appropriate conclusions based on data and present the results in an appropriate format. C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Recognise and demonstrate an awareness of the ethical, social and sustainability issues likely to arise in the conduct of business practice in diverse cultural contexts. C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate professional competences in the use of digital technologies relevant to the needs of future managers. T DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate some critical thinking; numeracy; presentation; report writing, and group skills. KT Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate key business skills (applicable to students who undertake the Professional Training Year). P
Analysis of business operations (applicable to students who undertake the Professional Training Year). P
Self- reflection and awareness (applicable to students who undertake the Professional Training Year). P

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Module Selection for Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Students who do not choose the Applied Business Project:
You will need to select one optional module in semester 1 and three in semester 2

Students who choose the Applied Business Project:
You will need to select two optional module in semester 2

Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Module Selection for Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Students who do not choose the Applied Business Project:
You will need to select one optional module in semester 1 and three in semester 2

Students who choose the Applied Business Project:
You will need to select two optional module in semester 2

Professional Training Year (PTY) -

Module Selection for Professional Training Year (PTY) -

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) Y
Dual degree N

Other information

Surrey's Curriculum Framework is committed to developing graduates with strengths in Employability, Digital Capabilities, Global and Cultural Capabilities, Sustainability and Resourcefulness and Resilience.

Employability ¿ this programme is CIPD accredited as such, the programme is already designed to equip students with all the core competencies required of HRM practitioners. Upon successful completion of the programme students are eligible to be awarded associate membership of the CIPD ensuring they are employment ready. Whilst in student membership of the CIPD Surrey Students can opt to attend the CIPD student conference where students may connect with HR experts, access real life case studies, engage with panel discussions and connect with other students and early career professionals.

Digital Capabilities -Throughout the programme students learn to navigate and utilise the Virtual Learning Environment @ Surrey (SurreyLearn) and other digital resources and online databases to aid their learning and undertake research. Students are encouraged to use current media such as Whatsapp, MS Teams, Zoom, and utilising cloud/file sharing for communication and team working. Appropriate use of digital media and communication platforms is increasingly relevant for HRM practitioners and through use and discussion of these students gain an awareness of their roles, plus their limitations and misuse which can have wider impact (e.g., to digital wellbeing) Module Assessments across the programme include the creation of vlog, and digital presentations thus ensuring students engage with a variety of digital tools. Students develop an understanding of HRM databases and the impact of technology on modern working practices.

Global and Cultural Capabilities ¿ The student body is diverse and students will develop their ability to work in groups effectively with other students from diverse backgrounds to develop their cultural intelligence, broaden their world view, own perspectives and interpretations and reinterpret issues against a broader spectrum of ideas and representations. Students develop an understanding of case law and law precedents with a specific emphasis on promoting equality of opportunity diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The concept of social justice is embedded across the programme particularly emphasised in the employee relations and global HRM modules.

Sustainability ¿ the programme aims to equip students with the knowledge to be ethically and socially responsible by demonstrating awareness of the potential solutions for sustainable employment opportunities including the promotion of inclusion and social justice, that will shape sustainable and meaningful work for the benefit of future society.

Resourcefulness and Resilience - Our programme is an intensive learning journey designed to enhance students¿ continual professional development. Their performance and progress are facilitated and assessed by formative and summative assessments. All interactive components of the programme contain mentoring elements aimed at helping students develop their individual and collective resourcefulness and resilience in the face of challenges and adversity. By the end of the programme, students have developed the necessary attributes for a career in people management such as confidence, adaptability, and self-regulation

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2024/5 academic year.