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Programme Details 2015-2016

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
BSc Single Honours Pathway
Roehampton University Business School

PROGRAMME CONVENER(S): Dr Miral Metawie, 020 8392 3858, miral.metawie@roehampton.ac.uk

For further information please contact the Department Administrators: Beverley Woodbridge (level HE1 students), 020 8392 3440, beverley.woodbridge@roehampton.ac.uk, or Thomas Barbanneau (level HE2 & HE3 students), 020 8392 3440, thomas.barbanneau@roehampton.ac.uk.

LOCATION: The modules in this programme are taught at the Roehampton Lane (Southlands College) campus unless otherwise stated.

PROGRAMME OUTLINE: The Business School offers several single honours pathways available within the BUS suite of programmes, taught at Roehampton. Specialised pathways (and named degrees) are available in Business Management, Business Management and Accounting, Business Management and Digital Media, Business Management and Economics, Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Business Management and Retail Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Marketing and Multimedia, and Accounting. The common first year programme is designed to enable students, if they wish, to change pathway at the end of the first year, provided that they have successfully passed the corresponding compulsory module at level HE1, as indicated on their chosen pathway page (see individual pathway pages).

AIMS: The overall aim of this programme is to develop the theoretical knowledge as well as critical and practical awareness of the contemporary issues in Human Resource Management. You will deepen your understanding of the complexity of people management through an interdisciplinary study of people, work, organisations and society; all of which shape the HRM regulation and practice and in turn organisational performance. At the end of the programme you will be able to:

  • demonstrate commercial awareness of the practice of human resource management;
  • develop a systematic understanding of the functions human resource management and human resource development;
  • examine the external environment in which an organisation operates and its implications for human resource management strategies;
  • have a knowledge and understanding of cross-cultural management;
  • develop the ability to manage HR planning through change;
  • acquire the ethical knowledge required for the effective management of people and organisations;
  • enhance your reflective practical skills and ability to self-assess your performance and identify opportunities for continuous professional development;
  • develop your personal and interpersonal transferable skills (such as communication, leadership, teamwork and public speaking and presentation skills);
  • explore the HR profession map and the core behaviours required for an HR specialist;
  • develop an academic basis for further study including that of business and management at graduate level and/or graduate training.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students who successfully complete the programme will develop professional and practical HRM competences at the following four levels:

Knowledge and Understanding

  • critically evaluate the key practices of HR planning, such as recruitment, selection, and employee induction;
  • discuss contemporary issues within areas of HRM including Talent Management, Employee Engagement, Training and Development, Career Development and Retention and Employee Relations;
  • identify theoretically supported HR practices for enhancing diversity and inclusion;
  • understand performance management and reward systems;
  • assess the implications of employment law for the practice of HR and people management.
Intellectual Skills

  • describe, analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply theoretical models underpinning key human resource management decisions within different contexts;
  • demonstrate analytical skill through the identification, selection and interpretation of complex data;
  • evaluate organisational decision-making and have developed problem-solving skills;
  • research and identify new, challenging issues in written, numerical and oral work acknowledging ethical considerations.
Professional and Practical Skills

  • apply research and problem-solving skills through a variety of organisation based projects in human resource management;
  • produce problem-based company reports and analysis;
  • evaluate the importance of human resource activity in both commercial and not-for-profit organisations.
Transferable Skills

  • develop key employability skills, including interviewing skills, self-reflection and performance assessment skills;
  • build interpersonal skills e.g. building relationships, maximising individual strengths, negotiating individual contributions to a group task to allow the pursuit of group goals and to foster individual and group effectiveness;
  • be computer literate and appreciate the use of IT applications, including e-learning, in the organization;
  • develop effective intellectual autonomy, initiative and self-competence in learning situations;
  • practice independent learning essential for continuous professional development;
  • enhance oral, written, analytical, problem-solving and time management skills applicable to a range of job opportunities including self-employment.

 

Compulsory and Required modules
The list of compulsory and required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Below is a list of the compulsory and required modules currently offered.

Optional modules
Not all optional modules will necessarily be offered in any one year. Below is a list of modules which have been offered in the past.



LEVEL HE1



Compulsory module
#BUS020C430S - People and Organisations

Required modules
~BUS020C434S - Accounting for Organisations
~BUS020C437A - Creative Environment
~BUS020C438A - Principles of Economics
~BUS020C460A - Marketing and Enterprise

* plus one of the following optional modules:
BUS020C439S - Business Data Analysis
or any one of the Languages for All modules.

* Please note that upon enrolment, students will be automatically allocated to Business Data Analysis. To request a change of your optional module, please contact your Programme Convener for approval.

Independent Study module
This module will only be available to students who have too few credits to progress during the academic year and are too late to register for conventionally taught modules. It cannot be selected as part of a normal programme of study at the beginning of the academic year and requires the Programme Convener's approval.
BUS020C425A or S or Y - Independent Study: Extended Review



LEVEL HE2



All compulsory modules (indicated with '#') must be taken at level HE2 in order to continue to level HE3. When choosing any HE2 modules, students should always note the necessary prerequisites listed in square brackets.

Compulsory modules

#BUS020N581A - Introduction to Human Resource Management
#BUS020N582S - Understanding Employee Relations [prerequisite: BUS020N581]
#BUS020N592A - Managing Organisations

Required module
~BUS020N532A - Business Research

plus two BUS optional modules to make a total of 120 credits from the list of optional modules below.

Optional modules
BUS020N531S - Managing Operations [prerequisite: BUS020N592]
BUS020N533A - International Business Environment [prerequisite: BUS020C430]
BUS020N551S - Project Management
BUS020N563S - Entrepreneurship [prerequisite: BUS020C460]

Independent Study module
This module will only be available to students who have too few credits to progress/graduate during the academic year and are too late to register for conventionally taught modules. It cannot be selected as part of a normal programme of study at the beginning of the academic year and requires the Programme Convener's approval.
BUS020N520A or S or Y - Independent Study: Extended Essay



LEVEL HE3



Students may select modules from a range of possibilities in order to obtain the required number of credits. All compulsory modules (indicated with '#') must be taken at level HE2 in order to continue to level HE3. When choosing any HE3 modules, students should always note the necessary prerequisites listed in square brackets.

Compulsory modules
#BUS020X682S - Contemporary Case Studies in Human Resource Management [prerequisites: BUS020C430/BUS020N581/BUS020N582]
#BUS020X684A - Employment Law

Required modules
~BUS020X622Y - Ethics, Organisations and Society [prerequisite: BUS020N592]
~BUS020X652Y - Cross Cultural Management [prerequisites: BUS020N531 or BUS020N592]

plus any of the optional modules to make a total of 120 credits chosen from the list below.

Optional modules
BUS020X625Y - Professional Practice Placement Module [prerequisites: BUS020C430/BUS020N581/BUS020N582; PC's approval required prior to enrolment]
BUS020X630Y - Business Project [prerequisite: BUS020N532 or BUS020N551]
BUS040X631Y - Business Dissertation
BUS020X633Y - Corporate Strategy [prerequisite: BUS020N592]
BUS020X635S - Managing Innovation [prerequisite: BUS020N592]

Independent Study module
This module will only be available to students who have too few credits to progress/graduate during the academic year and are too late to register for conventionally taught modules. It cannot be selected as part of a normal programme of study at the beginning of the academic year and requires the Programme Convener's prior approval.
BUS020X620A or S or Y - Independent Study: Report

Module annotations:
# - compulsory module (must be passed)
~ - required module (must be taken)
¬ - module not available in 2015-2016.

Notes:
a) Each module code consists of a three-letter module prefix denoting the programme it belongs to (eg BSS010C110A = Biosciences), the following three digits refer to its credit value (eg BSS010C110A = 10 credits), the single letter in the middle (eg BSS010C110A) denotes the module level (eg C = HE1, N = HE2, X = HE3), the last three digits denote its unique number (eg BSS010C110A), and the final letter denotes its suffix (eg BSS010C110A). The suffixes indicate the following: A - Autumn term, S - Spring term, H Summer term/Summer intensive mode and Y - All year.

b) Individual module details can be viewed by clicking on each module code or using the "View all modules" link below for a complete list of module assessments and descriptions. Where an assessment has more than one component all elements must be passed, unless individual module assessment details state otherwise.


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