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1 Welcome! Introduction to Human Resource Management
Peter Nolan Professor of Industrial Relations

2 Overview Why study HRM? The changing world of work: many people will work longer Managing people is more complex in an era of globalisation Programme and content About WERD (your teachers) Please Ask Questions

3 Why HRM? The programme HRM is one of the most interesting and broad ranging subjects offered in the Business School. It draws on theories and evidence in sociology, psychology, economics, and politics and other branches of management Our course is ideal for students interested in social science subjects, but want to do something with an explicit applied focus HRM is about the effective management of “people’ in organisations Our course aims to deepen your understanding of how and why, in different contexts, the management of people is approached and connected to wider business and organisational goals

4 Why HRM? Employment HRM jobs are increasing and HRM work is becoming increasingly professionalized and complex Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development – expanded from 75,000 members in 1994, to 105,000 in 2000 and 125,000 today … having the right qualification is increasingly important to getting in! An HRM degree does not limit you to working in HR The course offers a high quality social science degree that opens the door to all graduate opportunities requiring this background.

5 Some recent graduate roles
Our students go on to top HR roles in private and public sectors. Recent examples include: Recruitment Consultancy, GRS; HR Manager, Threadneedle Investments; HR Consultant, PIFC Consulting; HR Graduate Trainee, Airbus And non-HR roles: Assistant Analyst, Ernst & Young; Informal Education Coordinator, JNF Charitable Trust; Business Development Executive, GlaxoSmithKline;

6 CIPD Graduates of the BA HRM will simultaneously receive their degree and intermediate level CIPD qualification There is no additional cost for this qualification...But it would cost you, or your employer, £4000 if you studied for it in your own time The growing significance of CIPD membership has been highlighted. Its standing among management professional associations is growing fast

7 Degree Structure The University requires you to study for 120 credits of modules each year that equates to 1,200 hours work (150 eight-hour days!) These credits accrue through the study of: Compulsory Modules Option Modules

8 Programme Content: year 1
Year one involves the study of the core, foundation modules that will give you a secure basis for the rest of your degree programme: These include: Business and Society Economics for Management Enterprise in Action Leadership in Business Economic Institutions (Industry and Labour) Organisational Behaviour ITC Skills;

9 Programme Content: year 2
Core of 80 credits Organisation and the Human Resource Business and the Legal Environment Contemporary Industrial Relations Labour Economics Management Research Practice Options that yield 40 credits Management, Work & Organisation; Marketing; Intro. to Financial Accounting Intro. to Management Accounting; Industrial Economics; Career Management; From Study to Work

10 Programme Content: year 3
Core of 80 credits HRM Dissertation Strategic HRM Employment Law Controversies in Employment Relations Options (40 credits) Choices include: Gender and Equality at Work in Comparative Perspective; HRM in Asia Pacific; Diversity Management; International Business Management; Business Ethics; Strategic Management; Information Management

11 Research informs our teaching
Your teachers are active researchers pushing forward the understanding of different aspects of HRM and employment relations. Some of the topics presently under investigation are: Work and employment futures; the regulation of work; Professional work and professional workers; Job quality; Migrant workers; Organisational governance and HRM; Equality, diversity and wellbeing;; Economic crisis and labour market change; Public sector management; Entrepreneurial careers; Workplace training and skills The modules that you study will be informed by the latest research

12 Teaching Teaching is carried out through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, independent group work Guest lecturers from outside the School add breadth and practical experience Assessment : exams and course work (roughly equal split) Presentations also assessed

13 Study abroad / placement year
It is possible to transfer to a 4 year programme and take either a Year in Industry or a Study Year Abroad Academic Requirements - a Year 1 average of at least 50 for a Year in Industry and a minimum of 60 for a Study Year Abroad These opportunities are facilitated via specific modules and dedicated professional support staff

14 Benefits of additional year
Develop valuable skills and experience Build a clearer view about your future career direction Gain confidence in job seeking Enhance your employability Improve final year grades and possibly gain a better degree classification You may be offered a job on graduation!

15 In Summary, our degree offers:
Why HRM? In Summary, our degree offers: Comprehensive coverage of theory and practice in Human Resource Management An excellent basis for a career in Human Resource Management, as well as beyond

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