Leeds University Business School Welcome! Introduction to Human Resource Management Chris Forde Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations Head of Work and.
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Leeds University Business School Welcome! Introduction to Human Resource Management Chris Forde Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations Head of Work and Employment Relations Division
Leeds University Business School Overview Why study HRM? Courses and entry requirements Teaching Study abroad / placement year Joint honours
Leeds University Business School Why HRM? The programme Variety: one of the most interesting and broad ranging subject in the Business School. It touches on sociology, psychology, economics, politics and philosophy Our course is ideal for students interested in social science subjects, but want to do something with more applied relevance. HRM is about the effective management of the “people factor” in organisations Relevance: Our course is about making people management relevant to the multiple contexts in which it occurs
Leeds University Business School Why HRM? Employment HR jobs are increasing and HR work is becoming increasingly professionalized –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.
Leeds University Business School Some recent graduate roles Our students go on to top HR roles: –Recruitment Consultant, GRS; HR Assistant, Threadneedle Investments; HR Consultant, PIFC Consulting; HR Graduate Trainee, Airbus Or non-HR roles: –Assistant Analyst, Ernst & Young; Informal Education Coordinator, JNF Charitable Trust; Business Development Executive, GlaxoSmithKline;
Leeds University Business School Entry requirements Standard A Level offer – ABB We do not accept UCAS tariff points Maths Grade B at GCSE English Language Grade B at GCSE With a ratio of applicants to places of 11:1, you need to make sure your application is the best it can be Selection is on the whole UCAS form – especially predicted grades and personal statement
Leeds University Business School Entry requirements We look for an active interest in the subject – e.g. through a relevant work experience, internships, entrepreneurship Access to Leeds – an alternative admissions scheme to help those students whose personal circumstances may affect their ability to demonstrate talent & potential through grades alone Check our admissions policy online for further information
Leeds University Business School 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!) Compulsory Modules Option Modules Electives Some first year elective options give students the opportunity to transfer onto the second year of the BA Management Programme.
Leeds University Business School Programme Content: year 1 Year one is mostly “foundational” core modules: Business and Society; Economics for Management; Economic Institutions (Industry and Labour); Organisational Behaviour; ITC Skills; Personal Tutorials for HRM. + 20 credits of electives
Leeds University Business School Core (80 credits) –Organisation and the Human Resource; Business and the Legal Environment; Contemporary Industrial Relations; Labour Economics; Management Research Practice Options (20 credits) –Management, Work & Organisation; Marketing; Intro. to Financial Accounting; Intro. to Management Accounting; Industrial Economics; Career Management; From Study to Work Electives (20 credits) Programme Content: year 2
Leeds University Business School Core (60 credits) –HRM Dissertation; HRM and Industrial Relations; Strategic HRM Options (40 credits) –Gender and Equality at Work in Comparative Perspective; HRM in Asia Pacific; Employment Law; Diversity Management; International Business Management; Business Ethics; Strategic Management; Information Management in Organisations; Electives (20 credits) Programme Content: year 3
Leeds University Business School Research informs our teaching The Division’s Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change is a University centre of excellence. Varied research interests and publications in employment relations and HR: Modernisation of employment relations; The regulation of work; Job quality; Migrant workers; Organisational governance and HRM; Equality, diversity and wellbeing; Professional work and professional workers; Public sector management; Entrepreneurial careers; Workplace training and skills; Organisation theory
Leeds University Business School Teaching Teaching is carried out through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, independent group work Guest lecturers from outside the School add breadth Assessment : exams and course work (roughly equal split) Presentations also assessed ‘Patchwork’ – portfolio of short assignments, plus reflection
Leeds University Business School 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 60 for a Study Year Abroad These opportunities are facilitated via specific modules and dedicated professional support staff
Leeds University Business School Benefits of additional year When in industry, earn salaries from £10-28k (average £15k) Develop valuable skills and experience Get a clearer idea 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 job on graduation!
Leeds University Business School 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
Leeds University Business School Any questions?
Leeds University Business School Questions Naomi French, Undergraduate Admissions Manager, will be in the Business School’s Undergraduate Common Room to answer queries