On the BA Human Resource Management programme you will learn how individuals are managed within an organisational context. You will be introduced to current human resource management theory and practice and you will be encouraged to think creatively and critically about the role of human resource management within the wider business world. You will acquire a range of intellectual, interpersonal, and technical skills that are relevant to the field, and develop an understanding of the frameworks used to manage employer and employee relationships.
Why should I study Human Resource Management at XJTLU?
- Human resource management is an essential area for the development of any organisation.
- International Business School Suzhou at XJTLU provides a unique opportunity to study and understand both Chinese and international human resources systems.
- IBSS has established ties with the many international companies in Suzhou, leading to opportunities for company visits and guest lectures.
- IBSS has staff from both international and Chinese backgrounds who have extensive industry and teaching experience.
- Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.
International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), a globally recognised standard for the highest quality in business education. Only five per cent of business schools worldwide have been awarded the accreditation and IBSS is the youngest school ever to have achieved it.
Knowledge and skills
When you graduate from the BA Human Resources Management programme, you will:
- be able to demonstrate knowledge of both human resource management (HRM) theory and general management theory and practice
- understand the legal frameworks concerned with the employment of people, and the implications which these have for human resource management policies and functions
- be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the ways in which individuals, groups, and organisations learn, and be able to relate this to individual and organisational change and development strategies
- understand the challenges of changing work patterns and environments for human resource management
- develop a range intellectual, interpersonal and technical skills that are relevant to HRM and business management.
UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.
In Year Two, you will develop a broad understanding of business principles through the study of:
- Introduction to organisation and management
- Fundamentals of marketing
- Introduction to leadership
- Introduction to financial accounting and accountability
- Introduction to human resource management
- Economic principles for business and markets
- Foundations of finance
- Introduction to international business and management.
- Corporate social responsibility
- Learning, training and development
- People resourcing
- Market research
- Career skills and current issues in business
- Business and employment law
- Performance management
- International development.
- Strategic management and business policy
- Employee rewards
- Managing the employment relationship
- Diversity in organisations
- International human resource management
- Organisational change and development
- Final year project.
Human resource management professionals work in every sector of the economy, so you will have many job opportunities available to you when you graduate. Roles include human resource management generalists, recruitment specialists, training professionals and change management positions as well as consulting and employment research work.
You may also choose to pursue further study in the form of a specialised masters, MBA or a professional qualification.