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BA Business Management with HRM (N1N6)

Course overview

The BA Business Management degree pathways are suitable for those students interested in a future career in many areas of business especially if a student selects a specific pathway option. These degrees offer an excellent grounding in the main areas of business but also permit a level of specialism in the student's preferred field.

The BA Business Management with Human Resource Management (HRM) degree (UCAS course code N1N6) is ideal for students who wish to gain a broad understanding of business while gaining an in-depth knowledge of Human Resource Management both in a practical and a theoretical context. The pathway aims to develop the learner’s understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and how they are managed as well as supporting them to pursue the study of HRM.

The programme comprises a comprehensive portfolio of modules that provides flexibility for students to develop subject specific HRM knowledge and understanding appropriate to HRM areas such as people management and HR development. There is an opportunity for students to understand how the design, operation and strategy of organisations is developed and implemented, and to also appreciate how working in a diverse and multicultural environment affects human resource management.

As there is a strong qualitative element to many of the core HRM modules, this pathway will appeal most to students who have displayed an aptitude for business, management and organisational behaviour related subjects.

In your first year, you will have the opportunity to study towards the KPA Level 3 Award in Employability alongside your degree. This Award is designed to build on what you learn in your degree in order to help you develop employability skills that are relevant for the workplace.

This degree runs on a 2 day timetable, designed to let you study with more flexibility and make the most out of your time outside the classroom.

This course is also available as a 4 year degree including foundation year.

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Why study BA Business Management with HRM with us?

Kaplan Holborn College can provide an educational environment where students have the opportunity to become knowledgeable, competent and effective business managers so as to be able to embark upon and sustain successful careers in businesses that help to meet local, national and international employer and community needs. The pathway aims to develop students' understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and how they are managed as well as supporting them to pursue the study of HRM.

Alongside this degree course, you will have the opportunity to study towards the KPA Level 3 Award in Employability. This is a fantastic opportunity develop the skills that are required to become ready for the workplace, while gaining a formal qualification and building a skills portfolio that you can show future employers.

On completion of Year 1 students have the option of students have the option to transfer to other Business Management pathways in Year 2, should they decide to pursue a different specialism. This makes this programme ideal for those students who are not 100% certain as to their chosen career path and wish to leave their options open while furthering their education.

Other reasons you should choose to study at Kaplan Holborn College include:

  • Small study groups with a personal touch
  • Our 2 day timetables let you study with more flexibility and make the most out of your time outside the classroom
  • Our tutors specialise in teaching business, law, finance and accounting subjects
  • You’ll want to make sure your course is value for money and we believe Kaplan Holborn College is, and will continue to offer this throughout your studies with us
  • Our excellent links to industry can help you, both during and after your studies
  • We have dedicated careers support on campus, so you can spend time directly planning your career options
  • Kaplan Holborn College offers degrees from established UK universities so at the end of studying BA Business Management with HRM you’ll get a recognised degree from Anglia Ruskin University
  • Kaplan Holborn College is part of the Kaplan group of companies, so opportunities for you to progress your studies to a professional qualification or a postgraduate degree are smooth and seamless
  • London is one of the most popular cities in the world in which to study – our campuses at London Bridge offer you the opportunity to study in the heart of London amidst one of the most popular student experiences in the world
  • Our London Transport Bursary can provide up to £500 of support towards your transport costs in London, making studying in London more affordable.
  • We have a range of scholarships and loyalty discounts available to help fund your progression on to professional qualifications and further study in accounting, business and law with Kaplan.

2015 entry requirements

200 UCAS points or equivalent (for example CDD at A Level), plus GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C or above.

We accept other qualifications including BTECs, HNDs, HNCs and Access courses. Please refer to our Progression Routes page for more details.

If you are unsure of the equivalent levels, please check our EU or International Applicants pages.

English language requirements for EU and International students

  • IELTS 6.0 - with at least 5.5 in each component

Other English language qualifications are accepted please contact us by email or call 020 7403 8080 for guidance.


BA Business Management with HRM students will study for 3 years, with 2 semesters per year.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3

Core modules

  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Undergraduate IT and Numeracy Skills
  • Undergraduate Study Skills

Core modules

  • Operations Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Research Methods

Core modules

  • Major Project – 30 credits
  • Employee Relations
  • HR Development and Quality
  • Strategic HRM
  • International HRM

Plus 4 optional modules:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Management Accounting 2
  • Business Information Systems 1
  • Business Law
  • Brand Marketing
  • Business of Tourism
  • Corporate Governance and Responsibility
  • E-Business
  • Macro-Economics
  • Service Sector Marketing
  • Micro-Economics

Plus 2 optional modules:

  • Company Law
  • Financial Accounting 3
  • Financial Management
  • Management Accounting 3
  • Quantitative Applications
  • Destination Marketing
  • Development Economics
  • International Business Economics
  • International Business Management
  • Marketing Communications
  • International Marketing
  • Management Economics
  • Organisational Change
  • Small Business Management
  • Strategic Marketing

Teaching & contact time

The BA Business Management with HRM course is a full-time course, whereby learning takes places both in and outside the classroom environment. Contact hours are split between lectures and seminars, with particular emphasis being placed on the seminar environment, which promotes group interaction and facilitates personal support. Face-to-face learning is supported by online resources, including learning videos, reading materials and online testing.

In addition, students are expected and encouraged to engage in private study and preparation. In general, we expect students to engage in 2 hours private study for every 1 hour of formal class teaching.

Examination & assessment

Students are assessed at the end of each semester with a mixture of assignments and examinations. Coursework length increases year from year and in some modules will include both a written assignment and a presentation. 

Each module should provide revision towards the end of each semester to help students prepare for assessments. 

Study resources

All our study materials for each module of the BA Business Management with HRM course are produced by the module leader in conjunction with Holborn College’s team of subject specialists. We aim to vary the size and approach to study materials depending on each module with printed and online materials distributed throughout each semester. 

All Kaplan Holborn College programmes are fully supported by our Virtual Learning Environment 'Moodle'. Moodle will become the first point of call for academic information, such as details of assessments, lecture sequences and online copies of all study materials. In addition students will have access to our online library facilities as well as those of Anglia Ruskin University.

Career prospects & further study

The BA Business Management with HRM can be used as a platform into a wide range of business careers, including financial analysis, general management, human resources, events management and marketing management. Students who graduate from this degree often consider the following postgraduate options

If you are looking to progress on to a professional qualification or Masters programme with Kaplan Holborn College, Kaplan Financial or Kaplan Law School, as a Kaplan Holborn College graduate you will be able to gain a scholarship or loyalty discount to help fund your course. Depending on the course you wish to study and your undergraduate degree result, you may be able to eligible for funding worth up to 100% of the course fees. For more information, please refer to our Scholarships and Loyalty Discounts page.

Apply to study BA Business Management with Human Resource Management (HRM)

We encourage all students to apply to using the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Applicants are advised to submit their application before 15 January in the year they wish to start their degree programme.

The BA Business Management with HRM is listed under Kaplan Holborn College as follows:

Institution code:
Course code: N1N6

We do however realise that for some EU and International students an application via UCAS is not possible and we therefore offer the following 2 alternative application routes in addition to UCAS.

Apply online

Using our online application form EU and International students are able to complete their application for the BA Business Management with HRM and upload any necessary supporting documents.

Download an application form

EU and International students are also able to download an application form and send it back to us by post or email along with copies of supporting documents.

Please be sure to fully complete the form, sign it, and attach ALL necessary documents that are listed on the front page of the application form itself. Then just send it back to us!

Awarding body: Anglia Ruskin University
Start dates: September and February - What's the difference?
Duration: 3 years
UCAS course code: N1N6
Location: London Bridge
Tuition days: Monday and Wednesday

2015 entry requirements: 200 UCAS points or equivalent, plus GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C or above. For full requirements, please check the Entry requirements tab.

Tuition fees: £5,995 per annum
Student finance: Available

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