Business Management (HRM) BSc (Hons) – 2019 entry
Why choose this course
At Surrey Business School, we’re renowned for our world-class research, dynamic learning environment and strong links with industry.
Our business management degree programmes give you the opportunity to explore how organisations of all sizes start, run and thrive.
By combining this core business knowledge with specific expertise in human resource management on our BSc Business Management (Human Resource Management) pathway, you will explore the human dimension of business and management – a complex but immensely exciting, rich and interdisciplinary area of knowledge.
What you will study
Business organisations are reliant on people and, whichever career you choose, you will need to make sense of the behaviours of others in your workplace.
Our BSc Business Management (Human Resource Management) course offers a wide variety of modules on topics including organisational psychology, international aspects of people management, and employee relations, in addition to core business and management topics.
You’ll gain an overall view of human resource management and explore different ways to approach human resources. As well as having the opportunity to take further specialist pathway modules, you can also complement the core modules with electives from other pathways.
|Qualification||Course length||Foundation year||Professional Training||UCAS||KIS code|
|BSc (Hons)||36 months||N683||View KIS data set|
|BSc (Hons)||48 months||N173||View KIS data set|
|BSc (Hons)||48 months||N684||View KIS data set|
|BSc (Hons)||60 months||N174||View KIS data set|
Professional Training placements
As part of this course you have the option to complete a Professional Training placement. These will give you the opportunity to develop your professional, academic and personal potential, equipping you to be adaptable, resilient, globally minded, confident, entrepreneurial and digitally savvy in the workplace. These qualities are widely recognised by employers and a significant proportion of placement students at Surrey are offered graduate-level jobs or go onto postgraduate study.
Find out more about Professional Training placements and discover how these have transformed our students’ lives and career choices.
Business Management (Human Resource Management) placements
At Surrey Business School, our close links with national and international businesses of all sizes and across all sectors are reflected in the companies for which our students have worked on their placements, including:
- Allianz Management Services
- Admiral Group plc
- European Parliament
- UTC Aerospace Systems.
Your Professional Training placement, if selected, would be taken within your chosen pathway.
Applying for placements
Professional Training placements are usually applied for and secured via an open and free-to-all process, within which students can select and apply for numerous opportunities. Placement providers use their own recruitment and selection procedures and the majority of students will secure their placement in this way. However, support is also provided to students wishing to source their own placement, subject to university requirements being met.
Students are generally not placed by the University, however they are given thorough support and guidance alongside access to a vacancy portal representing thousands of placement opportunities each year. Please be aware there may be travel costs incurred when attending interviews and assessment centres at the placement provider’s premises.
BSc (Hons) - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Careers and graduate prospects
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
The ability to select the modules most relevant to your chosen career means you will graduate well equipped to take advantage of all of the career opportunities open to you.
Surrey Business School has an excellent track record of graduate employment. Graduates over the last few years have secured roles such as:
- HR Manager, Lloyds Banking Group
- Recruitment Consultant, Hays
- Training Administrator, Foodstuffs NZ
- Business Analyst, Virgin Trains
- Change Manager, IBM
- Management Consultant, PwC
- Account Manager, Capgemini.
Study and work abroad
We give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities or by completing a Professional Training placement abroad. In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV. Visit our global exchanges pages to check where you can go.
We encourage you to add an international experience to your degree by studying overseas for one semester during your second year (typically the autumn semester).
Surrey Business School currently has exchange agreements spanning four continents.
Examples of our international partners include:
- University of Sydney
- University of Wollongong
- Singapore Management University
- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- University of Hong Kong
- University of Queensland.
Our partners complement our commitment to excellence in teaching and research and enable students to enhance their international outlook. If you choose to study at one of the European partners, you may be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant.
Taking part in the exchange programme is an invaluable experience that will expand your knowledge of the global business world, broaden your horizons, enhance your CV and enrich your life on a personal and professional level.
In your third year you might then want to think about spending your Professional Training placement abroad. Students have worked in many places, both in Europe and beyond. If you choose to work in Europe you may again be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant.
This is an excellent opportunity not only to acquire valuable work experience but also improve or learn another language.
Terms and conditions
When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations, and our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided in two stages: first when we make an offer and second when students who have accepted their offers register to study at the University. View our offer terms and conditions and our generic registration terms and conditions as a guide as to what to expect.
Please note: our offer terms and conditions will be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course.
This online prospectus has been prepared and published in advance of the academic year to which it applies. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content or additional costs) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a course with us. Read more.
Campus locationStag Hill
Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught.
As part of this course you have the option to complete a Professional Training placement which would require attendance off campus, depending on where you secure your placement.