All forms of business require a HRM professional. This human resources degree can teach you about managing and treating employees fairly.
Relying on Human Resource Management (HRM) and Development (HRD) professionals, successful organisations recognise the importance of being able to recruit, select, develop, motivate, performance manage and reward their employees efficiently and effectively in order to realise their business goals.
Coventry University has delivered HRM courses for over 30 years. This course is designed to develop a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by HRM professionals today and support individuals looking to develop a career in managing and leading people.
In addition to your degree, you can achieve the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) Intermediate Certificate or Diploma in either HRM or HRD. You will have to pass certain CIPD Modules to gain credits to obtain the certificate or diploma.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
This course aims to provide a solid foundation in the management of people, drawing upon contemporary business and human resource theory and practice.
The CIPD qualifications are specifically designed to incorporate the needs of both management specialists and generalists, increasing the business content and broadening the appeal and relevance of these highly respected qualifications.
Your course has been designed to help you develop your expertise, gain valuable experience and access a wider professional network throughout.
As an approved CIPD centre, we have excellent links with a huge range of employers in industries as diverse as Thomas International and Network Rail.
You have the option of applying for a work placement or a study year abroad between the second and final years of study. Alternatively, we will support you in finding shorter work placements or an internship during the summer holidays, within either a UK or international organisation. All offer rewarding work experience during which you can apply your relevant HR skills in a professional environment. This may become the basis of your final year dissertation.
Our Careers and Employability team provides a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your successful future career. If you do not wish to pursue a career in human resource management, this course will prepare you for line management roles in many more general business areas.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
Where our graduates work
Over the past decade many of our students have been successful in obtaining HRM positions in a number of public and private organisations, such as Assistant Recruitment Officer, HR Assistant and a HR Graduate Internship within the NHS, HR Advisor, HRD Officer, HR Manager, Payroll Officer, Recruitment Consultant and Training Manager. Others have become Business Development Analysts, Marketing and Sales Assistants and a Business Centre Manager.
Throughout your studies, our focus will be on practice-led learning, encompassing informed research, using real-world case studies and role play (skills practice) to enhance your essential practical and academic leadership and management skills. We will teach you how to apply your learning to real-life scenarios, using ‘live’ collaborative briefs, which have previously included Coca Cola, Primark, Sports Direct; Apple, Amazon and Qatar Olympics, so you can see for yourself the impact and influence of good human resource management on successful business performance.
We will encourage you to use your student membership of CIPD to engage with field trips to conferences, as well as attending local and national branch events, so that you engage with employers, building your professional networks and accessing the latest research and thinking. Previously talks have included the Director of Perspicuous Limited, who discussed the issue of ‘unconscious bias’ by managers and senior leaders.
On graduation, you will be able to enter the workforce and/or pursue further professional HRM/HRD qualifications, such as the Advanced CIPD Level 7 or an MA Human Resource Management.
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