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BSc (Hons) Business with Human Resource Management

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Studying Business with HR Management at ARU

Champion people and leave a lasting impact with our Business with Human Resource Management BSc (Hons) degree course in Cambridge.

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Study at an award-winning university

We're the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year. We've also been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a reflection of the outstanding education we offer our students.

Are you in Year 12? You could join us for a real taste of life as a Business student with our free residential experience this July. Places are limited – find out more and apply for our Amplify Your Summer Business and Law Programme in Cambridge or Chelmsford.

Why study Business with Human Resource Management (HRM)?

Your interest in business and people makes you stand out. You’re an ambitious problem solver, an intuitive communicator, and a born leader.

Hone those skills with a Business with Human Resource Management (HRM) BSc (Hons) degree at ARU.

You’ll grasp fundamental business knowledge, including project and strategic management, sustainability, business law and more. With this knowledge, you’ll learn how to improve performance and foster growth.

From company culture, to direction and profit, people are an essential pillar of every business. As a human resources professional, you’ll truly celebrate people and be a driving force behind business success.

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World-class facilities

As well as our extensive library and IT facilities, you can expect the following as part of your Business with Human Resource Management degree course:

  • active collaborative learning which includes digitally supported learning with online screencasts providing background material to support face-to-face discussion
  • the opportunity to apply and enhance your skills with an optional placement year
  • study visits in the UK and internationally.

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Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Our Business with Human Resource Management BSc (Hons) degree is CIPD-accredited – a must for all HR professionals.


The world of business never stands still and our Business with Human Resource BSc (Hons) degree course is no different. You'll learn up-to-the-minute skills and knowledge as you study with us; there's a major focus on practical, hands-on learning to get you set up for a career in human resources.

A degree in Business with Human Resource Management will open up a broad range of careers and jobs, including human resource manager, office manager, occupational psychologist and career and business advisors. Your degree is also relevant in many other areas, including management and recruitment consultancy, sales, mediation, research and arbitration.

At ARU, we’ll help to guide you towards realising your career goals.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us, of course. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters such as our MA Human Resource Management or Master of Business Administration MBA. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

Employability and personal career development

Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.

To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore an ARU Certificate for Professional Development, placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.

Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.

Business student Emma

Emma Scriven

"My placement helped me to gain infinite amounts of confidence and so many other skills, such as problem solving, resilience, thinking on my feet and communication. I feel so much more knowledgeable about the career I want to go into and the skills and experiences I need to get there."

Emma Scriven

BSc (Hons) Business with Human Resource Management student

Emma's story

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Placement year available

You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.

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