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Human resource management is all about understanding people and organisations: a critically important agenda in the aftermath of the global pandemic. We’ll cover employee wellbeing and resilience and explore new approaches for optimising organisational performance.
It is recognised that the people within an organisation, when they are working in the right culture and structure, provide a powerful competitive edge in a world where the emphasis tends to focus on products, marketing, and pricing. Organisational health can provide a business with the capability to outperform its competitors and stand out in the market.
You will develop an in-depth knowledge of organisational types, objectives, and managerial and strategic approaches – and of course, you’ll learn about key HRM concepts and grapple with some common challenges in managing human resources, including the legal context in which HRM professionals work.
Above all, you’ll acquire the skills to analyse and solve problems, the attitude and ability to succeed as a HRM professional and a keen awareness and appreciation of the considerations involved in managing people.
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Graduates from this course will have specialist expertise in human resources management, including recruitment, development, and training. They will be adept at applying their knowledge and skills to human resource related issues in large and smaller organisations and will be able to work effectively with stakeholders across the organisation.
Potential entry level roles include HR advisory, HR resources and employee training and development positions in business administration, technical, professional, financial services, logistics, hospitality, utilities, agriculture, and the construction industries. They will also be suitable candidates for Human Resources Business Partner positions in the future
Throughout the course, we’ll also encourage you to reflect on your strengths and areas for development, and to build your skills and experience in preparation for employment.
Our free Employability Service will help you take practical steps to follow your chosen career path , secure jobs, and work experience, or even start your own business.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU with postgraduate courses on the horizon for ARU Peterborough. You could also study for a Master’s degree such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at ARU in Cambridge.
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 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.
To help you stand out when competing for a job after you graduate, we've developed the ARU Graduate Capitals. This is a set of six attributes, valued by employers and industry, that we integrate into our courses and help you develop, so you’ll have life-long career-skills.
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