This course provides you with a contemporary business education that offers a solid foundation for success in a business career or in human resource management. The course is designed for students who want to embark on a study of human resource management together with the broader business subject to develop analytical and evaluation skills that can be applied to international real-world situations. The vocational aspects of the course are underpinned by current and future developments in industry and commerce. The course prepares you for a professional career in business with an inclination towards human resource management by developing knowledge and understanding of business disciplines, encouraging critical investigation in business related topics and developing independent personal development skills.
The course recognises that people management is a key force for successful economic growth and thus the course emphasises the development of knowledge and understanding of a range of people management and business practices and the ability to apply them effectively in an innovative manner.
The course provides an interdisciplinary approach to global citizenship and will help you develop your own understandings of complex and contested notions in the business environment. You will also develop digital literacy through the use of applications software used by contemporary organisations and gain understanding of managerial systems and their impact upon organisations. Digital Literacy skills are also developed through the engagement with the ‘e’ aspects of the learning process through the process of engagement with ‘e’ materials, tasks, personal development planning and collaborative learning.
The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop Digital Literacy skills through the use of applications software used by contemporary organisations. Additionally, students will gain understanding of managerial systems and their impact upon organisations. Digital Literacy skills are also developed through the engagement with the ‘e’ aspects of the learning process through the process of engagement with ‘e’ materials, tasks, Personal Development Planning and collaborative learning.
What happens on the course?
You will have the opportunity to undertake a 40 credit placement at Level 5 of study.
5BU005 Supervised Work Experience (40 Credits)
Enhancing your employment and career prospects
Studying with the Business School gives you a head start in your career through offering:
Internships -You can choose to gain valuable work experience through taking an internship (sandwich placement) as part of your programme of study. Full support in preparing and securing internships is provided through our dedicated support team.
Study abroad - You can choose to undertake one semester or a full year study abroad at one of our EU partners, as part of your programme of study.
Working with real managers - We find many opportunities for you to work with practising managers, from company projects, guest lectures and site visits through to short internships or full year long sandwich placements.
Developing real business skills - Studying at Wolverhampton will allow you to develop the skills businesses demand including IT, project management, team working and leadership.
Careers support and guidance - You will be able to gain an Employability Award. Having developed your CV and enhanced your interview skills you will be able to undertake a short internship to prepare yourself to gain employment on graduation.
Volunteering - You can gain valuable employability skills through volunteering. Opportunities exist for you to work with voluntary organisations.
Starting your own business - Not only will you develop the business acumen necessary to start and manage your own business but on-going support is available both during your studies and on graduation to help you make a success of your business start-up.
Management mentors - You will have the opportunity to be mentored by a senior manager from the region through our Institute of Directors mentoring scheme or alumni.
A supportive professional study environment
Your learning experience at the Business School will be enhanced by:
Tutors who know about business - The tutors on this programme will have had experience as practicing managers, have worked with business in an advisory capacity or will be researching business and management in order that what you learn is current, leading edge thinking which has real relevance to the world of business.
A friendly and supportive environment - We are known for the support we provide to our students. Whether pastoral or study advice your personal tutor and course leader are there to give you the support you need, when you need it.
Blended learning - The School has developed a blended learning approach where lecture and tutorial activities are supported by online learning to become a seamless learning experience both in and outside of the classroom.
Flexibility - The programme offered gives you flexibility over your study options as you progress and develop, whether this is choosing to study abroad or take an internship or being able to move between the courses we offer.
Professional body informed programmes - The school has strong professional body links and these are used to inform the curriculum to ensure they reflect the latest professional thinking and standards and to maximise the exemptions and accreditation you will gain alongside studying your programme.
Internationalisation - Our international student and staff body and a curriculum underpinned by internationalisation will enable you to learn how to operate in a global business environment.
The course is designed to prepare you for career opportunities generally in business or in a variety of people management related areas including training & people development, resourcing organisations, reward practice and personnel strategy.
The course will provide the underpinning for postgraduate study in business or management such as an MA Management or MA Human Resource Management leading to full membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
What skills will you gain?
At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:
Critically assess and evaluate organisations, their management and the changing external environment in which they operate
Apply skills relevant to a career in business and management
Appraise relevant knowledge and understanding to demonstrate a flexible and enquiring intellectual stance that contributes to lifelong learning and personal development
Apply a range of contemporary and appropriate technologies in a global context.
Examine and debate contemporary HR issues
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
Business in a Global Context
Wolverhampton City Campus
Introduction to People at Work
Wolverhampton City Campus
Learning for Business Success
Wolverhampton City Campus
Wolverhampton City Campus
Organisational Structures for Effective Management
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please seehttp://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.
The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.
Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.
Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.