Looking to join a graduate training scheme or pursue a graduate career in human resources? This four year course combines broad-based business modules with specialist studies in Human Resource Management (HRM) that run throughout the course and represent around 50% of the degree.
The course has a very successful track record with 100% of students going on to work or further study within six months, and with 90% of those in work being in a professional or managerial job (Unistats 2015).
Northumbria ranks 4th in the sector nationally and top in the North East for further study, sustained employment or both for Business and Admin Studies graduates 5 years after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017)
The course lasts four years because, between your second and final years, you’ll spend a compulsory year on a work placement or studying in another country.
The course is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015. The relevance, rigour and internationalisation of the course has been tested through the EPAS accreditation process.
This course is designed to prepare you for a career in HRM whilst also offering you the opportunity to apply for professional accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD). On completion of the programme you will have achieved the equivalent of the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in HRM, which means you will be eligible to apply for Associate membership status.