BA (Hons) Human Resource Management with Financial Management (Advanced Entry)

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Build on your previous experience and skills on this advanced entry course which will equip you for employment in human resource management.

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  • Duration:

    2 years

  • Award:

    BA (Hons)

  • Location:

    Craiglockhart campus

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Course introduction

Human resource management practitioners need to have a good understanding of general business and management skills.

There is also an increasing requirement for human resource (HR) practitioners and line managers to quantify the contribution of the HR function to organisational profitability and develop an understanding of human capital management and the financial management processes that facilitate this approach.

This advanced entry course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to undertake this role.

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The course is designed to build on your previously acquired knowledge and skills, allowing advanced entry into Year 3 of a degree programme. The aims of the course are to:

  • Provide you with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of issues influencing the effective delivery of human resource management and accounting policy and practice.
  • Integrate your learning into an analytical, problem-solving, creative approach in relation to the challenges and changes facing the human resource management and financial management sector.
  • Develop your employability and transferable skills which will enable you to progress your existing career and contribute effectively in a business situation.

Should you wish to proceed to Year 4 (the Honours year) you’ll undertake further study in key areas together with an independent research dissertation which will allow you to consolidate your knowledge, skills, practices and develop your ability to analyse complex problems and issues in these areas.

An essential skill for HR and line managers is an ability to analyse and apply financial data to improve decision making and contribute to organisational success. This course quips you with an understanding of the preparation and interpretation of financial information and the application of this to management decision-making, planning & control and performance evaluation.

This is a full-time course studied over two years. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and through independent study.

What you study

Subjects studied include:

  • Advanced Management Accounting or Accounting option
  • Organisational Change Management
  • Strategic Management in a Global Context
  • Managerial Finance
  • Human Resource Development
  • Managing the Employment Relationship or Human Resource Management option
  • Leadership in a Changing Environment
  • Innovations in Management Accounting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Global Employment Practices and Dissertation (HRM10730)

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

  • trainee HRM roles, leading to professional qualification
  • further professional study (CIPD) and/or Masters degrees
  • general management opportunities

Minimum year 3

As this is an advanced entry programme, applicants are required to have undertaken previous study at a higher level, equivalent to 2 years of a degree programme, or HND. This must include the relevant subject areas which underpin both HRM and Financial Management areas of study. If you are considering applying you should contact the Programme Leader Norma D’Annunzio-Green.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students.Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:

BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)

BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We're committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.

Tuition fees
Students from 2017/18 2018/19
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,000 £9,250
Overseas £11,950 £12,350

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