Accredited by: EPAS CIPD
Year 3 Entry only
One of our flagship programmes, the BA (Hons) International Business and Human Resource Management (HRM) will prepare you to compete for a wide range of job opportunities in the UK and internationally. While gaining a broad understanding of business and the society in which it operates, you'll also develop essential leadership, management and communication skills and the global perspective you need to excel in a career in business and HRM.
By choosing joint honours in International Business and HRM, you'll gain a solid foundation in business and management a develop a distinct specialism with 50% of your modules related to HRM - topics such as management issues, employment rights and responsibilities, managing people and diversity and managing and developing talent.
With a degree accredited by both EPAS and CIPD, you can demonstrate to employers that your degree is world-class. The university was commended by EPAS for its exceptional commitment to the ethics, responsibility, and sustainability (ERS) agenda. Our graduates contribute to a society which is concerned about sustainable and ethical business.
If you wish to join BA (Hons) International Business and Human Resource Management in Year 3, you need to choose this route when you apply to GCU via UCAS.
International Student Start Dates
For new international students, orientation events start on 14 September 2018. This extra time is specifically designed to assist new international students in settling into the UK and GCU prior to the start of general student induction and teaching.
There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus and city tours, as well as welcome events where you can meet other international students.
The Business Programme Suite, BA/BA(Hons) International Business (including joint awards) and BA/BA(Hons) Business Management, is accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development Programme Accreditation Scheme (EPAS).
Benchmarked against international standards, GCU is one of just 69 institutions worldwide to achieve EPAS accreditation. The university was commended by EPAS for its exceptional commitment to the ethics, responsibility, and sustainability (ERS) agenda. This endorsement provides our graduates with an assurance that their qualification is among the best in the world.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is a leading HR professional body in the world and is 'increasingly recognized by large employers outside the UK as a standard for human resource practice' (CIPD, 2010).
Our BA(Hons) International Business and Human Resource Management is fully accredited by the CIPD as a Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management.
Five Star award
This course has been awarded five QS Stars as part of the prestigious QS Stars Business Schools rating system which covers over 30 areas of assessment.?
In response to increasing demands from employers for cultural awareness, we encourage our students to develop a level of linguistic competence in a foreign language. You’ll have the option to?study modern languages?including French, Spanish, German and Italian from beginners to professional level depending on your previous knowledge.
Our approach to learning, teaching, and assessment is tailored to the needs of international businesses. We adopt a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that not only will you gain the necessary knowledge and understanding of the international business world, but also develop your intellectual and personal skills.
Assessment strategies involve traditional approaches such as exams and essays but also include more contemporary forms of assessment which are work related to preparing you for the workplace's style of reporting (e.g. presentations/reports) or use digital technologies and mobile devices.
The learning and teaching methods we use ensure that the programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centered, practical and relevant to the needs of the student and employers. We've moved the focus to a more independent learning approach, where you will be encouraged to generate and critically evaluate theory and practice.
As well as the traditional lecture, seminar and workshop formats, we adopt a multi-platform approach to learning that includes a wide range of supporting material, including podcasts, webinars (internet-based seminars), discussion boards and independent (including web-based) study. In tutorials, we encourage students to participate and contribute to the learning environment through discussion and group work.
Throughout our programme, you will also engage in 'real world' scenarios through live industry projects, case studies, and investigations and be encouraged to maximize industry links and work experience to put into practice the theoretical concepts and frameworks you're learning.
The range of modules from theoretical to practical and business-orientated is designed to equip you with a critical awareness of the role of business in society. You will develop the wide range of knowledge and skills necessary to excel as a leader in the industry or to launch your career as a (social) entrepreneur.