Start date: October 2021
BSc (Hons) UCAS: N683 3 years
BSc (Hons) UCAS: N173 4 years with professional training
BSc (Hons) UCAS: N684 4 years with foundation year
BSc (Hons) UCAS: N174 5 years with foundation year and professional training
Why choose this course
At Surrey Business School we inspire positive change in business and society, individuals and organisations, locally and globally by delivering impactful research and courses which promote a global and digital mindset for the future of business.
Our business management courses give you the opportunity to explore how organisations of all sizes start, run and thrive.
By combining this core business knowledge with specific expertise in human resource management on our BSc (Hons) Business Management (Human Resource Management) pathway, you’ll explore the human dimension of business and management – a complex but immensely exciting, rich and interdisciplinary area of knowledge.
We are ranked in the top 10 for business and economics in the United Kingdom by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 by subject.
What you will study
Business organisations are reliant on people and, whichever career you choose, you will need to make sense of the behaviours of others in your workplace.
Our BSc Business Management (Human Resource Management) course offers a wide variety of modules on topics including organisational psychology, international aspects of people management, and employee relations, in addition to core business and management topics.
You’ll gain an overall view of human resource management and explore different ways to approach human resources. As well as having the opportunity to take further specialist pathway modules, you can also complement the core modules with electives from other pathways.
"I like the flexibility that my course offers so I’m able to work part-time and also take part in societies." Sophie Wong, student
BSc (Hons) - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) - Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Careers and graduate prospects
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
The ability to select the modules most relevant to your chosen career means you will graduate well-equipped to take advantage of all of the career opportunities open to you.
Surrey Business School has an excellent track record of graduate employment. Graduates over the last few years have secured roles such as:
HR Manager, Lloyds Banking Group
Recruitment Consultant, Hays
Training Administrator, Foodstuffs NZ
Business Analyst, Virgin Trains
Change Manager, IBM
Management Consultant, PwC
Account Manager, Capgemini
BSc (Hons): BBB
BSc (Hons) with foundation year: CCD
Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element.
Please note: A-level General Studies and A-level Critical Thinking are not accepted.
GCSE or equivalent: English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C (4) (or equivalent). Applicants must have achieved these grades at the time of making their application.
English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.
If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
You have the option to complete a Professional Training placement as part of this course. This will give you the opportunity to develop your professional, academic and personal potential, helping to prepare you for your future career.
A significant proportion of placement students at Surrey are offered graduate-level jobs or go onto postgraduate study.
Business Management (Human Resource Management) placements
At Surrey Business School, our close links with national and international businesses of all sizes and across all sectors are reflected in the companies with which our students have been placed, including:
Allianz Management Services
Admiral Group plc
UTC Aerospace Systems
Your Professional Training placement, if selected, would be taken within your chosen pathway.
Study and work abroad
We give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their studies by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities or by completing a Professional Training placement abroad.
Want to study at an overseas institution as part of your degree or work abroad during your Professional Training year? Perhaps you would like to volunteer in India or learn about Brazilian business and culture in São Paulo during your summer holidays? With more than 200 partnerships, from 50 different countries worldwide, there is something for everyone.
Not only is the opportunity to go abroad a hugely enjoyable experience, but you will also develop key skills and knowledge that will strengthen your CV and increase your employability.
Please note: the status of the Erasmus+ scheme is dependent on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.
We encourage you to add an international experience to your degree by studying overseas for one semester during your second year (typically the autumn semester).
Surrey Business School currently has exchange agreements spanning four continents.
Examples of our international partners include:
University of Sydney
University of Wollongong
Singapore Management University
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
University of Hong Kong
University of Queensland.
Our partners complement our commitment to excellence in teaching and research and enable students to enhance their international outlook. If you choose to study at one of the European partners, you may be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant.
Taking part in the exchange programme is an invaluable experience that will expand your knowledge of the global business world, broaden your horizons, enhance your CV and enrich your life on a personal and professional level.
In your third year, you might then want to think about spending your Professional Training placement abroad. Students have worked in many places, both in Europe and beyond. If you choose to work in Europe you may again be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant.
This is an excellent opportunity not only to acquire valuable work experience but also improve or learn another language.