Undergraduate study
International Business with Human Resource Management (Top-up)

BA (Hons) International Business with Human Resource Management (Top-up)

UCAS code: N1N6 BA/IBwHRM

Globalisation creates greater challenges for managers. This new top-up degree develops your awareness and understanding of the underpinning models, theories, processes and practices of management in an international setting.

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Full-time

  • Length: 1 year; Top-up Award

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Part-time

  • Not available part-time

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You explore essential issues relating to the most effective management practices across a number of industries from a cross-cultural perspective, and consider the value of strategic human resource management in the context of international business.

This one year course builds upon the knowledge you have already gained in your previous studies. You explore more advanced topics within the areas of business and human resource management. There is a greater emphasis upon critical thinking and your ability to plan and manage your own learning as an individual and as part of a group.

Course structure

Core modules

Concepts and Principles of International Management

This module develops your awareness and understanding of some of the key paradigms, principles, models, theories, concepts, techniques and practices of management and international management. You will then be able to appropriately explain, evaluate and apply the concepts, models and techniques.

Contemporary Issues in Business Management

You develop an understanding of the challenges faced by organisations and explores the controversies and dilemmas of contemporary management thinking and practice. You study three key interrelated contemporary issues facing businesses - internationalisation; technological innovation and sustainability.

Current Issues in Business Ethics and CSR

Business operates today in a marketplace where increasingly companies are expected by consumers to not only do well but also to do good. "Doing the right thing" is seen as "the next big idea", a realisation by companies that embracing corporate social responsibility can be a driver to success because other groups in society see you as acting correctly. In the light of Enron and the BAe bribery case; the anti-globalisation protestors; endless "mandate" groups each with their own set of demands; and even demands from institutional and retail shareholders, companies of all sizes are increasingly aware of the new marketplace and seeing the growing importance of being (or at least appearing to be) seen embracing business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Undergraduate Business Project

Leading on from the research methods module, the business research project is intended to develop your capacity to undertake a very individual and independent piece of research, albeit with arms length support from a supervisor.

This is an opportunity for you to demonstrate a systematic approach to research, analysis and evaluation within a structured project framework, including project outcome evaluation and reflection on your personal development.

Undergraduate Business Research Methods Top-up

The module develops your skills in research methods that are applicable to business and related areas. It is concerned with those disciplines associated with qualitative and quantitative research methods. The module focus enables you to plan for an undergraduate level project.

Assessment is via a presentation (40%) and 3,000 word project proposal (60%) that will describe the rationale of a potential project, state its aim and objectives, provide an outline review of key underpinning literature, an outline of the research/project strategy and secondary and primary data requirements, and outline anticipated milestones in the preparation of the project.

 

Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

Modules are taught via lectures, seminars, practical workshops and group work. Teaching staff also adopt a range of web-based technologies to deliver module and programme content, assess, provide feedback and communicate with students.

How you are assessed

The programme is assessed via a variety of methods including assignments, examinations, group work, presentations and live practical projects.


Our Disability Services team helps students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia
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Career opportunities

We provide an environment that allows you to build on and further develop the extra practical employability characteristics that make you more attractive to employers in the job market once you graduate.

Our staff utilise their extensive business connections to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through fairs, guest lecture sessions, live projects and site visits. In addition we offer a series of workshops and events that ensure all students are equipped with both degree level subject knowledge PLUS the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits.

Our award winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a foundation degree or higher national diploma (or equivalent) in a business-related subject. When applying through UCAS, make sure that you indicate your point of entry as Year 3.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

International applicants can find out what qualifications they need by visiting Your Country


You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
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Course information

Full-time

  • Length: 1 year; Top-up Award

More full-time details

Part-time

  • Not available part-time

Contact details

Further information