Business Administration with Human Resources

Business Administration with Human Resources

About this programme

The Human Resource Management program focuses on the broad field of human resource management, on recruitment and employment policy and practice, organizational relationships, organizational psychology, and organizational analysis, focusing both on the UK business environment and on the international one. The program is designed to help you understand how the human resource is managed within organizations.

Programme objectives

  • To provide business skills, knowledge necessary to be highly performant in the business environment.
  • To provide education for a range of qualifications in business, including management, business administration, human resources, marketing, and entrepreneurship.
  • To provide understanding into international business operations and the opportunities offered by a globalized market.
  • To equip students with knowledge and understanding of cultural diversity, cross-cultural and trans-cultural issues.
  • To provide opportunities for students to enter or progress in business field, or progress to higher education in business or related domains.
  • To assure study flexibility and to meet local and international labour market needs.
  • To offer a balance between employability skills and the knowledge necessary for those students with academic aspirations

Programme Features

  • Duration: 2 or 3 years
  • Weekly effort: 4-6 hours
  • After 2 years: Higher National Diploma
  • After 3 years: Bachelor Degree
  • Teaching language: English
  • Method of delivery: face to face contact, mixed (face to face & distance learning)
  • Jobs: Human Resources Officer, Training and Development Officer, Recruitment Consultant

Yearly Programme Fees

Face to face

  • Romanian students: 2,500€
  • International students: 6,000€


  • Romanian students: 2,500€
  • International students: 5,500€

Special Price Available

If you have paid your fee entirely by 15th September, a discount of 500 euros will be applied. Hurry up, not too much time left!

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Course Outline & Programme Structure

Year I

Core unit, Mandatory

The aim of this unit is to provide students with the wider business environments in which organisations operate.

Students will examine

  • the different types of organisations
  • how the wider external environments influence business decision-making.

Core unit, Mandatory

This unit is designed to:

  • develop a basic marketing plan
  • employ elements of the marketing mix to achieve results.

Organisations such as Apple, Google, Zara, Nestle,Coca-Cola, and small local businesses use marketing to influence us to engage with their products and/or services.

Core unit, Mandatory

People are the lifeblood of any organization. Being able to attract, recruit and retain talented staff is at the core of all HRM activity.

Students will explore the importance of training and development in building and extending the skills base of the organisation. They will:

  • become familiar with techniques of job design and reward systems
  • investigate the importance of good employee relations;  the ways in which employers engage with their staff.

Core unit, Mandatory

This unit will introduce the concept of operations as both a function and a process.

The aim of this unit is:

  • help students understand the difference between the function of a manager and the role of a leader
  • students will consider the characteristics, behaviors and traits which support effective management and leadership

Core unit, Mandatory

Students will explore how management accounting uses financial data to aid planning decisions, and the monitoring and control of finance within organisations.

Core unit, Mandatory

The project brief will be set by the centre, based on a theme provided by Pearson.

Students will undertake independent research and investigation for carrying out and executing a business project which meets appropriate business aims and objectives.

Optional Unit


• innovate both their product offering and processes to ensure that they remain competitive in the market
• maximise the Return on Investment (ROI)
• use to drive innovation and become more commercial in their approach

Optional Unit

This unit provides students an understanding of the enablers and barriers to business start-up.
Students will learn:

  • about the influence of national culture, personal characteristics of entrepreneurs and the education and background upon entrepreneurship
  • role and importance of small firms to the economy
  • balance of risk and reward in starting a new venture.

Year II

Core unit, Mandatory

Students will choose their own project based on a theme provided by Pearson

• The project must be related to their specialist pathway
• The unit enables students to demonstrate the capacity and ability to identify a research theme, to develop research aims, objectives and outcomes, and to present the outcomes of such research in both written and verbal formats.

Core unit, Mandatory

The aim of this unit is to develop a student’s understanding of the influence culture, politics and power have on the behavior of others in an organisational context.

Students will have an understanding of key influences which affect the behavior of individuals, teams and organisations as a whole.

Specialist unit, Mandatory

Organisational performance requires a constant reassessment of skills, requirements which will then inform the training and development of existing employee

Students will engage in learning that provides knowledge relating to recruitment, selection, succession planning and talent management.

Specialist unit, Mandatory

On successful completion of this unit students will be in a strong position to advise employers on matters such as equality and diversity, contemporary developments in employee relations and conflict avoidance.

Specialist unit, Mandatory

The aim of this unit is to explore the contribution strategic Human Resource Management (HRM) makes towards the development and support of sustainable organisational strategies. On successful completion of this unit students will have the confidence to contribute to strategic decision-making in an HR context.

Optional unit

Changing dynamics between buyers and sellers, driven by the evolution of e-commerce and globalisation, has led organisations to review and adapt their sales management to a customer driven culture.

Optional Unit

This unit gives students a comprehensive overview of brand management

• starting with why brands are so important and how they are formed,
• through to measuring brand value and managing a portfolio of brands over time.

The unit explores a range of tools and techniques that can be employed to maximize brand value, while looking at a number of case studies.

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Minimum entry requirements for admissions to BRISB: High school diploma; also, learners to have an appropriate level of English (certified B2 level).

Prospective students are selected not only by their formal qualifications, but also their experience, motivation and interest in the course. This is normally established by an interview for the programme.

Adults returning to education are welcome to apply.