BA Business and Human Resource Management with a Year Abroad (2020 entry)


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Want a career in business management? Interested in the way people behave at work? Or how they can be managed effectively? If so, this degree is for you.

You will get the chance to study a wide range of topics about business, as well as specifically zooming into the exciting realm of human resource management.

You will learn about the latest knowledge and research, and will gain the skills necessary to perform well in management roles. To this end, you will also get the chance to experience managing a ‘live’ human resources project.

Overview

About The Course

Prepare for a career getting the best out of people with a degree in business and human resource management. This degree, offered by Norwich Business School (NBS), in the Social Sciences Faculty at UEA, will prepare you to work within businesses – in general management, consultancy, and the human resource function. 
 
The course is designed to allow flexibility in what you study, while providing a clear focus on the realm of people management. People are often claimed to be a key source of competitive advantage in business, and through this course you will discover why this is the case and how people can transform organisations. You’ll also develop the skills necessary to manage people effectively in organisations, and get the chance to work socially with others on your course. 
 
At UEA we focus on evidence-based management. You’ll learn to pose questions and challenge assumptions, as well as how to use evidence to make your own decisions and back them up. 
 
NBS is a friendly and supportive school, with a lively and international cohort. We are in a region that’s safe and welcoming, with a thriving business innovation and enterprise community. All our teaching is informed by our world-leading research and real-world business experience. That means you’ll gain knowledge of the latest issues and debates facing industry and employers.

We were in the top 5 in the UK for overall satisfaction for Finance, Marketing, Management Studies and Business Studies in the National Student Survey 2017. We were ranked top 10 for Marketing in The Complete University Guide 2018. And we were 9th for the quality of our research and 17th overall in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) which looked at 101 institutions across the UK.

 

Course Structure

At NBS, all our BA degrees share a common first year. This structure means that you’ll get a broad view of business, and can be confident you are on the right course for you. As you progress through your degree you will specialise and tailor your studies to the areas that you find most interesting and that are most relevant for your career goals.

Year 1

Across six fascinating core modules you’ll explore the essentials of contemporary business. You’ll study themes about the business environment, principles of marketing, accounting and finance, managing data in the digital world, and managing organisations. You’ll also undertake an applied business project which will give you your first experience of independent learning and an opportunity to explore a topic that interests you. 
 
By the end of your first year, you won’t just have a firm foundation of your chosen subject, you’ll understand all the key disciplines of business. Throughout your future career you are likely to work closely with these disciplines, so this understanding is extremely valuable. Being able to communicate with and understand other disciplines is a crucial part of management. 

Year 2

The second year will be more closely focused on human resource management, while still offering flexibility to choose wider topics in business. You can expect to take a specialist module in people management, and a module in strategic awareness and analysis. You’ll also get to choose from more select lists of modules covering people management and general business. 

Year 3

In your third year you will spend a year working in industry.

Year 4

In the final year, you will develop your understanding of strategic and international human resource management, and strategic management. You may also have the opportunity to undertake a final-year project, and choose from more select lists of modules covering human resource management and business. 


Given all this choice, we provide plenty of opportunities to learn about the modules on offer throughout your degree. Some modules are only available if you’ve taken specific second year modules. 

Teaching

Throughout your degree you will hone your skills and build your knowledge through a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops and independent study.
 
All our teaching is informed by the latest research and real-world business experience. That means that you’ll benefit from the latest thinking in the industry. Many of our lectures are interactive, and across all our teaching you’ll use a rich selection of source material, including text books, articles, academic research papers, videos, and business articles from publications such as the Financial Times and The Economist. 
 
Business is ever-changing, so you won’t just learn to understand, evaluate and utilise current leading theories, you’ll also develop the critical skills needed to examine and put to use any new theories and methods that come to the fore during your career. 
 
You’ll have the chance to work alongside other NBS students during various modules. Skills such as leadership and collaboration are valued by employers, and throughout this degree you’ll have opportunities to grow in these key areas. You can also choose to enhance your skills and studies by getting involved in the various student-led, extracurricular business-related societies.
 

Employability

Your career is our priority, and employability is embedded in our degrees in all sorts of innovative ways, from guest speakers from industry to working on ‘live’ projects. We have many opportunities to interact with future employers throughout your degree.
 

Assessment

Within NBS, the assessment of learning generally comprises a mix of coursework and examination. For this degree, coursework will encompass individual and group-based assessment and target both theoretical and practical, skills-based learning. Formative and summative assessment will include written essays, presentations, case studies, online tests, reports and practical management projects. Examinations will assess learning from both theoretical and practice perspectives. 

At NBS, feedback is viewed as a significantly important mechanism for student engagement and future learning. You will be given feedback via a variety of approaches depending on the nature of assessment, though it will be prompt, accessible, developmental and futureoriented.  
 

Study Abroad

You will spend your third year studying at one of our partner universities in Europe, Australia, North America or Asia. This will add an international flavour to your studies, build your contacts, and show future employers that you have what it takes to succeed on an international stage. You will return to UEA in the fourth year to finish your degree.
 

After the Course

In an ever-changing and increasingly complex world, one thing is certain: NBS is where great business careers begin. Our degrees have a proven track record of leading to successful careers in management.
 
With this course, whether you want to excel within a large organisation or bring big ideas to a small business, your degree will provide a springboard for future success. After studying both the wider spheres of business and the specialist realm of human resource management, you will be able to choose a career in general management, or a more focused career in people operations. And whatever career choices you make, you can be confident that you will excel using the management skills you have acquired. 
 
To that end, you could work in any industry, from manufacturing to retail, to the service industries, media, arts, entertainment, sport and more, at major multinationals or small to medium-sized companies.
 

Career Destinations

This is a new course so our graduate destinations are yet to be registered. However, you can check out where students go from our other courses.

 

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs.

Course Modules 2020/1

Year 1U

 

Compulsory Modules (120 credits)

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-4101A INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE 20
NBS-4102A MANAGING ORGANISATIONS 20
NBS-4103B APPLIED BUSINESS PROJECT 20
NBS-4104B MANAGING DATA IN A DIGITAL WORLD 20
NBS-4105B PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 20
NBS-4106A UNDERSTANDING THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT 20


 

Year 2U

When selecting modules from an option range, please ensure that you satisfy the rule requirements to take that module i.e. having taken a pre-requisite module. You can only choose 20 credits worth of PPL modules per year. You can only choose 20 credits worth of level 4 modules in Year 2.

Compulsory Modules ( 40 credits)

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-5110A PEOPLE MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE 20
NBS-5133A STRATEGIC AWARENESS AND ANALYSIS 20

Options Range A


Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-5120A MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS 20
NBS-5127A INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 20
NBS-5128A PRACTICAL LAW FOR MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-5131A EMPLOYABLITY, CREATIVITY AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT 20
NBS-5132A KNOWLEDGE, INNOVATION AND GLOBAL BUSINESS 20
PPLB4013A BEGINNERS' FRENCH I - A1 CEFR 20
PPLB4018A BEGINNERS' GERMAN I - A1 CEFR 20
PPLB4022A BEGINNERS' SPANISH I - A1 CEFR 20
PPLB4029A BEGINNERS' ARABIC I 20
PPLB4031A INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE I 20
PPLB4034A BEGINNERS' CHINESE I 20
PPLB4036A BEGINNERS' GREEK I - A1 CEFR 20
PPLB4038A BEGINNERS' ITALIAN I - A1 CEFR 20
PPLB4040A BEGINNERS' JAPANESE I 20
PPLB4043A BEGINNERS' RUSSIAN I - A1 CEFR 20
PPLB4046A BEGINNERS' ARABIC II (AUTUMN) 20
PPLB4048A BEGINNERS' GERMAN II (AUTUMN) - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4052A BEGINNERS' CHINESE II (AUTUMN) 20
PPLB4053A BEGINNERS' FRENCH II (AUTUMN) - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4054A BEGINNERS' JAPANESE II (AUTUMN) 20
PPLB4055A BEGINNERS' SPANISH II (AUTUMN) - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4056A INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE II (AUTUMN) 20
PPLB5035A INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I 20
PPLB5039A INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN I 20
PPLB5043A ADVANCED ENGLISH I - B2 CEFR 20
PPLB5060A INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I 20
PPLB5150A INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB5151A INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB5152A INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB5157A INTERMEDIATE GREEK I 20
PPLB5158A INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I 20

Options Range B


Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-5111B BUSINESS ETHICS 20
NBS-5112B DEVELOPING TALENT 20
NBS-5113B WORK PSYCHOLOGY 20
NBS-5129B EMPLOYMENT LAW 20

Options Range C


Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-5111B BUSINESS ETHICS 20
NBS-5112B DEVELOPING TALENT 20
NBS-5113B WORK PSYCHOLOGY 20
NBS-5118B OPERATIONS STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-5119B PRINCIPLES OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-5121B BUSINESS TO BUSINESS (B2B) MARKETING 20
NBS-5122B DIGITAL MARKETING 20
NBS-5123B INTERNATIONAL MARKETING 20
NBS-5124B RETAIL MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-5129B EMPLOYMENT LAW 20
NBS-5134B MANAGING IN EMERGING MARKETS 20
NBS-5135B CASES IN ECONOMICS FOR BUSINESS 20
PPLB4014B BEGINNERS' FRENCH II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4015B BEGINNERS' FRENCH I - A1 CEFR (SPRING START) 20
PPLB4019B BEGINNERS' GERMAN II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4023B BEGINNERS' SPANISH II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4024B BEGINNERS' SPANISH I - A1 CEFR (SPRING START) 20
PPLB4030B BEGINNERS' ARABIC II 20
PPLB4032B INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE II 20
PPLB4033B INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE I (SPRING START) 20
PPLB4035B BEGINNERS' CHINESE II 20
PPLB4037B BEGINNERS' GREEK II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4039B BEGINNERS' ITALIAN II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4041B BEGINNERS' JAPANESE II 20
PPLB4042B BEGINNERS' JAPANESE I (SPRING START) 20
PPLB4044B BEGINNERS' RUSSIAN II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4045B BEGINNERS' ARABIC I (SPRING START) 20
PPLB4047B BEGINNERS' GERMAN I (SPRING START) - A1 CEFR 20
PPLB4051B BEGINNERS' CHINESE I (SPRING START) 20
PPLB5032B INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II - A2/B1 CEFR 20
PPLB5033B INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II - A2/B1 CEFR 20
PPLB5034B INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II - A2/B1 CEFR 20
PPLB5036B INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II 20
PPLB5037B INTERMEDIATE GREEK II 20
PPLB5038B INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II 20
PPLB5040B INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II 20
PPLB5044B ADVANCED ENGLISH II - B2 CEFR 20
PPLB5045B ENGLISH ACADEMIC WRITING SKILLS 20
PPLB5061B INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II 20


 

Year YU

 

Compulsory Modules (120 credits)

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-5001Y NBS YEAR ABROAD 120


 

Year 3U

When selecting modules from an option range, please ensure that you satisfy the rule requirements to take that module i.e. having taken a pre-requisite module. You can only choose 20 credits worth of PPL modules per year. You can only choose 20 credits worth of level 5 modules in Year 3.

Compulsory Modules ( 40 credits)

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-6105B INTERNATIONAL AND STRATEGIC HUMAN RESEOURCE MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6128A STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT 20

Options Range A


Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-5120A MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS 20
NBS-5127A INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 20
NBS-5128A PRACTICAL LAW FOR MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-5131A EMPLOYABLITY, CREATIVITY AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT 20
NBS-5132A KNOWLEDGE, INNOVATION AND GLOBAL BUSINESS 20
NBS-6103A PROFESSIONAL VALUES 20
NBS-6119A CONSUMERS MARKETS CULTURES 20
NBS-6120A MARKET RESEARCH 20
NBS-6123A COMPETITION AND CONSUMER POLICY FOR MANAGERS 20
NBS-6124A EUROPEAN BUSINESS: BRUSSELS, BUSINESS, BREXIT AND BEYOND 20
NBS-6127A MANAGEMENT CONSULTING AND DEVELOPMENT 20
NBS-6134A REPUTATION MANAGEMENT: CRISES, COLLABORATIONS AND PR COMMUNICATIONS 20
PPLB5035A INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I 20
PPLB5039A INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN I 20
PPLB5043A ADVANCED ENGLISH I - B2 CEFR 20
PPLB5060A INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I 20
PPLB5150A INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB5151A INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB5152A INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB5157A INTERMEDIATE GREEK I 20
PPLB5158A INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I 20

Options Range B


Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-6106B BUILDING STRENGTHS AT WORK 20
NBS-6108B THE DYNAMIC ORGANISATION:PRACTICING ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 20

Options Range C


Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-6126Y FINAL YEAR PROJECT/DISSERTATION 40

Options Range D


Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-6103A PROFESSIONAL VALUES 20
NBS-6119A CONSUMERS MARKETS CULTURES 20
NBS-6120A MARKET RESEARCH 20
NBS-6123A COMPETITION AND CONSUMER POLICY FOR MANAGERS 20
NBS-6124A EUROPEAN BUSINESS: BRUSSELS, BUSINESS, BREXIT AND BEYOND 20
NBS-6127A MANAGEMENT CONSULTING AND DEVELOPMENT 20
NBS-6134A REPUTATION MANAGEMENT: CRISES, COLLABORATIONS AND PR COMMUNICATIONS 20

Options Range G


Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-6106B BUILDING STRENGTHS AT WORK 20
NBS-6108B THE DYNAMIC ORGANISATION:PRACTICING ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 20
NBS-6115B CRITICAL ISSUES IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6116B SHOPPER MARKETING 20
NBS-6121B MARKETING PHILOSOPHY 20
NBS-6122B STRATEGIC BRAND MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6125B MARKETING: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND THE LAW 20
NBS-6130B CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY 20
NBS-6131B ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ENTERPRISE CREATION 20
NBS-6133B GLOBAL VALUE CHAIN 20
NBS-6134B REPUTATION MANAGEMENT: CRISES, COLLABORATIONS AND PR COMMUNICATIONS 20

Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level ABB excluding General Studies or BBB excluding General Studies with an A in the Extended Project
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points
  • Scottish Highers AAABB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers BCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate 3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3
  • BTEC DDD excluding BTEC Public Services and Business Administration
  • European Baccalaureate 75%

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:

INTO UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to a degree within Norwich Business School:

International Foundation in Business, Economics, Society and Culture (for Year 1 entry to UEA)

International Foundation in Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences (for Year 1 entry to UEA)

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.

Intakes

The annual intake is in September each year.

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

GCSE Offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Course Open To

UK and overseas applicants.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support 

Tuition Fees 

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

Overseas Students

Scholarships and Bursaries 

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The application allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

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Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

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