June 24, 2019

Why is a Human Resources with Management degree essential for your career?

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Any business owner will tell you it’s all about the people – the people they employ, how they look after them, how they manage them and how they deal with any issues that may arise. In business, great staff can make a business while staff who are disillusioned and demoralised can seriously damage it. A BSc (Hons) Human Resources with Management degree can be key in knowing how to work with people and manage them in all situations.

Whether you decide to go into business for yourself or you prefer to work in a company building a career, it’s a degree that will equip you with all the skills necessary to work effectively with others and resolve problems when they arise. It’s a hugely useful degree to have in a wide range of industries, any that employ staff in fact! So, you could find a human resource management job in an area you really love whether that’s sports, theatre or arts.

What will I learn?

The human resources with management degree course with GSM London is a comprehensive one that will give you a thorough understanding of how managing employees well can increase staff performance and productivity, and give a company a competitive advantage. You’ll learn the fundamental principles of human resource management and where it fits within an organisation.

You’ll learn about the core and traditional functions of HR but you’ll also study how HR fits into modern business and how it is evolving. You’ll discover employment law, recruitment and retention, international HR management, employee engagement and relations and HR data systems.

The degree isn’t just about HR management however, and you’ll also have the opportunity to learn about how economic policies and financial information impacts business decisions as well the importance of effective marketing and communications when it comes to delivering results.

In addition, the course will equip you with professional skills such as leadership qualities, understanding strategy and business development – skills which are transferable and highly sought after in many different professions.

Job opportunities

The great thing about the degree is it gives you the chance to get a human resource management job across a wide range of industries. You’ll be able to make good business decisions within the context of human resource management as well as understand what effects any decisions will on the people within any organisation.

You could find work in HR departments of companies the world over or you could work in recruitment or data management instead. There are also a host of professions where such a degree would be really useful such as life coach, business adviser, lecturer or sales executive.

All companies which employ staff need HR personnel to manage those staff so depending on where your interests lie you can work in a wide range of industries. For example, the NHS, government, police, engineering firms, leisure and tourism, media, banking and finance and so on.

Skills you’ll gain on a human resources with management degree

One of the things that make the degree such a good option for your career is the number of transferable skills you’ll pick up during the course. You’ll have:

  • Good written communication and report writing skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and people management skills
  • Great oral communication skills
  • Solid IT skills

We would like to hear from you if you have any questions about our human resources with management degree. You can call us on 020 3797 4687 or find out how to apply here.

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