Human Resource Management is a key business area because attracting, training and retaining the right staff directly affects the performance of a business. This course focuses on core human resource management areas and examines how leaders develop and motivate their employees for maximum output. You will also analyse issues such as the relations between employers and employee organisations (e.g. trade unions), the structure of labour markets and the wider impact an organisation can have on a variety of stakeholders and its local community. Cross-cultural management skills are incorporated and you may choose to include a language as part of your studies, enhancing your employability with businesses that operate internationally. We also offer a four-year route where you have the opportunity to spend your third year on an industry placement or studying overseas, after which you will return to study for your final year. This is a dual award degree and on graduating you will receive the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Intermediate Level Diploma as well as your degree if you study and pass the mandatory units. You will be taught in the Business School’s state of the art building on All Saints Campus in central Manchester. The degree is taught by a research active group of staff, which means that you will be taught cutting edge theories from experts in the field. Practical skills are integrated into this course to enable you to develop your team working, communication and presentation skills and your interview techniques. There is the opportunity to take a placement year where you will gain work experience with an employer, or you can opt to take a year of study at one of our overseas partner institutions. The Faculty of Business and Law hosts two Professional Development Weeks annually. Free and open to all students, this includes a festival of skills-development activities, practical support in developing your CV and employability skills, and the opportunity to network with actively recruiting graduate employers.