Business (HRM) BA (Hons)

This course is delivered and awarded by Arden University in Berlin.

Arden University’s Business (Human Resources Management) BA (Hons) is an ideal programme for those seeking to go into business and specialise in human resources. The course will teach prospective business leaders on how to best manage their staff, motivating them and rewarding them. You will acquire the skills needed to manage the HR side of organisations, benefiting from a curriculum that enforces a range of transferable business skills. 

You’ll study in Germany, the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe. Germany is recognised for its high-quality education^.

^According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.

Flexible payment plans available* - please see the fees and funding tab.

About Arden

This programme is designed, delivered and awarded by Arden University, a UK university regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for England (QAA) and the UK government. Arden has helped 50,000 students succeed over 26 years of providing higher education to students around the world. 96% of graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduating.*

*2016/17 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 

 4.2 out of 5 stars - Arden University are highly rated by their students. 

Who should take this course?

The Business (Human Resources Management) BA (Hons) degree is suitable for those who aspire to become leading professionals in the field of human resources and wish to develop a good understanding of the strategic contribution of HRM to an organisation.  Arden University’s blended learning offering enables you to achieve those goals alongside work, parental responsibilities, or other factors that make it more difficult to commit to full-time studying.  

The programme will enable you to build a promising professional future in your area of choice, equipping you with the tools you need to thoroughly comprehend the business world and the human resources aspect of organisations.

How will you learn?
You will learn using a combination of face-to-face and online learning. Arden University's innovative distance learning techniques mix traditional face to face classes with the flexibility of online studying. You will also have access to online study materials and resources 24/7 to support independent study, as well as online lessons, tutorials, forums and virtual classrooms and libraries. Assessment methods consist of assignments, essays, presentations, case studies, portfolios and exams.  In addition, you will receive regular academic support from Arden’s expert tutors and your own student support coordinator for any administrative, technical, or motivational help. 

Programme Structure

This programme will enhance your personal and management and marketing and finance skills. You will acquire the skills needed to manage the HR side of organisations, benefitting from a curriculum that enforces a range of transferable business skills. 
Modules overview
  • Year 1 (Level 4)
    • Developing personal and management skills
    • Understanding the business environment
    • Principles of marketing
    • Introduction to finance
    • People in organisations
    • Managing human Resources
  • Year 2 (Level 5)
    • Managing across cultures
    • Business processes
    • Enterprise and entrepreneurship
    • Business analysis
    • Planning human resources
    • Managing change in organisations
  • Year 3 (Level 6)
    • Contemporary management issues
    • Strategic management
    • Managing self and others
    • Strategic issues in human resource management
    • Research methods and dissertation

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change

Programme objectives
  • Enable students to build upon their areas of strength, career aspirations and current challenges, using innovative and flexible distance learning strategies.
  • Promote understanding of the key aspects of current practice in the field of human resources management while acknowledging current and emerging developments in related disciplines.
  • Prepare students with the essential skills and tools to work professionally in any business environment and to be effective and professional HR practitioners.
  • Develop an awareness of entrepreneurial skills, encouraging the growth of enterprise and the creation of new businesses.
  • Provide a stimulating online academic environment in which students can develop confidence as practitioners.

Career direction

Upon completion of the course, graduates have a varied range of careers to choose from, with job opportunities in fields such as recruitment and human resources. Positions that graduates can take up include careers advisor, recruitment advisor, human resources officer, office manager, management consultant, human resources manager, among many others. Graduates can also choose to embark on postgraduate study and pursue a master’s or MBA degree.

Why study in Berlin?

  • Voted 7th best city in the world for student living by Top Universities in 2018
  • Option to apply for a 18-month post-study residence permit**
  • Excellent employment prospects
  • Learn from world-class international faculty in an international environment
  • Reasonable cost of living in comparison to many other European countries
  • Attractive to international students pursuing an education abroad
  • Rich in culture, history and entertainment
  • A vibrant start-up entrepreneurial city
  • Study in Germany – the most popular option for international students^

** For more information please visit our section for International students

^ Based on an annual survey by ICEF.

Fees and funding

In addition to the qualification, fees cover a range of student support services, including visa application support, as well as German language classes for international students. 

Scholarships for this course will soon be available. To find out more, contact a programme advisor.

Tuition fee - €8,000 / Year

Flexible payment plan

Arden University offers flexible payment plans* that allow you to spread the cost of your programme fees across multiple instalments.

More information on the flexible payment plans available can be found here.

*Terms and conditions apply

Entry requirements

Standard entry requirements: 

  • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; or
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.
  • Personal statement 

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element)

Non-standard entry:

Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have a strong motivation to study the programme. A personal statement will be needed if you do not meet the standard entry requirements. This statement should be between 350-500 words and should include your references, relevant prior experience and qualifications.

Furthermore, we will ask for references and evidence of a minimum of 2 years’ work experience.  

A completed application form is required for all entry routes.

Career statistics you need to know

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Germany has the 2nd best unemployment rate in the EU, at 3,4%*

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Berlin was voted 7th best city in the world for students by Top Universities

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4th Best Graduate starting salary at £40,650**
in Europe, with a growing economy

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  • Full-time
  • Arden Study Centre Berlin
  • 3 Years
  • Feb, Apr, Jun, Sep, Nov
  • € 8000 per year.

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Students satisfaction on this course*

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Of students employed or in further study 6 months of graduating*


Of students saw their career improve as a direct result of their studies*

Studying in Berlin has provided me with the exposure I needed to think outside the box. I choose to pursue a postgraduate degree as it will take me one step further towards my goal of becoming a professor.

Benedictus Agbelom, MSc Project Management