Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management

Virtually every industry employs human resource, training, and labor relations managers and consultants. A Newcastle University business degree with a Human Resource Management degree specialization can allow you to take advantage of this demand. You'll develop the specific business and management skills needed to build a human resource management career in a number of dynamic roles. These include compensation manager, employee assistance or benefits manager, equal employment opportunity (EEO) or affirmative action coordinator, labor relations manager, recruiter, and human resources information systems specialist.

Follow a career track in Human Resource Management by choosing this specialization when you earn one of the following bachelor’s degrees from Newcastle University:

  • Business Administration
  • Management
  • Technical Management

Human Resource Management Courses

When you specialize your business degree in Human Resource Management, your coursework may include these career-enhancing courses:

  • Employment Law – Surveying federal and state laws as they affect the human resource function, this course explores equal employment opportunity, employment agreements, wage and overtime payment, and other regulatory issues. 
  • Labor Relations – Examining the evolution of interaction between management and labor in a corporate environment, this course focuses on the American labor movement, federal and state labor laws, and collective bargaining, mediation, and work stoppage.
  • Human Resource Information Systems – Students in this human resource management course explore the hardware and software options available for managing the human resource function and apply technology to developing, maintaining, and managing human resource information.
  • Strategic Staffing – In developing a strategic structure that corporations with human resources can use to achieve organizational goals, students in this course learn strategies and techniques for planning, recruiting, selecting, training, and retaining employees.
  • Training and Development – This human resource management course examines training and organizational development techniques used by corporations to improve individual and corporate effectiveness. Topics include needs analysis, implementation planning, and outcomes assessment for individuals and organizations.
  • Compensation and Benefits– Focusing on how organizations use pay systems and benefit plans to achieve corporate goals, this human resource management course explores compensation design, analysis, and evaluation and both legally required and voluntary benefit options.

Human Resource Management Careers Overview

Individuals who can demonstrate integrity, discretion, and fair-mindedness are a rare commodity in today's world. That's why employers all across the country are constantly searching for capable and reliable human resource management professionals. In the human resources field, you'll be providing all sorts of services that can include employee support, labor relations, employment law, training and staffing, or maintenance of an entire HR system. Your Newcastle University education will equip you with knowledge about current business practices, experience with HR practices, and strong communication skills, so you'll have the foundation you need to help effectively manage a company's workforce.

Professional Responsibilities

When you earn your bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Newcastle University with a major in Human Resource Management, you'll be prepared to spearhead a wide variety of personnel issues. Your professional responsibilities could include:

  • Interviewing and hiring employees
  • Developing personnel policies with top management
  • Managing employee benefits
  • Investigating and resolving grievances
  • Maintaining confidential records and personnel files
  • Coordinating equipment acquisition and IT access
  • Preparing new hire manuals and conducting orientation


Human resource management careers can be found nearly every industry, including:

  • Corporations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Government offices
  • Education
  • Healthcare

Career Options

Newcastle University graduates in Business Administration with a major in Human Resource Management will be prepared for careers in areas such as:

  • Benefits and compensation
  • Employee relations
  • Human resource information systems
  • Training and development

The Newcastle University Career Advantage

Whether you are looking to attend a traditional campus or an online university, Newcastle University is the place where you can gain the skills, credentials, and respect you need to succeed in the world of finance. The proof is in the numbers. In 2012, 90% of Newcastle University graduates actively seeking employment had careers in their field within 6 months of graduation.*

* Figure based on 2012 graduates self-reporting data to Newcastle University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by Newcastle University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to Newcastle University Career Services. 


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