BA (Hons) Business and Management Studies (Human Resources Management) (Top-up) (Part Time)

Provided by East Asia Institute of Management (EASB)

Course introduction


The BA (Hons) Business Management Studies (Human Resources Management) offers students to appreciate the diverse business environment and industry. The understanding of the production and consumption of business products and services as they take place; and an understanding of the management and organisation involved in the provision and consumption of the business products and services.

  • Personnel officer
  • Employment officer
  • Training officer
  • Industrial relations officer
  • Safety and welfare officer
  • Human resource manager

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

To enable participants to acquire sufficient breadth of knowledge, deeper insights and greater understanding of the interdisciplinary areas of managing human resources productively in an organisation and to understand the labour legislation and industrial relations in Singapore.

To provide participants with structured training for personal and career development.

To provide participants an endorsement of their competence in attaining both academic and practical understanding of the various human resource management techniques, motivation and skill for managing and developing people as a value-added asset.

Area of Studies

1.Innovation and Entrepreneurship:
This module is designed to develop the way students interpret information. In today’s fast-moving environment, knowledge management and innovative problem solving techniques are needed within all organisations large and small and both national and international. This module will include development in the world of innovation, change management and entrepreneurship and challenge the student to pull together critical concepts of process improvement, e-commerce and innovation into a single framework. The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of changing consumer behaviour, due to the swift and dynamic developments of technology.
2.International and Global Marketing
This module enables students to apply and expand the knowledge of marketing in an international and global context. Students will explore how organisations utilize the conceptual models, tools and techniques of marketing to plan and implement international and global marketing strategies. Students will use the tools of analysis and decision-making in the preparation of marketing plans to real-world settings.
3.Strategic Management:
This module is the major integrative element in the programme. It builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier modules to enhance critical awareness of senior management decision-making. It addresses strategic management as a complex agenda of fundamental questions and problems that concern organizations and their future development. In order to address this complexity and generate a richer picture of organizations, the module also considers the context or environment in which an organization performs and the individuals whose actions help shape organizational performance.
4.People, Organisation and Society
To give the necessary skills, competences and knowledge which allow students to understand and appreciate the impact of work and organization on modern society. Students will learn to evaluate the nature and impact of personal interaction within organizations and in society in general. They will be able to apply current and predictive models to work, unemployment and leisure. They will take a global view of changing society, organizations and pattern of work. They will be able to question established views of organization and society.
5.Strategic Human Resource Management
This module is designed to introduce the students to the increasingly important areas of Strategic HRM and Employee Development. It will enable students to develop a critical understanding of the key concepts involved in the formulation of HRM policies and strategy and the complementary role of employee development in achieving organisational aims. This module will explore the variety of strategic choices open to HR managers in the context of ethical and cultural issues and will also evaluate the importance of managing performance and development in a socially acceptable manner. The module will be of a largely integrative nature, in that it will bring together the key concepts and debates within the field of HRM study, and will an important opportunity for students to synthesise and reflect upon their learning.
6.Continuity and Change in Contemporary Bussiness
This integrative module aims to develop critical awareness of contemporary issues in international business. It assesses in what ways and to what extent globalization has a directed production, governance, societies and human knowledge and exposes students to developments in international political economy. From this agenda is derived policy issues concerning positive and negative impacts on human security, social justice and democracy. Against the contemporary issues of the day, it encourages students to consider alternative policy measures and evaluate the technical and political challenges of their implementation.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Mode & Duration:

  • Full-time: 12 mths
  • Part-time: 12 mths
  • March
  • June
  • August
  • November
Assignment, Project, Practical and Written Examination

Fees & Funding

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