Business with HR Management (with placement)

Robert Gordon University


This course is targeted at aspiring and current managers who want to develop their managerial competences in the key functional areas of a business, with an enhanced skill set in the management of people. It is designed to provide you with the theories, tools and techniques to support the practical management of a business.

Stage 1:
You will develop an understanding of how and why business operates. You will develop your knowledge of the basic elements and techniques of change and resilience and further your knowledge and practice of the management and development of people in the workplace. You will reinforce your professional skills and your transferable skills in interpersonal communication and teamwork.

Stage 2:
You will critically analyse the impact of the business environment on the management of human resources. You are able to enhance your knowledge and ability to apply a range of analytical tools to analyse, plan and undertake effective leadership. You will develop your awareness and understanding of business economics and learn the tools and techniques associated with managing the finances of an organisation.

Stage 3:
The Capstone module is designed to provide you with an opportunity to integrate master's level knowledge and skills by independently working on an applied academic study or business consultancy project from a degree related discipline. Personal and professional skills such as research, oral presentation and teamwork will be developed.

You can take the extended Master’s route, starting in September, on the traditional 1-year route which incorporates a 12 month placement. This route has a duration of 24 months, and will follow the same teaching programme as the 1 year course. You will receive training, guidance and support to support you through the recruitment and selection stages for the jobs on offer from the dedicated Employability and Enrichment Hub team.

Entry Requirements

Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject discipline. Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

24 months


Aberdeen Business School

SCQF Level