The dissertation represents the pinnacle of individual achievement on the programme. It is a sophisticated way for students to demonstrate their abilities and the levels of comprehension and understanding that they have achieved. The preparation of a dissertation enables students to use a range of skills that have been developed throughout the programme: for example, the skills of enterprise and initiative required for thorough investigation and research into a chosen topic; the motivation and time management skills necessary to produce a substantive and organised piece of written work; and the ability to synthesise and integrate complex information.
The Management Report is a key element of the degree. It is the point where knowledge and understanding acquired through the earlier taught courses is synthesised and applied to a substantial management problem. Students reaching this level of study will have successfully completed the taught unit concerned with research methods and design. The course is designed to build on that experience and provide a supported learning environment in which students can plan a more thorough-going research enquiry of their own choosing.
The course provides an understanding of the relationship between management and employees collectively, whether unionised or not, and individually - which is central to effective workplace performance. The aim is to highlight the importance of the legal framework in managing both employment relations and reward, to examine the choices which employers confront and to examine recent moves from collective to more individualistic relationships. The course also aims to emphasise the importance of employee involvement in workplace decisions as a major route to improved motivation and commitment. At the end of this course the student will have the necessary knowledge to play a full and effective role in this important corporate activity.
The BA (Hons) Human Resource Management Programme accredited by the University of Greenwich is a "top up" degree where students enter into final year of the BA (Hons) Human Resource Management programme. Students who posess any one of the qualifications as stipulated in the "Entry Requirements" may progress in this programme. This qualification can be earned in thirteen (13) months.