BA Human Resource Management

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On the BA Human Resource Management programme you will learn how individuals are managed within an organisational context. You will be introduced to current human resource management theory and practice and you will be encouraged to think creatively and critically about the role of human resource management within the wider business world. You will acquire a range of intellectual, interpersonal, and technical skills that are relevant to the field, and develop an understanding of the frameworks used to manage employer and employee relationships.

Why should I study Human Resource Management at XJTLU?

  • Human resource management is an essential area for the development of any organisation.
  • International Business School Suzhou at XJTLU provides a unique opportunity to study and understand both Chinese and international human resources systems.
  • IBSS has established ties with the many international companies in Suzhou, leading to opportunities for company visits and guest lectures.
  • IBSS has staff from both international and Chinese backgrounds who have extensive industry and teaching experience.
  • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.


International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), a globally recognised standard for the highest quality in business education. Only five per cent of business schools worldwide have been awarded the accreditation and IBSS is the youngest school ever to have achieved it.

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Knowledge and skills

When you graduate from the BA Human Resources Management programme, you will:

  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of both human resource management (HRM) theory and general management theory and practice
  • understand the legal frameworks concerned with the employment of people, and the implications which these have for human resource management policies and functions
  • be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the ways in which individuals, groups, and organisations learn, and be able to relate this to individual and organisational change and development strategies
  • understand the challenges of changing work patterns and environments for human resource management
  • develop a range intellectual, interpersonal and technical skills that are relevant to HRM and business management.



Human resource management professionals work in every sector of the economy, so you will have many job opportunities available to you when you graduate. Roles include human resource management generalists, recruitment specialists, training professionals and change management positions as well as consulting and employment research work.

You may also choose to pursue further study in the form of a specialised masters, MBA or a professional qualification.


Entry requirements

Please visit the entry requirements page for the comprehensive list of qualifications required to study at XJTLU.

IBSS has strong connections with companies and enterprises in Suzhou, Shanghai and beyond. These industry links support career development through student work placement opportunities and external mentoring from business leaders. Field trips are organised to companies where practitioners in the human resource management field will relate the theory taught in the classroom to the application of that theory in a company.

Dr Ying Guo Programme director, BA Human Resource Management

How to apply

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