HR academy: University of Bath School of Management

HR-specific courses MSc in management with HR offered as a
specialism (students decide on their specialism in the January after
admission). Its executive, modular and flexible MBAs feature HR as a core course.

Founded 1966

College CV The school is one of only seven out of 100 business
schools to achieve both top research and teaching ratings in the Higher
Education Funding Council (HEFC) assessments and one of the 22 business schools
to be rated "Excellent" in the most recent HEFC Teaching Quality
Assessments. For the fifth consecutive year, Bath was fifth out of 86
institutions in the business and management league tables, compiled by the 2001
Times Good University Guide. This year, it has also been ranked among the top
100 business schools worldwide by The Financial Times.

Entry The MSc course is designed as a fast-track qualification
for bright students. Its rankings mean it can be choosy and a minimum of a 2.1
in a non-business degree is required. So far this year it has had 1,200
applications for the 150 places. MBA applicants should have three years’ work
experience at management level.

Star academics John Purcell MA, MSc, DLit, FIPD is head of
HRM. His research and publications centre on the connection between corporate
and business strategies and HRM in the private and public sectors. He also runs
the school’s Work and Employment Research Centre, incorporating the HR
Directors Forum

Alumni The school has an alumni officer and encourages former
students to keep in touch and network. Those who have done MBAs at Bath can
attend refresher courses and talks by top-level speakers. 

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