Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

BSc. Business and Human Resource Management

Business and HR Management

Welcome to the Business and Human Resource Management program at WMOU. In this dynamic and evolving field, we empower students with the knowledge and skills to navigate the intersection of business strategy and the human element. Our comprehensive curriculum combines business management principles with a deep understanding of the intricacies of human resources, equipping our graduates with the tools to optimise employee performance, foster a positive work culture, and drive organisational success.

Whether you aspire to become an HR professional, a strategic business leader, or an entrepreneur, our program will provide you with a solid foundation and real-world experiences to thrive in the dynamic landscape of contemporary business and human resource management. Join us to embark on a transformative educational journey that will shape your future career and make a lasting impact in the world of business.

      Business and Human Resource Management can be categorized into two crucial components: the strategic management of organizations and the development of human capital.

      The strategic management aspect delves into the formulation and implementation of business strategies, encompassing areas such as organizational design, decision-making processes, and resource allocation.

      On the other hand, human capital development focuses on nurturing talent, fostering employee engagement, and maximizing individual and team performance.

      Through our program, you will explore these interconnected facets, acquiring a comprehensive understanding of how effective management and the cultivation of human potential go hand in hand. Our dedicated faculty, industry partnerships, and immersive learning opportunities will provide you with the practical skills and theoretical insights necessary to excel in this multifaceted discipline. 

In this program you can expect to:

  • Build a strong foundation studying business and HR principles, including organizational behavior and talent acquisition.
  • Dive deeper into Strategic HR Management and Organizational Development to align practices with business goals.
  • Specialize in areas like compensation, employee relations, and diversity through advanced electives and seminars.
  • Prepare for industry certifications like SHRM-CP and HRCI with our program's support and resources.
  • Join us to gain practical experience, develop sought-after skills, and become a strategic HR professional or business leader.

Course Curriculum

Our program in Business and Human Resource Management is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in various roles within the field. From strategic HR management to organisational development, our curriculum covers essential topics to ensure a comprehensive understanding. Students will delve into areas such as talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, employee relations, and diversity and inclusion. Furthermore, we provide practical experiences and industry insights to prepare students for the challenges of the business and HR management world. Graduates will be well-prepared to excel in a wide range of occupations within the industry.

Course Summary

Bachelor Of Science in Business and Human Resource Management

Study Level
Bsc. Business and Human Resource Management

Study Duration
4 years minimum


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100 Level

     First Semester Units
     GST 101 – Use of English and Communication Skills 2
     COS 103 – Introduction to Computing 2
     EHR 101 – Introduction to Human Resource Management 2
     ECO 101 – Principles of Economics I 3
     BUA 101 – Introduction to Business I 2
     AMS 101 – Basic Mathematics 2
     GST 109 – Use of Library and ICT skills 2
     Second Semester Units
    GST 102 – Nigerian People and Culture 2
   AMS  104 – Principles of Project Management 2
    EHR 102 – Introduction to Employment Relations 2
    ECO 102 – Principles of Economics II 3
    AMS 102 – Principles of Management 2
    ENT 102 – Business Ethics 3
    BUA 102 – Introduction to Business II 2

200 Level

     First Semester Units
     ENT 211 – Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2
     GST 201 – Philosophy, Logic, and Human Existence 2
     EHR 201 – Human Resource Planning and Administration  2
     EHR 203 – Trade Unions and Employers Associations 2
     EHR 205 – Industrial and Organizational Behaviours 2
     EHR 207 – Public Sector Human Resource Management 2
     FIN 205 – Corporate Finance 3
     Second Semester Units
     EHR 202 – Recruitment Selection and Placement 2
     EHR 204 – Communication in Human Resource and Employment Relations 2
     EHR 206 – Occupational Safety and Health 2
     EHR 208 – Human Resource Metrics and Analytics 2
     BUA 202 – Principles of Business Administration II 3
     BUA 216 – Introduction to Financial Manageement 3
     FIN 202 – International Finance 3


300 Level

     First Semester Units
     EHR 301 – Collective Bargaining and Negotiation Skills 2
     EHR 303 – Conflict Management in the Workplace 2
     EHR 305 – Compensation and Benefit Management 2
     EHR 307 – Comparative Human Resource Management and Employment  2
     EHR 309 – Labour Market Analysis 2
     EHR 313 – Entrepreneurship in Employee Relations and Human Resource Management 2
     BUA 311 – Production Management 3
     EHR 311 – Human Resource Information Systems 2
     Second Semester Units
     EHR 302 – Human Resource Development 2
     EHR 304 – Performance Appraisal and Management 2
     GST 312 – Peace and Conflict Resolution 2
     EHR 306 – Research Methodology 3
     EHR 308 – Industrial Visit on Human Resource Management and Employment Relations Practice 3
     ENT 312 – Venture Creation 2
     EHR 310 – Decent Work and Quality of Work Life 2


400 Level

     First Semester Units
     EHR 409 – Research Project I 3
     EHR 401 – Strategic Human Resource Management 2
     EHR 403 – Human Resource Management and Employment Relations Theories 2
     EHR 405 – Diversity and Inclusion Management 2
     EHR 407 – Gender Issues in HRM and Employment Relations 2
     BUA 403 – Industrial Relations 3
     BUA 401 – Business Policy and Strategy 3
     Second Semester Units
     EHR 408 – Research Project II 3
     EHR 402 – Multinational Human Resource Management and Employment Relations 2
     EHR 404 – Talent/skills Acquisition and Management 2
     EHR 406 – Severance Management 2
     ACC 422 – Business Research Methods 3
     BUA 402 – Strategic Thinking and Problem Solving  3
Admission Requirements

Entry requirements for BSc. in Business and HR Management

Here’s what you need to study for a bachelor’s programme at West Midlands Open University

A copy of your O- or A-level result.

To fulfill the enrollment requirements, prospective students must achieve a minimum of five credits in each of the following subjects within a maximum of two examination sittings:

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Two additional subjects linked to the field of social science

Please note that submission of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) results is NOT MANDATORY. at this stage. However, upon admission to the university, the provided results will be thoroughly verified for authenticity and compliance with the stated criteria.


Available Opportunities for BHRM Holders
A bachelor’s degree opens you to a wide range of fascinating employment prospects in the Business and Human Resource Management sector. Here are some career options for you to consider:
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Human Resource Director
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Recruiter
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Performance Management Specialist
  • Compensation and Benefits Specialist
  • Employee Relations specialist


Payment Plans

West Midlands Open University offers a flexible payment plan for its degree programmes.
You may choose to pay the year’s fee up front or in two installments.

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Pay in two installments.
An initial deposit of ₦100,000 and a second payment of ₦100,000.
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