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Newcastle Business School gain CIPD programme approval

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Newcastle Business School gain CIPD programme approval

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has recently approved Newcastle Business School’s BA Human Resource Management (HRM) programme.

The CIPD approval of the undergraduate business programme, which will extend the University’s relationship with the organisation which already accredits programmes including the MSc International Human Resource Management postgraduate course, reflects Northumbria’s commitment to providing students with research-rich, business relevant and academic excellent education. The four year BA HRM programme, which includes a placement year, is a diverse and popular course with 100% of students in work or study 6 months after graduating.

Following the approval, students on the BA HRM programme are eligible to apply for CIPD membership which would entitle them to a number of fantastic benefits including access to networks of local HR professionals and organisations, as well as access to professional updating meetings and CIPD resources. This membership also provides students with the opportunity to be mentored by regional HR professionals.

The CIPD's qualifications are the globally recognised professional standard for HR and training specialists working across the UK's public, private and charity sectors. Achieving CIPD approval demonstrates how the programme aligns with leading-edge best practice HR and HR practitioner research while ensuring that students experience not only the leading HR knowledge but are also exposed to the associated capabilities, in line with the CIPD’s professional standards.

Dr. Kate Black, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Human Resource Management from Newcastle Business School said: “We are delighted with this outcome. It is welcome news both for the Business School and perhaps more importantly for the enhanced learning experience and future career prospects it can represent for students. Gaining this accreditation is also the result of a lot of hard work and I’d like to thank all those involved in the process for their contribution.”

Newcastle Business School is part of an elite group of less than 1% of business schools worldwide by gaining double accreditation from AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) last year.

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