The Master of Business (Human Resource Management) is a 72-unit program which is offered by the College of Business, Government and Law.
Students who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration normally receive credit for up to 36 units of topics towards the Masters degree.
Alternatively, students enrolled directly in the Masters program may choose only to meet the requirements for the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma and exit with that qualification.
Applicants will normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution OR have completed the Graduate Diploma in Business.
Applicants who have completed
- a bachelor degree in a business discipline or a discipline related to their chosen specialisation; or
- a bachelor degree which includes a major in business, commerce, marketing or management; or
- a graduate certificate in a business discipline
at an approved institution may be eligible to follow a 54 unit study program and complete the degree in 1.5 years full time or equivalent part time.
The Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The course is designed to provide a strong foundation of business and human resources management knowledge, competencies and capabilities to support ethical, global business management and leadership of organisations. Students will be exposed to the application of theory to a range of organisation types including private sector business organisations, not-for-profit organisations and public organisations. Through experiential learning techniques students will develop knowledge and competencies to conduct independent research, carry out industry and discipline related projects, and relate their learning to authentic human resources management problems and issues encountered by organisations.
Graduates of the Master of Business (Human Resource Management) will be able to:
- explain the role of economics, accounting, financial management and marketing in decision making, planning and management of human resource matters in organisations
- analyse the potential risks, opportunities and impact of local and global environments and events on the operations, strategic management and leadership of organisations as it relates to human resources management
- apply theoretical and technical knowledge and competencies to critical analysis of operational and strategic human resources management in organisations, including ensuring fiscally responsible and sustainable compliance with legal, regulatory and governance obligations
- apply contemporary and innovative strategic human resources management practices compatible with organisational sustainability, ethical behaviour and effective workforce relations
- apply appropriate research methods to conduct projects to identify creative solutions to authentic human resources management problems in/of organisations
- manage time, tasks, self and others effectively to complete projects individually and in collaboration with a diverse team
- present theoretical concepts and complex ideas in both written and verbal formats appropriate for a range of specialist and non-specialist stakeholder audiences
Program of study
To qualify for the Master of Business (Human Resource Management) specialisation, a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below, unless granted credit for previous study.
Core - Year 1 topics
36 units comprising:
BUSN9022 Marketing Principles (4.5 units)
BUSN9035 Business Accounting (4.5 units)
BUSN9116 Economics for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN9119 Financial Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9239 International Business in the Asia Pacific Region (4.5 units)
BUSN9248 Managing People (4.5 units)
BUSN9262 Advanced Recruitment and Selection (4.5 units)
BUSN9263 Performance Management and Rewards (4.5 units)
Core - Year 2 topics
36 units comprising:
BUSN9017 Marketing Strategy and Decision Making (4.5 units)
BUSN9019 Applied Research Methods in Business (4.5 units)
BUSN9125A Industry Project (9 units)
BUSN9126 Industry Placement (4.5 units)
BUSN9229 Sustainability and Ethics in Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9234 Project Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9242 International Human Resources Management (4.5 units)