The human resource management field is diverse and complex, requiring both general and specialist skills for varying roles across multiple industry sectors. The Master of Human Resource Management focuses on all areas of contemporary HR practice, to advance your expertise and career.
Our innovative curriculum combines cutting-edge research and contemporary knowledge to give you highly-focused study in your specialist field. You will develop an expert understanding of the core principles, including change and talent management, industrial relations, HR planning, leadership, employee development, recruitment and consulting.
The course is suited to people who have completed a bachelor's degree and want to pursue further postgraduate studies in HR, as well as current HR professionals seeking to formalise their education in the field.
The flexible structure of the Master of Human Resource Management includes innovative teaching and learning practices that focus on developing your high-level management skills. You are able to study full or part time, and on or off campus.
Graduates have the skills to work across the field of HRM including talent management, people and culture, recruitment and selection, pay and benefits, HR planning, international HRM, employee development, employee relations, consulting and performance management. Graduates find work across the private and public sectors.
The course is structured in two parts. Part A. Mastery knowledge and Part B. Application studies. All students complete Part A. Depending upon prior qualifications you may receive credit for part A or part B or a combination of the two.
PART A. Mastery knowledge These units will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply your knowledge of a specialisation to provide discipline-based solutions in human resource management.
PART B. Application studies The focus of these studies is to develop a sound knowledge base and acquire a thorough understanding of the aspects of human resource management and apply them in business contexts.
The Department of Management comprises the largest grouping of management researchers in Australia. Our main research strengths include organisational behaviour, leadership, human resource management, work and employment relations, ethics, operations and supply chain, and public management and governance.
Our research informs our teaching and makes a significant contribution to the body of management knowledge and has beneficial impacts on individuals, organisations and society.
In the latest Federal Government's 'Excellence in Research for Australia' (ERA 2012) assessment, we were rated 'above world standard', for our research in management. Researchers regularly publish in top ranked A and A* journals.
We are currently working on research projects supported by more than $2 million in external funding. In the last five years researchers have won significant funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery and Linkage Schemes, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Australian Aid (AusAid) programs. These projects are focused on key issues both in Australia and overseas.
Three academic groups manage our learning and teaching:
- Human Resource Management and Employment Relations - Governance, Leadership and Organisation - International Business, Operations and Strategy
Our teaching programs in Human Resource Management have been accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute after a rigorous process of validation.