Studying human resource management at the University of Newcastle develops the essentials skills to link people-related activity with business strategy.

Bachelor of Business

Human resource management

Available at Newcastle campus (Callaghan) and Central Coast campus (Ourimbah)

Human resource management links people-related activities to business strategy. Studies in human resource management will provide you with the broad-ranging skills and knowledge needed to respond to an ever-changing and dynamic business environment.

Whether you're interested in management, employee relations, training, advocacy, diversity management or equal opportunity, the human resource management major will equip you with the skills needed to positively influence business, unions, government and non-profit organisations in Australia and overseas.

First and second years

In the first year of your human resource management major you will study key concepts and principals of economics, accounting, marketing, management, decision-making, information and communication in business, and law, as well as how they apply to business operations and within the context of the current financial environment.

Moving into second year you will study topics such as business strategy as well as industrial relations and human resource management in greater depth.

Third year

In third year, your Bachelor of Business study you will focus on areas within human resources management that most suit your interests and desired career path. Focus areas include managing diversity, negotiation and advocacy, applied human resource management and employment relations, human resource development, international human resource management and employment law or project in business (industry placement, participation based on merit).

Graduates who complete the Human Resource Management major are eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).