The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Online

Newcastle City

Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 4 Feb 2019
  • Trimester 2 - 20 May 2019
  • Trimester 3 - 2 Sep 2019
  • Trimester 1 - 4 Feb 2019
  • Trimester 2 - 20 May 2019
  • Trimester 3 - 2 Sep 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

Duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 5 years maximum.

Location

Online

Newcastle City

Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 4 Feb 2019
  • Trimester 2 - 20 May 2019
  • Trimester 3 - 2 Sep 2019
  • Trimester 1 - 4 Feb 2019
  • Trimester 2 - 20 May 2019
  • Trimester 3 - 2 Sep 2019
Duration

1.5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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UON program code: 40146
CRICOS code: 084247D

For additional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Master of Human Resource Management

Program handbook

Description

This combined degree program allows students to undertake studies in the more general business disciplines of the Master of Business Administration while also studying the specific Human Resources Management courses of the Master of Human Resource Management.

The Master of Business Administration program is designed to provide students with a range of analytic, strategic and leadership skills which will prepare them for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors. The program offers a grounding in fundamental business areas such as accounting, finance, organisational behaviour, economics, marketing and management. Analytic and problem solving skills are emphasised through an applied understanding of the theoretical framework within which today’s managers must operate, as well as the acquisition of practical skills in teamwork, writing, presentation and time-management. The ability to cope with rapid organisational and technological change is developed through an understanding of organisational behaviour, information systems and organisational change and development.

The Master of Human Resource Management program is designed for students with little or no background in the discipline or those wishing upgrade their existing knowledge in the field. No prior knowledge is assumed. The program offers courses in the three disciplines of Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, and Organisational Change and Development.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Effective oral and written skills to communicate complex business management information to a variety of audiences

Details

Information correct as at22nd Sep 2018 6:11am
Program code40146
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Online
Duration
  • Australian students - 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1.5 years full-time.
Term typeTrimesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Business and Law
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Law School
  2. Newcastle Business School
  3. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code084247D

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Admission information

Admission requirements

There are two pathways into the Master of Business Administration/Master of Human Resource Management.

Direct entry into the Masters Program (160 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • 4 year Bachelors (Honours) Degree; or
  • 3 year Bachelors Degree in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing or social science; or
  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in a related field + 1 year relevant organisational experience; or
  • At least 7 years organisational experience, including 2 years in a management position.

The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) which will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in a related field; or
  • 3 year Diploma in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing or social science; or
  • 3 year Diploma not in a related field + 1 year relevant organisational experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing, or social science + 2 years relevant organisational experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma not in a related field + 3 years relevant organisational experience; or
  • At least 5 years organisational experience.

Students entering via this pathway will be required to successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Progra (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

160 units

Program duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 5 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to follow a specific program of study to ensure CRICOS requirements are met. Please see the International Students On Campus Program Plan for your specific program of study.

Program requirements

Students are required to complete 160 units (sixteen courses) including 130 units (thirteen courses) from the Core courses and 30 units (three course) from the directed courses.

Grading of Degree

A Master degree shall be conferred as an Ordinary Degree, except that, in cases where a candidate has achieved a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or above, the degree will be conferred ‘With Distinction’.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Transition arrangements

Students wishing to transfer to this program from Program 12398 should contact a Program Advisor by email at programadvice@newcastle.edu.au.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Students must complete all of the core courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6004Organisational Behaviour and Design
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6005Marketing Management and Planning
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6006Employment Relations in Globalised Economies
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6007Managing Human Resources in International Organisations
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6040Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6060Strategic Management
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6100Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6190Human Resource and Organisational Development
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6192Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6200Financial and Management Accounting
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6484Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6507Professional Practice in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6514Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units

Directed Courses

Students must complete 30 units from the directed course list

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6001Managing Under Uncertainty
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6002Foundations of Business Analysis
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6003Globalisation
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6009Cross-Cultural Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6012Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6042Employment Relations
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6410Economics of Competitive Advantage
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6411Introduction to Co-operative Organisation and Management: the Co-operative Advantage
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6412Social Enterprises and Co-operative Innovation
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6420Macroeconomic AnalysisNot currently offered10 units
GSBS6515Public Policy and Organisations
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
INFT6060The Digital Economy
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
INFT6304Project Planning and Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
LAWS6106Advanced Communication SkillsNot currently offered10 units
LAWS6107Mediation Skills and Theory
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6108Corporate Power and Corporate Accountability: Pathways to Socially Responsible Business
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6111Dispute Resolution
  • Winter - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LEGL6004Law for Workplace Health & Safety
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online