Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units). Find out more about feesAUD 39,845 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units). Find out more about fees
The Master of Human Resource Management is a 120 unit coursework masters program. The program prepares graduates with strong business analysis and managerial decision-making skills in addressing HRM and ER issues. The curriculum is uniquely balanced to provide practical components with sound theory and participant-focused learning approaches. Students have the opportunity to develop a skill set that is relevant to Australian and global workplaces, positioning them with a range of career options for their next career move. This program is designed for students with little or no background in the discipline or those wishing to upgrade their existing knowledge in the field.
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Effective oral and written skills to communicate complex human resource management information to a variety of audiences.
- Effective independent or collaborative work skills to apply specialised knowledge and expert judgement to human resource management tasks
- Critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills to be able to justify sound human resource management solutions
- Specialised knowledge of theories, models and concepts relevant to human resource management and be proficient in their application
- Professional proficiency in the utilisation of information and technology in human resource management contexts
- Decision making skills that incorporate ethical, social and global issues.
- Skills to apply relevant theories, principles and methodologies to research in human resource management
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Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)
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Entry into the Master of Human Resource Management will be available for applicants who have:
- Bachelor (Honours) Degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification; or
- Bachelor Degree, or an equivalent qualification, in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing or social science; or
- Bachelor Degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, not in a related field and 1 year relevant organisational experience; or
- At least 7 years' relevant organisational experience, including 2 years in a management position; or
- Successful completion of 75% (30 units) of one of the following UoN programs:
- Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
- Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance
- Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
- Graduate Certificate in Marketing
- Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting
Students seeking Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) must apply to the Program Convenor. RPL applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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.
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 for more information on applying for credit.
Australian Human Resources Institute
The Master of Human Resource Management is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 5 years maximum.
International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au
The Master of Human Resource Management requires 120 units, gained through the completion of twelve courses worth 10 units each. Students are required to complete eight core courses (80 units) and four courses (40 units) 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’.
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.
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This program replaces program 12386. Any students who wish to transfer to the new program should seek advice from the Progam Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students wishing to complete the existing program (12386) will be able to complete the program as all of the courses will still be offered.
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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Students must complete all core courses
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|GSBS6004||Organisational Behaviour and Design||10 units|
|GSBS6006||Employment Relations in Globalised Economies||10 units|
|GSBS6007||Managing Human Resources in International Organisations||10 units|
|GSBS6040||Human Resource Management||10 units|
|GSBS6100||Negotiation and Conflict Resolution||10 units|
|GSBS6190||Human Resource and Organisational Development||10 units|
|GSBS6192||Strategic Human Resource Management||10 units|
|GSBS6507||Professional Practice in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations||10 units|
Students must complete 40 units from the directed course list
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|GSBS6001||Managing Under Uncertainty||10 units|
|GSBS6002||Foundations of Business Analysis||10 units|
|GSBS6005||Marketing Management and Planning||10 units|
|GSBS6042||Employment Relations||10 units|
|GSBS6200||Financial and Management Accounting||10 units|
|GSBS6484||Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility||10 units|
|GSBS6514||Leadership in Contemporary Organisations||10 units|
|LEGL6004||Law for Workplace Health and Safety||10 units|
All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.
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.
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.
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.
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