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Overview

  • This 2 year program can be completed in 1.5 years if you have a bachelor degree in business or a related field. See entry requirements for details.
  • Hone your analytical, decision-making, communication and problem solving skills to advance your career
  • Study consulting and change management, leadership and executive coaching, managing high-performance organisations
  • Prepare yourself for a career as a human resources assistant, officer, manager or director in corporate, private and public institutions
  • Your knowledge and research skills are developed throughout the course and taken to an advanced level in the capstone unit where you will learn the process of how to deal with the problems typically faced by professional advisors and consultants
  • Graduates are accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Find out more at our upcoming MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Event.
QUT course code BS11
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 1.5 years full-time
Note: Business and related discipline graduates: 1.5 years full-time; All other graduates: 2 years full-time. Please refer to the entry requirements tab for further information..
Start month 2018 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • QUT Business School
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CRICOS code 085448J
Careers
  • Human Resource Developer
  • Human Resource Manager

Details

It is an exciting time to be a human resource management professional. New technologies, changing economic conditions, increasing workforce diversity and an emphasis on work-life balance are all contributing to a profound evolution in the nature of work and the challenges of managing contemporary organisations.

QUT’s human resource management program is designed to increase the skills of both specialists and line managers and to meet the individual learning goals and career aspirations of each student. The program provides flexibility for the busy professional to complete the degree part-time, focusing on real-world work issues of personal relevance. Full-time students with little work experience will also have flexibility to complete the degree with applications that suit their own career goals.

QUT’s Master of Business has been redesigned to ensure it meets the new quality assurance standards set by the Australian Qualifications Framework for masters by coursework programs. The learning outcomes of the course have been refreshed to provide you with a more engaging and real world learning experience.

Why choose this course?

This course is designed to extend your real-world human resource management knowledge and skills. You will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to manage people in organisations, in the areas of recruitment, performance and reward systems, employment relations and staff development.

In undertaking this study area you will be able to develop strategic human resource management policies for organisations and analyse, diagnose and provide recommendations for implementing organisational change. You will also acquire self-management knowledge and the skills for effective communication and the management of others to contribute to organisational performance.

Flexible delivery

Units in this postgraduate program are delivered using a mix of face-to-face, online and blended learning technologies. Flexible study options include weekly sessions, block delivery days, projects and online-supported delivery. All course materials are placed online including course lecture materials, practical session guides, readings and help guides.

Real-world learning

Developed in consultation with industry, our programs incorporate real-world case analysis, activities and workplace projects. You will also benefit from meaningful connections with industry leaders and practitioners as they share their insights into essential skills and attributes needed for professional practice.

You will learn how to exercise creativity, independent judgement and critical reflection, to plan, design, adapt and implement strategies and solutions that contribute to real world business practice and research.

Your knowledge and research skills are taken to an advanced level in the capstone unit of this course. In this unit you will consolidate your learning through application to your own workplace or other organisation.

Career outcomes

The program is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute and as such prepares graduates for careers in generalist or specialist human resource professional roles. Generalist positions include human resources assistant, officer, manager or director and these may be located in corporate and private firms as well as public institutions. Specialist positions may include those involved with employment relations, recruitment and placement consulting, training and development specialists, management and executive coaching, as well as consulting careers.

Advanced standing

Students who have articulated from the Graduate Certificate in Business (Human Resource Management) may receive exemptions for up to 48 credit points.

Advanced standing may also be available to students who have studied a related postgraduate program with another institution within the last five years.

Recognition of prior learning

If you hold a recognised undergraduate degree, in a related discipline study area, your experience in our Master of Business program will be tailored to your learning needs.

Your work experience in a related field may also be considered for recognition of prior learning.

Early exit

Students may exit from the Master of Business (BS11) at the following stages, once those particular course requirements have been met:

  • Graduate Diploma of Business (BS79) (Study Area A)
  • Graduate Certificate in Business (BS39) (Study Area A).

International double masters program

If you would like to attain two internationally accredited masters in about the same time that it would normally take you to get one, you may consider our international double masters program. In an exchange study, you complete part of your degree at one of two leading institutions in Europe. Through cross-crediting of your course content, you are able to obtain the full degrees from both institutions – and you may be able to complete the double degree in the same time that it would take you to complete your QUT Master of Business program. For more information, visit international double degrees.

Business advantage

The QUT Business School’s Business Advantage program is a free program offered to all business students. It can help you develop skills through interaction, discussion, cooperation and debate with other students and leaders from business, government, education and community sectors. The program includes: guest presentations from inspiring industry, community and university leaders; sessions focused on specific social and professional skills; challenging interaction aimed at developing skills through new experiences; and provides a certificate of completion for you to include in your resume or portfolio. Not only does this program offer you excellent networking opportunities, but also the opportunity to gain highly relevant experiences and skills that you can apply throughout your career.

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Master of Business (Human Resource Management)

The Master of Business is designed in three blocks of study:

1. Foundation studies (48 credit points)
2. Discipline studies (96 credit points)
3. Complementary studies (48 credit points)

Students with an undergraduate degree that is not in Business or a related field of study will undertake 192 credit points of study commencing with Foundation studies.

Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in Business or related field of study with a minimum GPA of 4 (on a 7 point scale) will undertake 144 credit points of study in their course.

The enrolment program students will undertake will depend on their prior study:

• Undergraduate degree in the same discipline as their chosen major: Students will commence their study in the Discipline studies block.

• Undergraduate Business degree in a different discipline to their chosen major: Students will commence their study in the Foundation studies block.

Students will be able to access course progression advice from the School of Management.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

As part of QUT's application for admission process, you will be automatically assessed for the 1.5 year program.  If you wish to be considered for the 2 year program only, please indicate this on your application form.

Master of Business - 1.5 year program

A completed recognised bachelor degree in business or related field with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

Master of Business - 2 year program

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

 

Minimum English language requirements

We accept English language proficiency scores from a variety of tests. If you completed a test that was not IELTS, check which English language test scores we accept.

You must have taken your test no more than 2 years before your QUT course starts.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
Speaking 6.0
Writing 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall 6.5

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

2018: $30,400 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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