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Start Date
February
August

Duration
1.5 year(s) full-time

Program Code
DMMX

SATAC Code
4CM198 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Mode
On-campus

Fees
$AU 29,400 per 1.0 EFTSL for students enrolled in 2020

Degree overview

  • Develop advanced skills in leadership, strategy and decision making.
  • Join the Executive Partners Program for invaluable industry insights and expert advice from a senior business executive.
  • Flexible learning arrangements to best suit your individual needs.
  • Graduate with a qualification accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
  • Learn human resource management systems and the tools to problem-solve in the global economy.
  • Study a curriculum informed by above world-class research in Human Resource Management1.
  • The Business School is ranked in the top one per cent worldwide2 and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2019.
  • UniSA is No.1 in SA for postgraduate employment outcomes in Business and Management3.

12018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).  2UniSA Business School is one of just ten institutions in Australia and 187 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, October 2019.  3QILT: Graduate Outcomes Survey Course Experience Questionnaire 2016-18 – Full-time Employment Indicator. Public SA-founded universities only.  

Snapshot

SNoonan_UniSA BusHub_231017_005.jpgIn this degree you will learn contemporary management skills and study areas such as strategic management and human resources. You will gain the confidence to manage organisations and achieve business objectives in an efficient and effective manner.

You will be immersed in real-world challenges and have access to industry placements, overseas study tours and elective courses to suit your personal and professional development needs. During your studies you will develop an advanced understanding of business and management and graduate with the capabilities to be a successful leader and decision-maker in any business setting.  

You'll benefit from a range of experience-based learning opportunities, including overseas study and business mentoring by a senior business leader through the Executive Partners Program. Our summer and winter schools offer exciting study and learning opportunities. With options such as intensives and internships, you can spread your study load across the year, increase your exchange opportunities or fast track your degree.

What you'll learn

Postgraduate Business studentsThe Master of Management (Human Resource Management) comprises 12 courses. You will complete four Business School core courses and six Human Resource Management specialisation courses. Through these you will develop skills and expertise in areas that include:

  • business analytics and the data-driven organisation
  • people, leadership and performance
  • managing employee performance and rewards
  • managing the global workforce
  • employment law

You will also complete two postgraduate electives chosen from courses delivered across the Business School and the University. They will enable you to develop skills from selected key disciplines essential for management in business.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
PROGRAM CORE COURSES
Business Analytics and the Data-driven Organisation INFS 5117 4.5 Rule(s): 2
Business Ethics BUSS 5384 4.5 Rule(s): 2
People, Leadership and Performance BUSS 5114 4.5 Rule(s): 2
Strategic Concepts BUSS 5074 4.5 Rule(s): 1
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SPECIALISATION
Talent Management BUSS 5351 4.5
Managing Employee Performance and Rewards BUSS 5398 4.5
Employment Law F COML 5015 4.5
Strategic Management of Human Resources BUSS 5316 4.5
Managing the Global Workforce BUSS 5302 4.5
Specialisation Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 2
BUSINESS SCHOOL ELECTIVES
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,2
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,2

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.

Assessment

ICC_021115_003.jpgYour studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • case studies and reports
  • essays and assignments 
  • examinations 
  • an industry-relevant project 
  • an oral or online presentation 
  • a journal or a portfolio
  • a work placement

Global opportunities

International exchanges and intensive study-tours open doors to new possibilities and experiences, and our Business School has strong connections with prestigious universities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Travelling and studying with leading academic staff and your peers is a wonderful opportunity to develop first-hand knowledge of the international business environment. You’ll find the experience invaluable for your personal and professional development, giving you a global perspective.

UniSA has links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests. Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Once you are a current student, you will be able to explore various study tours and exchanges and take advantage of Student Mobility Grants to make going on an overseas exchange or study tour achievable.

Global opportunities

Research

The UniSA Business School is recognised and respected for a comprehensive research program inspired by the contemporary challenges facing Australia and its region. Our focus is always on finding practical solutions and creating new knowledge.

We are strongly committed to research with an industry focus. In the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings, all of our assessed research was rated at or above world-class with particular strengths in business and management and marketing. Read more about our strengths in research.

Why Master of Management (Human Resource Management)

0009_Michael Mullan Photography_31-05-16.jpgOne of only ten in Australia with EQUIS accreditation, our Business School is ranked in the top one per cent worldwide1. EQUIS is the world’s leading international accreditation for business schools, awarded by the quality assurance arm of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). 

The Master of Management is designed in consultation with our network of industry and professional partners. It is informed by world-class research in management, marketing and business, combining up-to-date theory and the practical application of management models and methods.

With flexible learning arrangements to best suit your individual needs, this degree is delivered face-to-face, online or a combination of both. There are a range of options available to fast track your learning.

In your human resource management (HRM) specialisation you will gain an advanced understanding of complex HRM systems and the tools to problem-solve in our global economy. Our curriculum is informed by world-class research into current and future workplace challenges. Our researchers take a scientific approach to enable organisations and employees to be innovative, agile and adaptable as the global marketplace, people, and technology continue to change.

An enriching student experience

Our flexible delivery and extra-curricular opportunities are designed to suit your lifestyle, preferred way of learning and career interests. You can benefit from a blend of online and on-campus study, part-time or full-time learning, Summer and Winter School intensive courses, mentoring and networking opportunities with industry, and leadership skill development. You can also explore accelerated learning pathways and seek program support from our Business Student Hub.

1UniSA Business School is one of just ten institutions in Australia and 187 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, October 2019.  

Real-world connections

Our links to UniSA’s research facilities ensure your learning is connected to the latest technologies, theories and applications of knowledge. In the Master of Management, our teachers are leaders in their field. You could be working with people from globally recognised research groups such as our Ehrenberg Bass Institute for Marketing Science.

Placements and internships bridge the gap between study and work. Our connections to industry create opportunities for you to grow. These experiences build confidence in the business world and give you a competitive edge.

We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Executive Partners Program

Have you ever wanted to have career guidance from an experienced business mentor? As part of your studies, you can apply for our Executive Partners Program.

This is a unique opportunity for you to engage with highly successful industry executives to enhance your studies and career. Our Executive Partners are either active, semi-retired or recently retired business professionals who have a wealth of knowledge and want to help you achieve your goals.

Careers in Human Resource Management

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Career outcomes

Your career

With a Master of Management (Human Resource Management) from UniSA, your specialist skills and advanced knowledge will be welcomed across a broad range of industries. You will graduate equipped to be a leader and decision-maker, ready to operate at senior levels of an organisation in roles such as:

  • Chief HR officer: working with senior management teams; developing and implementing workforce policies and practices; creating competitive remuneration strategies and performance management frameworks; acting as regulatory adviser for complex industrial relations matters
  • Human resources manager: designing, organising and implementing human resources strategies, policies and programs; overseeing recruitment, performance management, and learning and development
  • People and culture manager: overseeing day to day people and culture activities; talent acquisition; employee relations and training and development; implementing and executing strategic employee engagement initiatives
  • Training and development manager: analysing development needs to manage the design, delivery and evaluation of training programs
  • Work, health and safety manager: overseeing the development of OHS policies and programs; advising and instructing on various safety-related topics; managing the design of risk assessment and enforcing preventative measures; advising policy updates based on legislation requirements

Professional accreditation and recognition

This program is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Graduates satisfy the requirements for professional membership of the AHRI. This accreditation signifies to employers that this program equips graduates with the AHRI Model of Excellence capabilities to deal with the full range and complexity of tasks inherent in the profession of human resource management.

Industry facts

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By 2020, employment for human resource and training professionals in Australia is projected to increase by 3,200 by November 20201.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

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In 2017, Business and Management postgraduates had the highest median full-time salary across all study areas at $109k1

1QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2017

How to apply

Applying to study with us:

  • go to the top of this page and make note of the SATAC code, then click Apply
  • you will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application

Alternative Pathways

Australian
If you would like to strengthen your business knowledge with a shorter qualification, the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (four courses) may suit you. This provides an entry pathway into the Master of Management.

International
If you would like to strengthen your business knowledge with a shorter qualification, the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (four courses) may suit you. This provides an entry pathway into the Master of Management.

Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarships page for more.

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Your study experience and support

Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, tech zones, and areas that simulate real work environments. You’ll also find student gyms and campus sport activities to keep you active. We also offer flexible study options, with online resources available for accessing lecture recordings, virtual classrooms, library resources and learning support. 

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

The Business Student Hub is a convenient, central support service for Business School students, from first year through to graduation. The team provides expert advice on study options, elective choices and any academic difficulties. It also helps with referrals to support services across the University. The Business Student Hub is there to facilitate your life at university, so you get the most out of your UniSA experience.

Our student support services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help, we're here to assist. We provide a full range of support services, including:

  • academic counselling
  • personal counselling
  • social support services, including family support and nearby childcare
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • services offered through our student association, USASA

When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

This degree is offered online. With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle. You can:

  • study online, including accessing videos and course resources
  • participate in virtual classrooms
  • submit your assignments and get feedback online
  • use forums and discussion boards for team work and communication

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Please note some on-campus attendance (such as to attend seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements may apply. Any requirements like this are detailed on individual course pages.

Student services

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Location This degree is delivered at the following campus.

Your program director

Prior to joining UniSA, I have had more than 20 years’ experience in business as a professional architect managing the design and project management of large and complex building projects. At UniSA I am responsible for the design, management and delivery of a number of postgraduate courses in the Business School. My area of research interest is in strategic knowledge management to support organisational sustainability in times of change and disruptions.

Dr Saras Sastrowardoyo

Program Director

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What others are saying

The quality of teaching staff is high and lecturers have experience in the field, not just the academic knowledge. They are engaging and supportive by providing detailed feedback and developing useful online resources and recordings.

Ania Craus

Master of Management (Human Resource Management)
Employment: Human Resources and Employee Relations Consultant, Government of South Australia

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Ania Craus

Master of Management (Human Resource Management)
<br />Employment: Human Resources and Employee Relations Consultant, Government of South Australia

Incorporating into my teaching, changes to human resource management and industrial relations practices across industry is a career focus for me.

Luke Faulkner, Senior Lecturer


Employment: School of Management

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Luke Faulkner, Senior Lecturer


<br />Employment: School of Management

When hiring staff, I look for a suite of five skills. I look for their ability to communicate and engage in meaningful conversations, their commitment to learning, team orientation, personal leadership, as well as their professional skill set. My advice for HR professionals is to invest in your own development - whether that be through studying, reading, attending presentations or being great at asking questions!

Samantha Wilkinson


Employment: Owner and Principal Consultant, Samantha Wilkinson Human Resource Consulting

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Samantha Wilkinson


<br />Employment: Owner and Principal Consultant, Samantha Wilkinson Human Resource Consulting

I wanted to support my growing work experience with additional evidence-based learning. The opportunity to learn and think more broadly outside of my specific area of business has enabled me to go back into my specialist role and apply my new-found knowledge. 

Camilla Goodwin

UniSA Human Resource Management graduate
Employment: Change Management Specialist, SA Water

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Camilla Goodwin

UniSA Human Resource Management graduate
<br />Employment: Change Management Specialist, SA Water

"In the midst of a career change, I really liked that the program gave me a generalist overview of the theoretical components of HR but at the same time exposed me to global HR too."

Leah Hendry

UniSA Human Resource Management graduate
Employment: Electrolux Home Products Pty Ltd
Role: Human Resources Advisor

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Leah Hendry

UniSA Human Resource Management graduate
<br />Employment: Electrolux Home Products Pty Ltd