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Master of Human Resource Management

Graduation requirements

To graduate with the Master of Human Resource Management, students must satisfactorily complete 12 subjects (96 points).

On completion of the eight required subjects (64 points) students may choose to graduate with the Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management.

On completion of the four core subjects (32 points), students may choose to graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Master of Human Resource Management, accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute, is designed for practising human resource professionals and those who wish to enter the profession.

To achieve business success, identifying, recruiting, training and rewarding the right people is vital. These are some of the challenges facing human resource management professionals. In today's modern organisation, human resources management (HRM) professionals have an important role to play in adding real value for the organisation.

CSU was a pioneer in the development of high quality HRM programs, with the Master of Human Resource Management offered first in 1989. Since then, the program has been a huge success and is responsible for the education and development of many senior figures in HRM within Australia and overseas.

To ensure that the knowledge and skills you gain on the program are relevant, we maintain close links with industry and have an expert panel of senior HRM professionals on our Industry Advisory Board. It is this commitment to state of the art theory, along with current business practice, which is the hallmark of our Master of Human Resource Management. 

CSU's reputation for delivery of quality education is excellent. Our online educational environment comprises modern systems that encourage communication amongst students, often located at great distance from each other. These systems also support collaboration between students and academic staff.

Assessments in our courses are designed so that they are practical and work related while having a strong theoretical basis. Skills and knowledge gained in the completion of these rigorous assessments are instantly applicable in the workplace. Our MHRM is reviewed regularly in consultation with practising HR professionals to ensure that study materials are relevant to the profession and are of an exceptional standard.

Professional recognition

The Master of Human Resource Management, the Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management and the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management are accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

Workplace learning

As with our other postgraduate courses, the assessments in MHRM subjects are designed so that students are immediately able to apply the skills and knowledge to their workplace. Assignments may include a requirement to prepare a strategic marketing plan or require the identification of human resource issues requiring the development of solutions for implementation. Other assignments may require students to act as a business manager and develop creative solutions to everyday challenges. 

Overseas study opportunities

CSU aims to provide students with the opportunity to experience the world through a broad range of international study experiences. International study trips are academically challenging as well as culturally engaging helping to prepare graduates for careers and leadership positions in the global economy. Through undertaking an overseas study trip, students will have the opportunity to learn about the local culture and business practices and experience first-hand the challenges of doing business overseas.

Previous overseas study modules include:

  • Doing Business in China - in partnership with University of Applied Science, Bern and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Doing Business in Europe - in partnership with University of Applied Science, Bern, Switzerland
  • Doing Business in Europe  - in partnership with Institut Sup??rieur du Commerce, School of Management, Paris, France

Flexible offering

This course is available by distance education only and is offered across a three-session academic year with sessions commencing in February, July and November each year.

The Master of Human Resource Management has a minimum full-time duration of three sessions, however the actual duration is dependent on subject availability and the session of commencement.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

The Master of Human Resource Management is a high quality course with a reputation for excellence in providing learning, professional and career development opportunities for graduates. Recent graduates from the program include human resource directors, consultants, and senior managers involved in training and development, industrial relations, change management and other professionals who wish to enter the human resource profession.

Course structure

The Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) is an articulated set with Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma subsets. The Graduate Certificate provides both an entry and exit point, while the Graduate Diploma offers an exit point.

Master of Human Resource Management (12 subjects)

The 96 point Master degree comprises twelve subjects divided into three groups. The course structure provides students with the ability to tailor their degree to suit their needs and career aspirations.

Core subjects: Students need to complete all four Core subjects.

HRM502 Human Resource Management
HRM523 Advanced Studies in Industrial Relations
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
LAW515 Law of Employment

Completion of the four Core subjects allows students to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (32 points).

Foundation subjects: Students need to complete four of the ten Foundation subjects.

HRM501 Labour Market Studies
HRM512 Values and Conflicts in Organisations
HRM550 Evaluating Human Resources
HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
HRM563 Developing Organisational Capabilities
MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
MGT540 Management of Change
MGT594 Leadership and Business Ethics

Completion of the four Core subjects and four of the Foundation subjects allows students to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management (64 points).

Specialisations/Restricted Electives: Students may choose to complete one of the designated Specialisations or select a combination of any four subjects from the remaining Foundation and/or Specialisations and/or Restricted Elective subjects offered within the MHRM program.

Students who complete one of the designated Specialisations will graduate with the Specialisation name on their testamur. If a subject completed as part of the Foundation set is also a required subject in a Specialisation, students must complete an additional Foundation subject. Subjects cannot be counted towards both groups.

Specialisations available:

Management of Organisational Change

HRM531 Organisational Politics and Culture & Change Management
HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
MGT503 The Social and Economic Environment
MGT540 Management of Change

Employment Relations

INR501 Industrial Relations Environment
INR502 Industrial Relations Systems & Issues
INR503 Industrial Relations Practice
INR510 Comparative Labour Relations

International Human Resource Management

HRM514 International Human Resource Management
HRM516 International Management Behaviour
HRM532 International Human Resource Development
LAW502 Law of International Business

Conflict and Dispute Resolution

HRM540 Theory of Conflict Resolution
HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution
LAW516 Dispute Resolution: Methods and Results
LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses

Business Partnership

ACC501 Business Accounting and Finance
ECO501 Business Economics
MGT510 Strategic Management
MKT501 Marketing Management

Restricted Electives

HRM527 Issues in Training and Development
HRM560 Human Resource Development
HRM561 Training Capabilities
HRM562 Individual Capabilities
INR504 Industrial Law
MGT506 The Learning Organisation
MGT531 Business Ethics
MGT536 Leadership and Entrepreneurship
MGT543 Facilitative Leadership and Group Dynamics
MGT544 Organisational Change and Development
MGT547 Ethics of Corporate Governance

Enrolment pattern

Because of the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects, depending upon the availability of subjects and the meeting of any pre-requisites.

Articulation

The Master degree, the exit point only Graduate Diploma and the Graduate Certificate make up an articulated set of courses.

Professional recognition

All three courses have professional recognition from the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Accreditation is reviewed every three years.

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1; Session 2; Session 3

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

The minimum duration for the Master of Human Resource Management is three sessions by distance education.

The minimum duration for the Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management is two sessions by distance education.

The minimum duration for the Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management is two sessions by distance education.

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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