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Master of Management (Human Resource Management)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Steer businesses to success. Become a HR manager.Human resources managers are essential to the running of global businesses. They help create a work culture where staff are happy, dedicated and performing to their fullest potential.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar
Domestic Fees
$30,400 per year / $60,800 total
International Fees
$30,400 per year / $60,800 total

About this course

Steer businesses to success. Become a HR manager.

Human resources managers are essential to the running of global businesses. They help create a work culture where staff are happy, dedicated and performing to their fullest potential. La Trobe's Master of Management (Human Resource Management) gives you the industry-relevant knowledge and skills to effectively manage employees within an organisation. Learn how to plan and implement HR policies across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors.

Study in a flexible, multidisciplinary environment that lets you tailor your studies to your career interests. Graduate ready to become a sought-after HR professional.

You'll learn:

  • Management theory and practice
    • Examine the major characteristics of organisational structure and its importance to efficient business operation.
  • Economics
    • Learn a variety of economic concepts and how they can be applied in real-world business and policymaking.
  • Global human resource management
    • Explore the complexities of managing people in a global business context.
  • Strategic management
    • Understand how managers develop and implement strategies in diverse organisational contexts.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree.

Sample course structure

Please note, the following course structure is indicative and subject to change depending on your course location, offer year or how you tailor your course with specialisations, majors, minors and electives. Structures for the following year are not normally finalised until October, so the sample provided is based on the most recently approved structure. For more information, please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook.

To qualify for the award of Master of Management (Human Resource Management), students must complete a total of 240 credit points across 2 years.

Year 1 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:

  • 120 credit points from chosen Core

Year 2 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:

  • 60 credit points from chosen Core
  • 60 credit points from chosen Electives
Study options

Core subjects are required subjects within your course.

Subject name Subject code Year Credit points ACADEMIC INTEGRITY MODULE LTU0AIM 1 0 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY IBU5HRM 1 15 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE BUS5IAF 1 15 MANAGEMENT PRACTICE AND THEORY MGT5MPT 1 15 ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR MGT5OBR 1 15 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS BUS5POE 1 15 STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND FINANCE BUS5SBF 1 15 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT MGT5STR 1 15 SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT & MARKETING BUS5SMM 1 15 ADVANCED REMUNERATION AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT MGT5ARP 2 15 DEVELOPING PEOPLE AND HIGH PERFORMANCE ORGANISATIONS MGT5DPP 2 15 EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS MGT5ERN 2 15 ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT MGT5MOC 2 15

The Master of Management (Human Resource Management) offers a range of elective subjects that can be undertaken as part of the degree. Please refer to the course structure in the La Trobe University Handbook.

See La Trobe University Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.

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Study locations

City Campus

Career pathways

Graduates will be ready to succeed in a range of HR roles, including:

  • HR manager
    • Plan and coordinate HR policies and activities, and oversee the recruitment of new staff.
  • HR analyst
    • Identify and solve HR related issues and ensure these adhere to the business' policies and objectives.
  • Change management consultant
    • Implement new concepts within a business and help improve the efficiency and productivity of its operations.

Professional recognition

The Master of Management (Human Resource Management) is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Business & Management courses at La Trobe University.
74.2%
Overall satisfaction
77.8%
Skill scale
62.9%
Teaching scale
85.5%
Employed full-time
$107k
Average salary