Postgraduate course

Master of Business Administration / Master of Human Resources Management

Learn the professional and personal skills you need to succeed in a senior management role, specialise in an area you’re passionate about, and advance your HR career.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

M1288

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Selection rank

CRICOS code

099356J
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Five-star rating

For Learner Engagement and Student Support for Accounting, Business and Management. 1

Strong job growth

For careers in accounting, advertising, finance, human resource management and management. 2

First university

In WA to offer SimLabTM, an immersive, virtual reality platform to prepare you for real-life HR experiences.

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Overview

A growing number of companies are using new methods of organisational design and people management practices to gain a competitive edge. This combined degree is designed to meet the needs of today and tomorrow's business leaders working with changing human resource management challenges.

If you’re working in HR management and are ready to progress to more senior management positions, this program is for you.

You’ll work closely with our academic team, and choose electives from business management, economics, and health management to create a specialist qualification to suit your goals and career aspirations.

Our MBA is designed as a journey of personal and professional growth to help you realise any ambition and goals you set for yourself. You’ll gain valuable knowledge and business insights, and also develop greater self-awareness as you learn to reflect on your leader identity and leadership attributes.

3 reasons to study a combined MBA and Master of Human Resource Management at Murdoch

  1. This is the only combined course of its kind in Australia.
  2. Complete two Masters qualifications in just two years. Along the way, you’ll gain a competitive advantage in your career and the skills you need for success in a challenging environment.
  3. Be taught by leading academics who have worked as consultants across many industries, including healthcare, IT, aged care, banking, and education. You’ll also learn through industry guest lectures and work on real projects with industry.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • Industrial relations and employment law
  • Talent behaviour and management
  • Human capital development
  • People analytics and decision-making

Your future career

A postgraduate qualification can help you further your current career and move into a more senior role or help you change career paths to pursue new opportunities. Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) reports that postgraduates earn on average $20,000 more than those that hold only an undergraduate degree.

Depending on your own situation and career aspirations, there are many careers and positions that this course can lead to. Careers could include:

  • People and Culture Manager
  • HR Projects Director
  • HR Executive
  • Executive Director
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)

By 2022, it’s expected there will be 89,000 new management jobs in Australia.
Source: Job Outlook WA Government 2019

You could find yourself working in government, media, advertising, finance, and other areas of business or non-government organisations (NGOs).

Professional recognition

This course has met the criteria for course accreditation and is currently accredited by the Australian HR Institute (AHRI). Accreditation is reviewed every three years by the AHRI National Accreditation Committee.

Students applying for this course can be assured that the quality of core units map onto the AHRI Model of Excellence for HR Practitioners and Academics, a recognised benchmark of HR best practice and standards.

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
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Internal External
Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Murdoch Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy, Singapore Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
View the dates for our teaching periods

Entry requirements

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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