Undergraduate

Human Resources Management

Human resources are the driving force behind every organisation. Develop the skills and experience you need to play a valuable role within any organisation around the world.

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Murdoch code

MJ-HRMA

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Selection rank

70

CRICOS code

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Five-star rating

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

Global top 100

Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years of age. 2

Top 20%

Ranked in the top 20% of universities in Australia for teaching quality. 3

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Overview

Technology, resources and data are important – but ultimately, it’s people who are essential to the success of any organisation.

Studying Human Resources Management or ‘HR’ as it is more commonly referred to, will help you attract and develop teams of people in any organisation in any industry.

You’ll learn recruitment techniques which will help you with interviewing – or being interviewed. You’ll examine rewards, pay, performance management, and the future direction of human resources as you explore strategic human resource management, employment policies and legal regulations.

As part of your studies, you’ll use virtual reality to practice your skills and take on real industry projects to get valuable experience.

8 reasons to study Human Resources Management at Murdoch

  • Use avatars and virtual reality (VR) to prepare you for real life HR experiences such as interviews, conflict resolution and more. We are the first university in Australia to introduce VR in this way.
  • Work with real organisations on real projects, and complete internships through our work integrated learning program. Some of our students have interned with RAC Arena and a number of local governments and businesses.
  • Learn by doing, with assessments are based on real projects rather than theory.
  • You might be eligible for our MasterClass program, where you could complete a postgraduate qualification while studying your undergraduate degree. We are the only Australian university to offer this opportunity.
  • Develop the kind of management, negotiation and problem-solving skills that will help you in any career path you choose, in a rapidly-changing world.
  • Solve real business problems and experience the many perspectives you’ll find in the workplace as you work with other commerce students who are specialising in other areas.
  • Combine your degree or take on a double major in another area to expand your career prospects even further. You could choose to double major in with Global Business and Politics giving you insights into both the business and political world. This option is only available in a Bachelor of Commerce – and only at Murdoch.
  • Murdoch is rated five stars for learner engagement and student support for Business and Management courses* so you know you'll be supported through your studies.
    *Source: The Good Universities Guide 2020

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • workplace law
  • employment relations
  • principles of human resources management
  • advanced human resource perspectives
  • organisational theory and behaviour.

Your future career

When you graduate, you’ll be able to explore a range of roles across Australia and the world. It’s estimated that by 2023 there will be over 250,000 jobs in human resources*.
*Source: Dept of Small Business and Jobs Employment Projections Report 2018

Careers could include:

  • Project Manager
  • Human Resources Executive or Analyst
  • Human Resources Policy Officer
  • Payroll and Operations Support
  • Recruitment Resourcer.

You could work in practically any industry where teams of people are needed to create change.

For more details about this course, please download our information pack.

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
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Internal External
Murdoch University Dubai, UAE 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
Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
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Entry requirements

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English Requirements

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.

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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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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

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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