Master of Human Resource Management

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Master of Human Resource Management
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud CampusYes
Duration

3 years part-time

Deakin course codeM782

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The course meets the needs of current human resource practioners wanting to extend and expand their skills and knowledge with a formal qualification and it also meets the needs of senior management whose duties require them to take on responsibilities in human resources development and management.

Accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute, this is a specialised course designed to provide enhance qualifications for graduates in business, government and industry.

Human resource management is no longer regarded as the sole responsibility of a special department. An understanding of HR management is now generally a requirement of managers throughout organisations.

This course offers specialist units in employment relations, human resource strategy, development, and specialist HR functions, together with an elective study option from a key business discipline; marketing, management, accounting, economics, finance and information systems.

This human resource management course will help enhance your existing employment experience in the field of human resources, enabling you to progress to managerial-level positions in human resources.

Indicative student workload

As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

Professional recognition

The Master of Human Resource Management is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).  Graduates may be eligible for entry into the AHRI Practising Certification (APC) Program.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcomes Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Integrate advanced understanding of a contemporary body of knowledge in human resource management to operate as a skilled HR professional in business.
Communication Select and apply advanced appropriate communication skills within the context of human resource management.
Digital literacy Select and apply appropriate digital technologies to identify and disseminate complex information, concepts and theories in human resource management.
Critical thinking Review, critically analyse, consolidate and synthesize human resource related knowledge to respond to specialised and authentic contexts encountered by human resource professionals.
Problem solving Relate and develop advanced problem solving skills necessary to conceptualise and solve human resource issues in the workplace.
Self-management Employ a range of advanced skills in undertaking independent learning in human resource management.
Teamwork Apply team working skills in addressing human resource issues in the contemporary workplace.
Global citizenship Evaluate emerging global human resource issues as they effect organisations.
  Approved by Faculty Board October 2014

 

Course rules

To complete the Master of Human Resource Management, students must attain a total of 12 credit points, consisting of 11 credit points of core units and a one credit point elective unit.  Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

The elective may be selected from:-

  • any Business and Law postgraduate unit, or
  • any postgraduate unit offered by the University subject to eligibility and approved by the Course Director.

Course structure

Core units

MMH701Human Resource Strategy

MMH702Strategic Staffing

MMH703Developing People and Organisations

MMH704Performance Management and Reward

MMH709Employment Relations for Organisational Effectiveness

MMH710Rights and Responsibilities in Human Resource Management

MMH753Human Resource Management in the Global Context

MPK701Research Design and Analysis

MMH707Organisational Development and Change

MPP701Research Project 1A

MPP702Research Project 1B

 

Elective units

Plus one general postgraduate elective unit (1 credit point) offered by the Faculty of Business and Law or as approved by the Master of Human Resource Management Course Director.