Master of Human Resource Management

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of Human Resource Management
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration

3 years part-time

Deakin course codeM782

Course sub-headings

Course overview

This course 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 change management, employee relations, business strategy and analysis, together with elective study options from the key business disciplines of 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.

Professional recognition

The Master of Human Resource Management is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).


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.

Fees and charges

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicable$25,000$32,000

The rates shown are based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

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

MMH754Applied Research Project in Human Resource Management (2 credit points)

 

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.