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Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:

    Online
    On Campus
    Blended

  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates!

  • Awarded by:

    Murdoch University

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What you'll learn

About this course

Help businesses acquire, retain and develop talented people with a Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management) from Murdoch University.

You'll develop a strong understanding of the strategic role of human resources, covering study areas that include policy and regulations, recruitment and interviewing, retention and motivation, occupational health and safety, communications and negotiation and performance reviews and appraisals.

With a future-focused perspective, this course teaches organisational design and management for changes in workplaces, including meeting the demands of modern working families.

You'll also have an opportunity to complete a professional internship as part of your studies, giving you critical work experience and a professional advantage on graduating. Online or on-campus course delivery modes also allow you to easily fit your studies into your schedule!

Eligibility

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completed Australian senior secondary studies with an ATAR equal to or above this year's admission cut-off; OR
  • Achieved a multiple choice score of 135 or above in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT); OR
  • Completed a recognised post-secondary course; OR
  • Completed approved university preparation (foundation) studies; OR
  • Completed at least one year of study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institution; OR
  • Completed 2 units at an Australian university or through Open Universities Australia

If you don't meet any of these academic entry requirements, Murdoch University offers several pathways, including the FlexiTrack university preparation program, to help you qualify for this course.

All students must satisfy Murdoch University's minimum English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English Language.

Areas of study

In this business course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Academic skills for business
  • Transforming business
  • Foundational mathematics for business
  • Foundations of management and governance
  • Foundations of business law
  • Foundations of economics
  • Understanding business research: an introductory approach
  • Workplace law
  • Organisational theory and behaviour
  • Principles of human resources management
  • Empirical research methods for business OR
  • Applying mixed methods research to business
  • Employment relations OR
  • Employment relations in Asia
  • Advanced human resource perspectives
  • Human resource economics

Plus your choice of general elective units.

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

One of the top 500 universities in the world (2016-2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings), Murdoch University has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Across its campuses in Australia, Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch offers over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate courses spanning a broad range of disciplines, including veterinary science, Information Technology, law, business, psychology and counterterrorism. Murdoch University is part of the Innovative Research Universities network, a group of universities that advises the Australian government on higher education policy.
Murdoch University is committed to providing tailored support to all its students in order to help them meet their educational objectives. It provides a wide range of dedicated services, including career and employment assistance, counselling, disability support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and study advice. In addition, students have access to a wide range of services including mentoring for first-year students and bespoke programs to support learners who are elite athletes, international students, LGBTIQ students or reservists in the Australian Defence Force.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management) from Murdoch University.

After course completion, you may choose to seek employment in both the public and private sectors, particularly in roles at mid-to-large companies. On graduating you will become eligible for professional membership of the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI).

Curious about where a career in human resources could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Training Manager
  • Learning and Development Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Workplace Relations Officer

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.

Murdoch University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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