Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Charles Sturt University

  • Career Outcomes:

    Human Resources Manager | Training Manager | Learning and Development Manager | Employee Relations Manager | Workplace Relations Officer | View All

Course Rundown

This online Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management) course cultivates in-depth strategic planning and organisational management skills. Students are guided through a comprehensive background study of the various managerial functions within an organisation, before receiving more advanced training in areas such as staff planning, job analysis and design, staff performance appraisals and the assessment of training needs.

According to their area of interest or projected career path, students are also given the option to specialise in a second, joint study area. Potential disciplines of joint study include accounting, banking, finance, eCommerce, information systems, legal studies, tourism management, ecotourism and psychology. This course has been designed to meet professional standards in terms of content, staff skills, teaching facilities and quality assurance, and is fully accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Practical workplace learning

This course has three workplace learning subjects to give students the opportunity to undertake a business placement. These work placements allow you to utilise your theory and put it into practice.

Shorter programs

If you choose not to study the entire Bachelor of Business (Human Resources) degree, you may be able to complete an alternative program. This is beneficial for students who need to develop a specialisation or who prefer not to commit to the whole study period. Depending on the units studied, you may exit with an Associate Degree in Business Studies or a University Certificate in Business Studies.


To be eligible for this course, you must meet the following:

  • Have an ATAR of 65, or equivalent; OR
  • Have successfully completed minimum of two subjects at a university level; OR
  • Have a certificate III or higher VET qualification, or equivalent; OR
  • Have at least two years' relevant industry experience; OR
  • Have partially completed 50% or more of a TAFE diploma-level qualification; OR
  • Have successfully completed a TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC), or bridging program

Applications for distance education and postgraduate courses are accepted all year round. Provided you are eligible for admission, your application will be held for consideration in the next available intake.

What You’ll Learn

In this Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management) course, the subjects you will study include:

These core subjects:

  • Organisations and management
  • Ethics, sustainability and culture
  • Workplace learning 1
  • Workplace learning 2
  • Workplace learning 3
  • Human resource management
  • Developing human resources
  • Issues in human resource management
  • Strategic human resource management
  • International business management
  • Business data analysis

Plus at least three of the following elective subjects:

  • Labour economics
  • Industrial relations in Australia
  • Law of employment
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Managing change
  • Business strategy
  • Leadership issues

And at least two subjects from the following:

  • Accounting 1
  • Business economics
  • Communication & information management
  • Marketing and society

Why study with Charles Sturt University?

One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.

Charles Sturt has 6 campuses in NSW, Australia. All CSU students can attend any campus for support and to use available facilities. Campus locations include; Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga.

Student Support

CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.

You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) from Charles Sturt University.

The multidisciplinary approach of this Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management) ensures that you graduate with a well-rounded education that provides technical expertise and industry-focused training. Graduates are qualified to work in middle and senior management positions involving tasks such as staff recruitment, career planning, staff appraisal, reward and discipline structure development, and job design.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.

HECS-HELP 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, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.