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Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)

  • M1213MASTER OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

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Title Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
Course Code M1213
Study Level Master's by Coursework (Graduate)
School School of Business and Governance
Academic Contacts http://www.murdoch.edu.au/contacts/academic/school/School_of_Business_and_Governance
Qualification Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
Duration 2 years full-time
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy (Singapore) ['KAPLAN-SGP'] (internal) (language of instruction: English)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description Employers understand the need for capable and credentialled Human Resource practitioners to build competitive advantage in the globalised marketplace.

Completing a graduate qualification in Human Resources Management (HRM) signals to the labour market an applied understanding of contemporary HR practice.

The Master of HRM at Murdoch University is a professionally-oriented master degree. It provides the opportunity for students to develop knowledge of the critical components of a productive and sustainable organisational culture; and builds the requisite skills so the HR practitioner can translate and adapt theory into practice in order to offer substantiated strategic people management advice.

The course is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Management Institute; and is delivered in a flexible mode which allows students to balance work, study and other personal commitments.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Recognised Bachelor's degree or higher and evidence of two years of work experience; or satisfactory preparation for the course through previous study or professional experience.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Special Requirements There may be a reduction in choice of units if completing this course in the external mode.
Course Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE - Graduates of a Masters Degree (Human Resources Management) will have:
1. A body of knowledge that includes the understanding of historical perspectives and contemporary developments in Human Resources Management
2. Knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the Human Resources Management field
SKILL - Graduates of a Masters Degree (Human Resources Management) will have:
3. Cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical and practical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. Cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse, and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice;
5. Cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts;
6. Communication skills, and technical research skills, to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist stakeholders
7. Practical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship.
APPLICATION - Graduates of a Masters Degree (Human Resources Management) will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:
8. By applying initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning;
9. With the capability to operate with a high degree of personal autonomy and accountability;
10. To plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and /or piece of scholarship.


Employment Prospects Employment prospects range from specialist HR roles to strategic planning partners, reflecting the importance of HRM in the organisation.

Graduates who can demonstrate capability in developing strategies to attract, retain, develop, engage and reward a capable workforce reflective of the organisation's diverse community and service delivery requirements in a workplace are sought after.
Professional Accreditation Accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
Main research areas Human resource management.
Advanced Standing Up to 12 points of advanced standing is available to students with a recognised Graduate qualification in a cognate area or evidence of two or more years relevant work experience.
Nested Awards Students can opt out of the Master of Human Resources Management and exit with either the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma subject to satisfying the course requirements.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 48 credit points

At least 24 Credit Points are required at 600 level (AQF level 9)

Core Units - 24 credit points

MBS555 Human Resource Management Perspectives - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS688 Acquisition of Human Resources - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

MBL501 Human Resource Management Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS535 Managing, Evaluating and Developing Human Resources - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

MBS538 Organisational Behaviour and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS668 Managing Remuneration, Benefits and Motivation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

MBS520 Research Preparation for Business - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS603 Data, Metrics, Reporting and Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Specified Electives - 24 credit points

Select from the following:

MBS539 Accounting for Managers - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-external, U-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS643 Business and Governance Research Practicum - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external, U-internal, U-external

MBS685 Project Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, W-internal, W-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

EDN546 Dynamics of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace and the Community - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

MBS624 Employment Relations and Asia Pacific Contexts - 3 points
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

MBS568 Organisational Change, Management and Consultancy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TSA-internal

MBS651 Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organisations - 3 points
MURDOCH: SP17-internal, SP17-external

MBS663 Leading the Engaged Enterprise - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS664 Strategies for Growth and Excellence - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS654 Business Professional Placement - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal, SUM-internal, U-internal, Y-internal

PSY612 Work and Well-being - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

EDN541 Practical Methods of Instruction - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal

MBS673 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: W-internal, W-external
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS684 Managing Strategic Risk and Projects - 6 points
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