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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)
Organisational Unit Business
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Associate Professor Antonia Girardi | Email: A.Girardi@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6980

Qualification Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description Employers understand the need for capable and credentialed 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 informal or non-formal learning and/or professional experiences subject to the approval of the Academic Chair.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Master in Human Resources Management can:
· Demonstrate integrated knowledge of human resource theory and practice
· Apply specialised human resource management knowledge in practical contexts
· Exhibit expert communication and interpersonal competencies to transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others
· Critically evaluate complex issues and problems to develop evidence-based conclusions
· Employ individual and team learning strategies that promote intentional learning and autonomy
· Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts
· Integrate knowledge of ethical issues into professional practice
Employment Prospects Employment prospects range from specialist to general HR manager roles. Specialist roles include Training and Development Manager, Talent Management consultant, Employee Relations Manager, Compensation or Benefit Analyst/Manager, HR Information Systems Manager, Non-profit HR professional.
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. Applications will be considered on a one to one basis and applicants are recommended to consult with the academic chair at the time of enrolment if this is a consideration.
Nested Awards Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Human Resources Management if students complete the core requirements. Onshore students only.
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

Core Units - 24 credit points

MBS555 Human Resource Management Perspectives - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

MBS688 Acquisition of Human Resources - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

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

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

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

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

MBS568 Organisational Change, Management and Consultancy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

MBS603 Data, Metrics, Reporting and Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

Specified Electives - 24 credit points

Before choosing your electives from the following units please speak to your
Academic Chair

MBS520 Research Preparation for Business - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

MBS521 Academic Business Skills for Postgraduates - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

TLC501 Communication Skills for Postgraduate Study - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

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

MBS643 Applied Research Practicum - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

MBS684 Managing Strategic Risk and Projects - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

EDN546 Dynamics of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace and the Community - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MBS651 Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organisations - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MBS661 Global Business in the Asian Century - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

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: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

MBS654 Business Professional Placement - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-placement, S2-placement

PSY611 Work and Well-being - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

EDN541 Practical Methods of Instruction - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

MBS673 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS662 Business, Society and the Environment - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal

MBS636 International Business Negotiations - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

EDN671 Mentoring - 3 points
MURDOCH: UA4-internal
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal

MBL503 Dispute Resolution - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Special Topics are available from time to time and may be used as a Specified Elective. Students should contact the Academic Chair about availability.

Other units may be substituted with permission of the Academic Chair.

Students wishing to pursue a Higher Degree by Research should discuss this with the Academic Chair prior to selecting specified electives.

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