Human Resource Management - MGMTCS8404

Stream Summary

Faculty: COMM - Australian School of Business

School: School of Management

Contact:  Australian School of Business Student Centre

Program: 8404 - Commerce


Master of Commerce (Specialisation)

Information valid for students commencing 2013.
Students who commenced prior to 2013 should go to the Handbook's Previous Editions

Stream Outline

The study of Human Resource Management provides a strong practical and theoretical grounding for understanding the policies and processes associated with the management of people in paid employment. In a climate of rapid economic and technological change, effective labour management is being seen as a critical component of the operation and strategic planning of both private-sector firms and public sector organisations.

The Master of Commerce and Master of Commerce (Extension) specialisations offers students the opportunity to acquire advanced and applied knowledge in a range of more specialised human resource areas, including staff planning, recruitment, selection and development, gender equity, employee motivation and performance management, remuneration management, superannuation, employment law, organisational change, workplace negotiation, international and cross-cultural human resource management, and occupational health and safety.

Stream Structure

Master of Commerce (MCom) students must complete:
  • 2 MCom core courses
  • 3 Gateway courses - made up of designated specialist core course/s depending on the specialisation chosen
  • 6 Specialisation courses
  • 1 Capstone course

Master of Commerce (Extension) (MCom (Ext)) students must complete
  • 2 MCom core courses
  • 3 Gateway courses - made up of designated specialist core course/s depending on the specialisation chosen
  • 6 Specialisation courses
  • 4 Sub-specialisation courses
  • 1 Capstone course

Compulsory Core Course:

One Data Analysis Core course:
CREDIT TRANSFERS, (including the Data Analysis course), may be awarded for courses (maximum 24 UOC) based on a your prior knowledge and previous studies.

These credits will be assessed upon application and you will be notified (in the offer letter) of the credit/s awarded.

Two Compulsory Gateway Courses:

One Gateway Elective course from the following:

Two Required Specialisation courses:

Four Elective specialisation courses from the following :
Note: The following courses are required for Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) Professional Accreditation in Human Resource Management:
  • MGMT5906 Organisations and People in Context (6 UOC)
  • MGMT5907 Human Resource Management (6 UOC)
  • MGMT5908 Strategic HRM (6 UOC)
  • MGMT5701 Employment Relations (6 UOC)

One Capstone Course:
The Capstone course provides a “cohort” experience in a work-relevant context for all specialisations in the general area of Strategy, Marketing, Risk and Management.

If you choose to study the Master of Commerce (Extension) program 8417, you have the option to choose 4 courses (to provide you with depth of learning) from the following Sub- specialisations:
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Business Law
  • Taxation
  • *General Option
* The General Option sub-specialisation allows you to choose two courses from the MCom and optional two courses outside of the MCom (other programs within ASB) or courses from other Faculties(with permission).

It is recommended students contact the ASB Student Centre for guidance on options available to increase depth of learning.

Further Information

Please note that these requirements may be subject to change.
Students are advised to follow requirements according to the year they commenced. Please refer to previous editions of the Online Handbook for your program requirements.

Contact the Australian School of Business Student Centre for advice.
tel: + 61 2 9385 3189
location: Ground Floor, West Wing, Australian School of Business Building
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