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Master of Management (Human Resources)

DURATION: 1.5 years full time

ENTRY POINTS: February/July/November

LOCATION: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Rockhampton

CQUniversity’s Master of Management (Human Resources) is designed to develop your knowledge of human resources management concepts and key management skills relevant to modern business.  Upon completion of this program you will be able to operate effectively as a human resources professional in both the domestic and international business environment.

Within this program you will study six compulsory courses and three electives that are selected from any programs offered by the Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics and Education, including areas such as information technology, accounting, economics, financial planning, law, marketing, management, property and other areas.

Courses within the Master of Management (Human Resources) program cover content such as the theory and practice of effective human resources management, the various HRM functions of planning, staffing and appraising, compensating, improving, establishing and maintaining a workforce, and their inter-relationship and impact on the achievement of organisational objectives, strategies and long-term economic survival.  They also cover implementing and measuring change and innovation and examining the various external business and cultural influences and environments in the Asia-Pacific region to demonstrate the differing human resources policies and practices in those economies.

What am I studying?

Business underpins every sector of our economy and is fundamental to all industries. We rely on business for our jobs and prosperity.  In today’s competitive employment market, tertiary education skills in business are in high demand.

There are no limitations to where a business degree can take you. Business graduates gain superior communication skills and have in-depth knowledge of their area of interest. They have transferable skills that allow them to work successfully in a number of professions within a variety of organisations.

A business degree can take you all over the world, both throughout your study and when seeking employment. Tertiary-qualified business graduates may be able to gain professional accreditation in a number of fields that allow them to work abroad. If you want to learn how business works, to think, strategise and manage – a business degree may help get you there.

Why Study Master of Management (Human Resources) at CQUni

CQUniversity’s postgraduate business programs are designed to expand and build on your existing expertise and skills, in turn equipping you with everything you need to advance your career or shift it in a new direction.

We understand that both your professional and personal life is already busy, so we offer a flexible learning environment where you can combine your study with your career and lifestyle.  We do this by providing you with a choice of on-campus or distance education study options in either full-time or part-time modes, so you can tailor your study to suit your individual needs.

Our core business programs offer you a choice of specialisation – namely in human resource management, international business, engineering and marketing management, all of which are accredited with relevant industry bodies.   Whatever program you choose, you can be rest assured that it will be up-to-date and relevant to the latest industry practices, and will be delivered by some of the finest and most experienced lecturers and academics in the field.

At CQUniversity our aim is to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.  So whether you are looking to boost and widen your career prospects or to satisfy a desire for further learning, CQUniversity can deliver everything you need for a successful career.


Entry requirements for the Master of Management (Human Resources) include:

  • Two years current work experience plus a bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college, or equivalent; or
  • An honours degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college, or equivalent; or
  • A CQUniversity Graduate Diploma of Management, or equivalent.

Career Opportunities

On completing your Master of Business (Human Resources) you will enhance your career options in middle or top management positions in industry, commerce or government.  Employment opportunities include specialist positions in employee recruitment and selection, training and development, strategic planning and performance management.

Program Structure

Students must complete 9 courses (72 units of credit) to graduate with the Master of Management (Human Resources).

These courses will include:

  • 6 human resource management related courses; and
  • 3 elective postgraduate courses chosen from the Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics and Education Postgraduate Electives page, provided prerequisites have been met.


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