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B6006

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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

B6006

Credit points

72

Abbreviated title

MHRM

CRICOS code

031152E

Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Admission and fees

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Course type

Specialist
Single degree
Master's by coursework

Standard duration

1.5 years FT, 3 years PT

Students have a maximum of five years to complete this course.

Mode and location

On-campus (Caulfield)
Off-campus (Caulfield)

Award/s

Master of Human Resource Management

Description

This course offers current and aspiring managers with the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and expertise in human resource management, with an emphasis on strategic issues. Students commence their studies with foundation units focusing on contemporary issues related to managing human resources, international and strategic human resource management issues, and industrial relations. Students then select units to suit their own interests and requirements by choosing from the wide range of elective units offered by the Department of Management and the Faculty of Business and Economics. The course involves the study of theoretical and research developments and analysis of contemporary examples of human resource management.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will:

  1. be critical and creative scholars who:
    • produce innovative solutions to problems
    • apply research skills to business challenges
    • communicate effectively and perceptively
  2. be responsible and effective global citizens who:
    • engage in an internationalised world
    • exhibit cross cultural competence
    • demonstrate ethical values
  3. have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities we serve
  4. have advanced knowledge to master's level in human resource management.

Structure

The course is structured in two parts. Part A. Mastery knowledge and Part B. Application studies. All students complete Part A. Depending upon prior qualifications you may receive credit for part A or part B or a combination of the two.

Part A. Mastery knowledge

These units will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply your knowledge of a specialisation to provide discipline-based solutions in human resource management.

Part B. Application studies

The focus of these studies is to develop a sound knowledge base and acquire a thorough understanding of the aspects of human resource management and apply them in business contexts.

Requirements

The course comprises 72 points structured into two parts: Part A. Mastery knowledge (48 points) and Part B. Application studies (24 points).

  • Students admitted at Entry level 1 complete 72 points, comprising Part A and Part B.
  • Students admitted at Entry level 2 complete 48 points, comprising Part A.

Note: Students eligible for credit for prior studies may elect not to receive the credit and complete one of the higher credit-point options.

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/maps/map-b6006.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Part A. Mastery knowledge (48 points)

Students complete:

a. Six units (36 points):

  • MGF5261 Human resource management issues
  • MGF5551 Strategic human resource management
  • MGF5631 International human resource management
  • MGF5960 Managing people and organisations
  • MGF5985 Human resource management
  • MGF5920 Work and employment relations or MGF5610 People management and work in a global context

b. Two units (12 points) from the following:

Part B. Application studies (24 points)

Students complete either a. or b. below:

a. Four units (24 points) of elective units at either Level 4 or 5 from the Faculty of Business and Economics or across the University so long as you have the pre-requisites and there are no restrictions on admission to the units

b. The research pathway (24 points):

  • MGX4000 Introductory management research methods
  • MGX5901 Research report (introduction)
  • MGX5900 Research report (12 points)

* Students interested in enrolling in the research pathway require permission. Students must have completed a minimum of 24 points, including MGX4000, and achieved a minimum average of 70 per cent to progress to the research report.

Progression to further studies

Students can choose to complete a program of study (24 points) that will provide a pathway to a higher degree by research.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit this course early and apply to graduate with one of the following awards, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award during their enrolment in the master's course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 credit points of study with a minimum of 18 credit points at level 4 or above.
  • Graduate Diploma in Business after successful completion of 48 credit points of study with a minimum of 36 credit points at level 4 or above.
  • Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management after successful completion of 48 credit points of study, including all the requirements for that course, with a minimum of 36 credit points at level 4 or above.