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Are you passionate about Human Resource Management and want a strong foundation in business administration? To extend your business capabilities as well as obtain specialised Human Resource Management knowledge, the Master of Business Administration/Master of Human Resource Management is the program for you.

In the highly competitive global business environment it is critical that senior managers have a multi-disciplinary approach to business operations. A combined Masters in Business Administration and Human Resource Management will equip graduates with advanced leadership skills, superior analytical reasoning and administrative expertise along with developing superior knowledge, skills and attitudes required to be an effective and professional human resource practitioner.

Combining a core specialisation in Human Resource Management with an extended understanding of whole-of-business practices results in a highly sought-after skills set in today’s dynamic and demanding organizational environment. The theory and business management principles you will acquire through the combined program will equip you for diverse real-world business situations. This knowledge will increase your value as a professional and enable you to fast-track to leadership, increase your salary potential and advance your career.

With a focus on developing a holistic understanding of the business environment, as well as an intimate understanding of employment relations and human resource management, this program will challenge your approach to leadership, enabling you to negotiate workplace challenges with confidence and conviction.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere and thereby balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Business Administration/Master of Human Resource Management in a timeframe that suits you.


This combined degree program allows students to undertake studies in the more general business disciplines of the Master of Business Administration while also studying the specific Human Resources Management courses of the Master of Human Resource Management. The Master of Business Administration program is designed to provide students with a range of analytic, strategic and leadership skills which will prepare them for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors.

The program offers a grounding in fundamental business areas such as accounting, finance, organisational behaviour, economics, marketing and management. Analytic and problem solving skills are emphasised through an applied understanding of the theoretical framework within which today’s managers must operate, as well as the acquisition of practical skills in teamwork, writing, presentation and time-management.

The ability to cope with rapid organisational and technological change is developed through an understanding of organisational behaviour, information systems and organisational change and development. The Master of Human Resource Management program is designed for students with little or no background in the discipline or those wishing upgrade their existing knowledge in the field. No prior knowledge is assumed. The program offers courses in the three disciplines of Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, and Organisational Change and Development.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include management positions in an extensive range of commercial and public sector organisations, human resource practitioner.

Modern business requires professionals who have expertise in business functions, such as human resource management as well as superior knowledge and perspective of whole-of-business operations.

The combined Masters in Business Administration and Human Resource Management program incorporates a problem based learning approach which significantly develops graduate techniques and expertise in human resources as well as enhancing knowledge and understanding from the perspective of the entire organisation. This program has been carefully developed to challenge your approach to leadership, and to enhance your ability to think and act analytically. The sequence of courses progressively enables you to gain mastery of the critical thinking and decision making processes that underpin strategic human resource management capabilities.

You will develop an advanced understanding and application of accounting, finance, organisational behaviour, economics management, decision making, marketing and management strategy. You will learn to understand and apply a range of well-established theoretical human resources and management frameworks which are transferable to all areas of business, including the ability to effectively manage a team, write, present and manage your time effectively, lead discussions, weigh strategic imperatives, and understand organizational, market and economic environments.

Australia requirements for international students

In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test. 

You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application. 

University requirements

Program requirements

There are two pathways into the Master of Business Administration/Master of Human Resource Management. Direct entry into the Masters Program (120 units) will be available for applicants who have: * 3 year Bachelors Degree in the discipline; or * 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or * At least 7 years business experience, including 2 years in a management position.Students entering via this pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, that is consistent with course prerequisites. Applicants with an Honours degree in the cognate area or equivalent relevant qualifications at level 8 or above will be given appropriate recognition of prior learning.The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) which will be available for applicants who have: * 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or * 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or * 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or * 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or * 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or * At least 5 years business experience.Students entering via this pathway will be required to: * Complete the Graduate Certificate over a minimum of two trimesters (typically 20 units per trimester); and * Successfully complete a “Business Academic Skills Program” (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate.Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters Program. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 100
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