Master of Human Resource ManagementProgram details
RMIT’s new human resource management program is focused on enhancing and updating your knowledge and skills to develop HR practice globally.
The program focuses on a diverse global workforce. In particular, you will develop critical awareness of the legal, ethical, social, economic and environmental challenges and implications of HR strategy, operations, processes and decision making.
You will understand the application of HR practice within small and medium enterprises, including start-ups and entrepreneurial firms, and the public and not for profit sectors as well as multinational corporations.
This program is designed for people with no previous formal HR qualifications who wish to enter the HR profession, as well as people with extensive experience who wish to update their knowledge of contemporary global thinking.
How you will learn
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations and group discussions. In addition you will have access to online and digital resources through myRMIT.
College of Business educational software, the Learning Hub, other online and digital resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.
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Delivered 100 per cent online, you can study on any device, wherever there is an internet connection. RMIT’s community-based online study lets you investigate new ideas through video, audio, and practical activities and assessments. In virtual meeting spaces and by participating in discussions forums, you will connect, interact and collaborate with expert lecturers and other professionals studying alongside you.
Through myRMIT on-campus and online students can view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials via Blackboard, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access their student email account.
Global intensives are a unique feature of the program. On-Campus students can combine an overseas travel and cultural experience with coursework completed in intensive mode and have this credited towards your degree. Global intensives depart during the Australian summer or winter vacations and are usually undertaken in the final semester of the master degree.
If you are planning to include a global intensive as part of your program, you are advised to check that you have the required number of student electives or credit points available.
- 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent (with advanced standing)
- 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (without advanced standing)
- 2 years accelerated part-time mode (with advanced standing)
For further information about advanced standing see Pathways.
Depending on your previous studies and experience you could also be eligible for credit towards your program. Credit granted may reduce the amount of study you need to complete.
For more information please see RMIT’s credit transfer and recognition of prior learning policy.
On-campus (Study in Australia)
- 1.5 years full-time (with advanced standing)
- 2 years full-time (without advanced standing)
RMIT Online (Study from your home country)
- 2 years accelerated part-time (with advanced standing)
The master degree comprises core and elective courses.
- Case studies and interactive and experiential learning activities to help you develop the capacity to identify HR challenges, propose innovative solutions, and critically evaluate the impacts of HR decisions and practices in a variety enterprises and organisations.
- Demonstrate your ability to apply key concepts in the courses Contemporary Issues in Strategic Human Resource Management and Professional Human Resource Management Practices.
The online master degree comprises 11 core courses and one elective, delivered across six study periods, allowing you to focus on one course at a time.
Your elective course can be selected from any course offered in the online Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management or any course offered in the online Graduate Certificate in Marketing.
In both delivery models, you will explore a complex problem, and test and evaluate potential solutions with industry and community stakeholders in the compulsory course, Business Research Design.