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Master of Business Administration (Strategic Human Resource Management)

Summary
Master of Business Administration Specialisation Strategic Human Resource Management (MBAD)
  • CRICOS: 066850A

Study Mode
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 12 units

Duration
  • 1.5 year/s or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • -

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Study one of Australia’s largest MBAs.

USQ’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) has ranked 11th in the world for best online MBA and achieved a Tier One rating (CEO Magazine, 2018).

Gain a competitive edge and learn about change and sustainability across global markets and contexts, as well as areas of contemporary business management with USQ's Master of Business Administration.

The emphasis is on developing advanced analytical and process skills, helping you to understand and make critical decisions about change, and developing strategies to address such changes.

You can choose to supplement your generalist skills by exploring an area of management in depth, in this case Strategic Human Resource Management.

Why Strategic Human Resource Management?

Our Strategic Human Resource Management specialisation combines deep expertise in HR with the knowledge required to be a strategic business partner. You will develop analytical skills, technical expertise and leadership skills, and emerge with breadth and depth of business knowledge and experience. You will become a well-rounded HR professional able to manage an organisation’s human resources in line with strategic objectives.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Business Administration (Strategic Human Resource Management) is accredited by Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Join thousands of HR professionals with your qualification MBA (SHRM) studies. Our HR professors are experienced and seasoned academics who look forward to imparting their expertise in critical knowledge areas.

With the MBA, you will be qualified for a range of positions in public or private sectors, both nationally and internationally. Your expertise in strategic HRM could land you a job in some of the fastest paced and most interesting careers in the business world.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
plus 1 x specialisation
4
Total 12
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
Distance/Online $18190

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Australian university Bachelor degree in the area of business, or equivalent
    plus
  • a minimum of two years’ professional work experience, or equivalent.

Note: USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Business provides a pathway into the Master of Business Administration for students who meet the work experience requirements but do not hold a Graduate Certificate at AQF level 8 or equivalent.

Supporting evidence for program admission

Academic qualifications are proven by certified copies of completed qualifications.

Evidence of work experience is proven through:

  • Curriculum vitae or professional LinkedIn profile which provides evidence of work experience, including:
    • Organisation name
    • Position title
    • Start and end dates of employment for each position
    • Type of employment (full-time, part-time or casual)
    • Key duties, responsibilities and achievements.
  • Names, position titles and contact details of referees (employers or supervisors) who will be able to verify the nature of your work for the period of 2 years. Referees may be contacted by USQ and should be able to provide details on responsibilities including but not limited to: managing people or client accounts, managerial responsibilities for any major projects and/or financial delegation accountabilities.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

CRICOS: 066850A

Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via distance education

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.
  • Semester 3, 2020 - Monday 16 November 2020.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.