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Master of Business (Applied Human Resource Management)

Master of Business (Applied Human Resource Management) (MBSI)
CRICOS: 086146D

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: Semester 3 (November) intake is only available via online study.

Overview

  • Are you a graduate student or an experienced professional wanting to take your qualifications to another level? Specialise in Applied Human Resource Management and learn how to manage organisational behaviour, build inclusive and engaged workplaces and understand contemporary human resource management issues. 
  • Guided by expert academics, you will gain an understanding of how complex interactions can influence effectiveness of management strategies; how diversity of employees and inclusion strategies within workforces adds value to organisations; develop solutions to dynamic human resource management tensions, issues and opportunities when managing people in modern day organisations; explore employee engagement theory including job design, job satisfaction, employee support, psychological safety, job burnout and trust and respect and how crucial these areas are for organisation productivity. 
  • As part of your degree, you will be able to choose a second specialisation that can compliment your career ambitions.
  • The third component of your studies will be a research project which will expand your knowledge in innovative business and entrepreneurship. 

Further study

Upon completion of the Master of Business (Applied Human Resource Management) you are eligible to apply for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Professional accreditation

When combined with the Strategic Human Resource Management specialisation, this specialisation successfully meets the criteria for accreditation with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

Career outcomes

A Human Resource Management qualification brings great job diversity as it can be applied to almost any organisation in any sector. Careers can include corporate services manager, human resource manager, policy and planning manager, company secretary, human resource adviser, recruitment consultant, workplace relations adviser, management consultant, liaison officer, careers counsellor. 

Entry requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor degree, or equivalent, in the area of business, or equivalent.

Note: If you have a bachelor degree, or equivalent (AQF level 7), in a non-business-related discipline from a recognised institution, USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Business provides a pathway into the Master of Business. Upon completion and achievement of a minimum GPA of 4.0, you will be eligible for entry into the Master of Business. Eligibility for entry will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

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.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you have a bachelor degree, or equivalent (AQF level 7), in a non-business-related discipline from a recognised institution, USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Business provides a pathway into the Master of Business. Upon completion and achievement of a minimum GPA of 4.0, you will be eligible for entry into the Master of Business.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 12 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
2 x coursework specialisations 8
1 x research specialisation 4
Total 12

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

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

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 31360
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 31360

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2022. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 086146D

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2022 - Monday 21 February, 2022
  • Semester 2, 2022 - Monday 11 July, 2022
  • Semester 3, 2022 - Monday 14 November, 2022.
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