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Master of Business (Strategic Human Resource Management)

Master of Business (Strategic Human Resource Management) (MBSI)

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? Learn to operate in an increasingly complex and digitised business environment. Strategic Human Resource Management is essential to enable innovation and adaptation in economic markets experiencing uncertainty and unpredictability. 
  • Understand and influence workplace culture, performance management and people development, employment relations within the global workforce, and leading organisational change. 
  • Develop essential enterprise skills such as creativity, cognitive flexibility, collaboration, emotional intelligence, and refine your complex problem-solving strategies. 
  • Learn the skills to add value to organisational strategies, as a change agent, while leading diverse and cross-functional teams. 
  • As part of your degree, you will be able to choose a second specialisation to compliment your career ambitions.
  • The third component of your studies will be a research project which will expand your knowledge in strategic human resource management. 

Further study

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

Professional accreditation

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

Career outcomes

As a graduate of this degree, you will be qualified for careers and roles such as 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

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  • 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

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help 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 your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

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

AUD 29120

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.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

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.

Note: Semester 3 (November) intake is only available via online study.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 2, 2022 - applications close Monday 11 July, with Semester 2 commencing on Monday 11 July, 2022.
  • Semester 3, 2022 - application closing date to be advised. Semester 3 commences on Monday 14 November, 2022.
  • Semester 1, 2023 - application closing date to be advised. Semester 1 commences in February, 2023.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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