Master of Business Administration / Master of Human Resource Management

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Overview

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.

Explore this page and find out if the Master of Business Administration/Master of Human Resource Management is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide for you.

Is it for you?

Are you looking to advance your career or gain formal recognition for your wealth of experience? Business professionals, particularly human resource practitioners must be highly skilled to effectively seek career advancement in a competitive industry. Achieving a combined Master’s in Business Administration and Human Resource Management will demonstrate your ability and dedication to professional development, increasing your employability in professional management and human resource management positions.

A combined Master’s Program in Human Resource Management and Business Administration will enhance the professional qualities in each individual degree with the added advantage of allowing you to complete the program in less time than it would take to complete these two degrees individually. The MBA focuses on developing a higher level of  understanding of the fundamental building blocks; managerial decision making, business marketing, organizational behavior, accounting and finance, and strategic management. The Master of Human Resource Management focuses on developing greater understanding of human capital, corporate culture, employee motivation, employment relations and organisational design. Both the MBA and the Master of Human Resource Management programs help to inculcate competency-based skills sets that will noticeably enhance your organizational performance as a proactive and strategically-minded leader.  This combined postgraduate qualification can be the key to your future career success, building significantly on your formal qualifications and advancing your career.

Upon graduation you will have a comprehensive understanding and ability to apply the advanced human resource practices and critical thinking to a wide range of business disciplines - key to business success in the public, private and not for profit sectors.

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Study

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.

To find out more about where the combined Master of Business Administration/ Human Resource Management can lead you, visit the 'careers' tab.

Careers

A combined Master degree will enhance your career opportunities and progression potential. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised and prestigious qualification, known for its ability to significantly increase your professional value and employability. Combined with the Master of Human Resource Management - a qualification which develops knowledge, skills and attitudes in employment relations and human resource management - the professional qualities from each program are enhanced.  With your superior leadership capabilities, business management understanding and chosen human resource specialisation, you will have a heightened awareness of organisational culture, people management, leadership and strategic management.

The theory and business management principles you have acquired through the combined program will equip you for diverse real-world business situations. This knowledge will improve your employee value and will enable you to fast-track to leadership, increase your salary potential and advance your career.

With a combined Masters in Business Administration and Human Resource Management you can leverage your existing experience with enhanced skills to gain control of your future. Whether your goal is to boost your current career or change career paths, you will have the advanced skills and knowledge to achieve this.

For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the MBA/Master of Human Resource Management, visit the 'details' tab.

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