Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

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Program summary

Learn how to manage a company’s most valuable asset – its people.

This program gives you a strong foundation in business and develops your people skills. Build your business knowledge with studies in economics, management, marketing, research methods, accounting and informatics.

You’ll specialise with a major that covers human resources, workplace relations, staffing and remuneration, training and development, employment and industrial law, leadership and team dynamics, and managing organisational change.

Choose the Business Internship course as an elective to gain practical experience in the human resources sector to gain valuable industry experience and possibly even impress a potential employer.

The program has the flexibility to enable you to choose from a variety of elective courses to further enhance your management studies. In addition to your management degree, you may opt for a minor in management, international business, marketing or tourism, leisure and event management.

This program will position you for a career in recruitment, staff development and training, employment relations and workforce planning. If management positions are in your sights, Human Resource Management graduates are often sought after for their well-developed people skills. A variety of industries are seeking human resource managers including local government, health sector, retail, education and the non-profit sector.

If you see your human resource management career taking you overseas try a semester of study first as part of our Study Overseas program.

Career opportunities

Human resource management, recruitment, staff development and training, industrial relations, employment relations.

Membership

Australian Human Resources Institute; Australian Institute of Management; Australian Institute of Training and Development.

Application and admission advice

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What will I study

Program structure

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Program Structure
Introductory courses (7)

BUS101 Business Analytics
BUS102 Introduction to Economics
BUS104 Introduction to Management
BUS105 Introduction to Marketing
BUS106 Accounting for Business
BUS108 Introduction to Informatics
COR109 Communication and Thought

Advanced courses (9)

BUS203 Business Law and Ethics
BUS320 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
HRM210 Managing Human Resources
HRM211 Staffing and Remuneration
HRM220 Managing Workplace Relations
HRM221 Employment and Industrial Law
HRM311 Leadership and Team Dynamics
HRM312 Training and Development
HRM321 Managing Organisational Change

Electives (8)

Select 8 elective courses. Of these electives, 2 must be from the School of Business. The remaining 6 can be from either faculty (Arts, Business and Law or Science, Health, Education and Engineering). Of these electives, 5 must also be advanced level (200/300 coded) courses.

The School of Business recommends students use these electives towards a second major or a minor from those listed below: 

Note: Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 288

Recommended study sequence

Students who commenced prior to the current semester must complete the courses from their original program structure unless otherwise advised. For courses no longer included in the current sequence, use the course links in your structure for details of requisites and scheduling. This is a recommended study sequence to complete your program within the specified full-time duration.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 288 units as outlined in the Program Structure
  • Complete no more than 10 introductory level (100 coded) courses
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses)
  • Most courses are valued at 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • As part of your USC program, you may apply to Study Overseas to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider
  • Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa
  • When enrolling, please refer to the Plan your study tab
  • You may wish to use electives to complete an additional major or minor
  • Register your selected major(s) and/or minor(s)

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?

Exceptions

The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • USC Tertiary Preparation Pathways (TPP) students who are currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years; or
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students; or
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement;
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

Current students

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester/session/trimester dates.

Step 1 - Enrol in your courses

You can enrol in courses for the full year (Study periods 1 and 2). This gives you the opportunity to plan your study well in advance.

View Key dates below. View the instructions to complete Step 1 in the video below or the Enrol in your courses PDF guide.

Already enrolled in your courses when class selection has opened?

Go to Step 2 - Select your class times.

Still need to enrol in your courses when Class selection has opened?

View the instructions to enrol in your courses and select your class times in the How to enrol when class selection has opened PDF Guide.

Step 2 - Select your class times 

Check the Academic calendar for the timetable release date for each study period. When the timetable has been released you can use the Timetable Planner to plan your class times.

All students (excluding Headstart, Cross institutional and Visiting students)

Once Class selection opens (view Key dates below), select your class times in USC Central by following the instructions in the video below or the Select your class times PDF guide.

Tip: Select your classes as soon as Class selection opens as classes can fill quickly.

Headstart, Cross-institutional and Visiting students

Complete and submit a Class preference form to select your class times.

New students 

Domestic students: Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps for Getting Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in your courses.

International students should view the Getting Started Guide for International students for enrolment steps.

Plan your study

Before you re-enrol it's important to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

Follow the Planning your study instructions to plan your courses for the upcoming semesters/trimesters/sessions. You can vary your study load between full-time (3-4 courses) or part-time (1-2 courses) in each study period. If you need some assistance, contact Student Central.

Key dates

Date Study term Enrolment stage
10 October 2016 Semester 1 and 2, Sessions 1-7, Trimester 1 and 2, 2017  Course enrolments open
30 October 2016 Semester 1, Sessions 1-4, Trimester 1, 2017 

On-time course enrolments close

16 January 2017 Semester 1, Sessions 2-4, Trimester 1, 2017  Timetable released (only in the Timetable Planner)
24 January 2017 Semester 1, Sessions 2-4, Trimester 1, 2017  Class selection opens at 9am for students who enrolled in courses by 30 October 2016 
25 January 2017 Semester 1, Sessions 2-4, Trimester 1, 2017  Class selection opens at 9am for students who enrolled in courses after 30 October 2016 

 

Confirm your enrolment

View your class timetable in USC Central to confirm you are enrolled in the courses you selected. Close to the beginning of the semester/trimester/session, your course details can be found in My Courses in Blackboard.

To prove your enrolment to Centrelink, print an unofficial transcript from USC Central. Refer to the steps at View your Unofficial Transcript in the USC Central Guide.

Once you are enrolled, learn how to manage your enrolment.

More information

Search for answers and ask questions via askUSC, or contact Student Central.

* For PDF documents you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe Download page.

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