Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

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Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)


Program summary

Program coordinator

Dr Dan Abell

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 studies 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.


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

Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and a recommended study sequence.

Program structure

Introductory courses (7) 84 units

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

Developing and Graduate courses (9) 108 units

BUS203 Business Law and Ethics
BUS320 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
HRM210 Managing Human Resources
HRM211 Staffing and Remuneration
HRM220 Managing Workplace Relations
HRM311 Leadership and Team Dynamics
HRM312 Training and Development
HRM321 Managing Organisational Change
IBS220 Cross-Cultural Management

Electives (8) 96 units

Select 8 elective courses (96 units). Of these electives, 5 (60 units) must also be developing/graduate level (200/300 coded) and a minimum of 2 (24 units) must be from the USC Business School. The remaining 6 (72 units) can be from the undergraduate elective course options.

The School of Business recommends students use these electives to study courses in the following Business discipline areas: 

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Tourism, Leisure and Event Management

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 288

Recommended study sequence

This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.

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) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • 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
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

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?


The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years
  • 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 / TAFE Articulation program students
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently
  • Former USC student who has been excluded from study at USC
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in the correct courses (subjects).

Continuing students

Before you enrol it's important to check your commencing program structure and the published recommended study sequence to make sure you study the right courses at the right time and will be ready to graduate from your degree when you plan to.

To better understand your program structure and for instructions on how to review your progress and plan your remaining courses, visit the Managing your progression page.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

Need assistance?

View step-by-step instructions to enrol at How do I enrol?

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key dates, including the last day to add, drop or swap a course or class and Census dates.

Search for answers and ask questions about enrolling or contact Student Central.

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