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What will I learn?

It is an exciting time to be a human resource management professional. New technologies, changing economic conditions, increasing workforce diversity and an emphasis on work-life balance are all contributing to a profound evolution in the nature of work and the challenges of managing contemporary organisations.

QUT’s human resource management program is designed to increase the skills of both specialists and line managers and to meet the individual learning goals and career aspirations of each student. The program provides flexibility for the busy professional to complete the degree part-time, focusing on real-world work issues of personal relevance. Full-time students with little work experience will also have flexibility to complete the degree with applications that suit their own career goals.

QUT’s Master of Business has been redesigned to ensure it meets the new quality assurance standards set by the Australian Qualifications Framework for masters by coursework programs. The learning outcomes of the course have been refreshed to provide you with a more engaging and real world learning experience.

Flexible delivery

Units in this postgraduate program are delivered using a mix of face-to-face, online and blended learning technologies. Flexible study options include weekly sessions, block delivery days, projects and online-supported delivery. All course materials are placed online including course lecture materials, practical session guides, readings and help guides.

This course is designed to extend your real-world human resource management knowledge and skills. You will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to manage people in organisations, in the areas of recruitment, performance and reward systems, employment relations and staff development.

In undertaking this study area you will be able to develop strategic human resource management policies for organisations and analyse, diagnose and provide recommendations for implementing organisational change. You will also acquire self-management knowledge and the skills for effective communication and the management of others to contribute to organisational performance.

Real-world learning

Developed in consultation with industry, our programs incorporate real-world case analysis, activities and workplace projects. You will also benefit from meaningful connections with industry leaders and practitioners as they share their insights into essential skills and attributes needed for professional practice.

You will learn how to exercise creativity, independent judgement and critical reflection, to plan, design, adapt and implement strategies and solutions that contribute to real world business practice and research.

Your knowledge and research skills are taken to an advanced level in the capstone unit of this course. In this unit you will consolidate your learning through application to your own workplace or other organisation.

Career outcomes

Generalist positions include human resources assistant, officer, manager or director and these may be located in corporate and private firms as well as public institutions. Specialist positions may include those involved with employment relations, recruitment and placement consulting, training and development specialists, management and executive coaching, as well as consulting careers.

Possible careers

Human Resource Developer
Human Resource Manager

Which department am I in?

QUT Business School



Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,100.00 (18,00,871) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023


Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Gardens Point Campus,

2 George Street,



4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale). IELTS Academic - Overall 6.5, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 6.0; Pearson PTE (Academic) - Overall 58, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 50; TOEFL iBT - Overall 79, Listening Reading -16; Writing - 21; Speaking - 18. Cambridge Advanced English Score - Overall 176, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 169.

For international students

As part of QUT's application for admission process, you will be automatically assessed for the 1.5 year program. If you wish to be considered for the 2 year program only, please indicate this on your application form.

November admission is dependent on your educational background and program duration.

Master of Business - 1.5 year program

February and July: A completed recognised bachelor degree in business or related field with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 (on QUT's 7 point scale).
November: A completed recognised bachelor degree in human resource management with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

Master of Business - 2 year program

February, July and November: A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Listening, Reading score of 16, Writing score of 21 and Speaking score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 58 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 176 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 169.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) offers below pathways course for this subject

About Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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