What will I learn?

Students will learn how to manage and coordinate people to achieve strategic business objectives. Human resource management includes staff recruitment and selection, employee relations management, staff training, job evaluation, change management and occupational health and safety.

Aims and objectives

Drawing on the resource based view which draws attention to how organizations might leverage their workforce to gain competitive advantage, the Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) focuses on HRM as the driver of innovation and high performance in the workplace.

The HRM major seeks to strike a balance between the need for practical skills and knowledge, and the need to instill in students the theoretical acumen, and conceptual thought and understanding necessary to work in the area of human resource management.

HRM skills can lead to career opportunities in business administration, education, instructional technology, organizational development, human services, communication, public administration, or within specialist human resources agencies.

  • Upon successfully completing the Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) students will be able to:
  • Define and integrate theoretical principles applicable to accounting and apply those principles in a range of practices
  • Systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources in order to make informed judgments on options for innovatively solving a range of problems that arise in business contexts
  • Formulate creative solutions that are fit for purpose and demonstrate cognizance of the impact of business decisions on the triple bottom line
  • Coherently articulate a line of reasoning demonstrating cultural sensitivity and apply a framework to analyze and offer solutions to ethical dilemmas
  • Communicate a range of business arguments by evaluating and implementing alternative communication strategies as appropriate to the audience
  • Build on and continuously develop the intellectual independence to be critical and reflective learners, cognizant of new technologies
  • Work collaboratively in diverse groups.

Course structure

For completion of the Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) students are required to complete a total of 24 units (300 credit points) consisting of:

Eight [8] prescribed Bachelor of Business core units (100 credit points)

Eight [8] units of study from the Human Resource Management discipline major (100 credit points)

Eight [8] units of Secondary studies (100 credit points) comprising of a second major, co-major, minor/s, or electives

Units of study

Core units

ACC10007 Financial Information for Decision Making

BUS10012 Innovative Business Practice

MGT10001 Introduction to Management

MKT10007 Fundamentals of Marketing

ECO10004 Economic Principles

INF10003 Introduction to Business Information Systems

BUS30024 Advanced Innovative Business Practice

BUS30009 Industry Consulting Project

Career opportunities

Opportunities for graduates are broad and varied. Once students have completed their degree, students may seek employment in many areas, including human resources, training and talent management, recruitment, change management, quality coordination, occupational health and safety, employee relations, enterprise bargaining, change management and job evaluation. Opportunities are available in nearly every business in every sector.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Design

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
RM30,680.00 (US$ 7,360) per year

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

Start date

7 October 2019


Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus)

Jalan Simpang Tiga,



93350, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a score of 7 in GCE A Levels. English Language Requirements: IELTS - 6.0 (no individual band below 6.0); TOEFL (Paper based) score of 537, Internet based score of 75; PTE Academic 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - overall CAE score 52.

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Malaysian High School or STPM equivalent.

English language requirements: IELTS: 6.0 (no individual band below 6.0); TOEFL (Paper based): 75; TOEFL (Paper based): 537.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus) offers below pathways course for this subject

About this uni

Swinburne University is ranked in the top 3% of universities in the world by QS World University Rankings.

  • Provides quality Australian education at Malaysian fees
  • International campus of Swinburne University of Technology
  • Home to international students from over 45 countries
  • Boasts over 90% graduate employment rate