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What will I learn?

Massey’s Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management and Employment Relations) will give you the theoretical, policy and business skills you need to understand, manage and collaborate effectively with people in the workplace.

Human resource management and employment relations involve managing relationships between people and organisations. The role of HR professionals is to shape and support organisations and their employees.

The BBus (Human Resources and Employment Relations) looks at how employees are recruited, developed and managed. It also examines the design of work so that an organisation can create value from, and add value to its employees.

During your study, you will get a thorough grounding in workplace theory and approaches, as well as practical insights into the business world.

Our lecturers are actively researching, bringing the most relevant developments in business theory and practice to your study. They also have hands-on experience and real-world knowledge of human resource management and employment relations. You’ll have the opportunity to try out your ideas for yourself through project work.

They also collaborate with human resource and employment relations professionals, industry experts, employer and union representatives, academics, community groups and other stakeholders. You will hear about the latest developments in human resources and employment relations from expert speakers and develop industry networks, while you study.

The Bachelor of Business will give you the leadership, communication and critical thinking skills that will make you a sought-after employee. It will give you skills you can use in many different types of businesses, in New Zealand and around the world, whether as a human resource management specialist or in general management work.

Careers

The Human Resources Management and Employment Relations major offers a wide variety of career opportunities.

When you graduate you may take up a general HR/ER position in a private company or in the public sector. There are also specialist human resources roles in strategy, recruitment, remuneration, training and development, collective bargaining, change management and dispute resolution.

Past graduates have also become consultants, policy analysts for government, research officers, and academics. Because management involves people, many also enter general management programmes.

Further study

Study options upon completion of this programme could include the Master of Business Studies and then potentially a PhD.

Structure

The BBus majoring in Human Resource Management & Employment Relations has a total of 360 credits.

  • Core courses 120 credits
  • Major courses 120 credits
  • Elective courses 120 credits

Which department am I in?

School of Management

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$31,320.00 (US$ 18,006) per year

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

Start date

Expected July 2023

Venue

Auckland Campus

Massey University Auckland (East Precinct),

Albany Expressway (SH17),

AUCKLAND,

Albany,

0632, New Zealand

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$31,320.00 (US$ 18,006) per year

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

Start date

Expected July 2023

Venue

Manawatu Campus

Massey University,

Tennent Drive,

Palmerston North,

Turitea,

4474, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The minimum academic entry requirement is successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International Baccalaureate (IB) with successful completion of a minimum 24 points. English Language Requirements: IELTS - 6.0 (no band less than 5.5); TOEFL iBT- 80 overall (min 19 in Writing); PTE Academic - 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills); Cambridge English - 170.

For international students

Students must have successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the Academic Admission Requirements by Country.

Those who have completed 3 x B at level 5 or 6 passes in the New Zealand Diploma of Business may apply for entry into a Bachelor's programme. An NZQA transcript as formal evidence of the NZDipBus results is required before credit will be assessed and only papers with a minimum grade of B will be assessed for credit. The English language requirements can be met by: A minimum IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) used to gain entry to the NZDipBus or, a recent IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 169 overall and all bands 162 or better

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

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