Why study with ECU Online?


  • Flexible, Accelerated and 100% Online


    Our degrees allow you to tailor your study to your busy schedule and complete your degree sooner than traditional on-campus study. Experience our engaging online learning environment with support from academics, Student Success Advisors and fellow students.

  • Developed with Industry Leaders ​


    ECU's Accelerated Online Master of Human Resource Management has been developed by academics and thought-leaders who are highly engaged with the industry.

  • Support While You Study


    At ECU, you will receive the support you need to succeed when fitting study into your already busy life. Not only are our teaching staff supportive and attentive - you will also have a dedicated Student Success Advisor to support you every step of the way at ECU.

  • Professional Accreditation


    Our Master of Human Resource Management has been accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute.
Professional Recognition
  • AACSB International Accreditation

    The School of Business and Law has joined the world’s top business schools with accreditation by AACSB International. Less than six per cent of the world’s schools offering business degree programs hold this prestigious accreditation.

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Who Should Study ECU’s Master of Human Resource Management?

ECU's Accelerated Online Master of Human Resource Management is for current and aspiring HRM professionals. 

If you want to be an expert in HRM, the Master of Human Resource Management will allow you to become a professional with a holistic, person-centred approach to workplace success. Develop and build on the fundamental skills and core capabilities you need in this field. You will also build your leadership capacity and learn to align the goals of employees and management with overall business strategy.

Fast-Track Your Master Degree

If you are an HRM professional with a relevant degree (see Entry Requirements) you can Fast-Track your degree and complete your Master of Human Resource Management in only nine units. Reach your professional goals sooner and be prepared for future trends in people and culture with ECU Online.

See admission requirements for more information.


Awards

  • Good Universities Guide logo
    2022 Good Universities Guide​
    ECU was rated five stars for Postgraduate Overall Experience.
  • THE Young University Rankings logo
    2022 THE Young University Rankings
    ECU has again been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old.​
  • THE Impact Rankings logo
    THE Impact Rankings 2021
    ECU has been ranked in the top 50 in the world for Quality Education, as well as the top 25 in the world for Health and Wellbeing and Gender Equality.

What You Will Learn

Consolidate Fundamental Skills and Core Capabilities​

Strengthen your understanding of key concepts related to managing people and empowering them to achieve their best at work.​

Prepare for the Changing World of Work

Build your leadership capacity, develop your change management skills, strengthen your understanding of contemporary issues in HRM and be prepared for the future of work.​

Learn to Align Business Strategy and Human Resource Management

Learn how to acquire and retain talent in high-performing work environments, develop people analytics skills and align the goals of employees and management with overall business strategy.​

Champion Positive Workplace Cultures​

Become an HRM professional with a holistic, person-centred approach to workplace success and an understanding of the role of mental wellness and inclusion in the success of a business.​

 

Career Outcomes

Upon successfully completing the Master of Human Resource Management, you will have the skills and knowledge to succeed in a number of roles including:

  • Director of People & Culture
  • Employment Relations Manager
  • Human Resource Management Consultant
  • Talent Acquisition Officer
  • Workplace Relations Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Diversity and Inclusion Consultant

Working in a senior position in human resource management consists of many diverse responsibilities, which can include executive leadership, developing and implementing business strategies, managing staff performance and cultivating workplace culture. According to Seek, the average yearly salary of a Human Resources Director in Australia is $200,000+.

 

What you will study

The Master of Human Resource Management consists of twelve units which includes one elective unit. 

Eligible students can fast-track their master degree and complete only nine units (see Entry Requirements).

 
Master of Human Resource Management
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Human Resource Management Fundamentals
  • Managing Employee Relations
  • Acquiring and Managing Talent
  • Managing and Rewarding Performance
  • Elective
  • Healthy Work and Wellbeing
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • People Analytics
  • Connecting Strategy and HRM
  • Current Issues in Human Resource Management
  • Managing Change

Entry criteria

Master of Human Resource Management (Fast-Track)
  • Acquiring and Managing Talent
  • Managing and Rewarding Performance
  • Elective
  • Healthy Work and Wellbeing
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • People Analytics
  • Connecting Strategy and HRM
  • Current Issues in Human Resource Management
  • Managing Change

Admission Requirements

To gain entry to the Master of Human Resource Management, applicants must:

  • Have any bachelor degree, or​
  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.​
  • Meet English Language Requirements (Band 4). This can include IELTS Academic - Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0).

Fast-Track Your Master Degree

Eligible students can fast-track their Master of Human Resource Management and complete their degree in only nine units. To gain entry to the fast-tracked master degree, applicants must:

  • Hold a Bachelor of Commerce/Business/Management/Work and Employment Relations with focus/major areas: HR, Management, Business Administration, Industrial and/or Employment Relations.

If you would like more information, contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisors on 1300 707 760 or request a call-back.

Meet your Course Coordinator

Dr Esmé Franken is a Course Coordinator for Human Resource Management and a Lecturer in the School of Business and Law. She has recently completed a PhD in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. 

Esmé is interested in how both managers and employees can develop to their full potential in organisations. Her research uses both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and centers on leadership and employee development.

Dr Esmé Franken

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Student Support

Not only will you be supported by our academic staff with feedback and answers to your academic questions, but you will also receive dedicated one-on-one support for all non-academic queries from your Student Success Advisor. They are available via phone or email to provide motivation and guidance, supporting you while you achieve your study goals.

Assessment

Assessments vary from unit to unit. Please check with your Course Coordinator or Student Success Advisor about each unit's assessment requirements. Assessments may include case studies, reviews, reports, portfolios, applied projects and presentations. We do not hold exams for accelerated online programs.

FEE-HELP

The cost of our Master of Human Resource Management is $48,120* for all 12 units.

The Master of Human Resource Management (Fast-Track) costs $36,090* for nine units.

To assist with some or all of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their postgraduate tuition fees.

To find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP, you can contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisors on 1300 707 760.

*2021 student fees are shown and are subject to change in 2022.

How to apply

Ready to apply? Our support staff are available to guide you through our three-step process.

Find out more about how to apply

Frequently asked questions
What jobs can I apply for once I finish the Master of Human Resource Management?

This course will give you the skills you need to succeed in a variety of roles. Depending on your prior experience, you will be able to apply for roles such as HR representative, HR coordinator, HR manager, workplace relations manager, training and development manager and more.

You can learn more about the pathways to becoming a human resources manager on our blog.

What is the average salary for human resource management professionals?

According to Talent, entry level positions in human resource management start at $83,356 per year while more experienced workers make up to $129,833. According to Seek, the average yearly salary of a Human Resources Director in Australia is $200,000+.

You can find more information about HR manager salaries on our blog.

What is the main difference between the Graduate Certificate and Master of Human Resource Management?

The Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management will give you an understanding of the fundamentals of human resource management and is a comprehensive foundation for a career in HRM. The Master of Human Resource Management will allow you to build on your foundational skills, gain advanced knowledge, develop your leadership capacity and become a professional with a holistic, person-centred approach to workplace success.

Are there any practical components to the Master of Human Resource Management?

No, this course is offered 100% online and has no practical or in-person requirements.

Do I need to attend online classes at specific times in the Master of Human Resource Management?

No, this course does not include any mandatory online classes. This course is designed to be flexible so you can tailor your studies to fit your schedule. Any live classes will be recorded for you to watch at a time that suits you.

Is the Master of Human Resource Management accredited?

Yes, the Master of Human Resource Management has been accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).