With organisations continuing to grapple with the new hybrid workplace, the role of human resource management (HRM) has never been more certain. Business leaders are
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.
Our Master of Human Resource Management has been accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute.
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ECU's School of Business and Law is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which is synonymous with excellence in business education. Less than 6 per cent of the world’s schools offering business degree programs hold accreditation with AACSB International.
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ECU ranked as the #1 Business School for Quality.
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.
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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.
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+.
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.
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.
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.
No, this course is offered 100% online and has no practical or in-person requirements.
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.
Yes, the Master of Human Resource Management has been accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).