Master of Business Administration/Master of Human Resource Management
This combined degree program allows students to undertake studies in the more general business disciplines of the Master of Business Administration while also studying the specific Human Resources Management courses of the Master of Human Resource Management.
The Master of Business Administration program is designed to provide students with a range of analytic, strategic and leadership skills which will prepare them for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors. The program offers a grounding in fundamental business areas such as accounting, finance, organisational behaviour, economics, marketing and management. Analytic and problem solving skills are emphasised through an applied understanding of the theoretical framework within which today's managers must operate, as well as the acquisition of practical skills in teamwork, writing, presentation and time-management. The ability to cope with rapid organisational and technological change is developed through an understanding of organisational behaviour, information systems and organisational change and development.
The Master of Human Resource Management program is designed for students with little or no background in the discipline or those wishing upgrade their existing knowledge in the field. No prior knowledge is assumed. The program offers courses in the three disciplines of Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, and Organisational Change and Development.
Program Requirements & Structure
The program duration is six trimesters full-time or twelve trimesters part-time.
Students are required to complete 110 units (eleven courses) from the Core courses, a minimum of 40 units (four courses) from the Directed Courses, and a maximum of 10 units (one course) from Faculty Postgraduate Courses (other than PACC courses) or any other postgraduate course approved by the Head of School.
The Master of Business Administration is accredited by the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA).
Career opportunities include management positions in an extensive range of commercial and public sector organisations, human resource practitioner.
Applicants must have a recognised Bachelor degree or Postgraduate Diploma or a recognised Graduate Certificate; or a recognised Diploma and 2 years work experience; or a GMAT score of 550; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 5 or more and two years work experience; or successfully completed 30 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 4 or more and two years work experience.
International students will be supported by the University and Newcastle Business School's current support mechanisms.
International applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Requirements. There will be a requirement for a minimum 6.5 IELTS result or equivalent.