Human Resource Management

Human resource managementWhy study Honours in  Human Resource Management?

The Department of Management's Honours program gives you the opportunity to pursue a year-long program of study (two years part-time) which combines coursework and research in a specialised area of knowledge. The advanced analytical, research and communication skills you will gain as a result of completing honours are highly sought after by employers and will set you apart from the majority of undergraduate students in a competitive job market.

Career opportunities

Human resource and related jobs are in the top four starting salaries in Australia (Australian Association of Graduate Employers' Survey 2009). Graduates can work in human resource management, employee or industrial relations, payroll, information systems, occupational health and safety, recruitment and training.

Course information

Local students

Structure

Students complete a course work component as well as a research component in the form of a thesis.

The program consists of 120 credit points ‒ the equivalent of eight subjects ‒ and can be completed in one year of full-time study, or over two years part-time.

CourseworkStudents will be required to complete four coursework subjects in first semester.

Thesis

Students will complete a minor thesis of 20,000 words in second semester. The thesis will be completed under the direct supervision of an academic staff member. Students will begin work on their thesis in first semester by defining a topic, planning the methodology and obtaining ethics approval from the University.

Entry requirements

To apply for Honours students must have successfully completed a bachelor's degree with a major sequence of subjects in human resource management. Students must have obtained an average of 70% or better in at least six second-and-third-year core subjects in this major sequence.

Students must complete all requirements of their undergraduate degree before being eligible for the Honours program. There are a limited number of places available in the Honours program; however, the number of places available differs each year depending on the availability of academic staff to act as supervisors.

Scholarships

Honours years grants are available to students who have shown strong academic achievement in their undergraduate studies.

Read more about Honours year grants.

How to apply

Applicants are required to apply online. La Trobe University students do not need to provide a copy of their academic transcripts.

Students applying from other Australian Universities need to apply online and provide a certified copy of their academic transcripts.

Any queries should be sent to Dr Nicola McNeil.

Contact details

Dr Nicola McNeil
Department of Management Honours Coordinator
Melbourne (Bundoora)
T: 9479 1471
E: n.mcneil@latrobe.edu.au

More information

For more information please read La Trobe's Department of Management Honours Handbook [PDF 184KB]
DOC version [183KB].

International students

Structure

Students complete a course work component as well as a research component in the form of a thesis.

The program consists of 120 credit points ‒ the equivalent of eight subjects ‒ and can be completed in one year of full-time study, or over two years part-time.

CourseworkStudents will be required to complete four coursework subjects in first semester.

Thesis

Students will complete a minor thesis of 20,000 words in second semester. The thesis will be completed under the direct supervision of an academic staff member. Students will begin work on their thesis in first semester by defining a topic, planning the methodology and obtaining ethics approval from the University.

Entry requirements

To apply for Honours students must have successfully completed a bachelor's degree with a major sequence of subjects in human resource management. Students must have obtained an average of 70% or better in at least six second-and-third-year core subjects in this major sequence.

Students must complete all requirements of their undergraduate degree before being eligible for the Honours program. There are a limited number of places available in the Honours program; however, the number of places available differs each year depending on the availability of academic staff to act as supervisors.

Scholarships

Honours years grants are available to students who have shown strong academic achievement in their undergraduate studies.

Read more about Honours year grants.

How to apply

International Students can apply directly through La Trobe International.

Any queries should be sent to Dr Nicola McNeil.

Contact details

Dr Nicola McNeil
Department of Management Honours Coordinator
Melbourne (Bundoora)
T: 9479 1471
E: n.mcneil@latrobe.edu.au

More information

For more information please read La Trobe's Department of Management Honours Handbook [PDF 184KB]
DOC version [183KB].

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