Human resource management

Why research Human resource management?

Our academic staff have impressive national and international experience. Highly regarded for their research, they are published in leading journals and academic publications. They are active in government and corporate research projects, policy development, industry associations and present at a range of conferences. La Trobe University is a member of Innovative Research Universities Australia, which attracts more than $340 million in funding each year. Our research centres provide a focal point for research strengths and establish links to government, industry and the wider research community.

We offer  broad scope for individual or interdisciplinary team research. Work in a supportive study environment, where academic staff work closely with students to facilitate positive learning outcomes. Take advantage of a range of scholarships and access to excellent library facilities. The main library at the Melbourne campus is one of the best in the southern hemisphere.

Courses

Local students

NB: The ATARs published here are a guide, based on the most recent intake, and can change from year to year. These are Clearly-in ATARs, meaning applicants with scores equivalent to, or higher than the quoted ATAR, were made an offer.

2017 - apply now

Doctor of Philosophy
Duration :
3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Semester starts :
Anytime
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Bendigo
Melbourne
City
Year
2017
About this course
The Doctor of Philosophy is taken by thesis but additional coursework or seminars may be necessary. The program enables you to engage in independent research that makes an original contribution to knowledge. Research may be undertaken in any of the disciplines with the Faculty including: accounting, business, economics, finance, fraud investigation, global business law, law, public interest law, event management, human resource management, management, management information systems, marketing, sport management, tourism and hospitality management.
Prerequisite
Master's or Honours degree of at least H2A standard, with dissertation demonstrating ability to undertake research at doctoral level, or equivalent demonstrated skills, experience, research or publications.
How to apply
Apply now. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Arts
Duration :
2 years full-time or 4 years part-time.
Semester starts :
Anytime
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Bendigo
Melbourne
Shepparton
Year
2017
About this course
You will submit a thesis of up to 50 000 words and research can be undertaken in any discipline within the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.
Prerequisite
Bachelor's degree with at least second-class Honours in appropriate discipline, or equivalent.
How to apply
Apply now. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Business (Research)
Duration :
2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Semester starts :
Anytime
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Bendigo
Melbourne
Shepparton
Year
2017
About this course
This program requires the submission of a thesis of up to 50 000 words. You can undertake research in human resource management, management, management information systems, marketing, organisational behaviour, sport and leisure management, or tourism.
Prerequisite
Bachelor's degree with at least second-class Honours in an appropriate discipline, or qualifications considered by the Higher Degrees Committee to provide equivalent preparation for postgraduate research.
How to apply
Apply now. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Commerce (Research)
Duration :
2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Semester starts :
Anytime
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Bendigo
Melbourne
Shepparton
Year
2017
About this course
This program requires the submission of a thesis of up to 50 000 words. Candidates can pursue research in corporate reporting, governance and accounting policy, public sector accounting, asset pricing and financial markets, corporate finance, or accounting.
Prerequisite
Bachelor's degree with at least second-class Honours in an appropriate discipline, or equivalent.
How to apply
Apply now. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

2018

Doctor of Philosophy
Duration :
3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Semester starts :
Anytime
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Bendigo
Melbourne
City
Year
2018
About this course
The Doctor of Philosophy is taken by thesis but additional coursework or seminars may be necessary. The program enables you to engage in independent research that makes an original contribution to knowledge. Research may be undertaken in any of the disciplines with the Faculty including: accounting, business, economics, finance, fraud investigation, global business law, law, public interest law, event management, human resource management, management, management information systems, marketing, sport management, tourism and hospitality management.
Prerequisite
Master's or Honours degree of at least H2A standard, with dissertation demonstrating ability to undertake research at doctoral level, or equivalent demonstrated skills, experience, research or publications.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Arts
Duration :
2 years full-time or 4 years part-time.
Semester starts :
Anytime
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Bendigo
Melbourne
Shepparton
Year
2018
About this course
You will submit a thesis of up to 50 000 words and research can be undertaken in any discipline within the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.
Prerequisite
Bachelor's degree with at least second-class Honours in appropriate discipline, or equivalent.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Business (Research)
Duration :
2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Semester starts :
Anytime
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Bendigo
Melbourne
Shepparton
Year
2018
About this course
This program requires the submission of a thesis of up to 50 000 words. You can undertake research in human resource management, management, management information systems, marketing, organisational behaviour, sport and leisure management, or tourism.
Prerequisite
Bachelor's degree with at least second-class Honours in an appropriate discipline, or qualifications considered by the Higher Degrees Committee to provide equivalent preparation for postgraduate research.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Commerce (Research)
Duration :
2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Semester starts :
Anytime
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Bendigo
Melbourne
Shepparton
Year
2018
About this course
This program requires the submission of a thesis of up to 50 000 words. Candidates can pursue research in corporate reporting, governance and accounting policy, public sector accounting, asset pricing and financial markets, corporate finance, or accounting.
Prerequisite
Bachelor's degree with at least second-class Honours in an appropriate discipline, or equivalent.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

International students

2017 - apply now

Doctor of Philosophy (002106G)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Anytime
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 000
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
The Doctor of Philosophy is taken by thesis but additional coursework or seminars may be necessary. The program enables you to engage in independent research that makes an original contribution to knowledge. Research may be undertaken in any of the disciplines with the Faculty including: accounting, business, economics, finance, fraud investigation, global business law, law, public interest law, event management, human resource management, management, management information systems, marketing, sport management, tourism and hospitality management.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
Australian Master's degree of Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. You must also provide evidence of substantial prior research expertise.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Arts (055083D)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Anytime
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 000
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Shepparton
Year
2017
About this course
You will submit a thesis of up to 50 000 words and research can be undertaken in any discipline within the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
You must have completed an Australian Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Business (Research) (055085B)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Anytime
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 000
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Shepparton
Year
2017
About this course
This program requires the submission of a thesis of up to 50 000 words. You can undertake research in human resource management, management, management information systems, marketing, organisational behaviour, sport and leisure management, or tourism.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
You must have completed an Australian Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Commerce (Research) (055086A)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Anytime
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 000
Campus
Melbourne, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Shepparton
Year
2017
About this course
This program requires the submission of a thesis of up to 50 000 words. Candidates can pursue research in corporate reporting, governance and accounting policy, public sector accounting, asset pricing and financial markets, corporate finance, or accounting.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
A Bachelor's degree with at least upper second-class Honours in an appropriate discipline (or equivalent) is required. Admission to the program also depends on the availability of a supervisor who has expertise in the candidate's chosen area.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

2018

Doctor of Philosophy (002106G)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Anytime
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
33 200
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
The Doctor of Philosophy is taken by thesis but additional coursework or seminars may be necessary. The program enables you to engage in independent research that makes an original contribution to knowledge. Research may be undertaken in any of the disciplines with the Faculty including: accounting, business, economics, finance, fraud investigation, global business law, law, public interest law, event management, human resource management, management, management information systems, marketing, sport management, tourism and hospitality management.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
Australian Master's degree of Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. You must also provide evidence of substantial prior research expertise.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Arts (055083D)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Anytime
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
34 000
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Shepparton
Year
2018
About this course
You will submit a thesis of up to 50 000 words and research can be undertaken in any discipline within the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
You must have completed an Australian Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Business (Research) (055085B)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Anytime
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
34 000
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Shepparton
Year
2018
About this course
This program requires the submission of a thesis of up to 50 000 words. You can undertake research in human resource management, management, management information systems, marketing, organisational behaviour, sport and leisure management, or tourism.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
You must have completed an Australian Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Commerce (Research) (055086A)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Anytime
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
33 800
Campus
Melbourne, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Shepparton
Year
2018
About this course
This program requires the submission of a thesis of up to 50 000 words. Candidates can pursue research in corporate reporting, governance and accounting policy, public sector accounting, asset pricing and financial markets, corporate finance, or accounting.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
A Bachelor's degree with at least upper second-class Honours in an appropriate discipline (or equivalent) is required. Admission to the program also depends on the availability of a supervisor who has expertise in the candidate's chosen area.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Finding a supervisor

One of the most important aspects of your research study will be finding a supervisor in Human resource management.

Your study experience

Student and graduate profiles

Find out about the experiences of one of our students undertaking research in Human resource management.

At La Trobe I’m given the opportunity to learn exactly what I’m so passionate about.

Ms Kirsty Duncan, Business, Economics and Law