Master of Management (Human Resource Management)

Choose Human Resource Management at La Trobe

  • Study Human Resource Management with a strong focus on responsible management and leadership. Learn the latest management research and theory and best management practice from around the world.
  • Gain practical insights from business leaders through regular guest lectures.
  • Focus on the role of people, systems and processes to enhance the sustainable and socially responsible operation of both Australian and international organisations.
  • Join one of the first 100 business schools and universities around the world to actively endorse the United Nations backed Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

What you'll learn

Through the course, you'll:

  • develop specialised Human Resource Management (HRM) skills whilst also understanding key business and management principles
  • learn the tools and skills to lead and to manage organisational human resource management activities across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors
  • understand HRM in a global economy and International Employment Relations
  • understand the role Human Resources plays alongside other organisational functions
  • responsible management and leadership in a changing business world.

Career outcomes

Graduates from the Management and HRM discipline areas go on to work in leading private sector organisations, including large multi-national enterprises, as well as government, not-for-profit and community-based organisations as human resource managers, recruitment managers, management consultants, retail managers, sales executives and business owners.

Alumni Advantage

As a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for a 10% fee reduction when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program. Find out more about La Trobe's Alumni Advantage discount on our website.

Course structure

Starting with the core foundation knowledge required for all managers, the course then  provides the opportunity for you to develop your specialisation in Human Resource Management.

In the first year, you'll be introduced to management disciplines including accounting and finance, marketing management, statistics for business and finance, and organisational behaviour. Second year focuses on international employment relations, developing people and high performance organisations, and looks into advanced remuneration and performance management. In addition to this, you'll be expected to complete a total of four La Trobe Business School elective subjects, and one capstone subject.

Students wishing to continue on to research can complete the Business Research Methods subject (MGT5BRM) and a 45 credit point thesis (MGT5THE) in second year in place of four other subjects (pending subject WAM requirements).

For more information on subjects and course structure, see the University Handbook.

How to apply


Find out how to Apply direct to La Trobe.


Find out about how to apply as an international student.

Scholarships and financial support

We also offer a number of La Trobe Business School scholarships for both local and international students.

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