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Managing people effectively is crucial for operational and strategic success in our fast-changing world. This Master of Commerce specialisation offers practical and theoretical grounding in the policies and processes associated with managing people in paid employment, whether in the private or public sector.

You will gain advanced and applied knowledge in a range of more specialised human resource areas, including staff planning, recruitment, selection and development, gender equity, employee motivation and performance management, remuneration management, superannuation, employment law, organisational change, workplace negotiation, international and cross-cultural human resource management, and occupational health and safety.
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Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 36 UOC.

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Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)

The following courses are required for Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) Professional Accreditation in Human Resource Management:

MGMT5906 Organisations and People in Context (6 UOC)
MGMT5907 Human Resource Management (6 UOC)
MGMT5908 Strategic HRM (6 UOC)
MGMT5701 Employment Relations (6 UOC)

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Further Information

Please note that these requirements may be subject to change.
Students are advised to follow requirements according to the year they commenced. Please refer to previous editions of the Online Handbook for your program requirements.

Contact the UNSW Business School Student Centre for advice.
tel: + 61 2 9385 3189
location: Level 1, room 1028, Quadrangle Building
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