CSU's Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) course allows students to develop a broad understanding and appreciation of the human resource function and the skills and knowledge required to manage an organisation's people to deliver on strategic goals.
The innovative structure and flexibility of the course offers an optimum blend of theory and practice, and effectively prepares students for careers in both the private and public sectors.
The structure of the course is designed to be flexible and yet incorporates a holistic approach that integrates and aligns various specialisations. It features a broad range of subjects that will equip students with both soft skills for working with people and the ability to design and implement strategies and policies that contribute towards organisational performance.
Beginning with subjects that provide the groundwork for an appreciation of all managerial functions within an organisation, the human resource function will be examined in detail before studying advanced subjects that offer a more strategic perspective to help shape an organisation or business through staff planning, job analysis and design, appraisal of staff performance and assessment of training needs. These will be complemented by other subjects that relate to the human resource function such as industrial relations, and legal and ethical issues in employment.
The flexibility of the course offers the opportunity for students to select additional subjects that would help realise their career aspirations or meet specific industry needs. Three workplace learning subjects designed to facilitate integration between university learning and practice in a real work context further ensure graduates are highly sought after by employers.
The course comprises 24 subjects - three core, 12 specialisation, one restricted elective and eight elective subjects.
If you select a prescribed set of subjects within your electives, you can complete a Joint Study in another discipline area (e.g. Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing) which will be included on your testamur.
To graduate with the Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management), students must complete 192 points at a pass level or better. These points can be accumulated from completing a combination of core subjects, specialisation subjects and electives.
Students in the Bachelor of Business programs may use the Diploma of Business Studies as an exit point should they decide to terminate their studies at an earlier stage. However, students must meet the Diploma of Business Studies criteria.
For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.
Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.
Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).
Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject outlines and in course materials.
On campus; Distance education
Melbourne (Study Centre); Sydney (Study Centre)
Session 1; Session 2; Session 3
The minimum full-time duration for the degree is six sessions by distance education or on campus.
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