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BBus - Human Resource Management as a major

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Human Resource Management prepares you to play a pivotal role in company needs – the person who recruits, develops and trains employees to achieve success.


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Key information

Entry Requirements:

University Entrance, or its equivalent, or on a case-by-case basis.

Years: 3
Points: 360
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Fees (Domestic): $6,720 per year (approx) - 2020 fees
Fees (International): $29,380 per year
Entry Requirements: Undergraduate International
Area of Study:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

Career opportunities

  • Human resource manager
  • Recruitment consultant
  • Health and safety manager
  • Industrial relations mediator
  • Employment court official
  • Human capital development strategist
  • Payroll manager
  • Mediation specialist

Degree Planner

Degree planner — BBus in Human Resource Management (single major)

Year 1

100 Level
Business Fundamentals

100 Level
Business Fundamentals

100 Level
Business Fundamentals

100 Level
Business Fundamentals

100 Level or above
Any Management paper

100 Level
Elective or Minor

100 Level
Elective or Minor

Year 3

9th Major paper*
HRMGT300 or HRMGT304 or LCOMM302

300 Level
Work-Integrated Learning paper

200 Level or above
Elective or Minor

200 Level or above
Elective or Minor

200 Level or above
Elective or Minor

  • Major
  • Field
  • Elective
This information is provisional and subject to change.

Required papers

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Business Fundamentals papers:

  • ACCTN101 Accounting for Management
  • ECONS101 Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy
  • FINAN101 Introduction to Finance
  • MGSYS101 Digital Business and Supply Chain Management
  • MRKTG101 Fundamentals of Successful Marketing

Year 3 papers:

  • HRMGT300 Women and Management
  • HRMGT304 Human Resource Management of Diversity and Inclusion
  • LCOMM302 Conflict and Negotiation

*Ninth major paper:

You have the option to replace the 9th Major paper* with the Work-Integrated Learning paper, and count it towards your major instead. This would give you the flexibility to take any other Management paper at 300 level.

Work-Integrated Learning papers:


Human Resource Management prepares you to play a pivotal role in the success of any organisation - become the person who recruits, develops and trains employees to get the best results. If you're organised, enjoy problem-solving, meeting new people and work well in teams, then HR may be the right career for you.

Human Resource Management is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Business (BBus) and Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours (BMS(Hons)). Human Resource Management may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Human Resource Management as a single major for the BBus and BMS(Hons) students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Human Resource Management, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete STMGT101, one of ACCTN101, ECONS101, FINAN101, MGSYS101, MRKTG101; HRMGT202, HRMGT203, LCOMM202, HRMGT302 and HRMGT303. Remaining papers for the major can be taken from HRMGT300, HRMGT304 or LCOMM302. BBus and BMS(Hons) students may count one of WSOMM396 or WSOMM399 in place of HRMGT300, HRMGT304 or LCOMM302.

To complete Human Resource Management as part of a double major for the BBus, BMS(Hons) or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Human Resource Management, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete STMGT101; one of ACCTN101, ECONS101, FINAN101, MGSYS101, MRKTG101; HRMGT202, HRMGT203, LCOMM202, HRMGT302, HRMGT303. Remaining papers for the major can be taken from HRMGT300, HRMGT304 or LCOMM302.

To complete a minor in Human Resource Management, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Human Resource Management major, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete STMGT101.

100 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ACCTN101Accounting for Management20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20C (Waikato Pathways College), 20P (Hamilton), 20P (Online) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
This paper explains that accounting is an important social practice; an integral aspect of organisational management and covers both the technical aspects of the provision and use of accounting information.
ECONS101Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy20A (Hamilton), 20A (Secondary School - Unistart), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Waikato Pathways College) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
This paper offers insights into the behaviour of consumers, firms and the government within the economy, giving students skills in analysing and predicting the actions of individuals and businesses.
FINAN101Introduction to Finance20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20B (Waikato Pathways College), 20S (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
This paper introduces the three core areas of finance -- financial management, investments, and capital markets and institutions. The paper also examines applications of corporate finance concepts to personal finance.
MGSYS101Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Waikato Pathways College) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
This paper explores the dual concepts of digital business and supply chain management. The interactive lectures help in developing critical thinking skills and highlight many topical case studies.
MRKTG101Fundamentals of Successful Marketing20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20C (Waikato Pathways College), 20S (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
This paper focuses on the role of Marketing in business, introducing students to marketing research, consumer behaviour, and analysis, as essential tools for developing brand positioning strategies that create value.
STMGT101Introduction to Management20A (Hamilton), 20A (Waikato Pathways College), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20B (Waikato Pathways College), 20C (Waikato Pathways College), 20P (Hamilton), 20P (Online), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
Explores the world of management in organisations, the roles of managers and how they strategise, plan, organise, and motivate staff to achieve goals.

200 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
HRMGT202Human Resource Management20A (Hamilton)
Employees can be challenging. This paper uses latest HRM research and practice to examine how employees are acquired, managed, accommodated, trained and developed to improve individual and organisational performance.
HRMGT203Remuneration and Reward20B (Hamilton)
This paper provides students an understanding of a range of pay practices and how and when each of these can influence employee behaviour and human capital to affect organisational performance.
LCOMM202Leadership and Facilitation20A (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
The purpose of the paper is to increase understanding, and develop skills in team leadership and facilitation, so that you can use these understanding and skills to facilitate effective communication in small group relations. You will learn skills to become a more effective team facilitator, with particular reference to workplace a...

300 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
HRMGT300Women and Management20G (Hamilton)
This paper analyses: 1) women's different employment experiences and career outcomes, 2) the implications of gendered employment outcomes, and 3) government and organisation initiatives designed to redress gendered employment outcomes.
HRMGT302Human Resource Management in Legal Context20A (Hamilton)
This paper addresses the role of employment law in human resource management. A case-oriented approach is taken to equip management practitioners with practical skills.
HRMGT303Strategic Human Resource Management20B (Hamilton)
This paper teaches students how HR practices can be combined to influence human capital and/or employee behaviour to improve an organisation's performance and implement its strategy.
HRMGT304Human Resource Management of Diversity and Inclusion20B (Hamilton)
New Zealand's workforce demographic profile has changed significantly due to an ageing workforce, women entering paid employment, and immigration. This paper analyses the HRM implications of this diversity.
LCOMM302Conflict and Negotiation20B (Hamilton)
This paper provides a foundation in conflict management in a variety of contexts and provides students with skills in leading negotiations in interpersonal, organisational, and multi-party settings.
WSOMM396Management Internship20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20C (Hamilton) & 20C (Tauranga)
The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within an organisation.
WSOMM399Report of an Investigation20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20C (Hamilton) & 20C (Tauranga)
This paper offers students the opportunity to complete a directed investigation of an approved topic relevant to an organisation or industry and in an area related to their management discipline of study.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
HRMGT500Career Management and Development20B (Hamilton)
Career management and development explores the government, organisation and individual issues embedded in the study and practice of career. Students will learn techniques to develop and manage their personal careers.
HRMGT501Human Resource Management Theory20A (Hamilton)
This paper provides students with the opportunity to evaluate and discuss the latest research in human resource management strategy. This focus is on examining theories of how and why human resource practices link together to increase business performance. This paper provides students with a 'big picture' view of how HR practices, ...
HRMGT544Human Resource Management Strategy20A (Hamilton)
This paper provides students with the opportunity to evaluate and discuss the latest research in human resource management strategy. This focus is on examining theories of internal fit, which address how and why human resource practices link together to increase business performance, and external fit, which address how and why huma...
HRMGT546Sustainable Human Resource Management20A (Hamilton)
Environmental concerns, global warming most particularly, are increasingly pressing across the world. Organisations must consider new ways of managing staff to handle these challenges. New performance indicators must be devised and implemented. New skills must be identified and learned. The environmental problems we face are, at le...
HRMGT547Women and Organisations20B (Hamilton)
Women and Organisations explores women's employment outcomes, career patterns, and leadership styles. We review UN Conventions, anti-discrimination legislation, and organisational policies designed to redress disparate gendered employment outcomes.
HRMGT574Women and Organisations20B (Hamilton)
In this paper we examine the contribution of feminist research to our understanding of women and management. Two themes pervade the paper. We examine the management of women (by women or men). This entails a critical analysis of the experiences of women both in and out of employment. We also examine the experiences of women who asp...
HRMGT590Directed Study20X (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
HRMGT591Human Resource Management Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
HRMGT592Human Resource Management Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
HRMGT593Human Resource Management Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
HRMGT594Human Resource Management Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
PSYCH573Training and Development20A (Hamilton)
This paper focuses on the development, implementation and evaluation of training programmes. This paper is particularly relevant for student interested in organisational psychology, as well as those interested in developing training or workshop-based interventions to improve professionals' knowledge, skills or work behaviour.
PSYCH579Applying Psychology to Work20A (Hamilton)
This paper examines theoretical and empirical issues concerning the psychology of work behaviour in organisations. Students evaluate the application of psychological theory and research to behaviour in organizations and develop a critical awareness of psychological contributions to the study of organisations.
PSYCH585Leadership and Change20B (Hamilton) & 20X (Block)
This paper focuses on the processes and outcomes of organisational change management, and the knowledge and skills required of organisational psychologists who function as organisational consultants.

800 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
HRMGT800Human Resource Management MPhil Thesis20X (Hamilton)
No description available.

900 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
HRMGT900Human Resource Management PhD Thesis20I (Hamilton), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
No description available.

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Phone
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Email: msc@waikato.ac.nz
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