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BMS(Hons) - Human Resource Management as a major

Gain the strategic insights and leadership qualities to help companies achieve global success with New Zealand’s first truly international business degree.

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. Note: To be admitted into year 3 of the BMS(Hons), students must achieve a grade point average of 6 or better (B+) in their first two years of study. See 'Entry requirements' below.

Years: 4
Points: 480
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Fees (Domestic): $6,720 per year (approx) - 2020 fees
Fees (International): $30,260 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 — BMS(Hons) in Human Resource Management

Year 1

100 Level
One of Business Fundamentals

100 Level
One of Business Fundamentals

100 Level
One of Business Fundamentals

100 Level
One of Business Fundamentals

100 Level
Elective or Minor

100 Level
Elective or Minor

Year 4

HRMGT300, HRMGT304, or LCOMM302

500 Level
Work-Integrated Learning

200* or 300* Level
Elective or Minor

300 Level
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

Human Resource Management papers:

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

Work-Integrated Learning papers:

*Requirements to complete the BMS(Hons):

  • No more than 9 100-Level papers will be counted towards your degree
  • No more than 10 200-Level papers will be counted towards your degree
  • You must complete at least five papers at 300 Level.

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, LCOMM101; 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, LCOMM101, 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 Points Occurrence / Location
LCOMM101Introduction to Leadership Communication15.022A (Hamilton), 22A (Tauranga) & 22G (Hamilton)
By showing how to lead through improving communication, understanding who we are, and collaborating for problem-solving, this course provides a repertoire of skills relevant to personal, family, and organisational success.
STMGT101Introduction to Management15.022A (Hamilton), 22A (Internet Waikato College), 22B (Hamilton), 22B (Tauranga), 22C (Internet Waikato College) & 22X (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 Points Occurrence / Location
HRMGT202Human Resource Management15.022A (Hamilton)
Employees can be challenging. This paper uses the latest HRM research and practice to examine how employees are acquired, managed, accommodated, trained and developed to improve individual and organisational performance.
HRMGT203Remuneration and Reward15.022B (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 Facilitation15.022B (Hamilton) & 22X (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 understandings 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 ...

300 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
HRMGT300Women and Management15.022G (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 Context15.022A (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 Management15.022B (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 Inclusion15.022B (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 Negotiation15.022B (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 Internship15.022A (Hamilton), 22A (Tauranga), 22B (Hamilton), 22B (Tauranga), 22C (Hamilton) & 22C (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 Investigation15.022A (Hamilton), 22A (Tauranga), 22B (Hamilton), 22B (Tauranga), 22C (Hamilton) & 22C (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 Points Occurrence / Location
HRMGT500Career Management and Development15.022B (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 Theory15.022A (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, ...
HRMGT546Sustainable Human Resource Management15.022A (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 Organisations15.022B (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.
HRMGT591Human Resource Management Dissertation30.022X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
HRMGT592Human Resource Management Dissertation60.022X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
HRMGT593Human Resource Management Thesis90.022X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
HRMGT594Human Resource Management Thesis120.022X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
STMGT501Strategy and Organisational Theory15.022A (Hamilton)
Good theory is the foundation of good practice. This paper discusses and critiques the most important theories of strategy and organisation.

800 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
HRMGT800Human Resource Management MPhil Thesis120.022X (Hamilton)
No description available.

900 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
HRMGT900Human Resource Management PhD Thesis120.022I (Hamilton), 22J (Hamilton), 22K (Hamilton), 22X (Hamilton) & 22X (Tauranga)
No description available.

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Contacts

Management Student Centre (MSC)
Phone
: +64 838 4303 or 0800 654 303
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.management.ac.nz/msc

Opening hours: 8.45am - 4.45pm Monday to Friday
Location: MSB.1.50, Hillcrest Road, University of Waikato, Hamilton

One of the best times to pop into MSC is Open Advice Day, held every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm.