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MMS - Human Resource Management as a main subject

Set yourself up as a future business leader and rise to the top of your profession with specialist management expertise. Get the edge over other graduates with a Master of Management Studies from Waikato's Triple Crown Accredited business school.

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

Years: 1 to 1.5
Points: 120 or 180
Start Dates: February (Semester A) and July (Semester B)
Fees (Domestic): $7,744 (120 pts) or $11,616 (180 pts) - 2019 fees
Fees (International): $29,370 (120 pts); $44,055 (180 points)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Faculty:
*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 — MMS in Human Resource Management - 180 points total

Your MMS must include at least 120 points in your specialist subject. You may take up to 60 points outside the field of the degree.

Outside field of degree (30 to 60 points)

ELECTIVE PAPERS
in any subject at 500 Level (up to 30 points)

  • Field of degree
  • Compulsory papers
  • Elective papers
  • Explanatory note

Please note: Admission to each paper requires the approval of the Subject Convenor. In some cases, you may be asked to complete some prerequisite papers.

This information is provisional and subject to change.

Prescriptions for the BBus(Hons), PGCert(HRM), PGDip(HRM) and MMS

The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the BBus(Hons), PGCert(HRM), PGDip(HRM) and MMS. There are no specified subject papers that must be included for the BBus(Hons) and PGCert(HRM) programmes.

PGDip(HRM) students must complete HRMGT544.

MMS students must complete MNMGT581, HRMGT544, and one of HRMGT590, HRMGT591, HRMGT592, HRMGT593 or HRMGT594. Students taking the 120 point MMS are required to complete at least 60 points from the papers listed for the subject. Students taking the 180 point MMS are required to complete at least 120 points from the papers listed for the subject.

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 Change20X (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.

Human Resource Management as a Minor subject

To complete the requirements of Human Resource Management as a Minor subject, you must:

  • Pass a total of four papers (60 points) in Human Resource Management, including STMGT101 Introduction to Management
  • At least two HRMGT papers must be taken at 200 or 300 level.

For full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/HRMGT

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

To complete the requirements for a Graduate Certificate, you must pass 60 points (four papers) at 100-level or above, including at least 45 points (three papers) at 300-level or above. At least 45 points (three papers) must be from the subject of Human Resource Management.

For full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/HRMGT

Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

To complete the requirements for a Graduate Diploma, you must pass a total of 120 points (eight papers) at 100-level or above, including at least 75 points (five papers) at 300-level or above. At least 90 points (six papers) must be from the subject area of Human Resource Management.

For full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/HRMGT

Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

To complete the requirements for a Postgraduate Certificate, you must pass a total of 60 points at 500-level from the subject area of Human Resource Management.

The specific requirements for Human Resource Management are that you must include:

  • HRMGT544 Human Resource Management Strategy (30 points)
  • A further 30 points in HRMGT-coded papers

For details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/HRMGT

Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

To complete the requirements for a Postgraduate Diploma, you must pass 120 points at 500-level, including at least 90 points from the subject area of Human Resource Management.

You will also need to submit a Portfolio of Achievement (see the Postgraduate Diploma qualification information for further details).

The specific requirements for Human Resource Management are that you must include:

  • HRMG544 Human Resource Management Strategy (30 points)
  • A further 60 points in HRMGT-coded papers.
  • For details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/HRMGT

Master of Management Studies (MMS) in Human Resource Management

To complete the requirements for the Master of Management Studies, you must pass either 120 or 180 points at 500-level, depending on your admission qualification. Visit www.management.ac.nz/mms for more details.

However all students must:

  • Take MNMGT581 Research Methods in Management Studies (30 points)
  • Complete a Directed Study, Dissertation (591/592) or Thesis (593/594) in your chosen subject area (at least 30 points)
  • Meet the specific requirements prescribed for any subject.

The specific requirements for Human Resource Management are that you must include:

  • HRMGT544 Human Resource Management Strategy (30 points)

For details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/HRMGT


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Human Resource Management as a single major for the BBus or BMS(Hons)

If you wish to take Human Resource Management as a single major for the BBus or BMS(Hons), you'll need to pass 135 points (9 papers) in this subject area, including at least 105 points above 100-level and 60 points above 200-level.

As all papers are 15 points, you will need to complete 2 x 100-level, 3 x 200-level and 4 x 300-level papers for your major. No more than three 200-level papers may be included in this major.

The specific requirements for a single major in Human Resource Management are that you must take the following 9 papers:

  • STMGT101 Introduction to Management; OR if STMGT101 has already been included as part of another major, one of:
    • ACCTN101 Accounting for Management
    • ECONS101 Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy
    • FINAN101 Introduction to Finance
    • MGSYS101/201 Integrated Thinking – Digital Business and Supply Chain Management
    • MGSYS201 Advanced Integrated Thinking – Digital Business and Supply Chain Management
    • MRKTG101 Fundamentals of Successful Marketing
  • HRMGT202/306 Human Resource Management
  • HRMGT203 Remuneration and Reward
  • LCOMM202 Leadership and Facilitation
  • HRMGT302 Human Resource Management in Legal Context
  • HRMGT303 Strategic Human Resource Management
  • One of:
    • ACCTN101 Accounting for Management
    • DIGIB101 The World of Digital Business
    • ECONS101 Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy
    • FINAN101 Introduction to Finance
    • LCOMM101 Introduction to Leadership Communication
    • LCOMM102 Communication in an Online Society
    • MGSYS101/201 Integrated Thinking – Digital Business and Supply Chain Management
    • MGSYS201 Advanced Integrated Thinking – Digital Business and Supply Chain Management
    • MRKTG101 Fundamentals of Successful Marketing
  • One of:
    • HRMGT304 Human Resource Management of Diversity and Inclusion
    • HRMGT305 Human Resource Management in Practice
  • And when required: LCOMM302 Conflict and Negotiation
  • No more than three 200-level papers may be included in this major.

Bachelor of Business:

For the Bachelor of Business, you must include MNMGT495/6/9 Industry Experience/Internship/Report of an Investigation as part of your major.

Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours:

The BMS(Hons) honours stream (Year 4) requires you to include a further 60 points at 500-level in papers that are relevant for your first major (see the degree planner for details).

Human Resource Management as a 2nd Major for any bachelor's degree

If Human Resource Management is your second major then you must pass 120 points including at least 90 points above 100-level, of which at least 45 points must be above 200-level.

Human Resource Management as a Minor

To complete a minor in Human Resource Management you must complete 60 points, including at least 30 points above 100-level from HRMGT papers.

The specific requirements for the Human Resource Management minor are that you must include:

  • STMGT101 Introduction to Management

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

To complete the requirements for a Graduate Certificate, you must pass 60 points at 100-level or above, including at least 45 points at 300-level or above. At least 45 points must be from the subject of Human Resource Management.

The specific requirements for Human Resource Management are that you must include at least 40 points in HRMG-coded papers.

Remaining papers can be chosen from those ticked for this qualification in the tick-chart table. For full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/HRMGT

Please note: You may need to meet any additional paper prerequisites unless a waiver is obtained and depending on your programme of study.

Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

To complete the requirements for a Graduate Diploma, you must pass 120 points at 100-level or above, including at least 75 points at 300-level or above. At least 90 points must be from the subject area of Human Resource Management.

The specific requirements for Human Resource Management are that you must include:

  • HRMG342 Human Resource Management
  • At least 80 points in HRMG-coded papers
  • Remaining papers can be chosen from those ticked for this qualification in the tick-chart table.
    For full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/HRMGT

Please note: You may need to meet any additional paper prerequisites unless a waiver is obtained and depending on your programme of study.

Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

To complete the requirements for a Postgraduate Certificate, you must pass 60 points at 500-level from the subject area of Human Resource Management.

Papers can be chosen from those ticked for this qualification in the tick-chart table. For details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/HRMGT

Please note: You may need to meet any additional paper prerequisites unless a waiver is obtained and depending on your programme of study.

Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

To complete the requirements for a Postgraduate Diploma, you must pass 120 points at 500-level, including at least 90 points from the subject area of Human Resource Management.

You will also need to submit a Portfolio of Achievement (see the Postgraduate Diploma qualification information for further details).

The specific requirements for Human Resource Management are that you must include:

  • HRMG544 Human Resource Management Strategy
  • A further 60 points in HRMG-coded papers.
    For full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/HRMGT

Please note: You may need to meet any additional paper prerequisites unless a waiver is obtained and depending on your programme of study.

Master of Management Studies (MMS) in Human Resource Management

The completion requirements for the MMS depend on your admission criteria; please see the MMS qualification information for further details.

However all students must:

  • Take MNGT501 Research Methods in Management Studies (unless passed previously)
  • Take a dissertation (591/592) or thesis (593/594) in your subject area
  • Submit a Portfolio of Achievement (see MMS information for further details)
  • Meet the specific requirements prescribed for any subject.

The specific requirements for Human Resource Management are that you must include:

  • HRMG544 Human Resource Management Strategy (unless previously passed)

Remaining papers can be chosen from those ticked for this qualification in the tick-chart table. For full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/HRMGT

Please note: You may need to meet any additional paper prerequisites unless a waiver is obtained and depending on your programme of study.


Documents

Waikato Management School Student Handbook


Contacts

Management Student Centre (MSC)
Phone
: +64 838 4303 or 0800 654 303
Email: msc@waikato.ac.nz
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.

Human Resource Management subject conveners:

Professor Mark Harcourt
Undergraduate/Graduate Advisor
Email: mark@waikato.ac.nz

Suzette Dyer
Undergraduate/Graduate Advisor
Email: sdyer@waikato.ac.nz