Breadcrumbs

Map NZ Map World

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.


Apply to enrol

Key information

Years: 1 to 1.5
Points: 120 or 180
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Fees (Domestic): $7,986 - $11,979 per year - 2021 fees
Fees (International):
2020$29,955 (120 points); $44,935 (180 points)
2021$30,855 (120 points); $46,285 (180 points)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate 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 — MMS in Human Resource Management - 180 points total

Your MMS must include at least 120 points inside the field of 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 - Subject papers (30 to 120 points)

Choose up to 60 points from the following papers:

If you still need more papers, choose up to 30 points from:

PSYCH573, PSYCH579, or STMGT501 (15 points each)

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

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.
Additional field papers (if needed):

Prescriptions for the PGCert(HRM), PGDip(HRM), BBus(Hons) 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 HRMGT501.

MMS students must complete HRMGT501, MNMGT581, and one of 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 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.

Scholarships and prizes

Visit our Scholarship Finder for information about possible scholarships

Find your scholarship


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.