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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): $7,896 (120 pts) or $11,844 (180 pts) approx - 2020 fees
Fees (International): $29,955 (120 pts); $44,935 (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 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
  • 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.

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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.