Human resource management

A company’s people are its most important asset.

Postgraduate students studying to be a Juris Doctor

What is human resource management?

A company’s people are its most important asset. That’s what human resource management (HRM) is all about. Effective and responsible human resource practices provide the foundation for any organisation’s success.

Why study human resource management? 

The success of any organisation is dependent on its workforce, and every company has people at the helm. Studying human resource management you’ll learn about employee management, performance management, employment relations, learning and development, organisational change, health and safety, international HRM and organisational behaviour – skills that will set you up for success in a diverse and rewarding career.

Why choose UNSW?

We're s a global leader in business education, with UNSW Business School consistently ranking as one of Australia’s top business education hubs. Join a program that puts you in front of the right people to further your career – with work integrated learning, internship opportunities, networking, and mentoring.

Completion of the Human Resource Management major also successfully meets the criteria for accreditation by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)

Your career opportunities

Career opportunities in human resources are vast – because it’s all about people, and every organisation employs people. 

Career options include:

  • Employment relations consultant 
  • Human resources coordinator 
  • Human resources advisor 
  • Learning and development officer 
  • People and culture specialist 
  • Recruitment officer 
  • Remuneration officer 
  • Staff development officer 
  • Training coordinator 

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What our graduates say

“Each of the HRM courses allowed me to learn a different area of human resources from quality teachers in the field who shared their experiences and made HR very interesting. My studies were brought to life by internships at IBM and Bayer.” 

- Tiffany Cheung, People Partner, Accenture