UNSW’s new Master of Human Resource Management prepares aspiring HRM leaders to empower improvements in organisations while enhancing their own careers.

In the rapidly evolving world of Human Resource Management, humans are laying new ground rules for talent acquisition and retention while technology upgrades HRM practices.

The 100% online Master of Human Resource Management from UNSW has been developed by industry experts from the contemporary business world to support our dynamic workforce. With an emphasis on people-centric strategies, this program focuses on key growth areas in the HRM industry, these areas being: human resource analytics, leadership and organisational development and diversity, equity and inclusion. You can concentrate your Master of Human Resource Management on one of these growth areas or select electives across each focus area for a generalist degree. 

Whether you’re an existing Human Resource professional or looking to start your HR career, this Master of Human Resource Management has arrived just in time to prepare you for job opportunities that are estimated to grow 16.3 per cent over the next five years.  

Ability to focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Leadership and Organisational Development or Human Resource Analytics 

The Master of Human Resource Management offers a bespoke structure and 100% online program. Students can tailor the program to their career goals by selecting from graduate certificates in Human Resource Management, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Leadership and Organisational Development, or Human Resource Analytics before articulating into the master’s program.  

You’ll learn best (and emerging) practices for building engagement and supporting employee wellbeing in the Graduate Certificate of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). This will enable you to become a HRM specialist who can guide future-focused workforce transformation whether on an organisational, managerial, or individual level. 

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Analytics will prepare you for the digital future of HRM. You’ll enhance your credibility as a human resource leader and gain the skills to identify, understand and apply data to enrich employee management, reduce turnover and build diverse and inclusive workplace cultures. 

In the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Organisational Development you’ll get the latest insights into leadership techniques and organisational design. You’ll develop a toolkit of HRM approaches and strategic frameworks that will enable you to support and strengthen your organisation while contributing directly to the achievement of strategic business goals. 

Alternatively, if you would like to combine knowledge focus areas, there is also a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management. This program allows you to customise your qualification by selecting electives across DEI, Human Resource Analytics and Leadership and Organisational Development to gain a well-rounded skill set in human resource strategy. 

To be eligible for the new Master of Human Resource Management, you must have a recognised bachelor’s degree with a credit average. In addition, students who have completed a relevant business degree in the past ten years, can credit up to four courses, meaning they can fast-track their master’s degree by studying eight courses instead of twelve.  

Learn from a world leader in education 

Students can be confident that the Master of Human Resource Management is delivered by one of the best universities in the world. 

UNSW is a world leader in education with consistently high rankings. Ranked the #1 business school in Australia (AFR Best Business School, 2022), Most Employable Students (AFR, Top 100 Future Leaders Awards, 2023), Global Top 50 University (QS World Rankings, 2022), Highest Median Salary among Group of Eight Universities (QILT Graduate Outcome Survey – Longitudinal, 2022). 

Dr Andrew Dhaenens is the Stream Coordinator for the UNSW Online Human Resource Management Programs and sees the flexibility of this course as a great opportunity for aspiring HRM professionals. 

“Our suite of online Human Resource Management programs at UNSW has been designed to provide a unique and flexible opportunity for aspiring HR leaders to gain a comprehensive understanding of the topics at the forefront of HR,” says Dhaenens. 

As a co-lead of UNSW Business School’s Hybrid Work Leadership research lab, Dhaenens’s brings specific expertise on learning organisations and activities, human resource management, and employee work relationships.  

“From employee development to workplace culture, students will gain strategic insights across data-driven approaches and employee initiatives needed to advance their careers and add value to their organisations ahead,” says Dhaenens. 


Learn more about the online Master of Human Resource Management and nested online graduate certificates from UNSW today.