The Master of Strategic People Management is designed to develop middle managers, particularly in people management. Middle managers are a key element of organisational change, but few university-level courses focus on their specific challenges.

Faculty
UNSW Canberra at ADFA
Delivery Mode
Fully online
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Master of Strategic People Management
Commencing Terms
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration (Full Time)
1 Year(s)

Overview

The Master of Strategic People Management at UNSW Canberra is designed to develop middle managers, particularly in people management. Middle managers are a key element of organisational change, but few university-level courses focus on their specific challenges. This degree provides students with an understanding of systems theory and its implications for implementation.  

Rather than looking at HR aspects as discrete elements, we integrate ideas to help develop strategies for developing and sustaining individual and organisational capability to enable managers to interpret organisational strategy and develop appropriate, people-focused implementation plans. The program includes optional research project courses that enable students to produce a substantial piece of research-based scholarship during their degree. 

This fully online degree balances advanced theory with practical knowledge, offering you the opportunity to learn how to develop effective strategy implementation plans.  

The UNSW Canberra School of Business is an accredited member of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Only 5% of university business programs worldwide are AACSB accredited.  

Program Code
8563
Campus
Canberra
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
48
Indicative Enrolments
108

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Entry Requirements

Please refer to the UNSW Handbook for the Entry Requirements.   

Please refer to the UNSW Handbook for the Entry Requirements.   

Program structure

Students undertaking the Master of Strategic People Management are required to complete eight coursework courses (48 UOC). Students must complete four core courses (24 UOC) and four elective courses (24 UOC). 

For further program details, please visit the UNSW Handbook.

Please Note: Course offerings and the Intensive Delivery Mode (IDM) courses can vary throughout the year - contact School for details. 

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Potential careers

  • Manager in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors
  • People manager
  • Human resource manager

Accreditation

A program of study within the Master of Strategic People Management is accredited by the Australian HR Institute (AHRI) effective January 2021. Accreditation is reviewed every three years by the AHRI National Accreditation Committee. Students applying for this program can be assured that the quality of core courses map onto the AHRI Model of Excellence for HR Practitioners and Academics, a recognised benchmark of HR best practice and standards.

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If you require more information about the specified courses that make up the program or are currently in a Masters program and would like to enquire if you are eligible to transfer into this program, please contact business@adfa.edu.au

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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Fees & Scholarships

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$32,400*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$32,400*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

 

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$39,120*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$39,120*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International

 

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