Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Business and Economics


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Managers face complex challenges related to human resource (HR) strategy and practice. In the field of human resource management (HRM), new issues and roles are being defined, and HR professionals are expected to participate as strategic business partners. The ability to effectively attract, select, develop and retain valued employees is critical for competitive advantage and success of the organisation.

The faculty's human resource management discipline is designed to develop expertise in managing HR in the context of external and organisational change, new employment relationships, globalisation and a changing workforce. Students will develop an understanding of strategic HRM and its importance in enhancing organisational performance, and of the challenges of implementing HR strategies into organisations.

The discipline provides comprehensive coverage of key theoretical and research developments in the field and emphasises practical skill development and industry relevance.

Related areas of study

Students may be interested in the following disciplines which have some relationship to human resource management:

Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: + 61 3 9903 1357


Relevant courses

  • 2778 Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • 2099 Master of Human Resource Management

Students can also select human resource management units as part of the following course:

  • 0105 Master of Management