Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; 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.


The managing human capital area of study provides students without formal work experience, five units plus a capstone unit that will equip them with an understanding of the theoretical foundations and practical issues of managing people and talent. The units provide a focus on strategic and operational people management issues as well as the broader international context in which today's manager operates. This specialisation prepares students for careers both in human reseource management, industrial relations, consulting, public sector management and general people management roles.


To complete the managing human capital specialisation in the Master of Business, students must complete the following six units (36 points):

(a.) five units (30 points) from the following list:

  • MGF5921 Foundations in human resource management
  • MGF5130 Managing diversity and inclusion
  • MGX5220 Managing work, family and life
  • MGX5950 Human resource development
  • MGF5630 Principles of negotiation
  • MGF5610 People management and work in a global context

(b.) one compulsory capstone unit (6 points):

  • MGF5702 People management and strategy

Contact details

Graduate Student Office: Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400, Fax: + 61 3 9903 1357, Email:

Relevant courses

3844 Master of Business