- 2017


Minor / Major

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

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

Managing faculty

Faculty of Business and Economics

Contact details

Monash Business SchoolMonash Business School (http://business.monash.edu/contact-us)



Human resource management is the study of managing people within a global context. The major critically examines and applies human resource management strategies and practices that enable people to fulfil their individual needs in the work environment as well as achieve the organisation's strategic objectives. Human resource management particularly enhances students' capacity for managing and interpreting employment law, human resource strategy, employee relations and conflict, workforce planning, and ethics and governance. The major equips students for careers as human resource professionals, including staff and consulting roles in employment relations, training and development, and recruitment and selection.


Human resource management is listed in the Bachelor of Business at Caulfield as a major or minor.


In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:

  • integrate, update and critically apply evidence-based human resource management concepts, strategies and practices.


Major requirements (48 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to a major and at least 18 points must be credited to the major at level 3.

Students complete the following eight units (48 points):

  • BTX3991 Employment law
  • MGF1010 Introduction to management
  • MGF2341 Managing employee relations
  • MGF2656 HRM and managing global workforces
  • MGF2661 Human resource management
  • MGF3450 Managing conflict
  • MGX3100 Corporate social responsibility and business ethics
  • MGX3441 Human resource strategy

Minor requirements (24 points)

Students complete:

  • any four units (24 points) from the major, with at least two units (12 points) at level 2 or 3

Relevant courses


Single degrees

Successful completion of the major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • B2000 Bachelor of Business

Students in this course can complete the minor using 24 points of their free electives.*

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.

* Students cannot complete both the minor and major in the same area of study.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Business component in the following double degrees:

  • B2019 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2013 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Business Specialist
  • B2017 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • F2004 Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Business
  • D3007 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Business
  • F2007 Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Business