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Human Resource Management

02 September 2023

Human Resource Management (HRM) focuses on management and supporting the key link in any business – people. A Human Resources Manager is involved in recruiting, developing, and managing human capital in organisations to foster a sustained, competitive advantage in the workplace. Find out about studying Human Resource Management at UC.


Human Resource Management is about attracting, developing, and managing staff; and creating a workplace culture where people are safe, engaged, and motivated to give their best. At the heart of HRM is connecting with people and focusing on the employee experience in order to get the most out of an organisation’s talent.


What will you learn?
  • A wide range of topics including leadership, communication, managing change and innovation, learning and development, and performance management.
  • In your final year of study, you may have the opportunity to complete an internship project within a host organisation on a specific human resource challenge.
  • You can study a minor in Human Resource Management within a range of different bachelor’s degrees alongside your other studies of choice.


Human Resource Management major

For the major in the Bachelor of Commerce, complete the following courses:




For the complete three-year Human Resource Management major degree plan, see Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School website.


Human Resource Management minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:




Your studies will give you lots of practical skills like strategic planning, communication, research, and writing. You will learn how to place the wellbeing of people in the context of various organisational challenges.

Career pathways could include:

  • human resources advisor
  • learning and development consultant
  • recruitment advisor
  • people and culture coordinator.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Human Resource Management.

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