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Undergraduate subject

Human Resource Management

Whakahaerenga Pūmanawa Tangata

03 October 2023
HRM is the science of people and organisations, creating high-performing workplaces where people want to give their best.


Human Resource Management


Human Resource Management (HRM) 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.

Human Resource Management

What will my study involve?

  • A wide range of topics including leadership, communication, managing change and innovation, learning and development, and performance management.
  • Option for a final-year internship.
  • 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


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, Product Design, Psychological Science, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:




Human Resource Management

Career opportunities

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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