Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

Who's it for?

The Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) is designed for students who want to gain the skills and knowledge they need to successfully manage an organisation’s staff and deliver its strategic goals.

What's involved?

You'll study 24 subjects, including three core subjects, 12 specialisation subjects, one restrictive elective and eight unrestricted electives. At least three of the eight unrestricted electives must be business or business-related subjects. 

Why should you apply?

The degree combines theoretical study with practical experience, making your resumé instantly more attractive to potential employers. Launch a successful career in HR, learning and development, employee relations or occupational health.

How much will it cost?

2016 fees: AUD 21,600 per year

Where can I study?

Sydney and Melbourne.

Entry Requirements

Curious about the grades you'll need to enrol?

Find out more about our English language and academic entry requirements.

Course Structure

Core Subjects
BUS110 Workplace Learning 1
BUS220 Workplace Learning 2
BUS370 Workplace Learning 3
HRM210 Human Resource Management
HRM310 Developing Human Resources
HRM320 Issues in Human Resource Management
HRM330 Strategic Human Resource Management
(Capstone Subject)
MGT100 Organisations and Management
Ethics, Sustainability and Culture
MGT340 International Management
QBM120 Busines Data Analysis
Plus at least three (3) Restricted Electives (Set A) from
ECO210 Labour Economics
INR210 Industrial Relations in Australia
LAW370 Law of Employment
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT330 Business Strategy
MGT367 Leadership Issues
Plus at least two (2) Restricted Electives (Set B) from
ACC100 Accounting 1
ECO130 Business Economics
ITC105 Communication and Information Management
LAW110 Business Law
MKT110 Marketing and Society

# Not all subjects may be offered at CSU Study Centres.

*You may need to study these subjects by distance education.

Not all subjects are offered each session.


In addition to your core, foundation and specialisation modules, you'll choose either eight elective subjects or the Joint Study option below. An elective is any undergraduate subject offered at CSU Study Centres. To enrol in an elective subject you’ll need to meet the specified prerequisites (enrolment restrictions apply).

Industry Recognition

The CSU Study Centres Bachelor of Business (HRM) degree is accredited by:

  • The Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

Career Options

  • Human resources manager
  • Training manager
  • Learning and development manager 
  • Occupational health and safety manager 
  • Employee relations manager 
  • Human resources management consultant
Enhance your employability and broaden your career horizons after graduation, studying a range of specialist subjects, including:
  • Industrial relations
  • Labour economics
  • Employment law
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Change management
  • Leadership.

Joint Study

Joint Study allows you to take a fixed set of subjects from a discipline other than Human Resources Management. The discipline you choose for Joint Study will be shown on your degree certificate alongside the Bachelor of Business (HRM) title, e.g. ‘Bachelor of Business (HRM/Marketing)’.

If you choose a Joint Study, you'll take five subjects from a select set of options.

Some subjects require you to have passed prerequisites before you are allowed to begin. For other subjects, you'll be allowed to judge for yourself whether you have enough prior knowledge and experience to manage the course.

You won't be allowed to claim more than one Joint Study.

Joint Study programs currently available for the Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) include:

  • Accounting
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Marketing.

Reasons to Enrol

  • Innovative, flexible structure
  • An optimum blend of theory and practice
  • Careers in the private and public sectors
  • Soft skills for working with people
  • Hard skills required to develop and implement strategies and policies that contribute towards organisational performance

Recognition of Previous Study and Experience

At CSU Study Centres we value your existing qualifications and real-life experience. We don’t usually expect you to repeat subjects you have already passed at another university or college, or to study topics you have already mastered through work or other experience.

Get in touch to find out more.

If you need some help to meet the entry requirements for undergraduate study, the following pathway program allows you to gain credit towards a Bachelor of Business (HRM) degree from CSU Study Centres.

Find out more about the Advanced Diploma of Management at Martin.