Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The heart of any business is its people. With this professionally accredited three-year degree, students develop skills in managing people and learn how to help businesses and organisations operate more effectively. First year is an introduction to a range of business disciplines such as accounting, economics, finance and marketing. Students also complete the first subject of a major in human resource management, focusing on the foundations of good management. The eight-subject human resources management major provides the knowledge to manage and motivate people. Students learn about organisational behaviour, employment relations, human resource information systems and how to develop and reward talent. This course also offers the opportunity to take a second major to expand career options. Students can choose from areas including sport management, event management, or tourism and hospitality. Students gain practical experience from undertaking a team project where they create a plan to solve a social, environmental or business problem. They also have the opportunity to participate in an international study tour to see how HR management works in a global context. La Trobe's unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
Complete at least 360 credit points. At least 270 of these must be in subjects offered by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law. In first year take four business foundation subjects, one subject specific to the human resource management disciplinary core and three elective subjects. Four business foundation subjects, Business Foundations, Accounting and Finance for Business, Business Economics, and Business Analytics, introduce key business disciplines and work-ready skills. These skills will be further enhanced in second and third year with a subject in Sustainability and a capstone subject in Entrepreneurship, respectively. In addition to these common core subjects there are eight core subjects in human resource management over three years of the degree. Students also have the opportunity to complete a work-integrated learning subject, and an International Human Resources Study Tour subject, giving exposure to applied human resource management in an international context.
- Human Resource Management
Standard entry requirements
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. International students must meet the academic and English language requirements of this course. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
The Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
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