In a nutshell
This online Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management) course cultivates in-depth strategic planning and organisational management skills. Students are guided through a comprehensive background study of the various managerial functions within an organisation, before receiving more advanced training in areas such as staff planning, job analysis and design, staff performance appraisals and the assessment of training needs.
According to their area of interest or projected career path, students are also given the option to specialise in a second, joint study area. Potential disciplines of joint study include accounting, banking, finance, eCommerce, information systems, legal studies, tourism management, ecotourism and psychology. This course has been designed to meet professional standards in terms of content, staff skills, teaching facilities and quality assurance, and is fully accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute.
Practical workplace learning
This course has three workplace learning subjects to give students the opportunity to undertake a business placement. These work placements allow you to utilise your theory and put it into practice.
If you choose not to study the entire Bachelor of Business (Human Resources) degree, you may be able to complete an alternative program. This is beneficial for students who need to develop a specialisation or who prefer not to commit to the whole study period. Depending on the units studied, you may exit with an Associate Degree in Business Studies or a University Certificate in Business Studies.
What you’ll need
To be eligible for this course, you must meet the following:
- Have an ATAR of 65, or equivalent; OR
- Have successfully completed minimum of two subjects at a university level; OR
- Have a certificate III or higher VET qualification, or equivalent; OR
- Have at least two years' relevant industry experience; OR
- Have partially completed 50% or more of a TAFE diploma-level qualification; OR
- Have successfully completed a TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC), or bridging program
Applications for distance education and postgraduate courses are accepted all year round. Provided you are eligible for admission, your application will be held for consideration in the next available intake.
In this Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management) course, the subjects you will study include:
These core subjects:
- Organisations and management
- Ethics, sustainability and culture
- Workplace learning 1
- Workplace learning 2
- Workplace learning 3
- Human resource management
- Developing human resources
- Issues in human resource management
- Strategic human resource management
- International business management
- Business data analysis
Plus at least three of the following elective subjects:
- Labour economics
- Industrial relations in Australia
- Law of employment
- Organisational behaviour
- Managing change
- Business strategy
- Leadership issues
And at least two subjects from the following:
- Accounting 1
- Business economics
- Communication & information management
- Marketing and society
Why Charles Sturt University?
One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.
Charles Sturt has 16 campuses in the eastern states of Australia. All CSU students can attend any campus for support and to use available facilities. Campus locations include: Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga.
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.
You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.