People, Management and Organisations (Master of Commerce)
In 2013, this specialisation's name changes from 'Management and Organisations' to 'People, Management and Organisations'
Effectively managing people and organisational change are key attributes of successful businesses. The specialisation in People, Management and Organisations encompasses the basic functions and processes of management as well as electives which focus on organisational behaviour, human resource management, organisational change, communication, sustainable business practice, diversity and industrial relations. The specialisation concludes with a capstone unit on leadership.
Requirements for the specialisation
The following information is for students who commenced study or transferred into the Master of Commerce from 2013 or students who commenced study in 2011 or 2012 and wish to follow these requirements for a specialisation. All other students should refer to the information set out below under 'Information for pre-2013 continuing students'.
To be awarded a specialisation in People, Management and Organisations, students complete five units of study (30 credit points), comprising:
(i) one foundational unit of study (six credit points), as follows:
(ii) four elective units of study (24 credit points) selected from the following units:
- WORK6001 Organisational Analysis and Behaviour
- WORK6002 Strategic Management
- WORK6003 People, Management and Technology *
- WORK6012 Industrial Relations Policy
- WORK6017 Human Resource Strategies
- WORK6018 International industrial Relations *
- WORK6026 Organisational Change and Development
- WORK6030 Performance and Rewards *
- WORK6036 Co-operatives and Mutuals (new unit for 2015)
- WORK6103 Gender and Work*
- WORK6108 International Dimensions of HRM
- WORK6111 Management Consulting*
- WORK6115 Managing Diversity at Work*
- WORK6116 Employment and the Law*
- WORK6117 Managing HR and Knowledge Systems *
- WORK6118 Managing Communication in Organisations
- WORK6119 The Innovative Firm
- WORK6120 Research Essay
- WORK6130 Leadership in Organisations
* Not offered for 2015.
Note: Non-foundational (advanced) units of study can be used to count to one specialisation only. For example, WORK6026 cannot be used to count towards both a People, Management and Organisations and a Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship specialisation.
Information for pre-2013 continuing students
Students who commenced study in the Master of Commerce in 2011 or 2012 may choose to complete their specialisation according to the information set out above or can choose to complete according to the information set out in the following downloadable PDF, which lists the 2011 and 2012 structures. Students should also refer to the handbook of the year they commenced study for exact details of their specialisation requirements.
- Requirements for the Management and Organisations specialisation for students who commenced study in the Master of Commerce in 2011 and 2012
Students who commenced their degree before 2011 (in FH014 Master of Commerce), should follow the requirements for the 'Major in Employment Relation and Human Resource Management' as set out in the handbook of the year they commenced study.
Availability of this specialisation
This version of this specialisation is available under the following degrees:
- Master of Commerce (12 unit program)
- Master of Commerce (16 unit program)
- Master of Commerce and Master of Logistics Management
- Master of International Business and Master of Commerce
Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Commerce or the Graduate Certificate in Commerce may choose units from this specialisation subject area as electives in their course.