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People, Management and Organisations (Master of Commerce)


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 whilst providing opportunities to focus on organisational behaviour, human resource management, organisational change, communication, sustainable business practice, diversity and industrial relations.

Why study this specialisation?

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:

* Not offered for 2017.

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.

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 

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.