People, Management and Organisations

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. Effectively managing people and organisational change are key attributes of successful businesses.

Requirements for a People, Management and Organisations specialisation

To achieve a specialisation in People, Management and Organisations within the Master of Commerce, students must complete 30 credit points in units of study comprising:

  • 6 credit points in foundational units of study; and
  • 24 credit points in elective units of study.

A sample pathway for the People, Management and Organisations specialisation (spread over two years of the Master of Commerce degree) is listed below.

Year Session Units of study
First Semester 1 Foundational: WORK5003 Management and Organisations
Semester 2 Elective for specialisation
Second Semester 1 Elective for specialisation Elective for specialisation
Semester 2 Elective for specialisation

Please Note. This sample progression is meant as an example only. Depending on unit prerequisites, students may be able to complete these units in a different sequence to that displayed in the table above.

For details of the foundational, compulsory and elective units of study required for the specialisation please refer to the People, Management and Organisations section of the Table of postgraduate units of study: Commerce in this handbook.

Further information

For further information regarding study in people, management and organisations in the Commerce coursework programs, please contact the Postgraduate Discipline Coordinator for the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies.