Discover how to strategically align human capital with business objectives.
Focus on core HR areas including recruitment, learning and development, workforce planning, work health and safety, employee performance management and motivation.
Develop analytical data skills using a variety of business tools and technologies that assist decision making in all facets of HR.
Explore current and emerging workplace challenges through a curriculum informed by the Centre for Workplace Excellence (CWeX).
This degree is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). It is also recognised by the world’s largest HRM body, based in the United States – the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
UniSA Business is in the top 1% worldwide1 and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2019.
Ranked in the Top 10 nationally for Business and Economics2
1UniSA Business is one of just ten institutions in Australia and 189 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, February 2020.
22020 THE Subject Rankings.
Study a 100% online HR degree designed specifically for online learning. Take full control over your study - access support seven days a week, plan your study to fit around your life, view learning resources 24/7, and log into the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
Successful HR professionals are business strategists, coaches and mentors who have exceptional people skills and a passion for working with others. As part of this degree, you'll develop the skills and knowledge to manage people in order to achieve positive outcomes. From recruitment, training and development, and workforce planning to work health and safety, and employee performance management, you'll explore all facets of HR.
While it’s important to have a broad understanding of core HR areas, employers look for people who can think of the bigger picture too. In this degree, you'll learn strategic HR management where you'll explore the importance of aligning HR plans with organisational objectives - a priority for organisations who wish to gain an advantage in today's competitive business landscape.
What you'll learn
The degree starts with core courses in business theory. These will give you a solid grasp of business fundamentals such as international business, economics and accounting and intelligence.
In your Human Resource Management specialisation, you’ll focus on people management – recruitment, training, performance and retention. You’ll develop technical, analytical and practical skills in areas such as:
recruitment and selection
job design and analysis
workplace health and safety
Why a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
Recognised by the world’s largest HR industry body*, this degree will prepare you for a professional career in a global environment. You'll develop an understanding of management systems and leadership skills in an international context.
Course content is informed by the Centre for Workplace Excellence (CWeX), a world-class research centre at the forefront of current and future workplace challenges. With extensive industry connections and partnerships right around the world, you’ll be learning the latest in HR research and practice and will explore emerging trends in areas like work-life balance, diversity or performance appraisal.
Employers look for graduates who can apply theory to real industry challenges. While you're studying, you'll be able to harness and apply what you've learned immediately into your workplace. University of South Australia HR graduates has gone on to roles in Australian and international companies including BHP Billiton, Coca-Cola Amatil, BAE, Santos, Ernst and Young and Qantas.
*Recognised by the world’s largest HRM body, based in the United States, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).