Human Resource Management (2019)

Human Resource Management prepares you to play a pivotal role in the success of any organisation - become the person who recruits, develops and trains employees to get the best results. If you're organised, enjoy problem-solving, meeting new people and work well in teams, then HR may be the right career for you.

Human Resource Management is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours. Human Resource Management may also be included as a second major or as a minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to the approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Human Resource Management as a single major for the BBus and BMS(Hons) students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Human Resource Management, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete STMGT101, one of ACCTN101, DIGIB101, ECONS101, FINAN101, LCOMM101, LCOMM102, MGSYS101, MGSYS201, MRKTG101; either HRMGT202 or HRMGT306; HRMGT203, LCOMM202, HRMGT302, HRMGT303; either HRMGT304 or HRMGT305; and LCOMM302. BBus students may count one of MNMGT395, MNMGT396 or MNMGT399 in place of LCOMM302.

To complete Human Resource Management as part of a double major for the BBus and BMS(Hons) or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Human Resource Management, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete STMGT101 or one of ACCTN101, ECONS101, FINAN101, MGSYS101 or MGSYS201, or MRKTG101 if STMGT101 has already been included as part of another major; one of ACCTN101, DIGIB101, ECONS101, FINAN101, LCOMM101, LCOMM102, MGSYS101, MGSYS201, MRKTG101; either HRMGT202 or HRMGT306; HRMGT203, LCOMM202; HRMGT302, HRMGT303 and either HRMGT304 or HRMGT305.

To complete a minor in Human Resource Management, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Human Resource Management major, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete STMGT101.


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  • Prescriptions for the GradCert(HRM) and GradDip(HRM)

    A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Human Resource Management at an advanced level in their first degree. The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma. There are no specified papers that must be included for these programmes.

  • Prescriptions for the BBus(Hons), PGCert(HRM), PGDip(HRM) and MMS

    The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the BBus(Hons), PGCert(HRM), PGDip(HRM) and MMS. There are no specified subject papers that must be included for the BBus(Hons) and PGCert(HRM) programmes.

    PGDip(HRM) students must complete HRMGT544.

    MMS students must complete MNMGT581, HRMGT544, and one of HRMGT590, HRMGT591, HRMGT592, HRMGT593 or HRMGT594.

  • Prescriptions for the MPhil

    The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • Prescriptions for the PhD

    The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ACCTN101Accounting for Management19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga) & 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper explains that accounting is an important social practice; an integral aspect of organisational management and covers both the technical aspects of the provision and use of accounting information.
    DIGIB101The World of Digital Business19B (Hamilton)
    Information and communications technologies are fundamentally changing business operations. This paper introduces all aspects associated with the ever-evolving field of digital business.
    ECONS101Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy19A (Hamilton), 19A (Secondary School - Unistart), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga), 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) & 19S (Hamilton)
    This paper offers insights into the behaviour of consumers, firms and the government within the economy, giving students skills in analysing and predicting the actions of individuals and businesses.
    FINAN101Introduction to Finance19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga), 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) & 19S (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the three core areas of finance -- financial management, investments, and capital markets and institutions. The paper also examines applications of corporate finance concepts to personal finance.
    LCOMM101Introduction to Leadership Communication19A (Hamilton)
    By showing how to lead through improving communication, understanding who we are, and collaborating for problem-solving, this course provides a repertoire of skills relevant to personal, family, and organisational success.
    LCOMM102Communication in an Online Society19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
    This paper introduces students to communication practices, concepts, and issues that they are likely to encounter as citizens, communicating professionals, community members, and participants in a highly mediated online world.
    MGSYS101Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga) & 19B (Hamilton)
    This paper explores the dual concepts of digital business and supply chain management. The interactive lectures help in developing critical thinking skills and highlight many topical case studies.
    MRKTG101Fundamentals of Successful Marketing19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) & 19S (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on the role of Marketing in business, introducing students to marketing research, consumer behaviour, and analysis, as essential tools for developing brand positioning strategies that create value.
    STMGT101Introduction to Management19A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga) & 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    Explores the world of management in organisations, the roles of managers and how they strategise, plan, organise, and motivate staff to achieve goals.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    HRMGT202Human Resource Management19A (Hamilton)
    Employees can be challenging. This paper uses latest HRM research and practice to examine how employees are acquired, managed, accommodated, trained and developed to improve individual and organisational performance.
    HRMGT203Remuneration and Reward19B (Hamilton)
    This paper provides students an understanding of a range of pay practices and how and when each of these can influence employee behaviour and human capital to affect organisational performance.
    LCOMM202Leadership and Facilitation19A (Hamilton) & 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper covers the core concepts of interpersonal communication and equips students with skills to lead and facilitate effective communication in face-to-face and online professional contexts.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    HRMGT300Women and Management19T (Hamilton)
    This paper analyses: 1) women's different employment experiences and career outcomes, 2) the implications of gendered employment outcomes, and 3) government and organisation initiatives designed to redress gendered employment outcomes.
    HRMGT302Human Resource Management in Legal Context19A (Hamilton)
    This paper addresses the role of employment law in human resource management. A case-oriented approach is taken to equip management practitioners with practical skills.
    HRMGT303Strategic Human Resource Management19B (Hamilton)
    This paper teaches students how HR practices can be combined to influence human capital and/or employee behaviour to improve an organisation's performance and implement its strategy.
    HRMGT304Human Resource Management of Diversity and Inclusion19B (Hamilton)
    New Zealand's workforce demographic profile has changed significantly due to an ageing workforce, women entering paid employment, and immigration. This paper analyses the HRM implications of this diversity.
    HRMGT306Human Resource Management19A (Hamilton)
    Employees can be challenging. This paper uses latest HRM research and practice to examine how employees are acquired, managed, accommodated, trained and developed to improve individual and organisational performance.
    LCOMM302Conflict and Negotiation19B (Hamilton)
    This paper provides a foundation in conflict management in a variety of contexts and provides students with skills in leading negotiations in interpersonal, organisational, and multi-party settings.
    MNMGT395Industry Experience19C (Online)
    The industry experience course is a NET delivered course, which runs over the summer from early November to early February. Students search for and find their own host organisation, anywhere in the world, that agrees to take them on for 4 to 13 weeks during the summer period.
    MNMGT396Management Internship19C (Hamilton)
    The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within an organisation.
    MNMGT399Report of an Investigation19C (Hamilton)
    The Report of an Investigation offers students the opportunity to complete a secondary data based research report on an area related to their management discipline of study. Students also complete 100 hours of voluntary work co-ordinated through the University of Waikato Employability Plus Program.
  • 400 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MNMGT495Industry Experience19C (Online)
    The industry experience course is a NET delivered course, which runs over the summer from early November to early February. Students search for and find their own host organisation, anywhere in the world, that agrees to take them on for 4 to 13 weeks during the summer period.
    MNMGT496Management Internship19C (Hamilton)
    The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within an organisation.
    MNMGT499Report of an Investigation19C (Hamilton)
    The Report of an Investigation offers students the opportunity to complete a secondary data based research report on an area related to their management discipline of study. Students also complete 100 hours of voluntary work co-ordinated through the University of Waikato Employability Plus Program.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    HRMGT544Human Resource Management Strategy19A (Hamilton)
    This paper provides students with the opportunity to evaluate and discuss the latest research in human resource management strategy. This focus is on examining theories of internal fit, which address how and why human resource practices link together to increase business performance, and external fit, which address how and why huma...
    HRMGT574Women and Organisations19B (Hamilton)
    In this paper we examine the contribution of feminist research to our understanding of women and management. Two themes pervade the paper. We examine the management of women (by women or men). This entails a critical analysis of the experiences of women both in and out of employment. We also examine the experiences of women who asp...
    HRMGT591Human Resource Management Dissertation19C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    HRMGT592Human Resource Management Dissertation19C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    HRMGT593Human Resource Management Thesis19C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    HRMGT594Human Resource Management Thesis19C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
  • 800 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    HRMGT800Human Resource Management MPhil Thesis19C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    HRMGT900Human Resource Management PhD Thesis19C (Hamilton) & 19C (Tauranga)
    No description available.

2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 September 2018 1:56pm

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