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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.

About this specialisation

To meet requirements for the People, Management and Organisations specialisation in the Master's degree, you complete five units of study (30 credit points), as follows:

(1) one six credit point foundational unit of study:

  • Management and Organisations.

(2) four elective units of study (24 credit points) selected from the options listed for the specialisation, including:

  • Disruptions and Innovations in HRM
  • Employment and the Law
  • Industrial Relations Policy
  • International Dimensions of HRM
  • International Industrial Relations
  • Leadership in Organisations
  • Management Consulting
  • Managing Communication in Organisations
  • Managing Diversity and Inclusion at Work
  • Organisational Analysis and Behaviour
  • Organisational Change and Development
  • Organisational Sustainability
  • Performance and Rewards
  • Research Essay
  • Strategic Management.

Note.  Elective units may not all be offered every year - please check the handbook for unit availability.

Graduate opportunities

The skills and content derived from People, Management and Organisations specialisation provide a foundation for careers in traditional IR organisations such as unions, employer bodies and government as well as in HRM, research, policy development, consultancy work, industrial law and many aspects of private and public sector management.

Career pathways
Courses that offer this specialisation

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