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Study Human Resource Management at Otago

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Overview

Human Resource Management can be taken as a major subject for the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), or as an endorsement for the Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad). It is also available as a minor subject.

Human Resource Management (HRM) provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to strategically manage the performance of people in contemporary workplaces and to work within the legal framework in New Zealand. It will prepare them for careers in Human Resource Management, build their network with HRM professionals and provide a skill set that is transferable across other organisational roles.

As a minor subject, Human Resource Management provides students with an understanding of the importance of people-management in an organisational context. Students will be prepared to work with and for people to maximise their contribution to the workplace, as well as ensuring that they work within the legal framework in New Zealand. This minor will be relevant to any student who plans to lead people in the future.

The one year Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad) Endorsed in Human Resource Management offers you a great opportunity to diversify your current degree - effectively adding a further major, to retrain, or update your existing qualifications and provides a useful entry point into the HR profession. You may also find the DipGrad in Human Resource Management a useful bridge to postgraduate study.

The structure of the Diploma for Graduates has several benefits. It provides a specialised qualification for students looking to pursue a career in Human Resource Management. It also provides a portfolio of people-management skills for those autonomous professional practitioners who have completed an undergraduate qualification in another field. This qualification has the benefit of offering students who have majored within other disciplines/fields the opportunity to undertake a transitional qualification which can then act as a platform for postgraduate studies within the field of Management.

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Contact details

Email
paula.okane@otago.ac.nz(MCom)
dipgrad@otago.ac.nz(DipGrad)
Websites
Division of Commerce
Diploma for Graduates

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Qualifications

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) majoring in Human Resource Management

Level Papers Points
100-level

MANT 101  Managing for Performance

BSNS 111 Business and Society

BSNS 112 Interpreting Business Data, BSNS 113 Economic Principles and Policy, BSNS 114 Financial Decision Making, BSNS 115 Accounting and Information Systems – must normally be taken in first year of study

18

18

72

200-level

MANT 250  Managing People

MANT 251  Managing Organisations

One of
MANT 222  Interpersonal/International Business Communication
MANT 252  Developing Responsible Leadership

18

18

 

18

300-level

MANT 345  Strategic Human Resource Management

MANT 346  Employment Relations

Two of
MANT 339  Human Resource Development
MANT 343  Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
MANT 347  Occupational Psychology
MANT 361  Special Topic: Human Resources Analytics (passed in 2018)

18

18

 

36

Plus

126 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Commerce.

126
 

Every programme must include BSNS 111-115. At least three of these papers must be passed before enrolling in any 200-level Commerce paper, and all must be passed before enrolling in any 300-level Commerce paper. For single-degree BCom students, all five must be attempted in the first year of study or equivalent.

STAT 110 or STAT 115 will be accepted as an alternative to BSNS 112 as a required paper or as part of the major subject requirements or as a prerequisite when:
(a) the paper has been passed before the student has enrolled for a BCom degree; or
(b) a student is enrolling for both a BCom and another degree for which STAT 110 or STAT 115 is required.

Total   360

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Minor Subject Requirements

Human Resource Management as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level

MANT 101  Managing for Performance

18

200-level

MANT 250  Managing People

18

300-level

MANT 345  Strategic Human Resource Management

MANT 346  Employment Relations

One of
MANT 222  Interpersonal/International Business Communication
MANT 251  Managing Organisations
MANT 252  Developing Responsible Leadership
MANT 339  Human Resource Development
MANT 343  Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
MANT 347  Occupational Psychology
MANT 361  Special Topic: Human Resources Analytics (passed in 2018)

36

 

18

Total   90

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