The University of Otago has exchange agreements with more than 90 institutions in over 30 countries. If your marks average B or better you may qualify to attend one of these institutions for one semester or a full year. You pay only your New Zealand fees and complete your qualification within the same timeframe as if you had never been away.
As an HRM student you are also encouraged to participate in one of the more than 50 specific business exchanges offered through the Otago Business School. The School also offers scholarships to assist students with their travel costs.
What you need to study
For a BCom majoring in HRM you must complete the following papers (and also meet BCom degree requirements including the completion of all BCom core BSNS papers):
BSNS 111 Business and Society
MANT 101 Managing for Performance
MANT 250 Managing People
MANT 251 Managing Organisations
Plus one further paper from:
MANT 217 International Management
MANT 222 Interpersonal and International Business Communication
MANT 252 Developing Responsible Leadership
300-level and beyond
MANT 345 Strategic Human Resource Management
MANT 346 Employment Relations
Plus two further papers from:
MANT 330 Leadership
MANT 339 Human Resource Development
MANT 347 Occupational Psychology
Because HRM is focused on an organisation's most important asset – its people – completing an HRM major or minor alongside another discipline available in the BCom degree makes perfect sense. HRM also complements many disciplines studied outside the Business School, such as Gender Studies, Law, Psychology, and Sociology. Otago's flexible degree structures enable you to study HRM alongside many majors. Human Resource Management can also be one of the two majors that comprise a BACom or BComSc combined degree.
There are no formal prerequisite subjects to study HRM at 100-Level – you don't even have to have studied business subjects before. However, because all Business students complete a set of compulsory core papers, and because of the importance of communication to organisational life, it is recommended that you study English, Mathematics or Statistics at high school.