Human resource management and employment relations are at the heart of any modern organisation. Our Human Resource Management and Employment Relations major focuses on understanding people and relationships at work – what makes organisations work, what motivates employees, and what the future of work could be.
You explore how employees, employers, government and trade unions shape people’s experience of work and the outcomes from work. Choose from a wide range of papers to tailor your study to your interests. You can investigate the relationship between strategic human resource management and organisational performance, inequalities in work and organisations, and ways to build inclusiveness in organisational life. You can also explore employment regulation issues, negotiation and conflict management, strategic career management; and work-related injuries and illness, and how to prevent them.
The outcomes for graduates of this major are outlined in the Graduate Profile.
Structure and content
Papers in part 1 provide you with an introduction to the roles of business and fundamental concepts in business disciplines. You complete 5 core papers in part 1 which are:
In addition to the 5 core papers you choose 2 elective papers from the list below, or from elsewhere in the university:
Part TwoOver the next two years, you gain an understanding of current employment issues including the complex relationships between employees, employers, government and trade unions, and internal and external factors that influence organisational behaviour.
Workplace experience (Co-operative Education) is the final part of your degree and takes a full semester. This is a supervised work placement related to your major(s), for an organisation of your choice in New Zealand or overseas. You apply what you’ve learnt in a real-world business, not-for-profit organisation, entrepreneurial venture or through an applied project, which is a supervised research project.
Recent placements included:
Further information about Co-operative Education
PAPERS (90 POINTS)
EMPL701 Employment Regulations and Dispute Resolution
EMPL702 Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing
EMPL703 Contemporary Work and Employment Relations
HRMG701 Diversity at Work
HRMG702 Strategic Human Resource Management
HRMG703 International Human Resource Management
MGMT707 Risk Management
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