Want a career in human resource management? Already have a degree in another field of study, or have significant work experience in the business sector and want a formal qualification? The Graduate Diploma in Business (Human Resource Management) helps you develop a sound understanding of organisational behaviour and current issues in human resource management (HRM) in as little as one year.
- Focus on applied business study.
- Relevant for profit, not-for-profit and public sector organisations.
- Emphasis on human resource management in small to medium enterprises.
- Takes into account your own experience.
- Includes a work placement (the Industry Based Learning course).
- Guest speakers who are HRM experts.
- Can serve as a pathway into postgraduate business programmes like the Master of Business.
- Supportive learning environment with small classes.
- A mix of on-campus classes, online support and self-directed study.
- Part-time study options available.
- Cross-credits from the Diploma in Management may be available.
For this programme, you will need the following:
1. A recognised degree, a professional qualification in a relevant discipline or the ability to demonstrate competencies equivalent to the above
2. If you’re a graduate of Unitec’s Bachelor of Business, you cannot be admitted to the Graduate Diploma in Business in the same specialisation in which you majored in the degree
3. A minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in reading, 4 in writing)
4. If English is your second language, you are required to have one or more of the following:
- Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University entrance
- Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
- Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years
Don’t meet the requirements? We also accept:
- Provide sufficient evidence to be eligible for special or discretionary admission; or
- If you’re seeking entry based on work experience, you will be required to demonstrate, in a written application, CV and attestation from suitable referees, that you have substantial professional experience in activities related to this programme, and/or be able to demonstrate equivalent competencies.
For more information download the programme regulations:
Courses and timetables
For more details on the courses including timetables, please click on the course names below.
|Introduction to Human Resources Management (BSNS5341)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to review and apply HR roles and practices to impact on organisational effectiveness.|
|Organisational Behaviour (BSNS6342)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To develop students’ ability to critically assess the impact that individuals and groups/teams have on behaviours within organisations.|
|Applied Human Resource Management (BSNS7140)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||Students will investigate, critically analyse and align HRM practices to business and organisational goals.|
|Organisational Strategies (BSNS7340)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to participate in the development of corporate and functional strategies using market intelligence.|
|International Business (BSNS7360)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to examine the drivers and processes shaping the global economic environment of the twenty first century.|
|Talent Development and Management (BSNS6341)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To develop employee knowledge, skills and ability (KSA) talent requirements that align with the future needs of the employee and organisation.|
|Employee Relations and Legislation (BSNS6343)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to explore the nature of the employment and regulatory environment, and the formal informal relationships between employee and employer.|
|Leadership (BSNS6730)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to undertake critical investigations into leadership concepts and to apply principles of leadership to their own professional development.|
|Business Analytics (BSNS7162)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to analyse and apply business information to support organisational decision making.|
|Industry Based Learning - Human Resource Management (BSNS7349)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To provide students with the opportunity to integrate their learning across their programme of study and to apply theoretical and practical business skills to an approved project/placement in industry. To critically reflect upon the processes undertaken in completing the project/placement.|
|Sustainability in Business (BSNS7730)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To engage students in the critique and analysis of issues affecting sustainability of business organisations|
The 'Key Information for Students' below does not reflect any international student information.
Please take this information as a guideline only. For example, you will often see a difference between these tuition fees and our estimate above. This is because there are a number of variables, such as the specific courses chosen within a programme.
The national graduate outcomes information is for all tertiary New Zealand providers including Unitec. This information is provided by the New Zealand Government and is derived from a national database that links educational and income information.
The statistical results below are a summary for:
Key Information for Students
Entry requirementsMinimum requirements: A recognised degree, a professional qualification in a relevant discipline or the ability to demonstrate equivalent competencies and English language requirements or relevant and equivalent qualifications, special and discretionary admission also accepted.
Detailed requirements: See the above "Admission requirements" section for more information about entry to this progrogramme.
|Government tuition subsidy:||$6,135||$6,135|
National graduate outcomes
|(3 years after completion)|
|Earnings range||$45,229 - $61,575|
|In further study||9%|
|On a benefit||N/A|
Note:All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only. Click here for more information about the Key Information for Students.