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Bachelor of Applied Management - Human Resource (HR) Management (Level 7)

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


MIT Manukau


Programme highlights

If you're a people person and love helping others succeed, consider a career in human resources.

You will play an essential role in helping to hire the right people in all kinds of businesses from start-ups to large corporations.

Study with MIT and you'll learn the core skills in human resource management you need to get ahead in your career.

We teach all of our practical programmes at MIT Manukau, located right in the heart of Manukau.

Our passionate staff will work closely with you to achieve your goals. And, our strong industry relationships keep you up to date with the latest business practices.

Fast-track your programme of study to graduate sooner

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

Career opportunities

Besides the obvious roles within human-resources teams in medium- and large-sized businesses, there are many other career paths in human resources. Your degree will give you the skills required to act as an employment mediator, payroll manager or any other position that involves a practical understanding of employment relations.

Programme structure

You will need to complete 13 compulsory courses, five elective courses and the courses from your chosen major (360 credits):

Compulsory courses

Level 5

181.519 Professional Communication (15 credits)

311.537 Introduction to Accounting (15 credits)

323.510 Commercial Law (15 credits)

341.571 Business Heritage, Culture and Sustainability (15 credits)

341.576 Management (15 credits)

341.582 Managing Operations (15 credits)

351.515 Introduction to Marketing (15 credits)

371.514 Economics (15 credits)

Level 6

341.628 Applied Management (15 credits)

341.629 Research Methodology (15 credits)

Level 7

341.736 Co-operative Education Project (equivalent to four courses) (60 credits)

342.720 Advanced Human Resource Management (15 credits)

342.721 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management (15 credits)

Elective courses

In addition, for each major you must select five other elective courses (a total of 75 credits) from the list. If you are doing a double major you will not be able to take elective courses, you will need to take five courses from your other major.

Courses related to your chosen major

Human resources

Entry criteria

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

Successfully completed at least 42 NCEA credits (or equivalent) at Level 3 or higher, made up of 14 credits in one approved subject, 14 credits in another approved subject, 14 credits from one or two additional domains or approved subjects; and

8 credits in NCEA English Level 2 (four in reading and four in writing from the NZQA Literacy Requirements for University Entrance list) (or equivalent); and

14 credits in NCEA mathematics (or pangarau) Level 1 (or equivalent) or

Have successfully completed a minimum of 72 credits at NCEA (or equivalent) Level 2 including a minimum of 14 credits in each of four subjects and a minimum of 30 credits at Merit or Excellence. Applicants will need to have achieved degree entry standards for numeracy and literacy or

provide evidence of equivalence through practical, professional or educational experience e.g., three to five years' full-time work experience (relevant to business). Evidence of literacy and numeracy will be required. MIT literacy assessments are available; and

IELTS test: Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5; TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge English Examinations: B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill;; OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

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