Overview

The Master of Strategic People Management is designed to develop middle managers, particularly in people management. Middle managers are a key element of organisational change, but few university-level courses focus on their specific challenges.This degree provides students with an understanding of systems theory and its implications for implementation. Rather than looking at HR aspects as discrete elements, we integrate ideas to help develop strategies for developing and sustaining individual and organisational capability. The idea is to enable managers to interpret organisational strategy and develop appropriate, people-focused implementation plans.The program includes optional research project courses that enable students to produce a substantial piece of research-based scholarship during their degree.

Program Code

8563

Total units of credit (UOC)

48

Campus

UNSW Canberra

Indicative Enrolments

81

Why choose this degree?

The Master of Strategic People Management is currently the only masters degree that it is designed for line managers who want to focus more on people management than general business. It has systems thinking and implementation as core ideas running through it, which also makes it different from most HR courses.

Who should choose this degree?

The Master of Strategic People Management is designed for postgraduate scholars and professional managers wanting a more advanced understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin strategic people management and effective leadership.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Manager in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors
  • People manager
  • Human resource manager

Entry requirements

Completed a 4-year Bachelor degree or a Bachelor's degree with Honours with a major in a cognate discipline; or Completed a Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline; or Completed a 3 or 4-year Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline, which includes a major in the cognate discipline; and have completed at least 3-years full-time professional experience in a cognate discipline; or Completed a Bachelor degree in a NON-cognate discipline and have completed at least 4-years full-time professional experience in a cognate discipline; or Evidence of other academic qualifications and professional experience to be submitted to the relevant Program Authority to be acceptable grounds for admission into the degree; or No tertiary qualifications but evidence of professional experience to be submitted to the relevant Program Authority to be acceptable grounds for admission into the degree.

Additional selection criteria

ADF military applicants are considered to have the equivalent of an undergraduate 3-year degree if: ADF Officers with 4 years experience at O3 level or higher; or ADF SNCOs with 4 years experience at E8 level or higher

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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