Human resources Business

Human resources Business

Managing people effectively is essential if organisations are to establish and maintain a competitive advantage in dynamic environments.

With Macquarie’s human resources programs, you’ll learn how to establish effective systems for recruitment, selecting candidates, remuneration, training and development, performance appraisal and retention.


We've partnered with AHRI, the national association representing human resource and people management professionals to make sure you graduate ready to be human resources professional.

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Graduate outcomes

Josh Cass

Josh Cass

Bachelor of Commerce with major in Human Resources

Macquarie’s Bachelor of Commerce Degree (majoring in HR) will prepare you for a transition into the business environment. Not only does it give you a general analytical understanding of organisations, it also gives you a strategic perspective of how to effectively manage human capital. Many of Macquarie’s HRM lecturers have practical industry experience which is a definite bonus.

"This degree has given me the necessary skills and knowledge to secure a number of practical work experience opportunities. I believe it’s the balance between theory and practicality that makes this program so rewarding."

"I'm now working as a HR graduate at OneSteel."

Career Opportunities

  • change management consultant/change agent
  • employee relations manager
  • equity and diversity manager
  • human resource manager
  • human resource policy adviser
  • learning and development manager
  • recruitment consultant
  • staff development consultant
  • talent manager
  • work health and safety officer/manager

With a degree related to human resources you would be looking at an average starting salary of $48,000 - $58,000 in large organisations. Salary, as in related fields, depends greatly on experience and knowledge and can vary greatly between sectors and organisations. As a Manager, Change Management you can expect an average salary of $100,000 per year.

"I was incredibly excited to get involved in the PACE program at Konica Minolta. Building on the knowledge I'd already gained at Macquarie, the PACE unit was such a useful opportunity for me to get a practical, hands-on experience in the corporate world - doing something I'm passionate about." – James Camilleri

Don't just leave your learning to the lecture theatre. Through Macquarie University's unique practical work experience program, PACE, you can test drive the concepts and theories of human resource practice and apply these in the workplace. By actively engaging with partner organisations, on a project of contemporary strategic relevance, you can gain important professional experience and get a head start on your career.

No matter what you decide to study at Macquarie, PACE has an opportunity available for you. Learn more about the opportunities available through PACE.

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