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Master of Business (Human Resource Leadership)

Master of Business (Human Resource Leadership) (MBIZ)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep


  • Efficient and successful business depends on the effective management of the team upon which the business is built. Learn how to optimise and enhance every employee’s capability, so organisations can remain strong in their competitive spaces. It is through strategic approaches to performance management and people development that organisations are more able to retain employees, compete and be successful in a sustainable way.
  • The Human Resource Leadership specialisation is designed to align with the latest research and industry knowledge on what is expected of HR practitioners from a client and team perspective.
  • Learn to identify trends that impact the efforts of an organisation’s workforce and strategise solutions in response to dynamic organisational challenges.
  • Develop skills to deliver sustainable people and culture strategies that contribute value to the organisation's missions and goals, as well as to people who work for the organisation.
Thinking of studying in 2023? UniSQ will be delivering flexible new ways of teaching, with different calendar offerings, making the balance of study and life easier. Read more in our new academic calendar FAQs for Master of Business. 

Professional accreditation

The Human Resource Leadership specialisation is accredited by the Australian HR Institute.

Graduating students automatically qualify for Graduate membership, the professional-level membership offered to recent HR graduates in the first two years of their HR career (GAHRI).

Once graduated, if you’ve had industry experience for 2 + years HR or people management you will qualify for AHRI professional membership (MAHRI).

Graduate members receive all the professional level benefits at a subsidised rate including professional indemnity insurance and full access to member resources to build valuable networks for their future in the profession.

Career outcomes

  • Graduates will be qualified for careers across a range of industries, as effective HR management is essential in every sector. Roles may be include human resource manager, corporate services manager, policy and planning manager, company secretary, human resource adviser, management consultant, careers counsellor.

Entry requirements

  • Completion of an approved Bachelor degree in the area of business, or equivalent
  • equivalent minimum of three years professional work experience (at Skill level 1 -3).

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 16 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
4 x core courses plus 4
4 x foundation courses plus  4
8 x discipline study units in an advanced specialisation  8
Total 16

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 28400

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2023. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.


At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

Select to start your degree in one of the following intakes:

  • Trimester 2, 2023 - applications close 15 May and the Trimester 2 study period starts on 15 May, 2023.
  • Block 4, 2023 - applications close 10 July and the Block 4 study period starts on 10 July, 2023.
  • Trimester 3, 2023 - applications close 4 September and the Trimester 3 study period starts on 4 September, 2023.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you. Remember, from 2023 UniSQ will be delivering a new flexible way of teaching this degree. Read more in our new academic calendar FAQs.

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Begin your study journey today with the university rated five out of five stars for graduates starting salaries* and start the degree that’s right for you.

*Good Universities Guide, 2023

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