Master of Strategic People Management (8563)
The Master of Strategic People Management (MStratPMgt) is designed to develop middle managers, particularly in the area of people management. Middle managers are recognized as a key element of organisational change, but despite this the majority of courses offered by universities do not focus on the specific people challenges of middle managers. This online program balances advanced theory with practical knowledge, offering the opportunity to develop strategy implementation plans which effectively integrate and utilise the people involved. Underpinned by relevant research at UNSW Canberra the program will enable more successful incorporation of human resources into strategic plans and the achievement of desired organisational outcomes.
The program is designed for postgraduate scholars and professional managers with appropriate undergraduate qualifications in management or a related discipline and/or extensive relevant professional experience wishing to gain a more advanced understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin strategic people management and effective leadership. The program includes optional research project courses, which enable students to produce a substantial piece of research-based scholarship during their degree. The program will develop critical thinking, problem solving, research and systems analysis skills in order to improve team effectiveness, as well as to meet the challenges of complex contextual and organisational demands. Key aspects of the program are to understand aspects of the organisational system and how to work within that, to recognise the meaning of the wider organisational strategy and to develop implementation plans that will create an appropriately skilled workforce that has clarity as to their role and performance requirements.
Students undertaking the Master of Strategic People Management (MStratPMgt) are required to complete eight coursework courses (48 UOC). Students must complete four core courses (24 UOC) and four elective courses (24 UOC).
For further program details, please visit UNSW Handbook:
Please Note: Course offerings and the Intensive Delivery Mode (IDM) courses can vary throughout the year - contact School for details.
- 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.
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;
and would still be required to show 3 years of relevant professional experience in a cognate discipline.
All applicants not holding an undergraduate degree must have:
-- Completed Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree and have completed at least three years relevant full-time professional experience; or
-- Completed TAFE/VET Diploma and have completed at least five years relevant full-time professional experience.
Applicants with no tertiary qualifications:
-- Applicants would require substantiating evidence of prior learning (formal, informal or non-formal) where it can be demonstrated that the applicant has achieved equivalent learning outcomes to a AQF Level 8 qualification in a cognate discipline. This would include documents such as academic records, continuing professional education, professional registration and statements of service from the employer.
-- Applicants under a conditional offer of admission to the MStratPMgt program will be required to undertake the course ZBUS8210 Critical Analysis in Business as a precondition of entry to the program. On successful completion of this course, it will be credited to the program for advanced standing.
The evidence required for validation of professional experience will include a statement of service from the employer verifying the position, role and responsibilities, and duration of employment.
See UNSW Canberra pathway options for admission to the MStratPMgt program. (Link to UNSW Canberra website)
|Core Courses||Semester 1 - 2018||Semester 2 - 2017|
|Strategic Management||Distance Mode||Distance Mode|
|People and Systems||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Driving Performance||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Developing Organisational Capability||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Elective Courses||Semester 1 - 2018||Semester 2 - 2017|
|Organisational Behaviour||Distance Mode||Distance Mode|
|Strategic Human Resources||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Accounting and Financial Management||Distance Mode||Distance Mode|
|Business Law||Distance Mode||Distance Mode|
|Leadership||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Change Management||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Marketing||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Business Ethics||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Humanitarian Logistics||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Critical Analysis in Business||Distance Mode||Distance Mode|
|Business Planning||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Workforce Planning||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Research Project - Business||On Campus||On Campus|
|Evidence-based Decision Making||Not Offered||Not Offered|