Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

Study Discipline: Business Administration
Study Programme Details
City: Hamilton
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time, Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



4 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Discover the art of maximizing an organization’s most valuable asset – its talented employees with our Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management. This short course offers insights into recruiting, developing, and motivating staff for the sustained success of a company. Delve into the world of Human Resource Management and explore a pathway to further academic pursuits.


Embark on a career in Human Resource Management, where your role involves selecting the right individuals, providing training, developing, and motivating staff to enhance their individual performance and foster a positive team culture. Engage with various aspects of HRM, from staff recruitment to salaries, employee benefits, training programs, managerial behavior, and staff productivity. Gain knowledge about employment relations laws, health and safety, work-life balance, organizational culture, and managing workplace conflict, negotiation, and diversity. Apply HR professional practice to address real situations in the workplace. If you possess organizational skills, enjoy problem-solving, meeting new people, and thrive in a team environment, Human Resource Management might be your ideal career.

Join us at Waikato Management School, internationally recognized and ranked in the world’s top 251-300 universities for Business & Management Studies according to the QS World University Subject Rankings 2020. Benefit from our Triple Crown Accreditation from EQUIS, AMBA, and AACSB, placing us in the top 1% of all business schools globally.

Admission Requirements

  • completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification; OR
  • be able to demonstrate they have adequate training, experience, and ability to proceed with the programme.
  • IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with no bands below 5.5), or
  • a TOEFL iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) score of 80 with a Writing score of 21, or
  • a TOEFL iBT Home Edition score of 80 with a Writing score of 21, or
  • a B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
  • a PTE Academic overall score of 46 with no band less than 36, or
  • a Language-Cert International ESOL (LRWS) B2 Communicator Expert with 33-37 score per skill, or
  • awarded a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4), or
  • a Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II with distinction in all four components, or
  • a B2 First (formally known as Cambridge English: First (FCE)) with an overall score of 169 and no bands below 162, or
  • a C2 Proficiency (formally known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) with an overall score of 169 and no bands below 162, or
  • a Michigan English Test (formally known as Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)) minimum score of 54.

Immerse yourself in a dynamic learning experience with our program structure, consisting of four papers totaling 60 points. This includes an introductory paper at 100 or 200-level and three advanced papers at 300-level. Explore at least three papers in the specialist subject of Human Resource Management, along with the option to choose one elective paper in another subject.

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Future Career Outcomes

Explore real-world examples of successful alumni, understand industry demands, and witness how this program aligns with evolving job market needs. Develop skills that are not only relevant but also highly sought after in the dynamic field of Human Resource Management.

Visa Requirements:

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