Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) / Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) / Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

The final intake for this degree is Semester 2, 2021.

If you're interested in studying Business and Psychology, visit the Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology).

Manage people effectively by understanding how they think and behave

To manage staff properly, you need to understand them. This degree gives you a deep practical understanding of how people work, and how to create a business environment conducive to individual success. You’ll gain a strong foundation in the fundamentals of business, with a focus on human resource management, including areas such as workplace relations, staffing and remuneration, training and development, leadership and team dynamics, and managing organisational change. You’ll also learn about human behaviour and cognitive, social, physiological and intercultural psychologies.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
Refer to the program footnotes
Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
4 years
Annual tuition fee 2021
Estimated total tuition fee *
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 017511
  • Moreton Bay 014391
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 63.00 OP - - Rank - 63
USC program code
Semester 2
4 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English; General Maths, Maths Methods or Specialist Maths
Total courses
Total units

In this degree you will:

  • Develop specialist skills through your understanding of the key areas of human resource management
  • Gain practical experience in the human resources sector through an elective internship
  • Learn fundamentals of business such as economics, management, marketing, research methods, accounting and informatics
  • Participate in paid research assistant work relating to psychology in your second or third year of study
Career opportunities
  • Human resource management
  • Recruitment
  • Staff development and training
  • Employment relations
  • Change management
  • Organisational development
  • Health and education services
  • Disability services
  • Community work

This program is pending accreditation with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Following successful completion of an accredited honours year – plus further accredited postgraduate study following the guidelines of the Psychologists Registration Board in their state or territory – graduates may be eligible for registration as a psychologist in that state or territory. Upon graduating, you may also be eligible to join the Australian Human Resources Institute.

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