Master
Human Resource Management

Navigate today’s changing job market successfully – and help employees and businesses reach their full potential. Earn a Master’s in Human Resource Management.

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Get started with a Master’s in Human Resource Management

As a Human Resource (HR) Manager, you’ll play a key factor in helping companies and their workforce work together in order achieve their shared goals. Your skills, empathy, experience and sense of responsibility will be required in order to help bridge gaps, settle disputes and represent both the interests of employers and the interests of employees at the same time. Fortunately, IU’s Master’s Human Resource Management programme covers all of the information you need in order to face these challenges with confidence: from business knowledge, to personnel management and personal development approaches. After successfully completing your studies, you’ll have a holistic understanding of how to best support employees, management their needs and support managers in their efforts to increase productivity.

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Overview Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance

  • Study model
    Master of Arts (MA)
    60 or 120 ECTS
    Language: English
  • Duration of study
    Regular study period 12 or 24 months
    Different time models
    Start your studies later
  • Tuition fees
    Starting from 158 euro per month
  • Accreditation
    60 ECTS - English
    Currently in the process of being accredited

    120 ECTS - English
    Currently in the process of being accredited
  • Admission
    English language skills
  • Reduce your study fees
    Reduce fees by getting your previous achievements recognised
    The costs of your studies are usually tax-deductible
Study start information
Available from, 14.01.2022 (English, 120 ECTS), 15.07.2022 (English, 60 ECTS)
Information about state accreditation
This programme is still in the process of accreditation. We are expecting Ministry approval at the very latest by the start of the study programme. So far, all IU programmes have been accredited and approved successfully on time.
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Study contents

Programme overview

In this Master’s programme in Human Resource Management, you’ll build a unique set of skills based on personal development theories, business principles and psychology, and establish your abilities as an expert in Human Resource Management. The programme has been designed to give you the best tools for succeeding in today’s challenging business world, with special attention given to current trends such as changing demographics, new workplace values, digitalisation and globalisation. Gain an understanding of how the global job market is changing, and what’s necessary in order to succeed in it – for teams and employees.

Semester 1
Semester 2
Course schedule

Specialisations

You have a wide range of options to choose from, according to your interests and ambitions. Some of the specialisations offered are:

Human Performance
Diversity Management
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Careers

Your Human Resource Management Career Outlook

With an internationally recognised Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from IU, expect to find promising career opportunities in a wide variety of industries and enterprises. Thanks to your practical skills, experience in an international setting and theoretical expertise, you can find a role in a wide variety of positions, such as In-House Human Resource Management, Hiring Expert and People Development Management.

Geschäftsleute in Büro

HR Business Partner

As an HR Business Partner, you’ll act as the first point of contact between managers and employees. You’ll advise businesses regarding labour law issues, and provide assistance to employees with any difficulty they might face when dealing with their employer. You’ll have the mandate to identify problem areas in everyday business conduct, and offer solutions that would be acceptable to both staff and management.

Team Meeting im Besprechungsraum

Recruiting Manager

Hunt for new talent, and lead team recruitment efforts as an internal Recruiting Manager. Develop a strong professional network, and the delicate skillset of assessing talent and compatibility. You’ll be expected to create talent pools, review job application documents and conduct initial interviews for promising talents.

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People Development Manager

People Development Managers are responsible for the professional growth of employees. They work on analysing individual staff member development, and coming up with the right strategy and work plan for each employee. This is balanced with keeping the employers’ interests in mind, by performing costs analysis and assuring work quality. Be the engine the drives workplace development, and help mentor, coach and direct employees towards personal and professional growth and prosperity.

Tuition fees

Study models & fees for your Master in Human Resource Management

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model. 

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month. 

Only until 22.09.2021

Full-Time

Duration 12 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

  • Online Studies
398€ /mth 729€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 22nd of September! Apply now
Only until 22.09.2021

Part-Time I

Duration 18 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

  • Online Studies
297€ /mth 549€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 22nd of September! Apply now
Only until 22.09.2021

Part-Time II

Duration 24 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

  • Online Studies
241€ /mth 449€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 22nd of September! Apply now
Additional charges
All our study programmes include the following benefits
  • Teaching and study material

  • Marking of your end-of-module exams

  • Free 4-week trial

  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors

  • Use of the online campus

  • Individual study coaching

  • Online exams

  • No charge for extension of course duration

  • Career coaching

Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised. By doing so, you save time and tuition fees – namely €30 per recognised ECTS point.

  • Shortening your period of study: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!
  • Save on tuition fees: You’ll save €30 for every recognised ECTS point.

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.

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Admission

Entry requirements

How To Start Your Degree with the Online Degree Saver Programme:
Once you've enrolled and started on your studies, you'll have access to 50% of your courses. You will be registered as a student only after they've been successfully completed. Then you will gain access to the rest of your courses, and will be able to finish your degree.
General admission requirements
Further Admission Opportunities
Work Experience
English language skills
Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice
  • Your studies are flexible and 100% online

    Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

  • Accredited & Globally recognised

    IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated.

  • You gain full support

    We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and in the myStudies model, the chance to study with other students in small groups. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

  • The ideal mix of theory & practice

    Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of specialisations you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

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What our students say

„The knowledge gained at IU helped me immensely in my role, building the recruiting and employer branding from scratch and helping my company scale up.“

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