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Human Resource Management

Master

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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Overview

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 to 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, manage their needs and support managers in their efforts to increase productivity.

Your online degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Master of Arts (M.A.)
60 or 120 ECTS
Language: English
Study duration & extension
12 - 48 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start your studies later
Tuition fees
Starting from 169,00 $ (337,03 $)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 25.06.2022 05:19 AM (CEST)
Accreditation
60 ECTS - English
Currently in the process of being accredited

120 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
Admission
General admission requirements
Further admission opportunities
Work experience
English language skills

Find detailed information in admission part
Past education recognised
Save time and earn your degree faster by having your previous achievements/experience recognised
Online studies:
Available from 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.
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

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Your digital learning journey with personal support!

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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.

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 a part of your courses, based on the time model you choose. You will be registered as a student only after 50% of the total ECTS have been successfully completed. Then you will gain access to the rest of your courses, and will be able to finish your degree.

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German, if they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here.

Study anywhere, anytime – with your free iPad

To make sure you have everything you need in order to excel in your studies, we’re offering all students with an EU address a free iPad for the entire duration of your studies. For more details, contact our Study Advisory Team.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Student reviews

This is 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.

    Anna Zakaryan

    Graduate

  • The bachelor's degree has opened new doors for me.

    Anna Haslbeck

    Graduate

  • After completing your Master’s studies at IU, you can quickly start a management career.

    Denise Piko

    Online student

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Tuition fees

Study models & fees for your Master degree 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.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.

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
791,33 $
396,00 $ /mth*
*based on the exchange rate from 25.06.2022 05:19 AM (CEST)
Enrol by the 14th of July and you save up to 50% on your tuition. Apply now

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
601,15 $
301,00 $ /mth*
*based on the exchange rate from 25.06.2022 05:19 AM (CEST)
Enrol by the 14th of July and you save up to 50% on your tuition. Apply now

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
495,51 $
248,00 $ /mth*
*based on the exchange rate from 25.06.2022 05:19 AM (CEST)
Enrol by the 14th of July and you save up to 50% on your tuition. 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? Have you completed a course or a learning path through LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, and complete your studies at IU sooner.

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

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.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment. Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Brighten up your summer with up to 50% off your tuition fees

Just use code: MOTIVATION

Apply now

And if you enrol by the 14th of July, you can save up to 50% on a study programme that opens up new opportunities for you worldwide.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.