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MBA – Human Resource Management

MBA

Help shape the professional lives of others, and fulfil your potential as a leader, with an MBA with a specialisation in Human Resource Management. Stand at the intersection between companies and employees, and help them both grow.

Online Studies

At IU, you get a real head start on your dream career

And if you apply before October 13th, you can save up to $1,399. 

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Check out our study programmes and find out how you can learn job-ready skills, get practical experience, and set yourself up for success.

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

Overview

Start your online MBA – Human Resource Management

In today’s competitive job market, recruiters and talent hunters play a vital role. As new jobs emerge, and younger generations of professionals join the workforce with different sets of skills than the ones before them, companies are dependent on talented HR professionals to help them achieve their growth goals.

With IU’s MBA with a specialisation in Human Resource Management, you’ll be at a great starting point to land an HR position in the world’s leading companies. With the ideal mix of business and HR expertise you’ll develop during your studies, you’ll know how to use soft skills with more traditional business administration responsibilities.

Your online degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
90 ECTS
Language: English
Dual degree: Available
Study duration & extension
18 - 36 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time
Tuition fees
Starting from US$ 370 (US$ 410)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 01.10.2022 09:05 AM (CEST)
Accreditation
90 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 153413c
Past education recognised
Save time and earn your degree faster by having your previous achievements/experience recognised
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Versatile & Innovative

Your digital learning journey with personal support!

Top-Level Education

First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96 %

Study contents

Online course overview

Build your career in the international job market, and help others build theirs: specialise in Human Resource Management, and learn how to utilise every business’ biggest asset – its employees.

In this special online MBA programme, you’ll begin by building a solid foundation of business management and administration knowledge. You’ll then move on to dissect the makings of a successful HR management system, and see how it works as a direct continuation of management best practices.

In the later stages of your studies, you’ll acquire the necessary tools for establishing talent management and human resource development processes. You’ll work on class projects where you’ll face some of the challenges posed by small, medium-sized and large companies for HR professionals. This will be an ideal preparation for your first steps in the job market following graduation, so you can take on any role with confidence.

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.

At IU, you get a real head start on your dream career

And if you apply before October 13th, you can save up to $1,399. 

Apply now

Check out our study programmes and find out how you can learn job-ready skills, get practical experience, and set yourself up for success.

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

Careers

Your MBA – Human Resource Management career outlook

An exciting career path awaits you once you’ve graduated with an MBA with a specialisation in Human Resource Management. Here are some of the roles you could fulfil once you’ve earned your degree:

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 that 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

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

    Denise Piko

    Online student

  • 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, Armenia

  • I chose to pursue an MBA due to its practical relevance, especially the case studies, which were particularly exciting for me. Thanks to IU’s flexibility, I was able to combine my studies with my job, where I was often able to apply what I was learning.

    Nina Schwarting

    Graduate, Germany

Personal counselling

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Tuition fees

Online study model & fees for your MBA degree in MBA – 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 18 Months

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

US$ 724
US$ 644 /mth*
*based on the exchange rate from 01.10.2022 09:05 AM (CEST)
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Part-Time I

Duration 24 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.

US$ 567
US$ 507 /mth*
*based on the exchange rate from 01.10.2022 09:05 AM (CEST)
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Part-Time II

Duration 36 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.

US$ 410
US$ 370 /mth*
*based on the exchange rate from 01.10.2022 09:05 AM (CEST)
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Additional charges

Boost your career.

Earn a dual degree.

With the IU and LSBU (London South Bank University) dual degree track, you get a unique opportunity – you can choose if you want to graduate with both a German and a British graduation certificate, without any extra academic requirements. The study programmes at IU and at LSBU are coordinated and therefore equivalent to each other.

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
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
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 IU 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.

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

At IU, you get a real head start on your dream career

And if you apply before October 13th, you can save up to $1,399. 

Apply now

Check out our study programmes and find out how you can learn job-ready skills, get practical experience, and set yourself up for success.

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

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. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support. 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 electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.