Human Resource Management

Help discover the workforce of the future with our M.A. Human Resource Management. 

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Human Resource Managers are an important resource to every company as they manage the professional goals of a company with its employment force. They play a dual role of both representing the company while at the same time advocating for the employees. The M.A. in Human Resource Management course at IU prepares you to be a leader in this field. You will gain an in-depth understanding of human resources while having a firm grasp of key characteristics of management and business. Our aim is to make you a first-rate business leader, able to make tough decisions and implement them too. Our curriculum deepens your knowledge in recruiting, employer branding, talent management and human resources development and sharpens your profile as a human resources manager. The IU M.A. Human Resource Management will provide you with cutting-edge theory along with hands-on experiences to shape you as a future leader of global industry. 

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All the important details about this programme

  • Study model
    Master of Arts (M.A.)
    120 or 60 ECTS
    Study format: Online
  • Duration of study
    24 or 12 months
    Part time models available
  • Study Fees
    From 489 98 euros per month
  • Accreditation
    120 ECTS - English - Online
    Online study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards

    60 ECTS - English - Online
    Currently in accreditation process
  • Admission
    Completed Undergraduate Degree
    Field Specific Knowledge
    Scholarship Programme Option
    1 Year of Work Experience
    English Skills
  • Reduce your study fees
    Many scholarship options available
Information about the start of studies
Online: Official start date 15.07.2022 (English, 60 ECTS)
Information on state accreditation
Subject to state accreditation. We expect the Ministry's approval no later than the start of the programme. So far, all of our programmes have been successfully accredited and approved on time.
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Don’t yet meet the requirements for work experience, English language skills or level of education? Not a problem – IU’s Scholarship Programme gives you the chance to start your online degree and fulfil the eligibility criteria while you study, just get us your proof of work experience, English language skill and education certificates to us before you complete 50% of your ECTS.

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Degree Overview

Your Master's degree in Human Resource Management offers you a specialised knowledge of human resource management. In addition, you have the opportunity to specialise individually in the extensive and attractive elective area. We placed particular emphasis knowledge-based elements being closely linked to practical examples of application, meaning you will benefit from the direct reference to industry practice and the world of work. You will deal with current trend topics such as demographic change, changing values, digitalisation and internationalisation in modules such as People Analytics and Big Data, New Work, Diversity Management, Work and Organisational Psychology and Human Performance. 

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In this programme, you can choose electives in order to specialise in a field you’re interested in. Here’s a short introduction to some electives:

Diversity Management
Human Performance
International Labour Law
Negotiation and Intercultural Management
Work and Organisational Pyschology
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Career outlook

Postgraduates specialising in Human Resource Management are in high demand in almost every industry globally. Our graduates have the option of choosing from career paths such as HR Business Partner, Recruiting Manager, People Development Manager and many more.  

HR Business Partner

As an HR Business Partner, you are the first point of contact for managers with all enquiries concerning their employees. You take care of labour law issues and provide employees with advice at all times. As an executive coach, you also identify potential or undesirable developments in the team and work out appropriate solutions together with those responsible. In addition, you support the introduction of new products or processes and maintain communication between HR and other departments. 

Recruiting Manager

As a Recruiting Manager, you act proactively to recruit new employees. Active sourcing, forward-looking talent acquisition and networking are part of your tasks. You also create talent pools, review application documents, organise job fairs and conduct preliminary interviews with promising candidates.   

People Development Manager

As a People Development Manager, you are responsible for ensuring the professional development of employees, analysing personnel development needs and implementing the necessary measures. In addition, you develop and monitor personnel development tools with regard to quality, sustainability and costs. In order to promote and motivate your employees in the best possible way, you train them in the development of social skills with the help of mentoring, coaching and seminars and develop integration events and improvement measures in the workplace. 


Find a plan to suit you: For our online programmes, you can easily choose whether you want to study full-time or part-time. This helps you fit learning to your schedule.  

Full time

Duration 24 months

Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:

€750 €150 / month Apply now

Part time

Duration 36 months

Great for all-round talents who want to go full throttle in their studies but also keep up with other commitments. Starting from:

€555 €111 / month Apply now


Duration 48 months

Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:

€489 €98 / month Apply now
*Price information:

For students in Asia, Africa, and South & Central America, the prices displayed show regular tuition fees including graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. For students from Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan & South Korea the prices displayed do not include graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. Additional fees may apply.

Our IU study programmes include the following benefits

  • Take exams online

  • Study materials

  • Access to partner network

  • Free extension of study period

  • Online library as well as podcasts and videos

  • Flexible payment options

  • Correction and assessment of module exams

  • Online forums

  • Support and career services

What our students say

  • The university teaching at IU is characterised by a high degree of practical relevance.

    Diana Valdez, M.A. International Management
  • You can participate in IU events and establish an excellent network. My career proves it: networking is the key to success!

    Sandip Modha, MBA - Master of Business Administration

Admission requirements

You can start your desired study programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences if you meet the requirements.
Master Admission Requirements
Field Specific Knowledge
Scholarship Programme: Help Getting Started
Work Experience
English Skills
Why IU is a great choice
  • Study the Way You Want To

    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 International 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.  

  • Gain Real Support

    We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and forums to exchange with other students. You also have full access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions.  

  • 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. On top of their academic excellence, your professors have at least five years of industry experience. 

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