Master - Human Resource Management

2 years
2,256 EUR/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
Berlin / Germany
IU International University of Applied Sciences

Program description

Helping businesses and their employees cooperate toward common goals will be a major part of your job as an HR manager. To effectively facilitate communication, mediate conflicts, and advocate for the needs of both employers and employees, you'll need to draw on all of your relevant knowledge, experience, compassion, and sense of duty.

Luckily, IU's online Master's Human Resource Management programme equips students with the business understanding, human management, and personal development strategies they need to confidently take on these problems. When you've finished your coursework, you'll have a complete picture of how to help workers, meet their needs, and back up supervisors who are trying to boost productivity.

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Human Resource Management I
  • Human Resource Management II
  • Strategic Management
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Aspects of International Labor Law
  • Seminar: Current Issues in International Labor Law

Semester 2

  • Applied Statistics
  • Employer Branding and Recruiting
  • Talent Management & HR Development
  • Project: Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • New Work

Semester 3

  • People Analytics and Big Data
  • Seminar: International Human Resource Management

Semester 4

  • Master Thesis


Tuition fees for international students

  • 188 EUR/month

An additional 1,000 EUR fee is charged for studying at one of our on-campus locations. The fee must be paid to IU by bank transfer no later than one month before the start of your studies. (The campus fee is not included in the tuition fees of the study programme)

Requirements for applicants

  • Completed undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS with a focus on economics or business administration  
  • Your degree must be from a state or state-recognised higher education institution/university  
  • You must have achieved a final grade of at least “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent in your previous undergraduate degree

Is your undergraduate degree not in the required subject field for this programme's 120 ECTS points variation admission requirements? You can still apply! You'll have to take 2 specific courses at the start of your studies, and pass them successfully in order to continue with your studies. That way, you don't have to take an entrance examination, and can prove your skills while earning ECTS points as part of your studies. 

English language proficiency

  • Duolingo (minimum 95 points) or
  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points) or
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6) or
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)

About the university

With a completely fresh approach, IU International University of Applied Sciences offers excellent programs for Bachelor, Master, and MBA degrees. They have developed campuses in Germany for students who choose to finish their coursework there, but they also provide comprehensive distance learning programs online. Additionally, students are free to mix the two.

It provides German and English-language campus-based, online, and blended learning programs. As of the summer semester of 2021, IU is the biggest state-accredited institution in Germany with over 100,000 students enrolled.

State recognition of the institution dates back to 1999, and in 2009 and 2021 it received accreditation from the German Science and Humanities Council. Additionally approved by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) on behalf of the German Accreditation Council are the study programs and the university's internal quality management ("system accreditation").

IU International University offers the following subject areas:

  • Design, Architecture & Construction
  • Health
  • Hospitality, Tourism & Events
  • Human Resources
  • IT & Technology
  • Marketing & Communication
  • Social Sciences
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Business & Management

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