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Human Resources Management and Leadership

CBS International Business School

24 months
15060 EUR/year
10620 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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You want to talk to fellow students about practical solutions? Then the Human Resources Management and Leadership program at the CBS International Business School is ideally suited for you and opens up career opportunities for you in middle and senior management.

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The in-depth HRM teaching contents are already anchored in the first semester. Here, you will look at the impact of globalization on human resources management. What things should be decentralized? How to deal with the idiosyncrasies of different cultures? And how do you ensure a good relationship with the stakeholders? In the second semester, you will learn how company strategies can be translated into mature HR strategies, and how long-term personnel decisions can influence the future of companies. And because HRM on an international level requires absolutely stellar English skills, the study language is English. Additionally, there are language courses in Business English plus another foreign language.

Turn your career into a profession

The Human Resources Management and Leadership program at the CBS International Business School qualifies you for demanding tasks in personnel management functions, in personnel and management consultancies, or in strategic staff divisions. Further possible career paths are self-employment or an academic career including Ph.D.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intercultural HR & Diversity Management
  • International Labour Law & Business Ethics
  • HR Development & Coaching
  • HR Research Techniques & Metrics
  • Business Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The admission requirements for our CBS Master programmes are a first academic qualification with a minimum of 180 ECTS-Credits of a recognised university with a final grade of at least “good”. Applicants who have not attained this grade in their first study course must take a separate entrance examination. The degree should be business-related.
  • Your CV in tabular format
  • Proof of your study achievements to date (official academic transcript of records) and if already applicable the certificate of your first academic degree (e.g. Bachelor)
  • Letter of motivation: 1-2 DIN A4 pages which answers the following question: “How do you view your vocational future after your studies at CBS?”
  • Copy of your passport (and residence permit, if available)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7530 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10620 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5310 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Köln

831 - 1291 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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