M.A. Online

Human Resource Management

IU International University of Applied Sciences

12 months
2388 EUR/year
2388 EUR/year
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Our online Master in Human Resource Management gives you access to education with affordable tuition fees. It also enables you to profit from the ideal mix of business management, legal, sociopsychological and HR management subject matter as well as giving you the skills to tackle the issue of digitalisation faced by companies in the modern world.


Your Master's degree in Human Resource Management from IU International University of Applied Sciences 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. 

ou 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.


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. 


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Employer Branding and Recruiting

  • People Analytics and Big Data

  • Aspects of International Labour Law

  • Employer Branding and Recruiting

  • People Analytics and Big Data

  • Leadership

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 18 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Official start date 14.01.2022 (English, 120 ECTS)

Official start date 15.07.2022 (English, 60 ECTS)

Online start date: anytime



60 or 120 ECTS



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Academic Requirements:

  • Completed degree from a public or officially recognised university/higher education institution in relevant field
  • At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous degree
  • 60ECTS: Your undergraduate degree should be worth 240ECTS credits

  • 120ECTS: Your undergraduate degree should be worth 180ECTS credits

If you are lacking ECTS credits from your previous studies, you can demonstrate professional work experience for your online degree instead:

  • To start a 60-ECTS MBA, you need a minimum of 210 ECTS from your previous studies and 1 year of work experience. You need to provide proof of an additional year of work experience until the end of your programme.

English Level:

  • Proof of English skills
  • If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you do not have to prove your English skills

  • Speexx B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU - free)

Work experience

At least one-year work experience before the start of the IU Master program (achieved after previous studies).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2388 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2388 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2388 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2388 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.



  • €199 (12months)
  • €155 (18months)
  • €121 (24Months)


  • €150 (24months)
  • €111 (36months)
  • €98 (48months)

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