Master Human Resource Management (MA) IU International University of Applied Sciences – Online
Your degree, your way:
Demographic changes and a lack of skilled workers make HR Management a key competitive factor in companies of every size. Companies need to find qualified workers with the right skills for the job and workers need to ensure they are getting fair treatment by their employers, financial or otherwise. 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.
- #1 University in Europe: Join Europe’s largest private university with more than 100,000 students
- Digital, Flexible, 100% online: We offer outstanding, innovative digital learning materials and a great online environment for success in your studies wherever you are with online exams 24/7.
- Fully Accredited Degree: All our degrees benefit from German state accreditation and are internationally recognized in major jurisdictions such as the EU, US and UK
- Study at a 5-star rated University from QS: IU is the first German university that achieved a 5-star rating for Online Learning from QS
- International Focus, Practical Orientation: We focus on practical training and an international outlook which gives IU graduates a decisive advantage: 94% of our graduates have a job within six months of graduation and, after an average of two years on the job, 80% move into management. Plus, we work closely with big companies such as Lufthansa, Sixt, and EY to give you great opportunities and insights.
- Scholarships available: Depending on your situation, motivation, and background, we offer scholarships that can reduce your tuition fees by up to 75%.
A short overview of your study
- Degree: Master of Arts (MA)
- Credits: 120 ECTS or 60 ECTS.
- Start date: Anytime (no fixed start date or enrolment deadlines)
- Study duration: Standard period of study: 12 months (60 ECTS) or 24 months (120 ECTS). Different time models possible.
- Study model: Online study including online exams 24/7
- Fees: from 122 euros per month
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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.
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.
Your Master's degree in Human Resource Management offers you 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 on 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:
- Human Performance
- Work and Organisational Psychology
- Diversity Management
- International Labour Law
- Negotiation and Intercultural Management
Accreditation & Rankings and Memberships
IU International University of Applied Sciences has received system accreditation from EQAR, FIBAA, the German Accreditation Council, the German Council of Science and Humanities, and WES Canada. This means their courses, faculty and teaching material all match the rigorous standards that have been set for them and they can now accredit their own programmes.
Cambridge Assessment International Education / High School Diploma Study Pathway.
IU is the first online university partner of Cambridge International's high school diploma Pathway. By working with Cambridge, IU offers students a special chance to finish their high school diploma while studying for a bachelor's degree. Since they are required for your bachelor's degree, these high school diploma courses are free of charge. The Study Pathway is a unique 12 months course with a 150-hour workload which you take alongside your bachelor courses. The Pathway concludes with an exam that can be retaken an infinite number of times.
In the current CHE ranking (2020-2022), IU tops the Business Administration field in categories of "General Study Conditions," "Contact with Lecturers," "Study Programmes Offered," "Examinations," "Study Organisation," and "Practical Orientation," winning a total of six out of 25 categories and achieving more top category rankings than any of the more than 300 institutions. IU received a 5-star rating for online learning and a score of 99 out of 100 in the QS, Quacquarelli Symonds, Stars Report, making it the first German university to receive such a ranking. It was also given the FIBAA Premium Seal for Digital Excellence and has excelled in 15 out of 23 criteria, including categories like Future Orientation, Knowledge Management, Quality Assurance of Teaching, and retaining the rating for the next five years. It is the only training provider to get the DtGV's Service Award 2022 from the German Society for Consumer Studies given that it has a dedicated academic staff and trained study coaches who ensure that students are supported throughout their studies.
IU is a member of the Business Graduate’s Association, Online Learning Consortium, AASCB, and UNESCO's Global Education Coalition. These memberships give them connections to other institutions, companies, and NGOs as well as top-tier degree programmes and lifelong learning development courses. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, IU helps students in need to continue their education and pursue lifelong learning.
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Scholarships and Funding
Online Scholarship Initiative: Save up to 75%!
Get your European degree from the largest universities for online studies in Germany — without sacrificing your job or family commitments!
With over 20 years of experience and over 100,000 worldwide students, IU offers scholarships of up to 75%.
Distance learning at IU International University of Applied Sciences offers students the opportunity to develop on a personal and professional level and advance their careers through flexible, practice-oriented study.
You can start your education whenever you want - studies and exams are available to you 24/7.
(Be aware that IU scholarships are not available to students from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
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