MBA in Human Resource Management IU International University of Applied Sciences – Online
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We design our programmes and courses to be as flexible and innovative as possible—without sacrificing quality. We deliver specialist expertise and innovative learning materials as well as focusing on excellent student services and professional advice. Our programmes are characterised by the effective transfer of subject-specific knowledge and soft skills in order to prepare graduates for the international business world. Our distance learning materials allow you to gain an accredited degree from wherever you are and work around your job or personal commitments.
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- 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 67%.
Be an HR specialist with IU'S MBA specialising in Human Resource Management
The MBA specialising in Human Resource Management prepares you for a leadership role in any industry in the field of HR and personnel management. You will learn core functions that give you the decision-making skills required to find qualified workers with the right skillset and finalise remuneration for them. Companies today constantly need HR personnel who have this unique know-how. Companies throughout the world are adapting to digitisation, making it even more necessary to have specialised HR personnel who have a well-rounded overview and understanding of their responsibilities and the sector. At IU, our graduates of the MBA specialising in Human Resource Management will have a firm grasp of business management, legal understandings, socio-psychological aspects, and HR management, making them the first choice in this competitive market.
A short overview of your study
- Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Credits: 90 ECTS
- Start of study: Anytime (no fixed start date or enrolment deadlines)
- Study duration: Standard period of study: 18 months. Different time models possible
- Study model: Online study including online exams 24/7
Why it’s worth studying at IU
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Our programme will benefit anyone aspiring for a management role in any industry. Upon graduation, you will be able to effectively bridge the gap between qualified employees and companies with their particular HR needs. Human Resources is a challenging field where you will deal with the effects of digitisation and the shortage of skilled workers. Our graduates will be able to use their in-depth knowledge and skills to mitigate such challenges and lead proactive recruiting. Career options for our graduates are broad, with options such as HR Business Partner, Personnel Selection Manager, HR Marketing & Employer, Recruiting Manager, People Development Manager, or Talent Manager, to name a few.
A human resources specialist is responsible for creating, evaluating and implementing HR policies in line with the company's needs and in compliance with a country's labour law. As an HR Specialist, you will also be responsible for the hiring process of a company, using your people skills and business knowledge to ensure that potential employees are the best fit for your company culturally and will bring value to it too.
The responsibilities of a talent manager include searching for talent, signing clients, and negotiating deals. To be successful as a talent manager, you understand the parameters of positions well, have a keen eye for talent, and are able to establish trust in order to ensure successful employee management. Ultimately, a high-quality talent manager has great business acumen and excellent presentation skills, something that an IU MBA will give you.
Gain business-related skills and knowledge with modules like international marketing, strategic management and managerial economics and combine them with specialist HR theory and practical knowledge. You will also get to hone your soft skills to successfully collaborate with others in an ethical and responsible manner.
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Corporate Finance
- International Marketing
- Managerial Economics
- Performance Measurement
- Strategic Management
- Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
- Operations and Information Management
- Human Resource Management: Theory
- Human Resource Management: Practice
- Capstone Project Thesis & Defence
You can complete your MBA study in one and a half or three years. Study over a longer period of time means a reduced weekly workload. Study over three years is particularly suitable for those who already have a large workload or those who would like to reduce the monthly costs.
Accreditation & Rankings
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.
Two Degrees, Double the Advantage
IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) has partnered with London South Bank University to give you the chance to have your degree validated by two institutions. When you choose this option, you’ll graduate from IU with both a German degree and a British degree, giving you a major career boost! This opportunity comes with no extra study courses or travelling.
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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 85,000 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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