Master-Distance Learning Human Resources Development

Study by your own rules
60 or 120 ECTS German
Distance Learning

Start your online master’s programme in Personnel Development today

You want to shape tomorrow’s working world? If you have people and organisational skills, our master’s programme in Personnel Development is right for you! Your knowledge of change management and employee growth will help you get management positions in personnel development. 

We offer you two master’s programmes in personnel development: Our 120 ECTS programme expands your knowledge from a relevant bachelor’s degree and includes topics such as new work, ethics and value management. Our 60 ECTS programme builds on your professional experience and qualifies you for management level jobs. 

Overview Your degree summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Master of Arts (MA) 60 or 120 ECTS
    German
    Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
  • Application & starting date
    Start immediately or anytime
    Online application, no application deadlines
  • Study duration & extension
    12-48 months, depending on model
    Extension possible free of charge
  • Locations
    Study programme independent of time & place
    No mandatory attendance
    Innovative study tools available on online-campus & in the IU Learn App
    Exams online or at nearest examination centre
  • Study fees
    Starting at 306€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
  • Recognition & Approval
    The IU International University of applied sciences is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
Free trial? Let’s go! You can try out your study programme for four weeks – no commitment. The fees for this period only apply if you decide to continue your studies with us.

Simply register online for your desired programme.
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Study Programs

Your study programmes in the master's programme in Human Resources Development

The Human Resources Development course is available as a 60 ECTS and 120 ECTS programme. 
 
Your admission requirements for the 60 ECTS programme: 

  •  Completed undergraduate degree 
  • With 210 ECTS from the first degree: Direct access with proof of at least one year of qualified professional experience when starting the study programme 
  • With 180 ECTS from the first degree: Attendance of courses amounting to 30 ECTS AND proof of at least one year of qualified professional experience OR proof of at least two years of qualified professional experience when starting the study programme 
  • Proof of at least one year of qualified professional experience when starting the study programme 
  • Proof of your knowledge of German 

Complete your master's programme in the shortest possible time, building on your professional experience. 
 
Your admission requirements for the 120 ECTS programme: 

  • Completed undergraduate studies with an economic, psychological or educational focus (focus on adult education, business education or consulting) 
  • Proof of your knowledge of German 

Invest a little more time and gain deeper knowledge, building on your bachelor's programme.

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100% Flexible

At IU you study at your own pace

100% your way

Take your IU study programme with you – no matter whether you’re on your way to work or traveling the world. You even get to choose whether you want to take your exams online or on site.

Innovative

The online campus and our study app IU Learn are innovative smart tools for every learning style. You study according to your individual needs.

Specialised
Your electives allow you to focus on those areas that best fit your goals. You prepare for the career you want with the subjects you care about.

Free trial? Let’s go! You can try out your study programme for four weeks – no commitment. The fees for this period only apply if you decide to continue your studies with us.

Simply register online for your desired programme.
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Prof. Dr. Magdalena Bathen Gabriel
Head of Studies

“How can a company best position itself in digital personnel development? What are good approaches to dealing with topics such as new work and agility? These and other questions are discussed during the programme and answered in an exemplary manner.”

Advantages

Your advantages in IU Distance Learning

Your degree brings with it many career advantages, such as the chance of a salary increase, more attractive tasks or career advancement. In addition, you will develop personally! We make sure that you can integrate your studies as flexibly as possible into your daily work and family life.
Push yourself – and your career
Your knowledge of human resources and law makes you a coveted candidate anywhere.
Acquire practically relevant knowledge
We care about practical relevance. Your study programme prepares you for the working world.
Get an innovative education
Study the way it suits you. 100% online. 100% independently.

Your specialisation options in the master’s programme in Human Resources Development

The world of work is ready for you and your knack for people! You will gather expertise in areas like new work or ethics. In the 60 ECTS programme, you choose one of 16 elective modules such as HR controlling, project management or artificial intelligence. In the 120 ECTS programme, you select two out of 14 elective modules. You can choose from modules such as management consulting, personality psychology and interviewing.

Free trial? Let’s go! You can try out your study programme for four weeks – no commitment. The fees for this period only apply if you decide to continue your studies with us.

Simply register online for your desired programme.
Apply now
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Careers

Your professional future

Personnel developer

How can employees be promoted individually? As a personnel developer, you keep an eye on individual potential. You organise workshops to promote strengths or programmes for young talent. As a source of inspiration for other employees, you also demonstrate innovative strategies for personnel development. 

Find out more about our 120 ECTS programme 

Why IU is the best choice
  • Personalised & flexible

    You get to study whenever, however and wherever you want – thanks to our digital campus, flexible full- and part-time models and exams you can sit online at any time. You even decide when to start your studies! 

  • State-approved & award-winning

    Our study programmes are state-approved and multi-award-winning. That makes us and our students happy – according to Fernstudiencheck.de, they are 96% likely to recommend us. 

  • Here for you – personally

    Get the support you need: via our online campus, you can participate in live sessions, chat with fellow students or benefit from our study and career coaching. 

  • Practically oriented

    Thanks to our wide selection of practically oriented specialisations, you can create your own profile and develop skills for the career you’re dreaming of.