Distance Learning Master Human Resources Management (M.A.)

Start your distance learning master's programme Personalmanagement* today

* This programme focuses on human resource management.

Do you want to discover tomorrow’s talent? In the distance learning programme "Personalmanagement”, you will learn how to find excellent people and ensure they become satisfied employees. For this, you will acquire all necessary hard and soft skills in recruiting, employer branding, talent management as well as in personnel development. Use your master's degree to prepare for new tasks or a leadership position!

With the 60 ECTS credit master's degree, you can graduate in just one year. In the 120 ECTS credit programme, you'll delve even deeper into the subject. If you want an international career, our English-language master's in Human Resource Management is perfect for you, whether as a 60 ECTS credit programme or a 120 ECTS credit programme.


Your study programme summed up

Study programme & degree

M.A., 120, 60 ECTS credits
Language: de, en
Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible

Application & starting date

Start from today, Online application, no application deadline

Study duration & extension

12, 18, 24, 36, 48 months, depending on model Extension possible free of charge


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 329€/month, depending on model Regular discount campaigns

Recognition & Approval

Study program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned 120 ECTS - EN: AR-Siegel, ZFU: 161216c 60 ECTS - EN: AR-Siegel, ZFU: 1134722 120 ECTS - DE: AR-Siegel, ZFU: 161216c 60 ECTS - DE: AR-Siegel, ZFU: 1134722
Start today: Try us out for 1 month

Apply now and start your studies within a few hours – or choose any starting date that suits you. You can try us out for 1 month without commitment. We only charge you for this month if you continue with us.

Study programs

Your online master’s programmes in Human Resources Management

The online master's proigramme in Human Resources Management is available as a 60 ECTS or 120 ECTS programme in German or English language.

Study Content

Your electives in the master’s programme in Human Resources Management

Your master’s programme in Human Resources Management is as practice-oriented as possible. In the 60 ECTS programme, you choose one out of 8 electives: These include modules such as “Human Performance”, “Kommunikation und Coaching” or “Recht der Arbeitsverhältnisse”. In the 120 ECTS programme, you select two from 27 electives. Your options include the modules “Management Consulting”, “Erfolgsorientiertes Controlling” or “Change Management und Agilität”. 

We are here for you

Do you need help with your decision? Your personal study advisor is happy to help you!

We will support you

Our student advisory service will help you if you have questions about your choice of degree program, the right time model or your financing options, for example.

Just give us a call*Available Monday–Friday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. CET, Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CET

+49 30 311 988 00
Start today: Try us out for 1 month

Apply now and start your studies within a few hours – or choose any starting date that suits you. You can try us out for 1 month without commitment. We only charge you for this month if you continue with us.

Study flexible

anytime and anywhere with 24/7 online exams, full- or part-time.

Learn innovatively

on your digital campus with your own AI study assistant and multimedia tools.


Benefit from an accredited degree with excellent career prospects.

You'll find all of the important information about your study programme and IU International University of Applied Sciences in your personal brochure.

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Your professional future

Geschäftsleute in Büro

HR Business Partner

As an HR Business Partner, you are the first point of contact for Managers for all enquiries relating to their employees. You take care of labour law issues and provide advice to employees at all times. As a Management Coach, you also identify possible 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.

Why IU is the best choice

Shape your studies your way

Plan your study routine however you like. You decide whether you prefer to study at night or during the day, at the library or in a cafe. You can even choose the start of your studies flexibly.

Easily organise your study routine

On your online campus, you're always up to speed. Here you organise your entire studies and find everything in one place – from digital scripts to an overview of your grades.

Deepen your knowledge individually

Deepen your knowledge interactively and suited to your learning style. With multimedia tools such as our AI study assistant, live sessions and learning sprints, you prepare better for your exams.

Take exams flexibly

Do you feel confident in the practice exam? Then sit your exam 24/7 online or at a location of your choice. In some courses, the final exam may be a workbook or portfolio.

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