Master-Distance Learning Human Resources Management

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60 or 120 ECTS German or English
Distance Learning

Start your online master’s programme in Human Resources Management today

War for talent, employee motivation and human capital development: your master’s programme in Human Resources Management prepares you for the challenges of modern human resources management! You benefit from a perfect blend of economic, legal, socio-psychological and HR aspects. The curriculum expands your knowledge of recruiting, employer branding, talent management as well as personnel development. This makes your one of the professional change agents that know how to apply their knowledge strategically. 

Depending on your previous knowledge, you can choose between two master’s programmes. The 120 ECTS programme builds on a bachelor’s degree with a focus on business administration or economics. You have professional experience in human resources? Then our 60 ECTS programme is for you. 

Summary Your study programme summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Master of Arts (MA) 60 or 120 ECTS
    German or English
    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 316€/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.

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Study Programs

Your online master’s programmes in Human Resources Management

The Human Resources Management master’s is available as a 60 ECTS or 120 ECTS programme.  

Your admission requirements for the 60 ECTS programme: 

  • Completed undergraduate degree  
  • Proof of at least one year of professional experience (must be acquired after completing undergraduate degree) 
  • 240 or 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 your knowledge of German or English 

 Your advantage: Build on your professional experience and complete your master’s degree in no time. 


Your admission requirements for the 120 ECTS programme  

  • Completed undergraduate degree with a focus on economics 
  • Proof of your knowledge of German or English  

 Your advantage: Invest a little more time and expand the knowledge from your bachelor’s degree. 

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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.

Personalised
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.

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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 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”. 

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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Careers

Your professional future

HR Business Partner

You have a knack for dealing with people? Then a job as an HR business partner is just the thing for you. You are the person management consults where employees are concerned. It is your job to deal with labour law issues and advise employees with any questions they may have. In doing so, you create a pleasant working environment and are rewarded with motivated employees. 

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.