M.A. Human Resource Management

Navigate today’s changing job market successfully – and help employees and businesses reach their full potential. Earn a Master’s in Human Resource Management.

Get started with an online Master’s in Human Resource Management

As a Human Resource (HR) Manager, you’ll play a key factor in helping companies and their workforce work together in order to achieve their shared goals. Your skills, empathy, experience and sense of responsibility will be required in order to help bridge gaps, settle disputes and represent both the interests of employers and the interests of employees at the same time.

Fortunately, IU’s online Master’s Human Resource Management programme covers all of the information you need in order to face these challenges with confidence: from business knowledge, to personnel management and personal development approaches. After successfully completing your studies, you’ll have a holistic understanding of how to best support employees, manage their needs and support managers in their efforts to increase productivity.

Online course overview

In this online Master’s programme in Human Resource Management, you’ll build a unique set of skills based on personal development theories, business principles and psychology, and establish your abilities as an expert in Human Resource Management. The programme has been designed to give you the best tools for succeeding in today’s challenging business world, with special attention given to current trends such as changing demographics, new workplace values, digitization and globalization. Gain an understanding of how the global job market is changing, and what’s necessary in order to succeed in it – for teams and employees.

Study model

60 or 120 ECTS*
Language: English

Study duration & extension

12 - 48 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time

Accredited & Globally Recognized

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. You can also be provided with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognized anywhere in the EU.

Dual Degree



Tuition fees

60 ECTS: USD2,434 for the full program
120 ECTS: USD 3,159 for the full program

Application fee: USD95

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you.

*The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a tool of the European Higher Education Area for making studies and courses more transparent. It helps students to move between countries and to have their academic qualifications and study periods abroad recognized. ECTS allows credits taken at one higher education institution to be counted towards a qualification studied for at another. ECTS credits represent learning based on defined learning outcomes and their associated workload.

When do I start?

For administrative purposes Intake is monthly. Registration should be made at least 5 days to the next start date. Inquire for the next start dates.


Academic criteria:
Completed degree from a public or officially recognized university/higher education institution. For 60-ECTS programmes, you will need to have already acquired 240 ECTS credits. For 120-ECTS programmes, you will need to have 180 ECTS credits. At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous education.

For 120 ECTS programme: If your first degree does not focus on economics or business administration, you can be accepted into our programme if your professional activity has a business background. The decision on admission to the Master's programme is then made on a case-by-case basis.

For 60-ECTS programmes, you will need at least one year of professional work experience before starting your studies (achieved after previous studies).

*Admission into program at the sole discretion of IU.

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