MBA - Human Resource Management

Help shape the professional lives of others, and fulfill your potential as a leader, with an MBA with a specialization in Human Resource Management. Stand at the intersection between companies and employees, and help them both grow

Start your online MBA – Human Resource Management

In today’s competitive job market, recruiters and talent hunters play a vital role. As new jobs emerge, and younger generations of professionals join the workforce with different sets of skills than the ones before them, companies are dependent on talented HR professionals to help them achieve their growth goals.

With IU’s MBA with a specialization in Human Resource Management, you’ll be at a great starting point to land an HR position in the world’s leading companies. With the ideal mix of business and HR expertise you’ll develop during your studies, you’ll know how to use soft skills with more traditional business administration responsibilities.

Online course overview

Build your career in the job market, and help others build theirs: specialize in Human Resource Management, and learn how to utilize every business’ biggest asset – its employees.

In this special online MBA programme, you’ll begin by building a solid foundation of business management and administration knowledge. You’ll then move on to dissect the makings of a successful HR management system, and see how it works as a direct continuation of management best practices.

In the later stages of your studies, you’ll acquire the necessary tools for establishing talent management and human resource development processes. You’ll work on class projects where you’ll face some of the challenges posed by small, medium-sized and large companies for HR professionals. This will be an ideal preparation for your first steps in the job market following graduation, so you can take on any role with confidence.

Study model

90 ECTS*
Language: English

Study duration & extension

18 - 36 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

In partnership with London South Bank University (LSBU)* to offer you the opportunity to earn a validated UK degree in addition to your German degree from IU. Once you’ve successfully completed your degree, you will automatically receive the LSBU validated degree on top of your certificate from IU.

*LSBU (London South Bank University) is well-known for its impressive internationality, as testified by over 18,000 students from more than 130 countries. Similar to IU, LSBU has also been awarded multiple awards and praised for its focus on improving graduates’ career opportunities. It has been operating as a higher learning institution since 1892.


Tuition fees

90 ECTS: USD 2,919 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. At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous education. Your undergraduate studies must amount to 180 ECTS for an 90-ECTS MBA. You will need to submit proof of at least one year’s qualified work experience completed prior to the start of the study programme (the work experience must be gained after the completion of your undergraduate studies). For MBA programmes, you will also need to have completed a second year of professional work experience before graduating.

*Admission into program at the sole discretion of IU.

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