MBA – Human Resource Management


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

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Start your 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 specialisation in Human Resource Management, you’ll be at a great starting 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.

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Language: English
Online studies and on campus
Dual degree: Available
Study duration & extension
18 - 36 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time
Start on campus: up to 4 x per year
Tuition fees
Starting from 419 euro per month
90 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 153413c
Reduce your study fees
Reduce fees by getting your previous achievements recognised
The costs of your studies are usually tax-deductible
Study contents

Course overview

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

In this special MBA programme, you’ll begin by building a solid foundation of business management and administration knowledge. You’ll then move on 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.

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Your MBA – Human Resource Management career outlook

An exciting career path awaits you once you’ve graduated with an MBA with a specialisation in Human Resource Management. Here are some of the roles you could fulfil once you’ve earned your degree:

HR Business Partner

As an HR business partner, you’ll act as the first point of contact between managers and employees. You’ll advise businesses regarding labour law issues, and provide assistance to employees with any difficulty they might face when dealing with their employer. You’ll have the mandate to identify problem areas in everyday business conduct, and offer solutions that would be acceptable to both staff and management.

Recruiting Manager

Hunt for new talent, and lead team recruitment efforts as an internal recruiting manager. Develop a strong professional network, and the delicate skillset of assessing talent and compatibility. You’ll be expected to create talent pools, review job application documents and conduct initial interviews for promising talents.

People Development Manager

People development managers are responsible for the professional growth of employees. They work on analysing individual staff member development, and coming up with the right strategy and work plan for each employee. This is balanced with keeping the employers’ interests in mind, by performing costs analysis and assuring work quality. Be the engine that drives workplace development, and help mentor, coach and direct employees towards personal and professional growth and prosperity.

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Tuition fees

Study models & fees for your MBA degree in MBA – Human Resource Management

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.


Duration 18 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

  • Online studies
  • On campus
739€ /mth Apply now

Part-Time I

Duration 24 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

  • Online studies
579€ /mth Apply now

Part-Time II

Duration 36 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

  • Online studies
419€ /mth Apply now

Boost your career.

Earn a dual degree.

With the IU and LSBU (London South Bank University) dual degree track, you get a unique opportunity – you can choose if you want to graduate with both a German and a British graduation certificate, without any extra academic requirements. The study programmes at IU and at LSBU are coordinated and therefore equivalent to each other.

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Free 4-week trial
  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • No charge for extension of course duration
  • Career coaching

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Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

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. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

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 Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and in the on campus model, the chance to study with other students in small groups. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.