MBA in Human Resource Management
IU International University of Applied Sciences – Online
18 - 36 months
Full time, Part time
EUR 2,198 / per year *
Earliest start date
* Price starts from, includes up to 67% discount on tuition fees. For a personalized offer contact the University.
Your degree, your way:
IU design their programmes and courses to be as flexible and innovative as possible—without sacrificing quality. IU delivers specialist expertise and innovative learning materials as well as focusing on excellent student services and professional advice. Their programmes are characterized by the effective transfer of subject-specific knowledge and soft skills in order to prepare graduates for the international business world. The distance learning materials will allow you to gain an accredited degree from wherever you are and work around your job or personal commitments.
Be an HR specialist with IU'S MBA specialising in Human Resource Management
The MBA specialising in Human Resource Management prepares you for a leadership role in any industry in the field of HR and personnel management. You will learn core functions that give you the decision-making skills required to find qualified workers with the right skill set and finalise remuneration for them. Companies today constantly need HR personnel who have this unique know-how. Companies throughout the world are adapting to digitisation, making it even more necessary to have specialised HR personnel who have a well-rounded overview and understanding of their responsibilities and the sector. At IU, the graduates of the MBA specialising in Human Resource Management will have a firm grasp of business management, legal understandings, socio-psychological aspects, and HR management, making them the first choice in this competitive market.
- Germany’s largest University: With over 100,000 students from more than 153 countries
- Digital, Flexible, 100% online: IU offers outstanding, innovative digital learning materials and a great online environment for success in your studies wherever you are with online classes and exams 24/7.
- Fully Accredited Degree: All IU's degrees benefit from German state accreditation and are internationally recognized in major jurisdictions such as the EU, US and UK
- Study at a 5-star rated University from QS: IU is the first German university that achieved a 5-star rating for Online Learning from QS
- International Focus, Practical Orientation: 94% of their graduates have a job within six months of graduation.
- Scholarships available: Depending on your situation, motivation, and background, IU offers scholarships that can reduce your tuition fees by up to 67%.
Succeed globally with IU
With IU, you can open doors to career opportunities all around the world. Their state-accredited programmes will equip you with industry-relevant knowledge and in-demand skills so you can stand out in the global job market. Studying at IU also gives you access to their exclusive online career services and events and connects you to their global network of academic partners so you can study in the US, Canada, or Australia.
A short overview of your study
- Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Credits: 90 ECTS
- Start of study: Anytime (no fixed start date or enrolment deadlines)
- Study duration: Standard period of study: 18 months. Different time models are possible
- Study model: Online study including online exams 24/7
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Our programme will benefit anyone aspiring for a management role in any industry. Upon graduation, you will be able to effectively bridge the gap between qualified employees and companies with their particular HR needs. Human Resources is a challenging field where you will deal with the effects of digitisation and the shortage of skilled workers. Our graduates will be able to use their in-depth knowledge and skills to mitigate such challenges and lead proactive recruiting. Career options for our graduates are broad, with options such as HR Business Partner, Personnel Selection Manager, HR Marketing & Employer, Recruiting Manager, People Development Manager, or Talent Manager, to name a few.
A human resources specialist is responsible for creating, evaluating and implementing HR policies in line with the company's needs and in compliance with a country's labour law. As an HR Specialist, you will also be responsible for the hiring process of a company, using your people skills and business knowledge to ensure that potential employees are the best fit for your company culturally and will bring value to it too.
The responsibilities of a talent manager include searching for talent, signing clients, and negotiating deals. To be successful as a talent manager, you understand the parameters of positions well, have a keen eye for talent, and are able to establish trust in order to ensure successful employee management. Ultimately, a high-quality talent manager has great business acumen and excellent presentation skills, something that an IU MBA will give you.
Gain business-related skills and knowledge with modules like international marketing, strategic management and managerial economics and combine them with specialist HR theory and practical knowledge. You will also get to hone your soft skills to successfully collaborate with others in an ethical and responsible manner.
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Corporate Finance
- International Marketing
- Managerial Economics
- Performance Measurement
- Strategic Management
- Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
- Operations and Information Management
- Human Resource Management: Theory
- Human Resource Management: Practice
- Capstone Project Thesis & Defence
You can complete your MBA study in one and a half or three years. Study over a longer period of time means a reduced weekly workload. Study over three years is particularly suitable for those who already have a large workload or those who would like to reduce the monthly costs.
Accreditations, Rankings, and Memberships
IU International University of Applied Sciences has received system accreditation from EQAR, FIBAA, the German Accreditation Council, the German Council of Science and Humanities, and WES Canada. This means their courses, faculty and teaching material all match the rigorous standards that have been set for them and they can now accredit their own programmes.
Cambridge Assessment International Education / High School Diploma A-Levels
IU is the first online university partner of Cambridge International's high school diploma A-Levels. Students now have a chance to earn a high school diploma while studying for a bachelor’s degree – with no additional cost. The A-Levels is a unique 12-month course with a 150-hour workload, which you take alongside your bachelor courses. The A-Levels concludes with an exam that can be retaken an infinite number of times.
Awards and Rankings
IU is the first German university to get 99/100 on the QS Stars Report, but they also topped 6 out of 25 categories in Germany’s largest university ranking by CHE. Recently IU’s online MBA programmes ranked 26th in Europe in the prestigious QS Online MBA Rankings, an impressive achievement and recognition on the international stage.
IU is a member of the Business Graduate’s Association, Online Learning Consortium, AASCB, and UNESCO's Global Education Coalition. These memberships give them connections to other institutions, companies, and NGOs as well as top-tier degree programmes and lifelong learning development courses. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, IU helps students in need to continue their education and pursue lifelong learning.
Global Recognition and Academic Partners
As IU is recognised by WES Canada and U.S., their degrees can be converted into points according to local academic standards in the Canadian Immigration Point System and American Immigration Assessment Scheme. In April 2023, IU became the first German university to be a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), the only public authority in India that ascertains foreign institutions. This means that their on-campus programmes are recognised by employers across India and other Commonwealth Nations.
Through partnerships with academic institutions from all around the world, IU offers a more affordable way for students to study and live abroad. The IU Study Abroad Alliance lets students start a degree online at IU and complete it at a partner university in the US, Canada, Australia or Europe, where career opportunities are aplenty.
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Scholarships and Funding
Online Scholarship Initiative: Save up to 67%!
Get your European degree from the largest universities for online studies in Germany — without sacrificing your job or family commitments!
With over 20 years of experience and over 100,000 worldwide students, IU offers scholarships from 25% up to 67%.
Distance learning at IU International University of Applied Sciences offers students the opportunity to develop on a personal and professional level and advance their careers through flexible, practice-oriented study.
You can start your education whenever you want - studies and exams are available to you 24/7.
(Be aware that IU scholarships are not available to students from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
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