Master Personalentwicklung (M.A.)

With your Master's degree in Human Resources Development, you will have an important role to play in companies and make a significant contribution to their business success.  

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You have a talent when it comes to assessing people and you know how to coach and accompany them professionally? You want to build up whole teams, reorganise personnel structures and develop advanced training programmes? The Master's programme in Human Resources Development enables you to actively shape the working world of tomorrow and drive digital transformation processes. To achieve this, you will acquire agile, team-based and progressive strategies. You will learn how to successfully retain team members and promote them in a targeted manner by employing competence-oriented measures. Later, as a personnel consultant, you will contribute to organisational development with new principles and work methods or develop holistic personnel demand forecasts. 

There are two variants of completing the Master's programme in Human Resources Development at IU Univesity: 60 ECTS in 12 months or 120 ECTS in 24 months. The curriculum primarily covers topics related to the further development, recruitment and coaching of personnel and managerial staff as well as organisational development in the company as a whole. You can choose between different modules in the areas of Leadership, Change Management and Team Development. In addition, you can further specialise in the areas of New Work, Ethics and Values Management. This will furnish you with the specialist knowledge you need to take on leadership tasks in the fields of HR Management, Business Psychology, Pedagogy or Personnel Development in the future. 

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Why you should study at IU

By studying at IU International University, you can expect up to 20% more salary in your future career.
The job market is constantly changing - studying with us gives you the perfect preparation for the business world.
Start out in the professional world without compromises - no problem with a degree from us.


The Master's programme in Human Resources Development equips you for your future in the business world. It will bring you a big step closer towards your career goals. Whether developing training measures, organising teams, optimising processes, or coaching and consulting employees and managers – your know-how is in demand.  

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Personnel Development Manager

As a personnel developer, you analyse the individual development potential of employees, select training and further education programmes, conduct employee reviews, and organise workshops. Succession planning and development of youth programmes are also part of your work. You always have an eye on current trends and change processes in the corporate environment and act as a catalyst for innovative approaches in personnel development.

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Consultant in Human Resources Development

As a personnel development consultant, you supervise and advise your customers on organisational studies, personnel requirements assessments, change processes, and job evaluations. You train executives in conversational skills, design support programmes and seminars for employees as well as internal personnel developers, trainers, consultants, and coaches. You also dedicate yourself to talent management.  

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Organisational Development Manager

As an organisational developer, you look at corporate structures, the people in the company, and their behaviour and attitudes. You always pursue a holistic and systemic approach. And you always consider changes in the overall organisation, team development and the potential of coaching, taking into account all relevant relationships and interactions. As an organisational developer, your work is quite varied and includes organisational studies, the determination of personnel requirements. and the implementation of trend forecasts and advice.

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