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Master's degree

Master Personalentwicklung* (M.A.)

*Translated: Human Resources Development. Only available in German

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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Language : German

Treasure trove: Study Human Resource Development.

You have a feeling for people and know how to push and accompany them professionally? With your Master's degree in Human Resources Development, you will be able to build entire teams, reorganise personnel structures and forms of work, and develop professional training programmes. You will not only learn agile, team-based and progressive strategies. You also know how to successfully retain and promote employees with the help of competence-oriented measures. This allows you to actively shape the working world of tomorrow and drive digital transformation processes forward in a targeted manner.

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People experts and improvers. The degree for your career.

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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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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Choose how you want to study Human Resources Development at IU

Your educational path and your professional goals are at least as unique as you are. Reason enough not to simply study on campus in the traditional way, but instead to always study exactly where you are - around the clock and 365 days a year. These and many other advantages are offered by the IU distance learning programme with its different time models and the innovative mix of virtual courses, digital learning tools and unique online community. In this way, you can complete your Master's degree with maximum self-determination and, if necessary, together with other students - without compromise and perfectly tailored to your personal requirements.  

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You study completely on your own terms. Get the perfect blend of innovative study tools, interactive study formats via video chat (live or on demand) and personal support.

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The most important questions about studying Human Resources Development


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Why you should study Human Resources Development

There are countless reasons to study for a Master's degree at IU. Perhaps one of the most important is the fact that a Master's degree is required in more and more professional fields. After all, it is a synonym for your proven expertise in a field that you have personally defined. This is especially true if you want to do a doctorate and pursue an academic career. Another advantage of the Master's programme is that you can already get a taste of practical experience and broaden your horizons with valuable experience. This means that you will have a lot more arguments in your favour when it comes to vacancies than candidates who "only" have a Bachelor's degree. But you also benefit from attractive career prospects. You will not only be able to start your career at a significantly higher salary level. As a Master's graduate you will also take on responsible tasks in a managerial position much sooner. 

Your IU studies in Human Resources Development

The Master's programme in Human Resources Development at the IU International University of Applied Sciences primarily expands your knowledge of Talent Management and the Human Resources Development of Employees and Managers. In addition, you have the choice between different modules in the areas of Leadership, Change Management and Organisational Development as well as Team Development. While you can further specialise in the areas of New Work, Ethics and Value Management. In this way, you will acquire the necessary expertise to be able to take on leadership tasks in the areas of HR Management, Business Psychology, Pedagogy or Human Resources Development in the future. 

A look into the future: What you'll do after graduation

Your IU degree prepares you above all for your work in the Business world. Whether it's developing Educational measures, Organising teams, Optimising processes or Coaching and Advising employees and managers. Your know-how as a graduate with a Master's degree in Human Resources Development is more than just in demand. Your career prospects are correspondingly good. The constant thematic connection between Organisational and Human Resources Development opens up countless opportunities for you to actively advance the holistic view of corporate change processes. Be it as a Human Resources Development Manager, as a Consultant or as an Organisational Development Manager. 

Awards, accreditations and certifications

IU Internationale Hochschule ist seit 1999 eine staatlich anerkannte HochschuleIU Internationale Hochschule ist vom Wissenschaftsrat akkreditiertIU Internationale Hochschule ist zugelassen für FernunterrichtIU Internationale Hochschule erhält beim StudyCheck-Award 2023 die Auszeichnung „Top Hochschule in Deutschland“