Distance Learning Master Personnel Development (M.A.)

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Start your online master’s programme in Personnel Development today

You want to shape tomorrow’s working world? If you have people and organisational skills, our master’s programme in Personnel Development is right for you! Your knowledge of change management and employee growth will help you get management positions in personnel development.

We offer you two master’s programmes in personnel development: Our 120 ECTS programme expands your knowledge from a relevant bachelor’s degree and includes topics such as new work, ethics and value management. Our 60 ECTS programme builds on your professional experience and qualifies you for management level jobs.


Your study programme summed up

Study programme & degree

M.A., 120, 60 ECTS credits
Language: de
Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible

Application & starting date

Start from today, Online application, no application deadline

Study duration & extension

12, 18, 24, 36, 48 months, depending on model Extension possible free of charge


Study programme independent of time & place No mandatory attendance Innovative study tools available on online-campus & in the IU Learn App Exams online or at nearest examination centre

Study fees

Starting at 329€/month, depending on model Regular discount campaigns

Recognition & Approval

Study program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned 120 ECTS - DE: AR-Siegel, ZFU: 1119921c 60 ECTS - DE: AR-Siegel, ZFU: 1119821
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Study Programs

Your study programmes in the master's programme in Human Resources Development

The online master's programme in Human Resources Development is available as a 60 ECTS or 120 ECTS programme in German language

Master Human Resources Development

120 ECTS, Language: German

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Master Human Resources Development

60 ECTS, Language: German

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Do you still have questions?

Our free student advisory service has all the answers for you! We take the time to advise you individually and without obligation.

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Together we will find the best solution for your career path.

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Study flexible

anytime and anywhere with 24/7 online exams, full- or part-time.

Learn innovatively

on your digital campus with your own AI study assistant and multimedia tools.


Benefit from an accredited degree with excellent career prospects.

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Your professional future

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Personnel developer

How can employees be promoted individually? As a personnel developer, you keep an eye on individual potential. You organise workshops to promote strengths or programmes for young talent. As a source of inspiration for other employees, you also demonstrate innovative strategies for personnel development.

Why IU is the best choice

Shape your studies your way

Plan your study routine however you like. You decide whether you prefer to study at night or during the day, at the library or in a cafe. You can even choose the start of your studies flexibly.

Easily organise your study routine

On your online campus, you're always up to speed. Here you organise your entire studies and find everything in one place – from digital scripts to an overview of your grades.

Deepen your knowledge individually

Deepen your knowledge interactively and suited to your learning style. With multimedia tools such as our AI study assistant, live sessions and learning sprints, you prepare better for your exams.

Take exams flexibly

Do you feel confident in the practice exam? Then sit your exam 24/7 online or at a location of your choice. In some courses, the final exam may be a workbook or portfolio.

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“