The Master in International Human Resource Management at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) is designed for graduates from Germany and abroad who have completed a career-oriented first degree (usually a Bachelor or Diploma) and would like to study for a post-graduate degree in an international group of students.
The programme prepares students for positions as HR specialist, HR professional, or HR executive in companies active in the international area as well as positions in HR consulting firms and HR service providers. This objective is supported by the programme‘s strong international and strategic focus. In the public administration sector, the Master degree is recognised as a qualification allowing the holder to apply for posts in the senior civil service.
Courses are predominantly structured as interactive seminars and taught in English. The small group size facilitates direct dialogue and close contact between the students and the academic staff, enabling intensive work on case studies and fruitful and wide-ranging discussions.
|Faculty||Faculty of Business and Economics|
|Degree||Master of Arts (M.A.)|
|Start||Winter semester (1 October)|
|Accreditation||Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA)|
|Duration||3 semesters (4 semesters for students required to complete a placement)|
The Master programme is basically divided into three parts:
The first semester modules are worth a total of 30 credit points. During the first semester, students extend their knowledge in particular areas and start specialisation.
The second semester modules – also worth 30 credit points – build on the first semester to provide additional specialised skills required for the challenges in the HR career sector.
The two semesters are accompanied by a personal development module to provide further individual skills.
Where students do not take a work placement, the third semester is scheduled for completing the degree by submitting the dissertation and defending it in an oral exam. During the third semester, a research methodology seminar is provided to support the work on the dissertation. The third semester is worth a total of 30 credit points.
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Supervised Work Experience||Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree with only 180 credit points (generally corresponding to a 3 year bachelor’s degree) will be required to complete a work experience placement in the third semester worth 30 credit points. Students with a bachelor’s degree worth 210 credit points who have already done supervised work experience on their undergraduate programme may, if they so wish, also take a placement in the third semester.|
|Cooperations||The Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin) has close contacts to|
Applicants must fulfil the following requirements:
Where there are more applicants than places, programmes follow a NC (numerus clauses) procedure.
|Winter Semester||Summer Semester|
|Applicants with a degree from a German university||15.04.–15.06.||-|
|Applicants with a degree from a university abroad||15.04.–30.05.||-|
|Matriculation fee||Currently 270,20 € per semester (incl. local transport semester ticket)|
|Grants||Students may be able to apply for BAföG (German citizens) or DAAD (non-EU citizens) grant.|
Introducing IBCON - An introduction movie, shot by students of this master program during the lecture of International Project Management