International Business & Consulting: International Human Resource Management
Master of Arts (M.A.)
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 a post-graduate degree in an international group of students.
The programme prepares students for positions as HR specialists, HR professionals, or HR executives in international companies as well as for 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 positions 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 as well as fruitful and wide-ranging discussions.
|Faculty||Faculty of Business and Economics|
|Degree||Master of Arts (M.A.)|
|Start||Winter semester (1 October)|
|Accreditation||ZEvA (Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency)|
|Duration||3 semesters (4 semesters for students required to complete a placement)|
The Master programme is basically divided into three parts:
- 1st semester: Foundation Courses and Specialisation
- 2nd semester: Foundation Courses and Specialisation
- 3rd semester: Dissertation (providing students do not have to take an additional work placement semester).
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 their 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.
If 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|
|Placement||Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree with less than 210 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) will be required to complete a work experience placement in the third semester worth 30 ECTS. Students with a bachelor’s degree worth 210 ECTS who have already done supervised work experience during their undergraduate programme may, if they wish so, also take a voluntary placement in the third semester.
Students who were not awarded with ECTS during their undergraduate programme (usually from outside the European Union), will not be asked to complete a placement.
|Cooperations||The Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) has close contacts to|
Admission Requirements and Selection Procedure
Applicants must fulfil the following requirements:
- Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in Business Studies
- Evidence of having completed three undergraduate courses in Human Resource Management, Organisation and Labour Law worth at least 15 ECTS
- Excellent English skills equivalent at least to B2 on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) e.g. TOEFL iBT 87, IELTS 6.0 and CAE.
- Letter of motivation in English
- Curriculum Vitae in English
- GMAT with a score of 600 or above
(applies only to non-EU / non-EEA degrees; in this case an English proof is not necessary)
BSEL does not select according to a specific numerus clausus. When there are more applicants than places, the programmes follows an NC (numerus clausus) ranking procedure. The main focus is on the overall bachelor grade, grades of specific modules, English proficiency and the motivation letter.
|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.||-|
Fees and Grants
|Semester fee||Please click|
|Grants||Students may be able to apply for BAföG (German citizens) or DAAD (non-EU citizens) grant.|