Human Resource Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
The Master of Science in Human Resource Management (HRM) from the University of Groningen aims to graduate students who are able to define, analyze, and evaluate problems and issues related to the management of work and employment of people in organizations.

About

In the Master of Science in Human Resource Management (HRM) from the University of Groningen you will gain academic knowledge and skills to consider and explore how HRM policies and practices can be developed and applied to ensure the availability, employability, commitment and vitality of employees needed to accomplish organisational goals. You will learn to do this by taking an evidence-based, scientific approach. This will prepare you for a professional HR career in any type of organization.

In the one-year Master's degree program in HRM you follow courses that cover both a strategic and a behavioural perspective of HR. You will learn to match the supply and demand of labour, both at a macro and micro-level, and to anticipate internal and external changes that affect the management of work and people in an organization. You will learn about factors that play a role this process (such as law, pay, leadership, and teams) and will also have the possibility to expand this with other topics (for example, technological development, internationalization of business, or business ethics). You complete the programme by performing research and writing a thesis.

Job prospects

After completing this program you can work as a human resource manager in any type of organization. Positions in personnel management, training coordination, recruitment and selection or working conditions management will suit you. It is possible to pursue an academic career as well. Because all our programs are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

Accreditation

EQUIS and AACSB accredited

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • HRM & International Labour Law 
  • HRM & Nederlands arbeidsrecht 
  • Leadership 
  • Master's Thesis 
  • Personnel Economics 
  • Personnel Instruments
  • Research and Professional Skills for HRM 
  • Strategic HRM 
  • Work Design and Team Processes
For more information, please visit the programme website.

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                    • Full-time duration 12 months
                  • Credits
                    60 ECTS
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                  • Minimum required score:

                    6.5

                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

                    Book IELTS
                  • Minimum required score:

                    90

                    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                  Academic Requirements

                  You only need to take one of these tests:

                  • You need the following GMAT score:

                    Required score: 500

                    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GRE score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers. Read more about the GMAT.

                  • This programme accepts GRE scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

                    The GRE - or Graduate Record Examinations - is a standardized test administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is part of the admission requirements at many graduate schools and business schools. The GRE score uses a range between 130 and 170 and measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing.

                  • Certified competences - GMAT/GRE
                  • Grade list - A certified grade list(s) is considered in the evaluation.
                  • Language test - TOEFL and IELTS
                  • Previous education - To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: Business Administration, Economics and Business Economics, International Business, Technology Management.

                                    StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

                                    • You are considered ineligible for admission
                                    • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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                                    Tuition Fee

                                    • International Applies to you

                                      14200 EUR/year
                                      Tuition Fee
                                      Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                    • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                      2006 EUR/year
                                      Tuition Fee
                                      Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                    Living costs for Groningen

                                    750 - 1000 EUR/month
                                    Living Costs

                                    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                                    Funding

                                    Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes, as well as for exchanges, short courses and research stays at our university.

                                    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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