MSc in Human Resource Management

General

Program Description

How do you keep your employees motivated, optimize team performance, and strategically align human resources with your organizational goals?

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The Master of Science in Human Resource Management (HRM) aims to graduate students who are able to define, analyze, and evaluate issues related to the management of work and employment of people in organizations. In the MSc HRM, you will gain academic knowledge and skills to consider and explore how HRM policies and practices can be developed and applied. 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 MSc HRM, you follow courses that cover both a strategic and a behavioral perspective of HR. You will learn to match the supply and demand of labor, 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 in this process (for example, law, pay, leadership, and teams) and will have the possibility to expand this with other topics (for example, stress & health, technological development, internationalization of business, or business ethics). You complete the program by performing research and writing a thesis.

Why study this program in Groningen?

Our master is an integral, specialized HRM program with a research-driven approach in which you learn to apply theory and scientific evidence to the practice of HRM. Both a strategic and behavioral perspective of HRM are taken, with specific attention to leadership, team processes, and labor law. We offer a broad range of electives.

The program has been internationally accredited by the AACSB and EQUIS, ensuring a high-quality education, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

Program

Year 1

You will have ample opportunity to compose the program according to your own preferences. Compulsory courses are Strategic Human Resource Management, Personnel Instruments, and Research & Professional Skills for HRM. Five courses (Leadership, Work Design & Team Processes, Dutch Labour Law, International Labour Law, and Personnel Economics) form an elective group from which you choose at least three. Next to this, a wide range of electives is available.

The focus of the courses is on understanding and applying theories and principles that research has shown to advance the management of human resources in organizations. You practice adopting this research-based approach when you conduct your own research project.

The MSc Human Resource Management starts twice a year: in September and February.

Courses

  • Electives MSc HRM (10 EC, optional)
  • HRM & International Labour Law (5 EC, optional)
  • HRM & Nederlands arbeidsrecht (5 EC, optional)
  • Leadership (5 EC, optional)
  • Master's Thesis (20 EC)
  • Personnel Economics (5 EC, optional)
  • Personnel Instruments (5 EC)
  • Research and Professional Skills for HRM (5 EC)
  • Strategic HRM (5 EC)
  • Work Design and Team Processes (5 EC, optional)

Admission requirements

Dutch diploma

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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.

International diploma

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Certified competences GMAT/GRE
Language test

IELTS Academic overall score 6.5 (Speaking 6, Writing 6.5); TOEFL internet-based overall score 90 (Speaking 20, Writing 24); C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency (with minimum score 180); the University of Groningen Language Centre Test (Speaking B2, Writing C1).

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.

Registration procedure

Students have to apply via Studielink and the Online Application System (OAS) of the University of Groningen. After you apply for the program of your choice, the Admissions Office will evaluate your educational background and assess your eligibility. Your application will be assessed on an individual basis.

Application deadlines

Type of student Deadline Start course
Dutch students

15 October 2019

01 May 2020

15 October 2020

01 February 2020

01 September 2020

01 February 2021

EU/EEA students

15 October 2019

01 May 2020

15 October 2020

01 February 2020

01 September 2020

01 February 2021

non-EU/EEA students

15 October 2019

01 May 2020

15 October 2020

01 February 2020

01 September 2020

01 February 2021

Tuition fees

Nationality Year Fee Program form
EU/EEA 2019-2020 € 2083 full-time
non-EU/EEA 2019-2020 € 14650 full-time
EU/EEA 2020-2021 € 2143 full-time

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 that only one percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labor market.

FEB Career Services

To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Career Services empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies.

Job examples

  • Talent Acquisition Consultant at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Project Manager HRM at Holland Trading Group
  • Learning & Talent Advisor at Booking.com
  • HR Manager at Friesland Campina
  • Human Resources Manager
  • HR Analyst at Transcom
  • IT recruitment consultant at Alliance for Recruitment
  • Recruiter
  • HR account advisor at Randstad Groep Nederland
  • Manager Talent Management & Digitization HR at Otto Group
  • Senior Career Consultant at TIAS School for Business & Society
  • A high school teacher in economics at Farel College
  • HPO Implementation Manager at KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines)

Research

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly research-based. Right from the start of your degree program attention is paid to academic research, since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

At the same time, a clear link with professional practice is made. In every course, through assignments, guest lectures, or other activities, students apply what they learn to the professional practice of Human Resources. As such, students are engaged in preprofessional development.

The MSc HRM is linked to the research department of Organizational Behaviour. Members of this department perform research in the area of creativity and innovation, teams, diversity, leadership, ethics, compliance, and health. One example of our members is Prof. Dr. Floor Rink. As a researcher on diversity, she focuses on the way that people with different opinions or backgrounds function within organizations.

Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

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The University of Groningen has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1614. From this tradition arose the first female student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Central Bank. Geographically, the University is rooted in the Northern part of the Netherlands, a region very close to its heart. Read less
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Accreditations

EFMD Equis Accredited
AACSB Accredited