Full-time Master International Human Resource Management (M.B.A./M.A.) - IHRM

The MBA program in International HR Management educates future managers in the field of
human resources with a special focus on international companies and organizations.
This MBA program is practical-oriented and focused on intensive training based on case studies.
In addition it also includes a mandatory two-semester internship.
This Master program enables students to work and study in international teams, which fosters the
development of international competencies that will be extremely important for future tasks in
their jobs.
The language of instruction is English.

fast facts


degree awarded

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A)

Master of Arts (M.A.)

duration4 semesters (2 theoretical, 2 practical)
application deadlines

April 15 - May 31 (winter intake)

November 5 - November 30 (summer intake)

academic dates including
orientation session
mid-September - March 14 (winter semester)
March - September 30 (summer semester)
feesEUR 2,950 in tuition fees per semester (i.e. a total of EUR 11,800) plus approx. EUR 100 in student union fee per semester
language of instruction


program objectives


This Master's program will enhance your personal and professional qualification for demanding tasks in human resource management. Graduates of the program will be able to become human resources manager in an foreign branch of a german company or a german branch of a foreign company.

target group and prerequisites


The Master's program "International Human Resource Management”  is designed for international oriented graduates who ideally have professional experience, preferably in the field of human resource management.


  • A BSc or similar from an accredited university - minimum 180 ECTS or equivalent (depending on the home country)
  • Proficiency in English, proven by official test score documents TOEFL 90 (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS 6.5 oder höher (International English Language Testing System)
  • Proficiency in German, proven by official test score documents (TestDaF 4 Score 16)
  • One year of work experience
  • Motivation letter

    course structure


    • The standard period of study is 4 semesters.
    • The first two semesters provide practice orientated theory (case studies, working in labs, excursions, expert meetings…).
    • The third and fourth semester is spent working as an intern in a human resource department to gain more practical experience. The Master’s Thesis has to be written during this time as well.
    • After successful completion of the program, Hof University of Applied Sciences awards the academic degree Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) or Master of Arts (M.A.)

    course content


    The Master’s program contains 12 modules, 5 ECTS per module (4 basic modules + 6 core modules + 2 elective modules):


    Basic modules:

    • Interkulturelles Training/Facts about Germany
    • Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibilty Management
    • Leadership and Change Management
    • Strategic and Financial Framework


    Elective modules:

    • Communication and Negotiations Skills
    • Project Management
    • Recent Trends in Human Resource Management
    • German 1/German 2


    The 3rd and 4th semesters are dedicated for an internship (30 ECTS) in a company. During that period of study the Master's thesis (30 ECTS) has to be written as well. 


    Master's Thesis

    • Application of the methodological procedures, which were obtained and trained during the entire program.
    • The thesis has to be written during the internship and should cover a current topic of the company.
    • Topic selection has to be done in accordance with the supervising professor




    Core modules:

    • Occupational Psychology Aptitude Diagnostics
    • Case Studies International Human Resource Management
    • Employer Branding
    • Organization and Digitalization in Human Resource Management
    • Labour Law
    • Occupational Safety and Corporate Health Management


    tuiton fees


    • Each semester costs EUR 2,950 in tuition fees, plus an administrative fee of approx. EUR 100 per semester.

    • These fees include organizational support before and during your studies at Hof University as well as continuing counseling. We provide assistance in finding accommodation, offer orientation sessions prior to the start of your studies and organize additional activities such as intercultural trainings, field trips, company visits. Also, transportation in Hof is free of charge.

    • Accommodation and living expenses in Germany are estimated at around EUR 450 to EUR 500 per month, which includes rent and food. Mandatory health insurance (price depends on company and age - www.deutscheinsurance.com), visa and transportation costs are not included in this estimate. For your student visa you will have to provide financial proof of EUR 735 per month.

    • For scholarship options, please check the funding guide of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - www.funding-guide.de and our website.

    application process


    All applications must be done online. Please apply here.

    • The application period for winter intake is between April 15 and May 31.

    • The application period for summer intake is between November 05 and November 30.

    • An admission committee intensively scrutinizes all applications and decides about final admission. Admission letters will be issued in June for winter intake and December for summer semester intake.

    If you have any questions to the application process do not hesitate to contact admissonhof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

    contact person


        Kindly use our contact form if you are looking for further information about the Master's program "Internationales Personalmanagement".

    Prof. Dr. Gerald Schmola | University of Applied Science Hof

    Prof. Dr. Gerald Schmola

    Institute for Continuing Education (ifw)
    alle Studiengänge

    Hochschule Hof
    Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
    95028 Hof

    Room: C 155
    Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4091
    Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4091
    E-Mail: gerald.schmolahof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

    International Human Resource Management (M.B.A./M.A.)




    Campus Hof

    95028 Hof

    Campus Münchberg

    Kulmbacher Str. 76
    95213 Münchberg