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Specialization area

Human Resources and organizational management

Are you an organizational talent and do you love working with people? Then the Human Resources and Organizational Management major is the right choice for you. Today, personnel management has become the key to the success of companies and organizations. Current developments, such as demographic change and the associated shortage of skilled workers, as well as digitalization, present companies with the great challenge of further developing their organization as well as finding and retaining good and suitable personnel. With us, you will gain in-depth knowledge in the areas of personnel management and organizational development and deal with topics such as:

  • Employee management: How does employee management and motivation work?
  • Working world 4.0: How will tasks, working environments and organizations be shaped in the future?
  • Personnel development: What tools do we have at our disposal for employee qualification?
  • General psychology
  • Corporate and organizational management
  • Labor law
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Semester 1 - 4
Foundation Area - Regardless of the field of study:

During the first four semesters, you will gain the fundamental knowledge and skills in the field of digital business management, as well as the technical, methodological, personal, and language skills you will need for your professional career:

1st semester:
Introduction to Business Administration; Fundamentals of Economics; Introduction Digital Business; Accounting; Presentation and Facilitation; Human Resources and Organizational Management; Business English I; Cost and Performance Accounting;

2nd semester:
Fundamentals of Marketing and E-Commerce; Process Management; Accounting; Fundamentals of Business Law; Business Mathematics; Business English II.

3rd semester:
Intercultural Competence; Fundamentals of Business Taxation; Fundamentals of Corporate Finance; Fundamentals of Procurement, Production and Logistics; IT Management; Business English III.

4th semester:
Statistics; Scientific work; Project management/teamwork; Conversation and negotiation skills; Sustainability management/corporate social responsibility; Quality management; Digital applications; Business management seminar.

Semester 5 - 6

  • Employee management
  • Human Resources Development
  • General psychology
  • Labor Law
  • Corporate management and development
  • Working world 4.0
  • Case Study Seminar Human Resources and Organizational Management
  • Applied organizational research

7th semester - Final thesis

In your last semester you will ideally write your bachelor thesis in a company.

The obligatory practical semester can be completed in the 5th or 7th semester (for dual students in the 3rd semester). 

Experts in human resources and organizational management are needed practically everywhere. In large corporations and government agencies as well as in small and medium-sized companies and organizations. Consequently, a wide range of career opportunities are open to you:

  • Specialist and management positions in the HR department or organizational development in small, medium-sized and large companies or in public administration
  • Working for a personnel service provider that supports other companies in personnel matters and places personnel
  • Management consulting in the area of personnel management, organization and transformation

What are the current challenges covered by the study:

  • Companies face the challenge of finding good and suitable personnel for their departments (demographic change, shortage of skilled workers, changing values)
  • Human resources management is becoming the key to corporate success
  • Employees are a company's most important asset; qualified HR managers are needed to recruit, motivate, lead and train them 
  • Due to digitalization, there is an acceleration of almost all business processes, the associated higher requirements must be designed accordingly (workplace, time and place)

These qualities will make your studies and subsequent tasks in the workplace easier:

  • Organizational talent
  • Pleasure in dealing with people
  • Good social and communication skills