Sustainable Human Resource Management (Master)

The Master's degree in Sustainable Human Resource Management imparts extensive knowledge in the fields of strategic management, sustainability management, sustainable human resource management, change management and innovation management.

The high degree of practical orientation of the course is achieved through additional practical projects over three semesters, in which practical experience can be deepened and concrete projects implemented. Methodical and social qualifications are promoted through teamwork and practical projects. Graduates are optimally prepared for later tasks in sustainable personnel management and sustainability management and can competently support companies or organizations in their further development towards ecologically compatible, socially fair and economically efficient companies or organizations.

The course is aimed at graduates with a first academic degree who work or want to work in personnel-oriented areas of responsibility.

degreeMaster of Science (M.Sc.)
type of programmefull-time programme
semester start summer and winter semester
no. of semesters / ECTS-Credits 3 semesters / 90 ECTS
admission requirements
  • A first professional university degree in the fields of economics, engineering or natural sciences with at least 210 ECTS. Applicants from the engineering and Natural sciences must demonstrate in-depth knowledge of complex systems in their field and basic economic knowledge.
  • Applicants who cannot prove or compensate for the technical competencies or the required ECTS points for admission are offered the opportunity to participate in the preparatory pre-semester.
  • required language skills for non-native speakers: TestDaF level 3 in all four parts of the exam or equivalent DSH level 1
admission requirementsno restricted entry
tuition fees no tuition fees / semester fee only
course languageGerman

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Graduates of the master’s degree have a wide range of career prospects as technical experts or as (young) managers. As a specialist in sustainable human resource management, there are diverse areas of responsibility in human resource management in national and international companies, in organizations (e.g. public service, non-profit organizations), as a founder of your own company or in the field of corporate / organizational development and consulting .

Young executives benefit from the qualifications and competencies acquired through sustainable human resource management in order to implement motivating, employee-oriented management that takes into account the company's social and ecological goals as well as the needs of employees and integrates them into the work content.

Please note: The study schedule shown above is a simplified model. The detailed study schedule, the module list as well as study and examination regulations can be found in the Modulux database of the Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau

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