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Specialisation International HRM & Change

Developing people and organisations in a globalised world


The area of specialisation lets you choose a focus within your studies. Register for the Bachelor in Business Administration (International Management) or the Bachelor in Betriebsökonomie.

International HRM and Change addresses challenges in an ever changing and culturally diverse world. A modern HRM meets these challenges, develops strategies and concepts and implements them in organisations.

You are passionate about...

  • People and organisations all over the world
  • Challenges of change and HR in international context
  • Current trends on agile and flexible forms of organising

Career Opportunities

The specialisation in International HRM & Change will open up the following professional fields to you:

  • Specialist in International Human Resource Management – HRM in a globalised world
  • Change consulting - facilitating change processes
  • Head of HR – leading an HR department
  • Personnel development - supporting employees and organisations developing competencies
  • Recruitment – finding and selecting the right talents internationally

Live case

You will apply your knowledge to a live case with focus on change management.

Specialisation in International HRM & Change

Today's global business world is characterised by increasingly rapid change. Modern human resource management (HRM) addresses this challenge, develops concepts and strategies for people and organisations and implements them. Digitalisation enables new forms of work and organising, which are facilitated by an innovative HRM. What is needed are specialists who can adapt and develop state-of-the-art and novel tools and concepts of HRM and change management.

You will study how instruments and processes of leadership, personnel development, compensation management and talent acquisition can be applied and further developed. Megatrends such as digitisation and globalisation are changing the way people work and how work is organised. In this light, strategic human resource- and change management are of central importance


The course content is based on current challenges of organisations. Latest concepts and theories are incorporated into classwork. Main topics are:

  • International HRM: managing people for globally operating organisations
  • Diversity: designing work and cooperation across cultures
  • Stable and agile forms of organisation: informed reflection and decision-making
  • The talent acquisition in international context: facilitating mobility of employees
  • Change management: facilitating people and organisations in change
  • Consulting: advising people and organisations
  • Compensation: designing salary systems
  • Personnel Development: enabling skills and career development
  • Knowledge management: sharing knowledge across borders
  • Performance management: shaping and evaluating people’s goals
  • Diversity: cherishing and utilising heterogeneity
  • Digitalisation: new technologies and processes

ECTS Points: 20
Teaching Language: English

Module Overview:
-Module Overview Full-Time
-Module Overview Part-Time

-BSc in Business Administration (International Management) - Area of specialisation International HRM & Change
-BSc in Betriebsökonomie - Studienrichtung International HRM & Change

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