IB - HRM and Leadership part-time (M.A.)

Study language English Intake Fall Duration 5 semesters
ECTS 120 Type of study Part-Time Qualification Master of Arts
Semester abroad - Internship - Campus Cologne
Tuition (Cologne) 2.970 €* Financing More info >>
*The displayed prices are semester fees. For non-EU students' fees please check the tuition fees information page. Status: Jan 2020.

Study Course Plan

Business Economics
3 ECTS

  • Demand analysis & estimating demand
  • Supply and market equilibrium
  • Production economics
  • Estimating cost functions and production functions
  • Prices, output and strategy in different markets
  • Game theory models of oligopoly
  • Pricing techniques and analysis

Empirical Research Methods
3 ECTS

  • Quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Development of a research question
  • Steps of research process
  • Methods of data collection
  • Data analysis using statistical software programs

Strategic Analysis & Management
3 ECTS

  • Strategy making process and strategic reasoning
  • Advanced external environment analysis
  • Cultural and institutional context of strategic management
  • Corporate development and configuration
  • Strategic change and corporate restructuring
  • Strategy evaluation and strategic controls
  • Organizing for success

Innovation Management & Digital Transformation
3 ECTS

  • Diagnosing the change context and leading the strategic change
  • Dynamics of innovation & their implications for change management
  • Individual creativity and invention
  • Creativity techniques
  • Corporate creativity & intrapreneuring
  • Innovation and technology strategies
  • Managing innovations
  • Open innovation
  • Diffusion of innovations
  • Cultural differences in innovation capability

Corporate Social Respons­ibility
3 ECTS

  • Theories of corporate social responsibility
  • Cornerstones of sustainable management
  • CSR as management approach
  • Practical approaches of organizational effectiveness
  • Tools for CSR implementation
  • CSR and financial performance
  • How to communicate CSR

Corporate Governance
3 ECTS

  • Historical developments around the world
  • Directors and board structures in different parts of the world
  • Family business governance
  • Role of institutional investors
  • Corporate governance in mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate governance in different regions

Advanced Inter­cultural Team Leadership
2 ECTS

  • Cultural theories and models
  • The influence of culture on behaviour
  • Team typologies
  • Phases of team development
  • Trust and control
  • Emergence and avoidance of conflicts
  • Leadership verses management
  • The impact of leadership behaviour on teams

Globalization & Inter­cultural Human Resource Management
5 ECTS

  • Globalization and international HRM
  • Diffusion of HR practices in multinational companies
  • International recruiting and selection of international managers
  • International comparative pay and reward
  • International CSR and HRM
  • Outsourcing, migration
  • HR in cross-border mergers and acquisitions

Intern. Stakeholder Mgmt. & Employment Relations
5 ECTS

  • Main concepts in employment relations
  • Organizational stakeholders and company performance
  • Institutions and employment relations
  • Representation at the workplace and employee participation
  • Negotiation and dispute resolution
  • Organizational restructuring and employment relations
  • International and comparative employment relations

Inter­national Economics
3 ECTS

  • Globalization and income
  • Globalization and international trade
  • Trade and comparative advantage
  • Trade barriers and trade policy
  • Firm location, distance and transport costs
  • Currency crises and exchange rate policy
  • Financial crises, firms and the open economy

Applied Management Accounting
3 ECTS

  • Systems design: Job-order costing
  • Systems design: Process costing
  • Cost-volume-profit relationships
  • Variable costing
  • Activity based costing to aid decision making
  • Sustainability and ethics in accounting decision making

Value Based Management
3 ECTS

  • Financial measurement of corporate strategies: the principles
  • The gap between book values and market values
  • Economic value added
  • Cash flow return on investments
  • Customer life-time value

Sustainable Supply Chain Management
3 ECTS

  • Discussion of various theoretical concepts and their implications for sustainable supply chain management
  • Green marketing
  • Green procurement
  • Green logistics

Inter­national Project Management
2 ECTS

  • Social competence
    (Communication, motivation, groups and team structures, leadership, conflict management)
  • Methodological competence
    (Structural aspects, time management, cost management, human resource management, creativity and problem solving)
  • Organisational competence
    (Quality management, documentation, risk management, project start and closure).

Business Elective
3 ECTS

By choosing Business Electives in the second and third semester you can personalize your degree course and extend your management knowledge.

The following are examples of the types of courses on offer:

  • Corporate Strategy and Renewal
  • Digital Network Economy
  • Digital Leadership
  • Portfolio Theory
  • Power Pricing
  • Finance & Growth
  • Advanced Portfolio Management
  • Branding
  • International HRM
  • Start-up Management & Business Modeling
  • Trader in Capital Markets

Inter­disciplinary Elective
3 ECTS

By choosing Interdisciplinary Electives in the second and third semester you can personalize your degree course and extend your management knowledge. The Interdisciplinary Electives usually include subjects like:

  • Chat Bot Design
  • International Competitiveness
  • Omni-Channel Commerce
  • International Trade and Emerging Markets
  • Bitcoin and the Market of Cryptocurrencies
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Design Thinking & Adobe Creative Cloud
  • SAP S/4 Hana in Controlling and Finance
  • App Development in JavaScript
  • East Asian Culture and Business
  • Cultures of Consumption
  • SPSS

Strategic Human Resource Management
5 ECTS

  • Strategic HRM and business strategy
  • Strategic HRM and organisational performance
  • Strategic Staffing
  • Strategic Training and Develop Management
  • Strategic Compensation and Rewards

Corporate Development & Business Transformation
5 ECTS

  • Organizations and organizational effectiveness
  • Basic challenges of organizational planning and development
  • Steps of the organizational design process
  • Management in organizational and ethical culture
  • Managing conflicts, power and politics

Business Project - Case Challenge
6 ECTS

The overall objective of this course is to provide students with possibility of applying their business knowledge on concrete business situation, related to the field of their specialization.

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Define project goals for the “client”.
  • Work under the set timeframe and agreed project scope.
  • Cooperate in the international project teams.
  • Evaluate markets/ industries/ competitive landscapes.
  • Develop possible strategic directions for the “client” business.
  • Formulate recommendations.

Skills Elective
2 ECTS

In the Soft Skills Courses you will improve your social, leadership and project management skills. Additionally to the courses in the first and second semester you can choose another one in the third semester. Decide for yourself which of your personal competences you want to push forward.

Business Elective
3 ECTS

By choosing Business Electives in the second and third semester you can personalize your degree course and extend your management knowledge.

The following are examples of the types of courses on offer:

  • Corporate Strategy and Renewal
  • Digital Network Economy
  • Digital Leadership
  • Portfolio Theory
  • Power Pricing
  • Finance & Growth
  • Advanced Portfolio Management
  • Branding
  • International HRM
  • Start-up Management & Business Modeling
  • Trader in Capital Markets

Inter­disciplinary Elective
3 ECTS

By choosing Interdisciplinary Electives in the second and third semester you can personalize your degree course and extend your management knowledge. The Interdisciplinary Electives usually include subjects like:

  • Chat Bot Design
  • International Competitiveness
  • Omni-Channel Commerce
  • International Trade and Emerging Markets
  • Bitcoin and the Market of Cryptocurrencies
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Design Thinking & Adobe Creative Cloud
  • SAP S/4 Hana in Controlling and Finance
  • App Development in JavaScript
  • East Asian Culture and Business
  • Cultures of Consumption
  • SPSS

Power & Inequality In Organizations & Institutions
5 ECTS

  • Formal and informal mechanisms of power determination
  • Reasons for power allocation in organizations
  • Manifestation of inequality
  • Dynamics of organizational inequality
  • Instruments and methods in response to power misuse

Business Simulation Game
5 ECTS

In a business simulation game participants have to manage their own virtual company which operates in the same market as other participant-operated competitors. This involves making typical management decisions in realistic environments. Beside the deepening and active examination of subject-specific knowledge the simulation games also include the team environment, where interaction, communication and prioritization are of paramount importance. Participants learn how to manage risk and uncertainty while time is limited and information constrained. Group-reflections help to take over different perspectives and to discuss pros and cons of content- as well as behavior-related actions.

Corporate Entre­preneur­ship - Innovation Lab
6 ECTS

Master Thesis Tutorial
4 ECTS

During the Master Thesis Tutorial you will learn the fundamentals for your Master thesis: Defining the topic as well as structuring the thesis and you will learn the theoretical knowledge for scientific working.

Master Thesis
26 ECTS

During your 5th semester you are working on your Master thesis. You have 32 weeks to complete your thesis and the subject is freely selectable. A supervisor from CBS will support you and you can write the thesis in collaboration with a company as well. Or you can write your thesis in connection with a stay abroad.

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Career in Human Resources

A company is only as good as its employees. HR managers take on the crucial task of recruiting the best minds for their company in times of a shortage of skilled workers. In the part-time master’s programme “International Business – HRM & Leadership” you will learn the latest specialist and leadership knowledge with which you can successfully face the challenges of human resources management.

Sound HRM teaching content

During the semesters (first three, or last two, or during the course) you will take a holistic look at human resources. You will learn about the factors that make a decentralized HR organisation profitable, the role of culture-specific characteristics in team composition, and the effects of globalization on HR management.

Business management know-how as a basis

The part-time master’s programme “International Business – HRM & Leadership” is based on a sound business education. You will acquire all the skills and abilities of a master’s degree in business administration, supplemented by specialized courses in human resources and elective subjects. You will attend seminars on “Business Economics”, “Corporate Governance” and “Sustainable Supply Chain Management”.

Looking outside the HR box

The world of work 4.0 presents HR managers with new challenges. During your part-time master’s programme, you will learn how to contribute to corporate performance and competitiveness in the HR department. In the third semester you will focus on strategic personnel management, corporate development and corporate transformation. You will then be able to demonstrate your skills together with fellow students in the Business Simulation Game before writing your master’s thesis in the final semester.

Security in team leadership

As an HR Manager, you work closely with colleagues so that team leadership is one of the most important soft skills in your profession. At the CBS International Business School, you will develop your skills in courses on project and team management. During a business project, in which you work on real or realistic cases with company representatives, you will also be able to demonstrate your skills directly in practice.

Master Thesis with our partners

In the part-time master’s programme “International Business – HRM & Leadership” you will write your thesis in the last semester, if you wish, as part of a company project.

Your path to becoming an HR specialist

After completing the part-time master’s programme “International Business – HRM & Leadership” you can take on new positions within the personnel management of national and international companies. Self-employment and the admission to a doctorate also offer further career prospects.

Counselling from one person to another

Take advantage of our advisory service offers such as informational events, a personal study consultation or a trial lecture.

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