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This two-year MSc in Human Resource Management prepares students for managing the people side of organisations. In today’s knowledge intensive society, employees are what constitute the competitive advantage in many organisations – if managed well. Students get a solid foundation in the management of human resources and other relevant topics such as organizational behaviour, strategy, communication and leadership. You will also learn about contemporary issues, for example on how to manage people in a more sustainable way. 

  • You will gain insight into how to manage the people side of organisations.
  • You will be taught about human resource management, organisation, strategy, communication and leadership.
  • You will get a solid foundation through mandatory courses while being able to explore your own interests through elective courses.
  • The programme prepares you for an impactful career that extends beyond your first job.

The programme Human Resource Management is related to two other programmes: Strategy and Organization and Organization of Innovation Processes. These programmes have a common set of organization and strategy courses but add additional content. As the name indicates, the programme in Human Resource Management, offers course that specialize within management of human resources.


Teaching and learning

Teaching and learning at the University of Southern Denmark builds on a principle of active learning and teaching. You become part of a committed learning community and we expect you to actively participate, be proactive, curious and ready to learn.

We strive to teach in ways that generate in-depth learning and motivate students to participate actively in the learning activities. We also strive to ensure alignment between learning objectives, teaching methods, and forms of examination as well as variation among these. Each course typically consists of three lessons per week to support your independent learning activities. The lessons consist of lectures, seminars, projects and case studies. For project work, seminars and Master’s thesis, supervision is available.

We encourage students to form study groups across nationalities and other differences in their background to stimulate learning and develop skills for cooperation in multicultural and diverse teams. 


Semester structure

The academic year is divided into two semesters, each comprising 15 weeks of instruction. The autumn semester starts 1 September and ends just before Christmas. The spring semester starts 1 February and ends around 1 June. Exams take place in January and June respectively.


Programme structure

The first two semesters comprises three compulsory courses each semester. In the third semester, you may choose between taking your electives at the University of Southern Denmark, at one of our many partner institutions or somewhere else, and you also have the possibility to gain some of the ECTS through an internship. The fourth semester is dedicated to completion of your Master’s thesis.