Master of Science

Business Management - Specialization: HR and Change Management

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2 years
Distance Learning


This program imparts essential skills in business management. Additionally, the program is designed to cover the increasing demands on HR functions and change management. The most critical specialist knowledge, concepts, and instruments are imparted for the essential skills in business management, HR functions, and change management.

After completing this course, you can independently develop and implement business-oriented solutions in general and HR and change management strategies and concepts in particular. In combination with the strong basic knowledge learned from the business foundation modules, students develop a deep understanding of how to create business and customer-oriented HR and change designs. Furthermore, with the intensive training on critical thinking skills, you will know how to analyze various success factors and possible pitfalls in Business, HR, and Change Management. In this background, you can contribute to concepts, decisions, and implementation in your company.

Future Perspectives

Our practice-oriented approach will allow you to develop the necessary skills and qualification to become successful in:

  • Business Management
  • HR Management
  • Project Management
  • Consulting
  • Coaching


Foundation Modules

  • Economics, Politics and Society
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing
  • Innovation Project
  • Business Organization
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Project Management
  • Research & Science Project
  • Philosophy of Science and Research Methods
  • Advanced Statistics 

Specialization Modules

  • Strategies of HR Management
  • Workforce Management
  • Value-driven HR Management
  • Change Management
  • Organizational and Decision Making Techniques
  • Team Development and and Conflict Management
  • Organizational Consulting and Organizational Development
  • Psychological Aspects of Change in Organization


Application to the course is open to anyone who can present a first university degree or an equivalent degree.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are 290 EUR per month. The tuition fees cover access to the INSIDER online learning solution, teaching materials available via the e-learning platform Moodle, access to the online libraries, professional coaching during the student project as well as the access to IEC-Alumni organization.

In addition to the tuition fees, there are also fees for exams that cost 300 EUR, installment fee of 240 EUR (unless you choose to pay total tuition fees upfront), as well as a one-time admission fee of 300 EUR.

Study structure

  • You start your studies whenever you want
    Thanks to the unique curricular concept of our program with flexible entry opportunity, you can start your studies any time which suits you the best. All modules and additional sessions are arranged following your start. Direct your studies like never before.

  • Do it your way now, ONLINE
    Once admitted and enrolled, each student receives access to the exclusive learning solutions designed precisely for this master’s degree course to secure academic success. For each module, every student gets detailed specialized literature and materials which should be processed before the LIVE online classes. No fixed venues and no travel and living expenses needed for that.

  • Take an exam at your pace whenever it suits you
    Once you have completed the LIVE online classes for a specific module, you are given up to 6 weeks for further studies and completion of an exam online. You start an exam anytime you like and are given up to 2 hours to undertake it.

  • Stay supervised on your path to a degree
    During insightful and research-oriented group study days, you remain assisted throughout your studies. You have specific questions? Just contact a lecturer you need and register for his/her specialized coaching session.

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The Steinbeis-Hochschule, or also known as the Steinbeis University, is a private, state-recognized university founded in 1998 in Berlin. The Steinbeis University primarily offers part-time degree and non-degree courses through its Transfer Institutes, both in Berlin as well as across Germany. In addition to undergraduate courses, the Steinbeis University’s curriculum includes master's courses, certificate courses, and the possibility to complete doctoral studies. 

The Institute of Executive Capabilities (IEC) was founded by Prof. Dr. Mario Vaupel in 2011, after having over 20 years’ experience as business executive and quality management for universities and business schools. With innovative and consequently transfer oriented study and certificate programmes the IEC strenghtens the capability of employees and executives to handle increasing performance requirements on the basis of future oriented competences, mindsets and practices. Thereby, all programmes of the IEC are guided by the idea of to strenghten the creative role of employees and executive, and, in particular, their ecomonic, social and ecological responsability.


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