Part-time Master of Arts in "Leadership and Human Resource Management"

Human resource management is increasingly becoming one of the most important strategic success factors for companies. Demographic change, digitalisation and different multigenerational workplace requirements represent a major challenge for managers and HR departments. They need to keep an eye on the relevant developments and be able to assess them in order to make strategic decisions.

The master's programme “Master of Arts in Leadership and Human Resource Management” starts with the basic psychological constructs for understanding human behaviour in a professional context (motivation, cognition and behaviour). Based on the central theories of psychology, basic methodological knowledge is imparted to enable students in the field of human resource management and leadership to analyse and make decisions in a psychologically sound manner. With a view to the needs of the labour market, they are taught knowledge and skills in specially designed modules. In this way, they hone their skills and learn to differentiate their social perception. Moreover, they gain a deeper understanding of the importance of leadership and personnel management.

Starting in the winter semester 2020/21, the new part-time programme "Master of Arts in Leadership and Human Resource Management" will be offered by the Department of Psychology at the University of Münster under the direction of Prof Dr Guido Hertel from the field of organisational and business psychology. Upon successful completion, participants are awarded the university degree "Master of Arts" (MA).

The target group of the master's programme “Master of Arts in Leadership and Human Resource Management” are executives and persons with personnel responsibilities. In addition, the programme is aimed at employees in the areas of personnel and organisational development, continuing education and in-house or external management consulting. No previous knowledge of psychology is required.

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