Human Resource Management

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Study human resource management in Groningen and kickstart your career in HR leadership and consulting, HR analytics, strategic HRM, team management and employee well-being.

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typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
numerus fixusnee

Are you interested in learning how to develop effective HR strategies and policies? Do you want to learn more about the science behind ensuring employees’ well-being and how to use people’s analytics responsibly? Then this might be the master’s programme for you.

The MSc Human Resource Management in Groningen is a small-scale, diverse and social programme with close links to business practice. You learn about the strategic and operational perspective of HR. On a strategic level, you will study how to match the supply and demand of personnel, and anticipate how this is affected by changes inside and outside the organisation. On an operational level, you will learn about the recruitment, selection, performance, and well-being of employees. Moreover, you will follow an HR analytics course, in which you will learn how to use data science, digital personnel systems, and online platforms to evaluate the HR performance of an organisation and provide evidence-based suggestions for improvement. Next to the core courses, the MSc HRM includes electives on various topics (e.g. stress and health, technological development, internationalisation of business, or business ethics).

Waarom aan de RUG?

  • The programme in Groningen provides state-of-the-art insights on HRM, preparing you for a wide range of HR jobs. With integrated employability and professional activities, we enable you to make a well-informed decision on what kind of HR career you will pursue.
  • We offer a small-scale, diverse, and social learning environment, where students and lecturers can make easily connections.
  • You learn about both the strategic and the operational perspective on HRM, with specific attention to leadership, team processes, HR analytics, and labour law. The courses in the programme actively use real-life business cases, and guest speakers from renowned companies, and allow you to actively work with HR professionals during assignments.
  • There are many opportunities to personalise your study programme: by choosing various electives in subjects such as stress and health, technological development, internationalisation of business, or business ethics.
  • The programme has been internationally accredited by the AACSB and EQUIS, ensuring a high-quality education, which only 1% of universities reach worldwide.


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You will have ample opportunities to compose the programme according to your own preferences. Compulsory courses are Strategic Human Resource Management, Personnel Instruments, HR analytics*, and Professional Skills for HRM. Five courses (Leadership, Work Design & Team Processes, Dutch Labour Law, International Labour Law and Personnel Economics) form an elective group from which you choose at least three. Next to this, a wide range of electives is available.
HR analytics
Personnel Instruments
Strategic HRM
Electives B MSc HRM
Electives A MSc HRM
Professional Skills for HRM
Master's Thesis


specialisatie Master Internship

Opportunity to gain work experience by doing an internship in the second semester of your study.

You will be rewarded 15 ECTS on top of your programme. Your thesis will be postponed to the third semester.

specialisatie Double Degree Master Chinese Economy and Finance (Shanghai)

Are you interested in an international career in or involving China?

Study in Shanghai after your FEB Master's programme in Groningen and gain first-hand knowledge and experience of China and the economy, finance and culture.


taal van onderwijs100% en
case study, literature study, oral presentation, computer exercise, research, research project, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, practicum, self study, project
study guidance
Studying means working independently and planning your studies yourself. But successful studying depends on many different factors, so it is understandable that you may need to consult an impartial expert to discuss your study progress and personal circumstances that influence your studies. The faculty's study advisors are available to help you. Obviously, everything discussed with the study advisor remains confidential.

Toelating en kosten


1 februari 2024

aanmelding deadline : 15 oktober 2023
wettelijk tarief : € 2530 (€1265 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 11500
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 13100

1 september 2024

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2024
wettelijk tarief : € 2530 (€1265 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 11500
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 13100

Students with a Dutch diploma can apply directly to Studielink. More information on the steps to apply.


To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: Business Administration, Economics and Business Economics, International Business.

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies. For more information, please visit:

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De stad


Master Community - HRM
Make the most of your master by getting to know your fellow students and prepare for your future career.

The Economics and Business Faculty association (EBF) is the faculty association for all students studying at the faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen.
The EBF is your partner during your time in Groningen by organising events that support you with your studies and help you prepare for your future career.


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1/2 RUG
Human Resource Management
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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2/2 Erasmus
Human Resource Management
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Na de studie

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After completing this programme you can work as a human resource manager in any type of organisation. Positions in personnel management, training coordination, recruitment and selection or working conditions management will suit you. It is possible to pursue an academic career as well.

As a graduate, your degree will be highly valued in the labour market. The Faculty of Economics and Business is internationally accredited and belongs to the 1% of business schools around the world accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB.

FEB Career Services
When you become a student at the faculty, we want to support you in developing your career and strengthening your employability skills. You can count on a dedicated on-campus Career Services team offering you a wide range of courses, workshops, events and career-related support during your studies. Everything you need to enter the labour market.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Potentiële beroepen

hpo implementation manager
hr account advisor
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it recruitment consultant
learning & talent advisor
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senior career consultant
talent acquisition consultant
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