BA Business Administration | Human Resource Management & Leadership
The aim of the BA Human Resource Management & Leadership program is to develop a global business graduate with a well-rounded and state-of-the-art HR management and leadership expertise, and a skill set that can be adapted to different business settings.
Our program encourages students to delve deep into the dynamics of employee behaviour and the impact this has on the functioning of organisations. As such, students will learn how to manage a diverse workforce through topics such as intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, work engagement, continuous professional development, and performance management. Moreover, students will explore recruitment and selection through topics such as job design, identifying the skills and competencies needed for a job, where to advertise and how to choose the right person for a wide pool of applicants whilst simultaneously being aware of legal and ethical requirements. HR is a fulfilling and critical component of the organisation guiding its greatest asset, its people.
Berlin International is set within the unique Berlin context, which is apart from the seat of many MNCs also a major start-up hotspot in Europe: Our students can thus take their pick in terms of either working for a start-up or multinational corporation after their graduation. If you are looking for an international BA program that provides the perfect basis for your future career, by means of equipping you with the state-of-the-art business knowledge and methods, look no further and apply for our Human Resource Management & Leadership program at Berlin International.
Head of Program BA Human Resource Management & Leadership
Study Human Resource Management & Leadership at Berlin International
Berlin International's learning environment is problem-based and has a strong focus on the applied practitioner approach. We draw on the expertise and professional experience of our diverse staff as well as our local and international firm network to bring theory closer to the actual business practice. We pay attention to employer needs and help our students develop a skill set that is relevant to the challenges of the 21st-century workplace. Interpersonal, intercultural, and analytical skills are all high on our skill development list.
We practice these skills by working individually as well as in groups. Together, we conduct business simulations, role-plays, and workshops, as well as discuss current business practices and challenges with members of leading multinational corporations and startups. Our truly international student body enables you to gather diverse perspectives on a number of collaborative projects. Our learning environment is friendly, inclusive, and social, which allows us to respond to individual student needs. The BA program is international, taught in English and prepares students for the global job market.
Based on a limited number of carefully selected and designed modules in the first year of your studies, you get to cover all major business administration fields, such as foundations of management and marketing, international business, digital business, and organisational theory. Simultaneously you get to further develop the all-important practice-oriented business skills, such as team building and conflict management, as well as critical thinking. From the third semester onwards, you then get to really focus on the specific topics of particularly human resource management, organisational leadership, strategic HR management and HR analytics. Additionally, you get to practice negotiating skills and learn to conduct talent management workshops and psychometric assessments. We also aid you on your internship journey and thus the overall career preparation.
The learning environment fostered at Berlin International is student-centered and hands-on. Our teaching concept focuses on project-based learning; students work individually and in groups in order to promote professional and personal growth and the development of team skills. All Bachelor and Master programs at Berlin International are taught in English. In combination with our diverse student and teaching body and our global network this enables us to offer a truly international academic experience.
Career opportunities with the BA degree in Business Administration | Human Resource Management & Leadership
Studying Business Administration | Human Resource Management & Leadership provides the perfect opportunity for you to find out first-hand about potential career opportunities in large multinational corporations, start-ups, and leading consultancy firms. In a practice-driven and motivating learning atmosphere, an internationally experienced team of lecturers and professors at Berlin International encourages you to develop your individual talents and further develop your analytical skills as a future HR management executive.
Graduates of the program can work as general managers, human resource assistants, junior HR business partners or trainers, junior employee relations managers, training and development consultants, or assistant to the CEO within small, medium-sized as well as large multinational corporations, non-governmental organisations, and public sector institutions. Employees in the Human Resource departments can focus on consultancy, recruiting, coaching, training, payment, and controlling. Your work will have an impact on economic, political, social, cultural, and personal life.
HR is such an interesting field to work in nowadays with many new roles opening up in companies such as diversity officer, human network analyst, director of wellbeing, employee enablement coach, human bias officer, human behaviour adviser etc.
Learn more about the BA Business Administration | Human Resource Management & Leadership program and Berlin International. Below, you can download the study plan, the Berlin International brochure, and our current academic calendar in PDF format.
How to apply to the BA Business Administration | Human Resource Management & Leadership study program
The application process for studying Business Administration | Human Resource Management & Leadership at Berlin International is very easy. You can simply and safely share your personal information through our online application platform. After receiving a confirmation email with a link a copy of the following documents can be uploaded:
- High school diploma certificate with transcript (German Abitur, Fachabitur or equivalent). Please also submit an official translation of the diploma and transcript into English or German if they are in another language.
- University certificate with transcript (if applicable). Please also submit an official translation of the diploma and transcript into English or German if they are in another language.
- English language test certificate (CEFR level B2 or above)
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