European Masters in Human Resource Management

European Masters in Human Resource Management

This European Masters in Human Resource Management master degree prepare an elite human resource management professionals to face modern challenges.

In today’s unstable socioeconomic context, human resources have become a priority for organisations. Human resources directors have the important role of ensuring staff skills match the needs of their organisation in the short, medium and long term. Moreover, promoting a good quality of working life is nowadays of strategic importance and requires organisations to develop and adapt to new demands. The concept of liberated companies, remote working, digitalisation, artificial intelligence and corporate social responsibility are all new challenges to be navigated by today’s and future human resources managers.

European Masters in Human Resource Management

European Masters in Human Resource Management

The European Master’s in Human Resources Management provides students with the core skills and knowledge needed to become successful HR managers. It also introduces them to other important HR related skills and topics, such as general management skills, project management, agility and innovation. The programme is primarily aimed at students who have already obtained a level-II (three or four years of higher education) degree in human resources.

Career opportunities

The FEDE European Master’s is a passport to exciting careers prospects and an international professional network. The European Master’s in Human Resources Management equips the future professionals at FEDE institutions for the following job roles:

  • Human resources manager for a site or organisation
  • Deputy human resources director
  • Human resources junior manager
  • Training manager, careers and training manager
  • Skills development manager
  • Professional mobility manager,
  • Recruitment manager, recruitment consultant
  • Diversity manager/project manager
  • Disabilities scheme manager/project manager
  • Workplace satisfaction manager/project manager
  • CSR manager/project manager
  • Industry relations officer/manager

Goals and learning outcomes

  • Be able to actively contribute to implementing a human resources management strategy
  • Be able to decide on, organise and monitor the implementation of HR projects
  • Be able to predict and anticipate an organisation’s human resources needs
  • Be able to take on significant professional responsibilities in a human resources department
  • Be able to support team management in the organisation
  • Be able to use strategies to attract and select the best candidates and integrate them into the organisation
  • Be able to advise management on recruitment decisions
  • Be able to produce and oversee a training plan to meet the needs of management
  • Be able to organise social dialogue
  • Be able to supervise payroll procedures and adapt wage policies
  • Be able to design, build and implement strategic and innovative HR projects
  • Be able to introduce, develop and use an effective HRIS tool
  • Be able to offer guidance to the organisation and its actors on introducing change


The students should have following minimum requirement to be admitted to the programme

  • Hold a minimum level 6 (European) or level 2 (French) diploma (all courses or approved title) or Bachelor degree from a recognized academic institution.
  • International English language qualifications or completion of degree in English medium.

International Students

The course is open for both European and International students.

Medium of instructions and assessments

  • Lectures and assessments will be held in English medium. Assessments includes online test, presentation, project writing and internship.


  • Full time – 2 years (4 semester)
  • Part time – 4 years

Mode of study

  • Blended : Online and on campus
  • Online through learning management systems

Award of degree – European Masters in Human Resource Management

The students need to complete 120 ECTS to be awarded European Masters in Human Resource Management by FEDE. FEDE Masters are accredited by accreditation organisation. Please check our accredited page for further information.


FEDE Master degrees are accredited by accreditation organisation. Please check our accredited page for further information.

Course Fee

The course fee is CHF’24000 for the whole course. Students can to pay CHF’6000 per semester or CHF’ 200 per credit unit. Total credit units are 120 for the whole course.

Partial scholarships

There are limited number of partial scholarship are available for this course. Students who wish to get partial scholarship should contact the scholarship department by sending an email explaining the situation.

Required documents for admissions

Prospective students need to submit the following documents

  • Copies of educational certificates including transcripts
  • Copy of passport if international students
  • Copies proof of English proficiency English if you are not a native speaker or have not done any courses in English medium.


Jan, June and October

Module ECTS
Labour Law and Corporate Law 16
Human Resources Management and HR Strategies 16
Speciality Module Training or Recruitment 16
Businesses, Competition, and Europe 16
Modern European Language – English 24
Professional Experience 16
Professional Thesis 16
Total 120

(ECTS per module may change)

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1 – Labour Law and Corporate Law (European Masters in Human Resource Management)

Based on two modules, this unit ensures students: have the basics of labour law, particularly European employment law;

• can utilise and understand he functions of different types of contracts and clauses;

• understand and implement labour law in the context of collective labour relations;

• can produce and adapt internal regulations and have a good knowledge of disciplinary law;

• can manage staff representative elections and dismissal procedures;

• are familiar with corporate law, types of company, procedures for founding companies and the nature of their governing organs;

• understand the link between events taking place in the company and human resources.

2 – Human Resources Management and HR Strategies (European Masters in Human Resource Management)

Based on two modules, this unit ensures students:

•can set up a project and assess its cost and cost-effectiveness;

• can manage teams;

• have a global vision of HR Management;

• are familiar with tools for effective conflict resolution;

• can conduct HRIS projects;

•can manage international mobility thanks to their knowledge of law, contracts and social security arrangements for expatriate employees and those returned from abroad;

• can establish and manage communications within a company;

• have a basic knowledge of personnel administration, legal obligations, remuneration techniques and procedures in the case of staff absences and departures;

•have a basic knowledge of work psychology and ergonomics.

3 – Specialty Module Training or Recruitment (European Masters in Human Resource Management)

Module A Training

• Be familiar with the legal bases and functions of professional training and with training actors

• Identify and analyse the training needs of a company and of individual employees and implement a training plan

• Follow up, evaluate, pilot and optimise a training plan

• Handle the administration and financing of a training plan
Module B Recruitment

• Establish an effective recruitment policy

• Understand the stages of the recruitment process

• Identify and analyse a company’s needs and write up an appropriate job description and job advertisement

• Know where to source job applicants

• Manage the entire recruitment process

4 – Professional Experience

A strong point of FEDE European master’s degrees is the requirement for students to consolidate their learning and gain a careers head start through hands-on work experience.The first-year professional project addresses manage- ment issues encountered during an internship or the work portion of sandwich training. The student produces a dissertation outlining the strategy adopted and the strategic tools employed.In the second year the student undertakes a three-mon- th internship and produces a professional dissertation on human resources management issues. The student analyses a business’s environment and makes orientation and strategic recommendations. The two dissertations are presented orally.

5 – Businesses, Competition, and Europe

This module ensures students:

• are conversant with issues surrounding concepts of business, competition and markets, as defined by EU legislation and decrees issued by the Court of Justice of the European Union;

• can demonstrate the importance of changes to rules concerning the behaviour of companies and concentrations between undertakings;

• know the role of the authorities in charge of applying business competition rules;

•are familiar with processes to ensure products comply with European internal standards.

6 – Modern European Language

This module ensures students:

• have CEFR level B1 (writing and speaking) in a modern European language; It results in the awarding of the FEDE Language Certificate; the Certificate is based on the CEFR and is recognised by the IFEF.

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