Master in Human Resources Management


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Programme Description

Are you interested in a career within the broad domains of Human Resources Management (HRM) and/or Organizational Development? This program welcomes participants from all over the world and from different backgrounds, but with one interest in common: bridging people and organizations.


This master has a top-ranking: Eduniversal Master Ranking 2019: TOP 200 – Global ranking N°11 in Human Resources Management

Globalization, business innovations, digitalization, the aging, and individualized workforce, changing demands and standards of employees, etc. The current working model is in constant change and poses major challenges for organizations, employees, and society. The role of HR is gaining importance like never before. It’s moved away from a support or administrative function to become much more of a game-changer and the person who enables the business strategy. Organizations expect HR specialists to be able to think strategically in order to tackle those challenges.

Furthermore, the HR profession has an increasingly international character. The working domain spans over different countries. And even in a more local context successful implementation of HRM requires a global mindset.

This Master in Human Resources Management has a specific focus on Organizational Development (OD), the field of applied science focused on understanding and managing organizational change. The program prepares you for a career as junior HR/OD professionals, HR/OD consultant, and (as you progress through your career) as HR or general manager or senior HR/OD expert.

The program focuses on strategic, hands-on, data-driven, consulting, and commercial aspects and thus goes beyond mere personnel management. From an international perspective, we respond to the new trend of international HR and OD careers. The program aims to provide insights and tools that enable participants to serve the following two-fold ambition:

  • Happy, healthy & productive employees.
  • Agile, healthy & sustainable organizations.

Learning objectives

After following this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify and explain multidisciplinary frameworks, concepts, and theories in the field of human resources and organizations.
  • Critically reflect on HR/OD related subjects and challenges on a macro (ecosystem), meso (organisation), and micro (team/individual) level.
  • Apply HR/OD methods and frameworks and translate them into tools, practices, and skills.
  • Apply scientific research methods to formulate HR/OD policy and proposals.
  • Demonstrate professional reporting communication skills.
  • Effectively collaborate in teams.
  • Demonstrate managerial and leadership skills on various levels.
  • Recognize the strategic benefits of sustainability and social responsibility.
  • Develop consulting skills to detect, analyse, and solve real-life HR and OD challenges.

Who are we looking for?

  • You are recently graduated, you have a master’s degree with little or no work experience.
  • You are passionate about people and organizations and you want to broaden and deepen your knowledge.
  • You aspire to a career in Human Resources Management or Organizational Development (internal or as a consultant).


Upon successful completion of this master, you will receive the following degree "Master in Human Resources Management".


This program combines rigor (research-based, state-of-the-art knowledge) and relevance. The link with the HR and OD practice is closely monitored thanks to the input of several guest lecturers from practitioners and/or the business (beyond academic) background of our faculty.

  • HR Challenges & Innovation Cafes
  • International HR (& international trip)
  • HR Fundamentals
  • OD Fundamentals*
  • HR Business Partnering
  • OD Practices
  • Recruitment, Selection & Onboarding
  • Sustainable Career Management
  • Performance Management & Total Reward
  • Employee Relation Management
  • HR Legal
  • Elective*
  • (Residential) Consulting Bootcamp
  • Global Leadership Skills
  • Master Project


*All master’s programs offer elective weeks. Electives this year are all about learning to:

Deal with the impact of new technologies

  • Big data analyses
  • Digital transformation

Thrive in a global world

  • Emerging economies
  • Global Economic Challenges

Lead and manage others

  • Behavioral leadership
  • Managing Human Resources

Solve complex problems

  • Design thinking
  • Managing paradoxes

Think about new ways to create & capture value

  • Business model innovation

Electives Master in Finance – open for everyone

  • Real estate finance
  • Programming in R

By adding one of these general and hot management courses, students can give their AMS journey a personal touch!

Note: all courses are subject to change


Academic background
  • A 4-year academic university degree
  • A 3-year academic degree and an additional relevant degree of at least 60 ECTS credits
  • A 3-year academic degree + min. 1 year of relevant work experience (*)
  • A 4-year professional degree (*)

(*) Subject to special eligibility conditions.

If you are not sure whether you qualify, feel free to email your resume (CV) and transcripts to our admission team (

English proficiency

Proof of English proficiency for our English Master’s programs: IELTS (minimum of 6.5 overall) or TOEFL (minimum of 95)


Evaluated during face-to-face interviews.


  • Students who completed their higher education in English
  • Native English speakers
Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

Antwerp Management School, the autonomous management school of the University of Antwerp (Belgium), offers 8 accredited Advanced Masters in a truly international context with study options in: Belgium ... Read More

Antwerp Management School, the autonomous management school of the University of Antwerp (Belgium), offers 8 accredited Advanced Masters in a truly international context with study options in: Belgium, China, Brazil, Italy and the USA. Moreover, we are ranked #37 in the Financial Times for our Master in Management (2019). Read Less