Develop skills, improve performance
In the Bachelor’s Degree program in Human Resources Management, you will develop skills that will allow you to work in many different fields. The three year practice-oriented generalist degree program is offered either in a part-time format or in a full-time format and is a must for a quick and successful start to your career.
- Specialist knowledge in human resources management
- Development of HR management specific solutions for companies in a digitalised and globalised world
- International experiences during the semester abroad or thanks to Internationalization@home
- Exciting projects and HR experts and professionals as lecturers
- Trainer Certificate
Type of degree program
Full-time (FT) or Part-Time (PT)
Teaching on four to five days per week in this time frame:
- Part-time: Monday-Thursday: 18:30 – 21:45 , Friday: 14:45 – 21:45 Uhr, Saturday: 08:30 – 16:30 Uhr
- Full-time: Monday-Friday: 08:30 – 18:30, occasionally on Saturdays
Specializations in the 6th semester take place on evenings or on Saturdays for both full and part-time students.
Language of instruction
German (single modules in English)
Transfer credits possible for students working in a related field while studying
Start of the degree program
At the beginning of the winter semester in September
Place of study
wko campus wien, Währinger Gürtel 97, 1180 Vienna
(U6 metro station Währinger Straße/Volksoper)
Focus & Qualifications
The degree program is for
- People working in the area of Human Resources Management for the first time who want to be qualified to work in this field, with the help of our comprehensive degree program.
- People who currently work in a company in human resources management or as an employee in personnel services, who want to further qualify themselves by completing a university degree.
- External consultants who want to increase their efficiency through a more detailed knowledge base.
80% of our lecturers are practitioners. Students are thus given first-hand sound knowledge and can make valuable contacts during their degree program.
Modern teaching methods
The Human Resources & Organization Study Programs teach integrated classes instead of holding classic lectures. New content is discussed and reflected in classes, leading directly to new knowledge. Communication and social skills are perfected in the form of workshops.
Know more – do more
The requirements of the labor market are growing and growing – making it increasingly important to be “fit for the job” after completing your degree program. Curricula are improved on an ongoing basis so as to fit in with developments in the working world and new international trends. This is to prepare our graduates for the beginning of – or the next step in – their careers. Our motto spans from “know more” to “do more” – meaning that we focus more on practical strengths learned. Teaching, learning and exams at FHWien der WKW are completed in modules. This means: Topic blocks make up modules, and at the end of the module there is an exam.
What is a module?
A module is a teaching unit consisting of multiple topic blocks, which are thematically linked and cover a specific area relevant to the degree program. In this module, clearly defined skills will be developed, with an examination of all sub elements at the end.
How does it help students?
Teaching is directed towards learning outcomes. Competency-based learning and fewer exams – which are integrated and more comprehensive – make up the curricula. Students’ personal development and their employability in business is our central goal.
As part of the Bachelor’s degree program in Human Resources Management you also have the possibility to complete a trainer certificate as a “Trainer in adult education”. The following modules of the curriculum must be completed with a “Very Good” or “Good”*:
- Communication and Presentation
- Conduct of Negotiations & Conflict Management
- Training Fundamentals (moderation, didactics, assessment center)
- Applied Training
In the courses mentioned, attendance is mandatory for 85 % of all semesters.**
A further prerequisite is the successful completion of the study program.
The trainer development course comprises 180 teaching units. To receive the certificate, students must plan, carry out and self-evaluate a training day and reflect on their own approach to training.
* It is possible to improve ONE received “3/ satisfactory” by an additional question in the respective subject in the Bachelor examination.
** Attention: For full-time students this attendance requirement of 85 % in the 3rd semester is not applicable due to the stay abroad. There is a possibility of compensation if it is not possible to attend the course abroad.
Job & Career
Graduates from the Bachelor’s program in Human Resources Management are often found in one of the following career fields:
- Employee in Human Resources Management in a small or medium sized enterprise
- Human resources employee in a large company or concern
- Human resources business partner
- Training and personnel development
- Specialist in recruiting/personnel development
- Employee in personnel controlling/human resources administration
Sound generalist degree in Human Resources Management
The Bachelor’s degree takes six semesters and is completed with a first academic title. An academically sound general degree in the area of Human Resources Management is both practically relevant and fits in with the needs of the labor market.
The Master’s degree is research and application oriented and supplements the Bachelor’s degree.
Qualifications and skills
Graduates from the degree program in Human Resources Management have the following skills and qualifications at their command:
- Human Resources Management: human resources strategy, performance management, human resources administration, human resources marketing, leadership, ethics, personnel planning
- Personnel development: potential analysis, career management, development of continuing education programs, using e-learning in companies, concepts of employee loyalty, creating mentoring programs
- Labor law: detailed knowledge of labor law, contract design, termination of employment and personnel administration, personnel accounting
- Recruiting: job postings, organization of applications, organization and carrying out of interviews and assessment center, introducing new employees
- Electronic human resources management (eHR): IT support for all staff-related processes
- Empirical social research: creating and evaluating interviews and questionnaires
- Business administration: accounting, marketing, sociology, strategic management, project management, economics, interpreting annual reports, carrying out cost accounting in internal accounting
- Organizational development: organizational analysis, organizational culture, change management, learning organization
- Social skills: training in a company setting, communication and negotiation, presentation, moderation, conflict management
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