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Motivate people, move companies

Part-time study program of HR Management & Business Psychology (M.Sc.)

Ready for active change management

Strengthen companies through more understanding of people

With a degree in HR Management & Business Psychology from NORDAKADEMIE, you are excellently trained and a confident business partner in various fields of action. As an expert of extrinsic and intrinsic motivating factors, you will face challenges such as the lack of skilled workers and actively shape change management in the company.

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Start of study

Usually on April 1 and October 1 of the respective year

Duration of study

24 months part-time in 3 study sections


Blended Learning: 

  • 12 modules/on-site phases of 2.5 days each in small groups in Hamburg
  • Self-study via online learning platform and literature before each class
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Supervision provided by the Study Office Hamburg and lecturers with practical experience, in person and online


Master of Science (M. Sc.) degree with doctorate entitlement and admission to higher civil service

Tuition fee

Please refer to the current fee schedule. The fees already include all study materials and examination fees.

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master's graduates annually




HR Management & Business Psychology (M.Sc.)

Study information

Your part-time Master's program at NORDAKADEMIE Campus Hamburg includes practice-relevant content that was co-developed with the business community and includes a three-month, interdisciplinary practical project. 

You will experience HR management and business psychology as two sides of the same coin: one deals with the business and extrinsic motivational aspects, the other with the intrinsic motivational factors that drive people on an individual and organizational level. 

You'll explore both disciplines in depth, apply what you've learned to real-world situations - and add real value to your future career.

At the beginning, you will acquire basic knowledge in the areas of Scientific Work and Ethics and Sustainable Business Management.

The specific topics on HR management include

  • Change management: dealing professionally with the shortage of skilled workers, leading heterogeneous teams  
  • Sustainability in human resource management: competence acquisition, new work, employee health
  • Employment law
In the area of business psychology you will cover the following topics
  • Social psychology
  • Organizational psychology
  • Marketing psychology
  • Personality psychology

The following content on Digital HR will bring you up to date with the latest scientific findings:

  • People Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence and E-Learning
  • Human-Machine-Interaction

Another benefit: You can attend an international study trip to India, South Africa or China. 

It takes 5 months to complete the master's thesis.

Your Master's degree program is blended learning with classroom sessions and self-study phases. The NORDAKADEMIE  provides you with all learning materials online and offline and also supervises you personally.

Four to six weeks before your first lecture, you will receive access to the first study materials. At the beginning of your studies, you will also receive your student ID card.

Consistent study groups enable you to have an intensive exchange and excellent cooperation. In the Master's project, you will also work together in interdisciplinary teams. All modules follow one another in time with subsequent examinations. This means that you only have to prepare for one exam at a time.

If, due to your personal or professional situation, it is not possible for you to complete your studies in the standard period of study, you can extend your study period by eight months free of charge.

Our recommendation: When comparing the tuition fees of private universities, you should always look out for "hidden" costs, e.g. for enrollment, exams or study time extensions. If providers do not disclose these fees or only inform you about them after you have been entered in a list of prospective students, you will often be charged above-average fees.

The world is facing a decade of unprecedented transformation. Challenges such as decarbonization, the digital revolution, demographic change and the associated lack of skilled workers require outstanding HR specialists who can move confidently in diverse fields of action.

As a graduate of the Master's program HR Management & Business Psychology, you will be able to do so - and also have the latest knowledge in all relevant areas of digital transformation. With this extensive qualification, you will be in demand today and in the future as a specialist and manager in both companies and public organizations.

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