The requirements for studying HR depend on whether you want to enroll in a bachelor's or master's programme. The requirements are presented separately.
To be eligible for a bachelor's degree in HR, you should have a general higher education entrance qualification or a full vocational college qualification. Degrees from foreign schools, such as the Matura, A-Levels, General Certificate of Education or IB Diploma, are also recognized. For the English language proficiency requirement, you will need to present a valid certificate, which must not be more than two years old. Alternatively, you can participate in the CBS's free online English test.
To be eligible for a master's degree in HR at the CBS, you must have a first academic degree (bachelor's, diploma, master's) from a recognized German or international university, university of applied sciences, or vocational academy with a minimum grade of "good." If you did not achieve this grade in your first degree, you will have to go through a separate admission process. Your first degree should be in a business-related field and have a total credit volume of at least 180 ECTS points.
The HR program can be studied without a Numerus Clausus (NC). An NC is not required.
With a degree in human resources management, numerous opportunities will be open to you. HR skills are greatly needed in various business sectors. For example, you can work as a human resources specialist, human resources developer, personnel cost planner, coach, personnel coordinator, HR business partner, or human resources consultant.
Salaries in human resources management vary. Entry-level professionals in HR management jobs can expect an annual gross salary of around $32,000. With the right human resource degree and experience, annual gross salaries in the range of $45,000 are possible. The annual average salary in human resource management jobs is around $38,000 gross.
The study locations for the Bachelor of Human Resources Management degree at CBS are Cologne, Mainz, Berlin/Potsdam, Neuss, Brühl, Solingen, and Aachen. You can pursue your Masters in HR at CBS in Cologne, Mainz, Aachen, Brühl, and Berlin/Potsdam.
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