Digital HR Management & Applied Labour Law

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The world of work is in a state of upheaval: tasks and demands on employees as well as labour relations are changing. Lifelong learning is becoming a vital part of working life; previously rigid and hierarchical organisational structures are becoming increasingly flexible, and leadership is being redefined. At the same time, digitalisation is making its way into many corporate areas and accelerating the redesign of work processes, fields of activity and working environments.

Human Resources.Digitalisation, Change Management

HR management in companies has a special role to play in shaping these changes: on the one hand, experts are needed who can initiate and accompany the transformation and change and thus make a significant contribution to a company’s success. On the other hand, digitisation also creates various opportunities for HR management itself to optimise core processes, simplify them and make them more user-friendly. In addition, companies need experts who can deal with labour law issues, for example, on atypical and new forms of work as well as with data protection and social law in the context of changes in the world of work.

Focal areas & qualifications

The unique selling point of the graduates from the degree programme "Digital HR Management and Applied Labour Law" results from the combination of HR management competences with a special reference to digitalisation and change management as well as competences in applied labour law.

Graduates of this programme can:

  • derive strategies from current developments and changes in the world of work and implement these strategies in order to develop HR management in line with corporate objectives.
  • develop and optimise HR core processes along the entire candidate/employee experience (recruiting, talent management, performance management, HR development, etc.) and implement measures to digitalise HR processes.
  • create HR analytics projects, interpret results from data analysis and derive measures from them.
  • plan, and direct a team, in the implementation of change and transformation processes and, as HR business partners and internal consultants, and accompany and advise managers and employees on change and transformation management issues.
  • identify labour law issues arising from the digitalisation of HR systems and HR processes and - if necessary in cooperation with lawyers - develop measures for the legally compliant design of work models, employee relations, HR systems and HR processes in national and international contexts.

Carrer options:

  • Heads of HR, and HR business partners
  • HR generalists with a focus on labour law
  • Heads of staff units/HR teams with tasks of in-house counselling on labour law issues
  • HR experts such as: HR controllers, experts in HR reporting and HR Analytica
  • (Digital) Change & Transformation managers
  • HR digitisation experts
  • HR change agents/ organisational development experts
  • Consultants/trainers for digital teaching contents
  • Self-employed or employed management consultants

Get to know our study programme (in german)

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Wirth, Bettina

Coordinator of the degree programme "Work Design and HR Management", "Strategic HR Management in Europe" and "Digital HR Management & Applied Labour Law"

+43 1 720 12 86-905

bettina.wirth@fh-vie.ac.at

Course Catalogue:

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  • ECTS Credits 3.00
    Language English
    Curriculum PT
    Semester 1 WS
  • ECTS Credits 3.00
    Language English
    Curriculum PT
    Semester 1 WS
  • ECTS Credits 3.00
    Language English
    Curriculum PT
    Semester 1 WS
  • ECTS Credits 2.00
    Language German
    Curriculum PT
    Semester 1 WS
  • ECTS Credits 6.00
    Language German
    Curriculum PT
    Semester 1 WS
  • ECTS Credits 4.00
    Language German
    Curriculum PT
    Semester 1 WS
  • ECTS Credits 6.00
    Language German
    Curriculum PT
    Semester 1 WS
  • ECTS Credits 3.00
    Language German
    Curriculum PT
    Semester 1 WS
  • ECTS Credits 3.00
    Language German
    Curriculum PT
    Semester 1 WS
  • ECTS Credits 6.00
    Language German
    Curriculum PT
    Semester 1 WS

Legend: FT = Full Time, PT = Part Time, SS = Summer Semester, WS = Winter Semester

Short Facts

Degree

Master of Arts in Business, MA

ECTS

120

Admission procedure

Written application, online multiple-choice test, interview

Preparation materials can be found on the website of the degree programme in the download area.

No external preparation courses are required.

Course language

German and English

Application period for EU/EEA citizens and applicants

1 October until 15 May

Application period for non-EU/EEA citizens and applicants

1 October until 30 April

Duration of studies

4 semesters/ three times a week in the evening and on Saturdays during the day

Tuition fee

€ 363.36 per semester (+ € 20.70 student´s union fee)

Access requirements

  • Secondary school leaving-certificate (High school Diploma) AND
  • Completion of a social studies/business/natural science/ law/ technical degree in Austria or equivalent degree abroad (The legalization list can be found here under downloads)
Proof of a total of 20 ECTS from the following disciplines: Business Administration, Management, Law or Statistics, of which at least 8 ECTS from the field of Business Administration and 4 ECTS from the field of Management.
  • Language level English C1 and German C1 (for applicants whose native language is not German).
  • Proof of the subject relevance required for access can be provided by a maximum of 4 ECTS through a subject-relevant initial or continuing vocational education or training at a certified institution and/or through a certified initial or continuing vocational education or training or through subject-relevant professional activity.

Our bridging courses enable you to acquire necessary ECTS.
> Link to bridging courses