Innovation in labour law: Digital HR management in transition

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.

Online info sessions (in German)

Would you like to learn more about the Work Design and HR Management degree programme and have your individual questions answered? Then register now for our online info sessions! The degree programme team will inform you about application and admission, study contents and career opportunities. The online info sessions are held in German.

  • Mon, 06.05.2024 , 5 - 6 pm

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As a graduate you will be able to:

  • 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.

Typical career fields open to you after graduation:

  • 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

You can find more information in the current brochure of the degree programme (German)

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Master of Arts in Business, MA

Length of programme

4 semesters

Mode of study

Career parallel programme: three times a week in the evening and Saturdays during the day

Place of study

Campus Media Quarter St. Marx 3.4
Maria Jacobi Gasse 1
1030 Wien

Language of instruction

German and English


120 ECTS

Tuition fee

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

Semester abroad

Students have various possibilities to go abroad and spend time at one of our partner universities. The degree programme recommends completing a semester abroad in the 2nd semester.

Admission procedure

  • Written application
  • Online multiple-choice test
  • Interview

Preparation for admission procedure

For preparation, we recommend our preparatory script. You can also find more information in our "Master Application and Admission Guide" under the info materials. No external courses are required.

Application period for EU/EEA citizens and applicants

1 October until 2 June

Application period for non-EU/EEA citizens and applicants

1 October until 30 April

Admission 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.
  • For this degree programme, you need German language skills at CEFR level C1 and English language skills at level C1.
  • 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.

Bridging courses

Take advantage of the free bridging courses offered by the UAS BFI Vienna (May to July) to acquire missing ECTS and qualify for admission to a master programme.

Level of qualification according to the National Qualification Framework and the European Qualifications Framework


Field(s) of study (e.g. ISCED-F)

0413 Management and administration

Access to further studies

Graduates of UAS master programmes are entitled to enroll in relevant doctoral programmes (pursuant to § 6 para. 4 FHG, as amended) or university courses.

Bettina Wirth


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