Digital HR Management & Applied Labour Law

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.

You can find an overview of the degree programme contents in the curriculum (German).


Graduates 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.

Career options

  • Head of HR, and HR business partner
  • HR generalist with a focus on labour law
  • Head of staff units/HR teams with tasks of in-house counselling on labour law issues
  • HR expert such as: HR controllers, experts in HR reporting and HR Analytica
  • (Digital) Change & Transformation manager
  • HR digitisation expert
  • HR change agents/organisational development expert
  • Consultant/trainer for digital teaching contents
  • Self-employed or employed management consultant

Information on the admission procedure

Detailed information on admission procedures can be found here!

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


The programme at a glance


Master of Arts in Business, MA

Type of degree programme


ECTS | Programme duration

120 | 4 semesters

Language of instruction


Place of study

Media Quarter Marx 3.4
Maria Jacobi Gasse 1
1030 Vienna

Application period for EU/EEA citizens and applicants

1 October until 6 June

Application period for non-EU/EEA citizens and applicants

1 October until 15 May

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.

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.

  • 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

Tuition fee

€ 363.36 / semester (+ € 20.70 student union fee)

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