Bachelor in Human Resource Management (SDP)

Course typeBachelor
Course sectorHRM
Course duration2 years
Starting dateSeptember 2019
DegreeBa. of HRM
Tuition fee (EU/EEA students) € 2,083
Tuition fee (NON-EU students)(specification) € 7,800

Is global thinking just right for you? Would you like to learn more about the key to the success of an organization; the Human Resources? Do you want to experience intercultural differences, work in an organization operating internationally and develop new approaches to HRM? Then the Human Resource Management programme at Saxion University of Applied Sciences is an excellent choice for you!

All over the world, the key to successful business is more and more based on the performance of your Human Resource or Human Capital. International organizations and their staff continually need to adapt to shifts in the external environment and have to feel ‘at home’ anywhere in the world. The programme is aimed at advancing the understanding of human behaviour in the workplace and the contribution of Human Resource (HR) policies and practices to the effectiveness of organizations.

You will certainly have to understand your company’s strategy to cope with the fast changing environments. And within this dynamic and rapidly changing environment, your personal knowledge, skills, competences and understanding how to co-operate with business managers are extremely important to ensure the organizations, and human resource “ fit” to all internal and external changes.

The business can expect from you a thorough understanding of business-oriented HR and an adequate translation of the international (corporate) strategy into relevant and modern HR policies and procedures. As you have profound knowledge of change processes you will be a well trained professional with a broad set of culturally adapted skills and demonstrate a professional approach as a sparring partner of the management.

Saxion’s Short Degree Programme Human Resource Management builds on the previous education of the student. Saxion offers the latest insights and knowledge in business (change) strategies, international HRM strategies, advanced intercultural communication techniques & skills and a thorough understanding of primary business processes. Students who enrol in the Short Degree Programme will either follow a one-year or a two-year programme depending on their previous education.

In every semester you will build towards knowledge and understanding in the fields of: Strategy and organization development, International HRM, Business orientation and professional skills. Getting acquainted with the future professional field is an important part of the programme. Throughout the programme you work on practical assignments in which you apply knowledge and skills gained from theory combined with real business situations.

Semester 1

  • Understand the (HRM) Business
  • Build the (HRM) Business

Semester 2

  • Manage the (HRM) Business
  • Experience the (HRM) Business

Semester 3

  • Manage Strategic International (HRM) Business
  • Manage Change the (HRM) Business

Semester 4

  • Manage High Performance Organizations/ Worksystems
  • Thesis

More information

Please check this overview from the curriculum if you want more information about the subjects in this programme.

First of all, our general entry requirements apply. Next to that, to join this programme, the following requirements are necessary:

  • A minimum of three years of higher education in a discipline related to and including Human Resource Management
  • A good command of English with a minimum of an IELTS test score of 6.0 or a TOEFL test-score of 550.
  • Having complied with the intake procedure (more information to follow).
  • A minimum number of participating students.
  • An intake interview (via Skype, telephone or face to face) is part of the admission procedure. The result of this assessment is final and binding.


When you have graduated, you get the title Bachelor of Human Resource Management. This will give you an excellent entrance on the international labour market: an assistant HRM manager, an assistant advisor organisational development, as a junior international change agent or an assistant change manager for a multinational company all over the world. Would you like to study on? That is possible too. You are welcome to do your Master degree in for example HRM, Business Administration or Human Resource Development at universities in and outside Europe.

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