University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna

Digital HR Management and Applied Labour Law

  • Master of Arts in Business, MA
  • Extra occupational
  • German
  • 4 semesters
  • Media Quarter Marx 3.4, Maria Jacobi Gasse 1, 1030 Vienna
  • 40
Online application
from 01.10.2024 to 02.06.2024

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

Entry 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


Application mode:
Online application

Application time:
02 June 2024

Admission procedure:
Written application, Online multiple choice test and interview

Start of studies:

Tuition fee:
€ 363.36 per semester


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