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Human Resource Management

This is a study program that practices the reveal of the best qualities of employees and uses them for the success of an organisation. It delves into modern human resource management concepts and strategies, tactics, and day-to-day practices. Ultimately, it examines the managerial, psychological, legal, and information technology aspects which allow employees and their teams to focus on achieving goals.

The studies analyse how to attract, reveal, and retain talent. How to form an organisational culture, create motivation, and reward the management systems. It also addresses the application of artificial intelligence into the management of organisations and employees, touching upon ethical and social responsibility aspects.

In 2018 and 2019 this program was recognised as the best Human Resource Management study program in Lithuania.

Master’s Program “Human Resource Management” is the first in the Baltic States to be awarded by the world’s largest HR professional accreditation network Society for Human Resource Management. The SHRM Academically Aligned assessment confirms that the program content fully meets the global HR professional association content standard. Recertification Provider status provides students with an opportunity to gain a globally recognized and employer-valued professional qualification and thus become part of the global HR network.

Study wherever you like

With the Erasmus exchange program, you can go study at any foreign university for a semester or complete an internship at an international business of your choice.

Description of Study Programme
Location Kaunas
School of Economics and Business
Cycle Second cycle
Field Human Resource Management
Language Lithuanian
Form Full-time studies - 2 y. (evening-time; cyclic, blended learning)
Degree awarded Master of Business Management
Yearly Price  i Full-time studies - 3989 €

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements


Score structure

Component Coefficient
First component of the competition score

Average grade (CGPA) of University‘s Bachelor’s degree (min. length – 180 ECTS) and its supplement


Second component of the competition score

Research activities


Third component of the competition score

Motivation letter and online interview



Tuition fee

The tuition fee applied for the academic year 2021-2022 is indicated below.

Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 3989 €
Price per credit 66,48 €
Partial tuition fee waiver can be applied for the study price.


Financial support






Subjects of the study programme by semesters


Management – motivation, premium schemes, evaluation system
Labour law – collective agreements, guarantees, compensations, labour disputes
Management of competencies – talent pools, educating management, assessment of competencies
Human capital – management, evaluation, practical principles
Research and evaluation of human resources Formation of human resources management strategies Development of human sources management systems Skills of leadership and management of changes





Apply the knowledge instantly

During your studies, you will be testing out the various tools that allow a clear way of applying theoretical knowledge into the daily activities of organisations. Alongside that, you will get to use the talent evaluation and development simulations, prepare human resource management strategies, develop change implementation plans, as well as leadership development programs, and reward systems. Sounds like a dream, right?


Facts speak for themselves

In 2018 and 2019 this program was recognised as the best Human Resource Management study program in Lithuania. The facts really do speak for themselves.


HR specialists in demand

No matter how many jobs will become automated or how far artificial intelligence develops, people will always be the core value of any organisation. According to the international employment services company “Manpower Group”, the demand for human resource management specialists has grown by 20% in the last two years. And the demand keeps on growing.


Learn hand-in-hand with the practical experts

You will be the first to hear how certain theories work in practice. Professionals in the HR field will present to you their specific experiences with successful companies and prestigious foreign centres.



Bright and broad career prospects

What will you be able to do?

Develop and implement human resource management strategies.

Apply the basic legal norms of regulating labor relations.

Develop your own and others’ leadership skills.

Develop identification and development strategies for attracting talents.

Carry out employee opinion surveys.

Create innovative and creative human resource management solutions.

Be the one who successfully implements change.



You may become

– You will be the strategic business development partner. You will formulate employee management policies and strategies, coordinate its implementation, develop and apply employee education, selection, performance, and career management systems.


– You will be the one who predicts what competencies will be needed in the future. You will select the best methods for employee and team development, help ensure employee well-being and long-term competitiveness of the organisation.

-You are the future talent hunter. You will be the one who discovers, attracts, and strives to get the very best professionals on board.

-You will be the professional who designs and applies salary and employee motivation systems.

-As a specialist, you will develop and implement employee performance management systems, formulate goals, and provide feedback to the employees.

-You will be the one who provides the facts and insights into how employees affect a company’s performance. They care about the well-being of employees when planning and implementing change.



MA+ competences

Master+ is a unique model within a chosen MSc programme

The Master+ model offers either to masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills in addition to the main discipline by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track providing a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.

Students of these study programmes can choose between the path of Field Expert and Interdisciplinary Expert. Selection is made in the academic information system. Each path (competence) consists of three subjects (18 credits) allocated as follows: 1 year 1 semester (autumn) – first subject (6 credits), 1 year 2 semester (spring) – second subject (6 credits), 2 year 3 semester – third subject (6 credits). A student, who chooses a path of the Field Expert, deepens knowledge and strengthens skills in the main field of studies. The one, who chooses a path of the Interdisciplinary Expert, acquires knowledge and skills in a different area or field of studies. Competence provides a choice of alternative additional subjects.

  • Field Expert (profound knowledge and skills in the area, required for solution of scientific research tasks);
  • Interdisciplinary Expert:
    (fields of different knowledge and skills are combined for solution of specific tasks);

Acquisition of the competence is certified by the issue of KTU certificate and entry in the appendix to the Master’s diploma. In addition, students can acquire an international certificate (details are provided next to each competence).

Competences are implemented by KTU lecturers – experts in their area – and high level business and public sector organizations; their employees deliver lectures, submit topics for the student’s theses, placement-oriented tasks for the projects, etc.




Kristina Keršienė

Kristina Keršienė

Human Resources Manager for Lithuania and Talent Manager for Europe at UAB “Littelfuse”


We are a leading world production organisation; therefore, we perfectly understand and especially evaluate the importance of human resources for the success of organisation. We are glad to be able to involve in the constant improvement of this programme by delivering the relevant need for business and making the proposals, educating the practical skills of future managers of human resources.

Aušra Kerzienė

Aušra Kerzienė

Personnel Specialist at UAB “SDG”, the Chairman of the Board at Kaunas Personnel Managers’ Club


During the studies, the insights, experiences, perspectives of scientific researches delivered by the lecturers of the Human Resources Management study programme create a constant dialogue between a lecturer and student which remains even after the completion of studies. This leads to the realisation of dreams, objectives, and new possibilities of creation.