Human Resource Management

Human Resources Management programme for 2014-2016 has been evaluated with the highest score by the Lithuanian and foreign experts due to especially well-balanced content – it enables not only to deepen into the modern concepts of human resources management and strategies, but also to learn how to apply the methods necessary for the management of human resources surveys and practical improvement of innovative human resources management systems, and realisation of the solutions of the development of human potential.

According to the data of Magazine “Reitingai” (Rankings) of 2017, it is one of the best Master’s degree study programmes preparing human resources specialists at the Lithuania universities (2nd place in the rankings of 2017).

Code 6211LX039
Location Kaunas
School of Economics and Business
Cycle Second cycle
Field Human Resource Management
Language Lithuanian
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 2 y. (Cyclic, Evening-time)
Degree awarded Master of Business Management



Balanced structure of programme

The studies are oriented not only to the newest research knowledge, but also teach how to apply modern concepts, form practical skills necessary for the creation and preparation of human resources management systems, encouraging the creative processes in the company and management of the main organisation resources – employees.


Compliance with the tendencies of the development of human resources management on the labour market

In 2014-2016, the Human Resources Management programme was evaluated as one of the best study programmes in Lithuania.


Good skills of all human resources management practices

Strategic business partner – this is how the specialist of human resources management is taught today who is responsible not only for the recruitment of employees, their dismissal, solutions of legal matters related to personnel, but also the formation of organisational climate, motivation, salary, training, identification and development of talents, creation of adaptation systems, planning of investment in the human resources.


The need for human resources management specialists is constantly growing on the market

The comparative analysis of functions of human resources units of the Lithuanian and foreign companies reveals the growth in the number of employees working in the units of human resources management over the recent years. If several years ago 0.5% of employees worked in the majority of Lithuanian business companies and organisation units for the personnel matters, at the moment, the competitive and global Lithuanian working organisations employ from 1.5 to 5% employees to work in their human resources management units.


Lectures delivered by top-level professionals

The personnel managers and managers of centres of companies familiarise with specific experience of successful companies and top-level foreign research centres in the fields of performance assessment, salaries management, human resources research methodology.



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

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

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

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.


Student’s competences:
– Insurance of strategic human resource planning, attraction and long-term maintenance at the organisation;
– Identification and development of employees’ competences focusing on the future needs in the context of Industry 4.0;
– Competences of talent identification focusing on sustainable career of employees;
– Competences of development of remuneration and employee motivation systems;
– Development of the employee performance management system (formulation of objectives, performance monitoring, provision of feedback);
– Creation of human resource welfare applying measures for employee satisfaction, involvement, participation and obligations to the organisation. Creation of human resource welfare applying measures for stress reduction, elimination of burnout or health improvement;
– Practical application of the essential legislation regulating legal occupational relationships;
– Development of systems and processes aiming for balance between employee’s and organisation’s objectives;
– Competences of human resource analysis indicting a link between an employee’s attitude and behaviour, and organisation’s performance results;
– Application of leadership skills.


Student’s skills:
– Able to perform research and assessment of human resources;
– Able to make decisions of competence management in development and introduction of competence-based human resource management systems based on the results of scientific and applied research and modern methodologies;
– Able to formulate human resource management strategy and develop human resource management system;
– Able to characterise labour law system, subjects of legal occupational relationships, analyse legislation and practice of courts;
– Able to apply employee-friendly human resource management measures ensuring the organisation’s profitability focused on the welfare of employees;
– Able to formulate strategies for talent identification and development and apply them in practice;
– Able to develop personal leadership qualities and those of others.



You may become

– Identification of employees’ development needs and selection of methods; couching of employees; planning of sustainable career of employees taking into consideration an employee’s welfare and the organisation’s long-term competitiveness.

– Identification, attraction and maintenance of talents in the organisation; Management of employee rotation and substitution; Recruitment applying various methods.

– Development and application of remuneration and employee motivation system; Modification of remuneration system according to the labour market trends.

– Development and implementation of employee performance management system; Development and application of information technologies in formulation of tasks for the employees and provision of feedback.

– Development and application of the systems for employee development and training, recruitment, remuneration, performance management and career management;
– Insurance of employee welfare while planning and implementing changes;
– Performance of human resource analysis, providing the highest level managers with calculations and insights on how and what influence employees make on the organisation’s performance results.

– Functional manager making human resource management policy and strategy, and coordinating implementation of this strategy;
– Performance of human resource analysis, providing the highest level managers with calculations and insights on how and what influence employees make on the organisation’s performance results;
– Insurance of employee welfare while planning and implementing changes;
– Development and application of the systems for employee development and training, recruitment, remuneration, performance management and career management.


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

Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 2952 €
Price per credit 49,2 €


Financial support