About MHR

The MSc Management of human resources is an academic program designed to prepare students to accomplish an international career in the field of human resources management.

The program aims to nurture values and high-level competencies to plan human resource management strategies, improve employee experience, innovate the way to manage people by adopting advanced analytical tools and quantitative and qualitative techniques.

Students will master theoretical and applied knowledge in the following areas: organization design and management, human resource management models, organizational development, hiring and recruitment, training and employee development, compensation and reward systems, industrial relations, labor laws and regulations, organizational behavior, HR information systems, HR analytics, organizational well-being.

The program is characterized by an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, a strong orientation toward HR analytics, and a learning-by-doing teaching approach. Academic courses are complemented with workshops, internships, and Erasmus mobility programs. The program allows students to access managers’ and consultants' networks in human resource management and enlarge their learning through meetings with guest experts and project works.


DURATION: 2 years (120 ects)

ATTENDANCE: mandatory

    Location: via Conservatorio, 7 – Milan (Italy)

    For information: mhr@unimi.it

    Head of Study Programme: Silvia Gilardi

    I year

    Compulsory learning activities



    Advanced Labor Economics + Personnel Economics


    Comparative and European Labor Law


    Data Analysis and Statistics


    Digital HR and Analytics


    HR Information Systems


    Human Resources Management


    International Business Management and Accounting


    Organizational Behavior



    II year

    Compulsory learning activities


    Hiring and Recruitment


    18 credits to be earned by choosing two courses among the following (allow to choose maximum one course in the areas M-PSI/06 or SPS/09 or SECS-P/01 areas):

    - Advanced Strategic Management

    - Comparative industrial relations

    - Conflict Management and Negotiation

    - Empirical methods for inequality analysis

    - Learning and development

    - Organizational Innovation and Technology

    - Organizational Transformation and Change







    Elective activities

    • 9 credits for elective courses

    • 3 credits for internship, workshops, and other activities

    • Final exam (15 ects)

    The program prepares students for a range of careers in the human resource management field, such as Human Resource Business Partner, Learning and development specialist, Organizational change specialist, People analytics specialist, Diversity and inclusion specialist, Personnel management consultant, Head Hunter.

    Application is open, subject to entry requirements.


    Eligible candidates must meet the following requirements:

    • Applicants with Italian bachelor's degree in: Filosofia (Philosophy) (L-5), Ingegneria dell'Informazione (Information engineering) (L-8), Ingegneria industriale (Industrial engineering) (L-9), Scienze dei servizi giuridici (Legal science) (L-14), Scienze dell'amministrazione e dell'organizzazione (Administration and organization sciences) (L-16), Scienze dell'economia e della gestione aziendale (Business management) (L-18), Scienze della comunicazione (Communication sciences) (L-20), Scienze e tecniche psicologiche (Psychological Sciences) (L-24), Scienze e tecnologie informatiche (Informatics) (L-31), Scienze economiche (Economics) (L-33), Scienze matematiche (Mathematical sciences) (L-35), Scienze politiche e delle relazioni internazionali (Political sciences and international relations)(L-36), Scienze sociali per la cooperazione, lo sviluppo e la pace (Social sciences for cooperation, development and peace)(L-37), Sociologia (Sociology)(L-40), Statistica (Statistics) (L-41).

    • Applicants who have completed their undergraduate studies at foreign universities are eligible if their bachelor’s degree may be regarded as equivalent to one of the Italian bachelor's degree listed above.

    • Candidates holding a different bachelor’s degree from the ones listed above must have earned at least 9 ects in economics or mathematics or statistics.

    • Non-native speakers must demonstrate their English knowledge either by showing they have at least one year of university studies in English, or by providing evidence of possessing a minimum English language proficiency at level B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


    The admission will be decided based on academic merit, coherence of the curriculum with the Master’s learning objectives, and a multiple-choice test to evaluate basic knowledge. Eligible applicants might also be invited to interview before admission (read more here: Application | MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES (MHR) | Università degli Studi di Milano Statale (unimi.it)).