Master in Human Resources Management

The Master in Human Resources Management course is jointly organized by HEC Liège and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Graduates will be awarded a degree on which the name of both faculties will appear. 

Its aim is to offer students a managerial approach and a sociologically oriented perspective to develop their analytical, thinking and critical skills.


Advantages of the program

This multidisciplinary Masters course combines the assets that characterize the two faculties that organize it:

  • Specific to HEC Liège: an emphasis on languages, an internship in full immersion within a company, and an in-depth study of various subjects related to management (strategy, marketing, change management, etc.).
  • Specific to the Faculty of Social Sciences: an approach to education and management that is firmly rooted in human sciences, an active and operational approach to social law, sociology and psychology classes that are centered on the professional world, and in-depth seminars on scientific research
  • Strong integration between the academics' projects and research subjects on one hand, and the students' internships and dissertations on the other, in accordance with the principles of centers of excellence
  • A program that is open to the world of work, with an international scope
  • A joint degree awarded by two faculties of the University of Liège.


Who are the courses intended for?

Persons holding an academic degree of

  • Bachelor in Sociology and Anthropology
  • Bachelor in Human and Social Sciences
  • Bachelor in Economics and Management Sciences
  • Bachelor in Business Engineering
  • Bachelor in Human Resources Management
  • Social worker
  • Bachelor in Social Welfare
  • Bachelor in Social Ecology
  • Bachelor in Foreign Trade
  • Bachelor in Accounting
  • And many other branches of study (Contact


Skills acquired during the program

When the Master in Human Resources Management course is completed the student will be able to:

  •  analyze an issue in a company or an organization from the perspective of human capital management and work organization;
  •  identify the parties involved, both internal and external;
  •  take into consideration the external context factors (legislation, socio-cultural context, job market, economic and technological context);
  •  interpret the challenges of human and organizational management;
  •  set up management indicators and dashboards in order to establish a diagnosis but also to set and evaluate targets;
  •  study in depth the major tools, processes and policies used in HRM and in organizational management, and learn their practical application through case studies, guest speakers, internships and the dissertation;
  •  understand the interactions between these tools, processes and policies on the one hand, and the other activities of the company or organization on the other, as well as their impact on the company or organization's strategy;
  •  measure the impact of the policies put into place;
  •  develop proposals for action on the tools and policies used in HRM and work


Qualification and specific opportunities

This options leads to the qualification of “Master in Human Resources Management[J1] ” (120 ECTS).


Career opportunities in

  • general management for the successful completion of projects relating to work organization and the people dimension of corporate activities;
  • pure Human Resources (staff administration, selection, training,…) in the industrial and services sectors, in public administration, in social movements and community groups;
  • consultancy (organization and management of human resources), intervention in companies etc.,particularly in the context of expanding SMEs.


Contact and information

Hélène Da Silva
Direction administrative
04/366 27 64

 [J1]Clarification needed here as to how ‘a finalité’ is described in EN – normally a description of a specialization follows.. ?

Last update :17/01/2018