Career prospects Human Resource Studies

Successful completion of the Master's program in Human Resource Studies gives you a head start for a career as a HR professional in the public and private sectors, as well as for careers in research and consultancy. The HRS Master prepares you for HR positions with an emphasis on analytical, strategic, and leadership qualities.

Range of careers for graduates in Human Resource Studies

Graduates are equipped to analyze and advise on HR, work, and organizational issues, such as understanding the underpinnings of HR decisions and their consequences for work, well-being, and performance, or to implement new HR policies in the context of a changing environment.

There are excellent opportunities for graduates who wish to pursue positions like:

  • All-round HR professional,
  • HR specialist (e.g., Learning & Development, Compensation & Benefits),
  • HR consultant,
  • or HR researcher.

Inquiries among our alumni show that HRS graduates progress quickly in their careers to senior, strategic, and managerial HR roles.

Alumna Aga Nizinska, HR Business Partner in a logistics company in Amsterdam:

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"Doing my Master’s at Tilburg University most importantly prepared me for the fast-paced environment in which I am working right now. Having a busy schedule helped me improve my planning skills and going through the process of writing an academic paper taught me how to deal with stress and pressure."

Aga Nizinska

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