Human Resources Management

Program type Continuing Education, Initial Training, Apprenticeship Training
Degree Master's
Graduate program(s) Graduate Program in Management
Domain(s) Humanities & social sciences
Discipline(s) Law, Business Administration - Management, Human Resources, Social Science
Teaching language(s) French
Place Paris

PSL host school


The Master’s degree program in Human Resources Management at Dauphine–PSL offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and career-minded curriculum that combines management and social science. Its graduates become better equipped to understand human resources issues and how they are connected with the organization’s objectives as a whole. The program provides them with the tools they need to identify ways to take action, manage the social and human aspects of corporate transformations and convince decision-making bodies that their proposals are appropriate and feasible. The Master’s degree is affiliated with PSL’s graduate program in Management.

Learning outcomes

  • A mastery of all aspects of the HR function and its context, so that graduates can assume the strategic and workplace responsibilities of a Director of Human Resources.
  • The ability to articulate corporate HR policy and strategy and draft plans for managing corporate transformations as they affect personnel and the workplace.
  • The ability to assimilate analytical models and company stances so as to provide support to personnel who are affected by corporate transformations.


The Master’s degree program produces high-level professionals trained to work in France or abroad:

  • Recruitment specialist
  • Remuneration specialist
  • Human resources officer
  • Human resources consultant
  • HRIS consultant
  • Organizational consultant
  • Human resources manager


The first year of the curriculum includes approximately 450 hours of coursework divided between two semesters that run from the end of August to the beginning of the following May. The Master’s degree can be taken on an apprenticeship basis or as full-time study. Students in an apprenticeship begin their work-study program in mid-November, spending one week at the university and three weeks in a business until the end of the course; they then spend all of their time at the business until courses resume for the second year of the program. Students in full-time study may begin an internship in the month of May.

Teaching location

Dauphine–PSL: Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, 75016 Paris


Desired background for Master’s Year 1
A three-year undergraduate degree (BAC+3, 180 ECTS credits) or the equivalent, obtained at Dauphine, another university, a French IEP political studies institute or other high-level institution of higher learning, in France or abroad, in one of the following fields: management, sociology, economics, humanities and social sciences, engineering, information and communications sciences. This academic program is open to applicants who have professional experience that is eligible for “Validation of experiential learning” (VAE).
Selection process
Based on an application and interview. The application should be submitted online at the MyCandidature application platform:

Degree delivered

Institutional Master’s degree conferred by Université PSL and prepared at Dauphine–PSL.

  • Teaching that is designed to provide students with the change management skills that are highly sought after in today’s professional job market, given the accelerating pace of transformations in businesses, public institutions and the nonprofit sector.
  • Diverse and motivating career prospects for students seeking a career in human resources or change management.
  • A strong international focus that includes academic exchanges with a variety of partner universities around the world, selected for the compatibility of their curricula.
  • A highly career-minded curriculum thanks to:
    • Ties with large French and international corporations, offering excellent opportunities for internships and the Volunteers for International Experience (VIE) program.
    • Work and evaluation methods that emphasize simulations (business cases), work in groups and reconstructions of scenarios in the field.
  • Close ties with partner chairs (Chair in Trust and Management), businesses (ELEGIA Formation) and industry and trade organizations (ANDRH, SYNTEC, etc.).


Heads of the Master's program: Fabien Blanchot and Éric Campoy, Lecturers


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