Online Master in Human Resources Management

27 APR 2021

5% discount available to applications submitted before 27/04/21 

Globally recognized after more than 20 face-to-face courses, the Online Master in Human Resources Management is one of the best masters to train you as an HR expert remotely. You will acquire the appropriate knowledge to obtain a 360-degree vision of human resources management: the functioning of a Personnel Department, payroll, contracts, worker agreements, internal communication, selection, recruiting, retention and management of talent, prevention of occupational risks, labour relations, career plans, development plans for managers, training plans, coaching, etc.

  • Human Resources
  • People Management
  • Selection
Next edition
Classes start
02 March, 2022
Program ends
28 February, 2023
ECTS credits
7750 €

The Online Master in Human Resources Management has been recognized by the Eduniversal ranking as the 4th best master in HR in Spain and among the 50 best in the world in this speciality. Now we offer it in an online format to continue training Human Resources professionals remotely and thus open up new job opportunities. Not only will companies value your degree, but they probably have or have had professionals who also took it.

You will be trained by recognized experts in the sector using a practical approach to the management of human capital, which guarantees a faithful focus on the workplace reality of the moment. This master in human resources management also includes conferences in which you will have networking opportunities with renowned speakers from the field of HR.

Our experts in human resources management have designed a study plan that will allow you to develop the skills, habits and intuitions necessary for the management of the human resources area. You will study a leading online master in human resources in the sector and, if you wish, you will be able to undertake extracurricular internships to gain professional experience.

Why choose this program


Study on one of the 50 best master's degrees in HR in the world

After 20 face-to-face courses, this master's degree in human resources management has been recognized by the Eduniversal ranking as the 4th best master's degree in HR in Spain and among the 50 best in the world in this speciality of HR.


Learn with real practical cases

The contents of this online master in human resources are taught by professional experts in the sector, who guarantee a faithful focus on the workplace reality of the moment.


Increase your job opportunities

More than 1,000 professionals can attest to the strength and reputation of this master which will open up exciting job opportunities for you. Companies will not only value your qualification, but they probably have or have had professionals who also took it.


Expand your network of contacts

You will have an excellent opportunity to network and detect job opportunities thanks to interaction with colleagues and renowned professors and speakers from the field of HR.

Who is it for?

This online master in human resources is aimed at university graduates and professionals who already have experience in HR. You will be introduced to aspects such as motivation, assertive leadership, people management, talent management, or emotional intelligence. And in personnel policy techniques such as selection, training, labour relations, corporate social responsibility and compensation, while you learn to evaluate the performance and satisfaction of employees with their jobs.

Admission and enrolment


The Online Master in Human Resources Management is structured into 16 subjects and a Master's Final Project.

Strategic People Management
Strategic People Management
Role of People management
Planning as a tool for change
International Management and Multiculturalism
International Mobility – Global mobility
Management of multiculturalism and diversity
Organizational Design
Analysis, description, and evaluation of positions
Motivation and Leadership
Motivation and commitment management
Leadership and teamwork
Leading Excellence
Leading Excellence
Effective communication
Attraction of Talent and Skills
Management by competencies
Employer Branding
Employee Experience
Organizational Culture and Internal Communication
Internal communication
Organizational climate and culture
Training and Development
Knowledge management
Training and development programs
Evaluation and Performance
Evaluation and feedback systems
Potential and performance
Assessment and Development
Recognition Systems
Salary structure and remuneration models
Incentives and rewards
Assisted development
Executive coaching
Team coaching
Negotiation and Conflict
Scenarios and protagonists of Labour Relations
Conflict and mediation
Trading models
Transformación Digital y HR Analytics
Digital impact on personnel management
Big Data
HR Analytics
International Labour Regulations (Optional)
Principles and sources of International Labour Law
International organizations
National Labour Regulations (Optional)
Access and hiring
Labour conditions
New Challenges in Personnel Management
Organizational ethics, conciliation, labour equality, etc.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Final Project
Master's Final Project

The Master's Final Project consists of a research project related to the different aspects contained in the personnel policy of a specific and real company. It involves an analysis (individual or in group) of a company's personnel policy and its human resources management programs to obtain a vision of the coherence with the company's strategy. Determine your areas of improvement and make a proposal for the creation of new actions that bring together the knowledge acquired in the master.

Complementary activities

BSM Inside is a transversal and interdisciplinary module, common to all master's and postgraduate degrees at UPF Barcelona School of Management, which has been conceived to work on a set of key competencies for professional development in conjunction with the real needs of today's organizations. 

This module extends throughout the academic year and is made up of 3 areas of knowledge that constitute the identity traits of the UPF-BSM: Communication; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and Planetary Well-being and Humanities. 

All the subjects of the BSM Inside module are 100% online and have been designed as self-learning subjects: from the first day of the subject until the end of the term you will have all the teaching materials available on the eCampus and you can work with the material and the different activities that it contains at your own pace, according to your availability and in a self-organized way. 

Qualification obtained

Once you have completed the program, you will be awarded the degree of Máster en Dirección y Gestión de Personas en las Organizaciones, issued by Pompeu Fabra University.


Academic directors

Tomàs Rubió Sánchez

Training and Organizational Development Consultant


Deputy Directors

Mercè Martín Vicente-Ruiz

Lecturer BSM


Antoni Aparicio Forns

Consultant and Managing partner at BAESTRA Estudi Formació, S.L.


Sílvia Cóppulo Martinez

Senior Lecturer BSM

  • Juan Francisco Arza Mondelo
    Arza and Legazpi People First Society
    PDD by IESE-University of Navarra
  • Joan Boada Grau
    Co-director of the InterEVA Research Group of Rovira i Virgili University
    Professor of University at the Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona and Doctor of Psychology at the University of Barcelona.
  • Marcos Hernando Ponce
    Deputy Director of Human Resources of the Mar Parc de Salut Consortium (Barcelona)
    Master of Professional Media and Master of Human Resources in Organizations at Pompeu Fabra University
  • Eduard Legazpi Piñeiro
    Associate Director at Arza , Legazpi, Consultoria in Human Resources
    Master of Business Administration (MBA), by ESADE Business School. Licensed in Psychology and History
  •  Gabriel Martinez Deschamps
    Main Consultor of the human resources area in European Consulting Group.
    Graduated in Economics from the Bilbao University
  • Jesus Maria Salo i Vila
    Partner on Page Executive, part of Page Group
    Industrial Engineer, specialized in Industrial Organization by the Technical University of Catalonia


At the UPF Barcelona School of Management we are committed to a flexible and dynamic online model, whose aim is to place you as a participant at the centre of the process allowing you to be the owner of the development of your learning.

In order to facilitate your day-to-day management and the achievement of academic objectives, you will have 24/7 access to the virtual environment so that you can organize your study without schedules and at your own pace.

In this way, you will acquire knowledge, and instrumental and aptitude competencies combining training with your work and personal life, making the most of the time you have for it. 


Interactive teaching materials

Various materials and formats will make your experience more motivating: videos, case studies, content maps and downloadable resources. Designed and updated periodically by professionals and experts in the field, they put at your disposal the latest knowledge, skills, and tools to take your career to the next level.


Active and collaborative learning

Participation and discussion with your classmates and teachers are essential to the collaborative learning process. We will provide you with various tools such as the Discussion Forum, where you can propose new topics for debate, comment on and answer questions presented by the teacher or respond to interesting comments.


Streaming sessions with experts

Through videoconference sessions with the expert teacher or special guests, you will be able to ask questions, discuss your learning and connect in real time as if you were all in the same place. To ensure the flexibility of the training, we record the sessions so that you can refer to them if you have not been able to connect.


Personalized help

You will have the support of the expert tutor, who will guide you through each didactic unit; the help of the coordinator and the program manager in the delivery of activities, qualifications, management of procedures or access to services, and the guidance of the career advisor in the improvement of your personal brand and the search for professional opportunities.



Throughout the program, you will develop your final project and, to help with this, you will be assigned an expert mentor on the subject, who will be in charge of advising you and supervising its development until the presentation and final defence.


Activities and evaluation dates for each of the programme's subjects will be detailed at the beginning of the programme.

The evaluation tests of the programme will be established and corrected under the quality criteria required in all programmes of the UPF Barcelona School of Management, which guarantee its academic value and recognition.

Program evaluation will be done online on the basis of:

- Solving practical cases oriented towards business reality
-Take tests for each subject
- Proactive discussion in forums and discussions
-Realizing and submitting a final project


The learning process is characterized by its flexibility, since, in the virtual learning environment, the structure of the school calendar and the diversity of multimedia resources which are made available to the student allows them to acquire knowledge in a self-regulated manner.

The support of the teaching staff and interaction with classmates is carried out by making use of a wide variety of communication channels that facilitate proximity and didactic dialogue. The completion of activities and the Master's Final Project or Postgraduate Final Project is oriented towards professional practice for a high-impact professional transfer.


Professional Future

You will train as an HR expert and acquire the appropriate knowledge to obtain a 360-degree view: operation of a Personnel Department, payroll, contracts, worker agreements, people management, internal communication, selection, recruiting, management and retention of talent, career plans, development plans for managers, training plans, coaching, mentoring, etc.

Our experts have designed a distance study plan for this master's degree in HR that will allow you to develop on our virtual campus the skills, habits and intuitions necessary for the management of a Human Resources area. You will learn from recognized professionals in the sector with a practical approach, which guarantees a faithful focus on the working reality of the moment.

At the end of the master's in human resources management you will find interesting job opportunities, as companies will not only value your qualification, but they probably have or have had professionals who also studied the same course.

Student profile

You will be trained with students from different national and international backgrounds, which will allow you to grow not only academically, but also culturally and personally.

Our students come from various academic and professional backgrounds. This contributes to creating a multidisciplinary, collaborative and enriching spirit for all.


Average age


Average professional experience


International participants


Participants holding the main degrees (Labour Relations, Psychology, Business Administration and Law)


Participants holding other degrees

Career opportunities

You will study on a leading master in human resources in the sector.

More than 1,000 Human Resources professionals have been trained with us, meaning that interesting job opportunities will open up for you. Companies will not only value your qualification, but they probably have or have had professionals who took it with us.

You will be trained by recognized professionals in the sector using a practical approach for managing teams, which guarantees a faithful focus on the workplace reality of the moment. The master also includes conferences in which you will have opportunities to network with renowned speakers from the field of HR.

  • Manager in HR and labour relations management
  • Technical Specialists (HR Specialists) in areas of:
    •    Selection
    •    Evaluation
    •    Training
    •    Development
    •    Planning
    •    Prevention of occupational hazards
    •    Remuneration
    •    Labour Relations
  • Generalist in any functional area of HR
  • Internal/external consultant
  • Resource Manager
  • HR Business Partner
  • Area manager for:
    •    Selection
    •    Training and development
    •    Compensation and Benefits
    •    Evaluation and preservation of human capital
    •    Labour Relations and Negotiation
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Head of Internal Communication
  • Head of Knowledge Management
  • Manager or Technician in People Analytics

Admission and enrolment

Our admission process consists of a rigorous evaluation of each application to preserve the quality of the group as well as the training, experience, and work capacity of all students.

Who can apply?

In order to access the program you need to have a degree, diploma or be a university graduate. Other candidates without the required university degree may take part in the selection process by virtue of their academic or professional merits and the place of work they occupy.

It is possible that a video interview will be conducted to determine the suitability of the candidates who wish to participate in this program.

Those participants who do not have Spanish as one of their mother tongues or who did not have it as a teaching language in their training studies, must prove that they have at least a B2 level of Spanish (Common European Framework of Reference), as well as fluently take part in a personal interview with the academic director, if necessary.

How to apply?

To apply for admission to this program, students must read and accept the Terms and Conditions of Contract once they start the application for admission through the following form.

Application for admission

Complete your application within the next admission rounds:

RoundApplication deadlineAdmission resolution

Applications for admission will be evaluated when you complete the following steps:

  • Complete the online admission form.
  • Pay the €120 admission fee. This amount will be returned if you are not admitted.
  • Send the following documents through the online platform e-registrar:
    • Presentation letter or video
    • CV
    • Scanned copy of university degree (if you are in the last year of your degree, you can provide your academic records)
    • Scanned copy of Transcript of Records. Make sure that it includes your GPA (Grade Point Average)
    • Scanned copy of ID Card or Passport
    • Passport-size photo (jpg format)

Additional documents may be requested in certain cases.
Application rounds are subject to the number of places available on the program.


  • The Admissions Committee will select the candidates on the basis of a personal or CV-based interview.
  • You will be notified of the admission decision in writing.


  • Registration must be paid within a 15 days after the admission.
  • Once the letter of acceptance to the program has been received, you will need to submit the following original documents before the course begins:
    • Stamped and/or authenticated photocopy of your university degree.
  • If you have a foreign degree you may need to submit additional documents.
  • Paying the reservation fee (25% of the program's tuition fees) is essential in order to reserve your place
  • If you pay the tuition fees by bank transfer you will be required to introduce the program code. The program code for this course is 1288.
  • The remaining tuition fees must be paid 2 weeks before the start of the course.

Grants, scholarships and financing


The UPF Barcelona School of Management offers you different means of financing so that you can take any of our programs without worry. We offer you the opportunity to finance part of your program, either by rewarding your talent through scholarships, through grants from entities dedicated to promoting education or through collaboration agreements with financial entities.

Talent Scholarship

Apply for one of our Talent Scholarships, specifically awarded to master students who can demonstrate an exceptional academic, professional or personal trajectory.

Partner Talent Scholarship

If you are a graduated from one of the UPF Barcelona School of Management partner universities you can apply to the Partner Universities Scholarships.


Apply for one of our UPF-BSM Scholarships, awarded specifically to Pompeu Fabra University students with a good academic record.

Social Value Scholarships

UPF Barcelona School of Management, for this next academic year, and aiming at the commitment for social welfare, offers the Social Value Scholarships with the objective of supporting and favoring the groups that the School considers a priority. Enter and consult the details.

Grants and discounts

Alumni discounts

If you are a member of our alumni associations or of one of our partner universities, we offer you a series of applicable discounts on the amount of tuition for your program.

UPF Employee Discounts

If you are a member or family member of an employee of the UPF group or belonged to the collaborating institutions of the UPF Barcelona School of Management, you can enjoy a series of applicable discounts on the tuition fees for your program.

Early Bird discount

Discount available to applications submitted before the stated deadline.

UPF Partner Latinoamerican Universities Discount

If you are alumni of one of our Partner Universities, you are entitled to a discount of 10% on the UPF Barcelona School of Management Masters and postgraduate program tuition fees (those programs with more than 15 credits).


Financing simulator

You can choose how to finance your studies by consulting our simulator and receive an answer in less than 24 hours.

Go to the simulator

Collaborating entities

In addition, UPF Barcelona School of Management collaborates with various banks and financial entities which provide study loans on favorable terms. For more information you can contact any of the following links (in Spanish).

Note, however, that in order to benefit from these special conditions you must have a NIE if you are not a European Citizen. Therefore, UPF Barcelona School of Management strongly recommends international students to seek first for students loans at bank entities of their country of origin, or to search for funding opportunities through international entities.

The Agency for Management of University and Research Grants of Catalonia (AGAUR, in Spanish) also offers loans to university students with legal residence in Catalonia through the PREPOST program.

Application for admission
You are applying for admission to the program:
Online Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management
Modality: Distancia
Language: Spanish
Price: 7750
Admission fee: 120
We will deduct this amount from the total registration fee if your application is accepted. If your application is rejected, we will reimburse you.

Online Master in Human Resources Management