Master in Human Resources Management

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Globally recognized after more than 20 courses, it is one of the best masters in human resources to train you as an HR expert. 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
22 October, 2021
Program ends
04 June, 2023 (To be confirmed)
Schedule
Fridays from 6.00 pm to 9 pm and Saturdays from 9.00 am to 2 pm
Language
Spanish
Modality
On-campus&Live
ECTS credits
60
Price
10950 €

Thanks to the strength of its trajectory, this master's degree in human resources from the UPF-BSM Barcelona school 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. More than 1,000 human resources professionals have been trained with us and this will open up interesting job opportunities for you. Companies will not only value your master's degree in human resources management, but they probably have or have had professionals who also took it.

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

Our experts in human capital management have designed a study plan for this master in human resources that will allow you to develop the skills, habits and intuitions necessary for the management of the human resources area. You will study on one of the leading masters in the sector and be able to undertake professional internships at leading companies such as Allianz, Bacardí, Danone, Foot Locker, Ikea, Mattel, Doctors without Borders, NH Hotel Group, Oysho or Telefónica, among others.

Why choose this program

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

After 20 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.

02

Undertake an internship in leading companies

You will study in one of the leading masters in human resources in the sector and be able to undertake professional internships at leading companies such as Allianz, Bacardi, Danone, Foot Locker, Ikea, Mattel, Doctors without Borders, NH Hotels, Oysho or Telefónica, among others.

03

Learn with real practical cases

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

04

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.

05

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 Human Resources.

Who is it for?

This master's degree in human resources management from the UPF-BSM business school is aimed at university graduates and professionals who already have experience in HR. On it you will gain access to aspects such as motivation, assertive leadership, people management, or emotional intelligence and in personnel policy techniques such as selection, training, prevention of occupational risks, and compensation, while you learn to evaluate performance and employee satisfaction with their jobs.

Admission and enrolment

Curriculum

The Master in Human Resources Management is made up of 3 Postgraduates that are carried out during 2 academic years.

The first course corresponds to the Postgraduate Course in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations and the second to the Postgraduate Courses in Selection, Evaluation and Preservation of Human Potential (first term) and in Training and Development of Human Capital (second term).

The program consists of lectures, conferences, analysis of practical cases, group and individual work, exams, and the development of the Master's Final Project, which is a final thesis in which an applied HR project will be developed to highlight the acquired knowledge.

Module I. Postgraduate program in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations

Personnel policy as a strategic factor
The challenges derived from globalization and new technologies
Adaptation of the human structure to markets
The strategic contribution of people
Internationalization of the area. Management of expatriates
Profile and role of "Personnel Management"
Motivation, leadership, and teamwork
Can values really motivate?
New leaderships and the problems they entail
Teams: their dynamics and their strength. Collaborative work
Is conflict necessary to move forward?
Internal communication, climate, and organizational culture
Internal communication in the digital age at the service of strategy
From climate to organizational culture
Organizational culture: strategic potential. Interculturality
Planning, selection, training, development in the digital age
Action programs within human resources planning
Selection policy and processing phases
Training in organizations. Policies and Training Plans
Diagnosis of needs and training action plan
Promotion, succession, and career planning
Balanced scorecard as a management guide
Performance evaluation, job evaluation, and remuneration policy
Staff evaluation as a managerial function
How to optimize the interview and how to make it positive
Remuneration policy and job evaluation
Tax optimization of the "remuneration package"
Management by Competencies
Competencies: a common language to improve results
Identification and application of the competencies model
Legislative update
Legal sources for the organization of working conditions
Collective bargaining: role and content
Labour procedure
Prevention of occupational hazards
Prevention management
Business responsibilities
Labour Relations
The current scenario of labour relations
Analysis of the protagonists and representativeness
General and sectoral agreements
Conflict and its manifestations
Design and implementation of labour strategies
Prospects for the new economic and social situation
The challenge of innovation
Digital skills of the human resources manager
Personal Brand and Social Networker
Personal learning environments
Big Data: People Analytics

Module II. Postgraduate program in Selection, Evaluation and Preservation of Human Potential

Professional success factors in growing companies
Competences associated with strategic development, the business mission, the management function, and the management of resources
Choice of people as a key competitive factor
Definition of profiles
Selection by abilities
Virtual recruitment and selection environments
Social Recruitment
The selection interview
Basis for objectivity
Practice workshop
The selection and evaluation of managers
Headhunting
Assessment of managerial potential
Executive search and Digital employer branding
Performance management systems
Principles, roles and feedback
The evaluation interview
Assessment by simulation (Assessment Centre)
Requirements, logistics, and tools
Practical applications of the assessment centre
Innovative practices for retaining talent
How to identify, manage, and retain talent?
Diagnostic and loyalty models
Compensation and benefits related to professional retention
Compensation systems for preservation
Compensation systems for incentives
Positive and feasible disengagement procedures
Is it possible to find innovative alternatives?
Offboarding processes
Outplacement, Employment Antenna, etc.
Professional dismissal management

Module III. Postgraduate Program for Training and Development of Human Capital.

Training and development as strategic factors
Knowledge management: a fad or a necessity?
Generators of abilities, resources and competitive advantages
Quantification of intellectual capital in the company
The trainer as an internal consultant
What does the internal customer expect from the trainers?
The role of the HR Business partner
Performance issues
The value added by training
The audit or analysis of skill gaps
Design of strategies for finding solutions
Evaluation of actions carried out
Where is the added value?
Virtual training and development environments
Defining and importing an eLearning project
From eLearning to development ecosystems
Creation of virtual communities as a basis for professional development
Online learning and collaborative learning tools
Knowledge management systems and communities
The need to learn, share and generate
Online knowledge management
Knowing how to implement a KM program in the organization, its implications, obstacles, etc.
Talent development processes
Identification of potential and professional identity
Development centres as tools to retain talent
Management development centres, tutoring, coaching, etc.
Skills development and leadership
Assertive leadership
Working with emotional intelligence
Self-Assessment
Excellence through assisted development
Coaching, a process for improving
Training to be an internal or professional coach
Coaching for teams
High-performance teams
Mentoring: when do we use it?
Do we design a coaching or mentoring process?

Complementary activities

The master's degree in human resources management also includes conferences in which you will have an excellent opportunity to network and detect job opportunities thanks to the interaction with colleagues and renowned professors and speakers from the field of Human Resources.

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.

International mobility

The UPF Barcelona School of Management offers you the possibility of expanding your training and international vision through the International Mobility Programme. Extend your studies extracurricularly, during the academic year following the completion of your Master's, at a top-level institution. Limited places.

 

 

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.

Faculty

The contents are taught by professional experts in the sector, who guarantee a faithful focus on the current workplace reality.

Academic directors

Tomàs Rubió Sánchez

Training and Organizational Development Consultant

 

Mercè Martín Vicente-Ruiz

Lecturer BSM

Coordinator

Antoni Aparicio Forns

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

Faculty

Sílvia Cóppulo Martinez

Senior Lecturer BSM

Lluís Vicent Safont

Senior Lecturer BSM

  • Rosaura Alastruey Garcia
    PhD from ESADE–University of Navarra.
    Director of ICT Projects.
  • Maribel Alvárez Heras    
    Master in Organizational Development from the Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia.
    Consultant for the Hay Group.
  • Carlos Andina        
    Master in Computer Science from the University of Southern California. 
    Director general at Invesdia LLC.
  • Juan F. Arza       
    PDD from IESE–University of Navarra. 
    Partner at Arza y Legazpi People First.
  • Ainhoa Berganza Larrañaga    
    Graduate in Psychology from the University of Deusto.
    Coaching consultant.    
  • Joan Boada Grau        
    University Professor at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona and Doctor of Psychology from the University of Barcelona.            
    Co-director of the INTEREVA research group at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili.
  • Alfonso Bustos Sanchez        
    Head of Learning & Development at RICOH Spain and Portugal.
  • Roser Carner        
    MBA from EADA.        
    Talent and Projects Manager at Grupo Indukern.
  • Ángel Cervantes        
    Master in Human Resources Management from the Madrid Chamber of Commerce. PDD by the IESE Business School–University of Navarra.
    Training Director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Spain.
  • Silvia Ciurana        
    PDD from IESE–University of Navarra.
    Corporate Human Resources Director at CaixaBank.
  •  Virgini Gallardo Yebra        
    MBA from ESADE.        
    Director at Humannova
  • Maria Lluisa Gambús        
    Graduate in Psychology from the University of Barcelona.
    Associate Professor of the Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University
  • Eva Garrido        
    Doctor of Law from the University of Cadiz.
    Professor of Law at Pompeu Fabra University.
    Dean of the Faculty of Labour Sciences at the University of Cadiz.
  • Anna González Abad        
    Graduate in Psychology from the University of Barcelona.
    Professional areas manager at CatSalut.    
  • Sergio González-Anta        
    PDD from the IESE Business School.    
    Partner at KPMG Abogados.
  • Marcos Hernando Ponce 
    Master in Professional Mediation and Master in Human Resources Management in Organizations from Pompeu Fabra University.
    Deputy Director of Human Resources of the Mar Parc de Salut Consortium (Barcelona).
  • Julius Lamb            
    Graduate in Psychology and Economics.
    Managing Partner at Auren Personas.
  • Eduardo Legazpi Piñeiro        
    Master of Business Administration (MBA) from ESADE Business School. Graduate in Psychology and History.
    Managing Partner at Arza & Legazpi, Human Resources Consulting.
  • Patricia Marqués López    
    Graduate in Psychology from the University of Barcelona.
    Employment Coach at Grupo BLC.
  • Gabriel Martínez        
    Graduate in Economics from the University of Bilbao.
    Associate Professor of Business Organization at the Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University.
    Main consultant in the human resources area at European Consulting Group.
  • Eliseu Oriol        
    Graduate in Law from the University of Barcelona.
    Head of the Labour and Social Security Inspectorate in Catalonia
  • Helga Peláez        
    Online MBA from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
    Professor at the Technical University of Madrid.
    HR Director – Spain & Portugal at Babcock International Group.
  • Ignacio Pérez-Laorga        
    PDD from IESE–University of Navarra.
    Director of Talent Development Consulting at Human Performance.
  • Puri Pinilla Velenciano    
    Graduate in Psychology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
    Professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
    HR Director at Ficosa North America.
  • Alícia Pomares        
    Graduate in Psychology from the University of Barcelona.
    Managing Partner at Humannova.
  • Yolanda Portolés        
    Graduate in Psychology from the University of Barcelona.
    Founding partner at TRIAT.
  • Albert Sala        
    Graduate in Economics and Business Administration from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
    Area Director at BBVA.
  • Antonio Salmerón        
    MBA from ESADE.        
    Associate professor in the Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University.
  • Jesus Maria Salo i Vila        
    Industrial Engineer, specialized in Industrial Organization from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
    Partner at Page Executive, part of Page Group.
  • Pere Soria            
    Master in Human Resources Management from EADA.
    Councillor for Human Resources, Business and Innovation and Housing in Sant Just Desvern Town Hall.    


 

Methodology

Starting from prior texts and cases provided for each session, the speakers develop a conceptual basis and, through the case method, convey their thoughts and management experiences as a source of knowledge for the participants.

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Real and practical objectives

The contents are taught by professional experts in the HR sector, who guarantee a faithful focus on the working reality of the moment.

02.

Case studies

You will acquire knowledge in a practical way, studying, analysing, and debating practical cases from real companies.

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Learning techniques

You will learn using techniques such as contrasting ideas, simulations, role-playing games, and work presentations, among others.

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Personalized help

We will assign you a mentor according to the characteristics of your Project. The mentor will act as a guide and challenge your thinking and ideas. They will also help you identify teachers, projects, companies, and reference activities in HR with which to contrast and enrich your project.

Evaluation

In order to pass the Master in Human Resources Management, you must successfully present the established work in front of the Program Management and the other participants. In addition, there will be continuous evaluation through questionnaires at the end of the subjects that allows the learning progress of the participants to be checked.

As it is an on-campus program, a minimum attendance of 80% of the total established teaching time is mandatory.

Master's Final Project: the program includes an individual project that is worked on throughout the course. The project:

  • must respond to a professional challenge connected to reality. It can address any problem, opportunity or initiative that is of interest to the student
  • connects the theory learned in class with professional practice
  • constitutes an opportunity for interaction, debate, contrast of ideas, and peer learning

Tools

The On-Campus&Live methodology allows you to follow the program in person and also remotely.

In this modality, two stable subgroups are opened that will coexist throughout the course: one face-to-face and the other with 100% remote students. The remote students (a maximum of 15 places per course) will follow the program in a synchronous way with the face-to-face students. That is, they will share the same school calendar and schedule as the face-to-face students.

Project-oriented learning and the combination of lectures and active methodologies such as case studies, flipped learning, solving real problems, and professional simulations allow the student to connect theory and practice, acquire advanced skills, and achieve learning which is transferable to the job. The face-to-face modality is enriched with elements of online programs (virtual learning environment, multimedia resources, among others) so that the learning experience of the two subgroups is equally satisfactory.

You will have:

  • Master's or postgraduate work to learn by doing
  • A personal mentor to monitor your Master's Final Project (TFM) or Postgraduate Final Project (TFP)
  • Digital resources to achieve transversal skills
  • Interdisciplinary activities and workshops
  • Digital resources and audiovisual blocks for online learning
  • Active methodologies for transferable learning
 

Professional Future

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


Our experts have designed a study plan that will allow you to develop the skills, habits and intuitions necessary for your professional development in the Human Resources area. You will learn from recognized professionals in the sector with a practical approach, which guarantees a faithful focus on the workplace reality of the moment. The program also includes conferences in which you will have opportunities to network with renowned speakers from the field of HR.


At the end of the master's 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.

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Edad media

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Experiencia profesional media

35%

Participantes internacionales

65%

Participantes de las principales titulaciones (RRLL, Psicología, ADE y Derecho)

35%

Participantes de otras titulaciones

Career opportunities

You will study in a leading master in the sector and be able to undertake professional internships in leading companies such as Allianz, Bacardí, Danone, Foot Locker, Ikea, Mattel, Doctors without Borders, NH Hotel Group, Oysho or Telefónica, among others.

More than 1,000 Human Resources professionals have been trained with us on this master in HR, 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, 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 gain access to the Master's in Human Resource Management, as well as the postgraduate courses or programs, you need to be a graduate, or mid-level graduate with a university degree.

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
111/11/202026/11/2020
203/12/202018/12/2020
317/12/202031/12/2020
412/01/202128/01/2021
502/02/202117/02/2021
623/02/202110/03/2021
716/03/202131/03/2021
808/04/202123/04/2021
927/04/202112/05/2021
1013/05/202128/05/2021
1127/05/202111/06/2021
1208/06/202123/06/2021
1322/06/202107/07/2021
1406/07/202121/07/2021
1520/07/202130/07/2021
1602/09/202117/09/2021
1716/09/202101/10/2021
1805/10/202120/10/2021
1921/10/202105/11/2021

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.

Admission

  • 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.

Enrolment

  • 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 1025.
  • The remaining tuition fees must be paid 2 weeks before the start of the course.

Grants, scholarships and financing

Scholarships

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.

Grants and discounts

Funding

Financing simulator

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

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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.

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