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Postgraduate Course in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations

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Globally recognized after almost 30 courses, it is one of the best postgraduates to train you as an expert in Human Resources and Labour Relations: includes planning and operation of a Personnel Department, personnel and compensation policy, contracts, collective agreements, internal communication, evaluation of personnel and job evaluation, identification of the strategic potential of communication, creation of organizational culture, etc.

  • People management
  • Labour relations
  • Team management

Informative session

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Date: Wednesday 14 September, 2022

Time: 12:30h

Location: Online

Language: Spanish

Next edition

Classes start: 14 October, 2022

Program ends: 10 June, 2023

Modality

On-campus&Live

Language

Spanish

ECTS credits

30

Schedule

Fridays from 6 pm to 9 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm

Price

6200 €

The Postgraduate Degree in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations is part of the Master in Human Resources Management, whose strength and track record has been recognized by the Eduniversal ranking as the 4th best master's degree in Human Resources in Spain and among the 50 best in the world in this specialty. More than 1,000 Human Resources professionals have been trained with us, which will open up interesting job opportunities for you: companies will not only value your degree, but they probably have or have had professionals who also took it.

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

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

The Postgraduate Course in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations is endorsed by Pompeu Fabra University, the 1st Spanish university and the 15th best university in the world (of those with less than 50 years), according to the Times Higher Education ranking. In addition, UPF Barcelona School of Management has EQUIS accreditation, the most prestigious institutional recognition for business schools globally.

Why choose this program

01

Top 50 in the world

It is part of the Master in Human Resources Management, whose solidity and track record 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.

02

Professional internships in leading companies

You will study in one of the leading programs in the sector and you will 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.

03

Real and practical objectives

The contents are taught by professional experts in human resources and talent management, which guarantees a faithful approach to the current workplace reality.

04

Extensive reputation and job opportunities

More than 1,000 professionals support the strength and reputation of this program, which will open up interesting job opportunities for you: companies will not only value your degree, but they probably have or have had professionals who were also students on the course.

05

Networking

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.

06

Study at an accredited school

Study at a school accredited by EQUIS, an international distinction that guarantees the quality of our institution and makes us the 1st school of management linked to a public university with this accreditation in our country.

Who is it for?

Aimed at university graduates and professionals who already have experience in HR, it will give you access to aspects such as motivation, assertive leadership, or emotional intelligence and to personnel policy techniques such as selection, training, and compensation, while you learn to evaluate performance and employee satisfaction with their jobs.

Admission and enrolment

Curriculum

The Postgraduate in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations lasts an academic year and consists of lectures, conferences, analysis of practical cases, group and individual work, exams and the preparation of a final thesis, in which an applied HR project will be developed to highlight the knowledge acquired.

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
International Mobility of People. Cultural Intelligence.
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

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 passed the program, you will obtain an electronic degree (e-Título) for the Postgraduate Course in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations, issued by Pompeu Fabra University.

The e-Título is an authentic digital degree, issued in pdf format and electronically signed, with the same legal validity as if it were in paper format.

Faculty

The contents are taught by professionals specialized in resource management, personnel selection, talent management, and human capital, etc. which guarantee a faithful approximation to the working reality of the moment.

Academic directors

Mariano De Las Heras Garrido

Lecturer UPF-BSM
Program Academic Director

Mercè Martín Vicente-Ruiz

Lecturer UPF-BSM
Head of academic area: People and Organization

Coordinator

Antoni Aparicio Forns

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

Faculty

Sílvia Cóppulo Martinez

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM

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. 

01.

Real and practical objectives

The contents are taught by professional experts specialized in resource management, personnel selection, talent management, and human capital, etc. which guarantee a faithful approximation to the working reality of the moment.

02.

Case studies

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

03.

Learning techniques

You will learn with innovative methodologies, such as the contrast of ideas, simulations, role-playing games, work presentations, etc.

04.

Personalized support

We will assign you a mentor according to the characteristics of your project. The mentor acts as a guide and challenges your thinking and ideas, in a way that helps you identify reference teachers, projects, companies, and activities with which to contrast and enrich your project.

Evaluation

In order to pass the Postgraduate Course in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations, 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  or live program, a minimum attendance of 80% of the total established teaching time is mandatory.

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

The course will make you an expert in human resources and labour relations. You will find professional opportunities in planning and operation of a Personnel Department, personnel and remuneration policies, contracts, collective agreements, internal communication, selection, evaluation of personnel and job evaluation, talent management, identification of the strategic potential of communication, creation of organizational culture, etc.

Our experts have designed a study plan that will allow you to develop the knowledge, skills, habits, and intuitions necessary for your future professional development in the Human Resources Management area.

You will learn from recognized human resources professionals 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 postgraduate course 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 share a classroom 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 and collaborative spirit which is enriching for all.

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Average age

3 años

Average professional experience

20%

International participants

75%

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

25%

Participants holding other degrees

Career opportunities

You will study in a leading program in the human resources area 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, 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 human resources professionals 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 speakers from the field of management and administration, human resources, personnel selection, talent management, etc.


  • Manager in HR and labour relations management
  • Technical Specialists (HR Specialists) in areas of:

   - Selection
   - Evaluation
   - Training
   - Development
   - Planning
   - 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 Postgraduate Course in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations, 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
110/11/202125/11/2021
201/12/202116/12/2021
316/12/202131/12/2021
412/01/202227/01/2022
502/02/202217/02/2022
623/02/202210/03/2022
716/03/202231/03/2022
806/04/202228/04/2022
927/04/202212/05/2022
1018/05/202202/06/2022
1108/06/202223/06/2022
1222/06/202207/07/2022
1306/07/202221/07/2022
1419/07/202229/07/2022
1501/09/202216/09/2022
1614/09/202230/09/2022
1705/10/202220/10/2022
1819/10/202203/11/2022

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 2020.
  • 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, we collaborate with various entities which provide study loans on favorable terms. For more information you can contact any of the following links. 

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Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations
Modality: On-campus&Live
Language: Spanish
Price: 6200
Admission fee: 120
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Postgraduate Course in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations