The Official Master's Degree in Human Resources is offered by the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Comillas Pontifical University (ICADE), through ICADE Business School.
The Master's program responds to a growing demand from numerous organizations and companies that consider their human capital to be their most valuable, and often irreplaceable, asset. People management thus becomes a strategic and crucial matter that is directly linked to business results.
October 1, 2018 - August, 2020.
The teaching period ends in the 2017-2018 academic year. The second academic year, 2018-19, is dedicated to the Master's Dissertation or Final Master's Project, and the in-company internship.
Full time, face to face.
Monday, October 1, 2018.
The deadline for submitting applications begins on November 24, 2017.
Schedule first course:
Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 13:30 October to January and from 16:00 to 20:30 February to June.
Hours second course:
Friday from 4:00 to 8:30.
Dates of admission tests at ICADE Business School:
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The Official Master's Degree in Human Resources is addressed to college graduates with little o no work experience who, independently of their studies, which to steer their careers towards management of persons.
In order to take this Official Master's Degree, a previous university degree is necessary.
Students interested in pursuing this career must be inclined to the following skills and interests:
Management of human resources requires integration of technologies that support the most common decision-making processes. Interpretation and analysis of data yielded by these tools offer an added value for the activities of any company.
Candidates must hold or be able to justify that they will soon be awarded a Bachelor's or Licentiate Degree, Diploma, Degree in Engineering or in Architecture, or equivalent degree from foreign university (in the latter case, if in another language, it must be translated into Spanish by an official translator).
Students are admitted in this programme according to the following criteria:
The programme director, based on the tests that they are to submit to candidates, shall issue a report declaring whether such candidates are eligible or not. Admission to the programme shall depend on the Dean of the School of Human and Social Sciences and on the Director of ICADE Business School.
The total fee for the program is EUR 18,335.
1st academic year: EUR 12,264.00 (EUR 2,571.00 for registration fee and 9 installments of EUR 1,077.00).
2nd academic year: EUR 6,071.10 (EUR 1,285.50 for registration fee and 4 installments of EUR 1,196.4).
Any Mexican students admitted onto our Master's program whose studies are funded by FIDERH will receive a discount from Comillas equivalent to 10% of the total fees of the course of study in which they are enrolled.
If you are an alumni, you are entitled to 10% discount.
ICADE Business School.
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ICADE Business School
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Director: Dr. D. Pedro César Martínez Morán
Coordinator: Dr. D. José María Fernández Rico
The teaching methodology is based on an eminently practical and active learning model that is designed to adapt the educational objectives, content and learning strategies.
Teaching is based on interactive presentations by the lecturer, seminars, conferences, tutorials, simulations, use of IT tools to complete individual and group assignments, case studies, lecturer-directed study and assignments, oral presentations and self-directed study.
The teaching style and methodology are primarily based on the direct contact time between the lecturers and the students; hence, at least 80% attendance of classes is required in order to successfully pass the various areas or subjects that make up the program. The lecturer will keep track of attendance to their subject's classes, keeping the program director and coordinator informed at all times.
In order to be awarded the Master's Degree in Human Resources, the students must pass assessments covering the study program through a mixed evaluation system:
This internship consists of 240 hours of work in any of the companies or organizations with which Comillas Pontifical University has educational cooperation agreements in place.
Moreover, the group and individual work, comprising 60 hours, carried out as part of the internship will be monitored within the company. Such monitoring is essential, as it will entail direct, active and individualized development of the competencies and skills that the student employs during the internship.
The Master's program is not intended to be a mere supplier of interns. Instead, the presence of these mediators between the university and the company means that both institutions grow and learn from each other.
|Compulsory in-company internship||20|
The program's structure is consistent with the courses of study traditionally offered by our faculties and ICADE Business School. It encompasses concepts from business administration, law, psychology and sociology with a view to providing comprehensive training for future human resource managers.
NOTE: The timetable is merely for information purposes and subject to last-minute changes.
|SUBJECTS||SUBJECT||ECTS||TOPICS / CONTENTS|
|CORPORATE POLICY||Corporate social responsibility and corporate culture||4||Corporate culture and work environment
Social responsibility and ethics in business
|Finance||3||Finance for non-financial students|
|Organizational context||5||Organizational structure
Production management and total quality
Commercial and marketing roles
|HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT||People evaluation||6||Head-hunting: recruitment and sourcing
Evaluating potential and career plans
|People Management||5||The strategic role of the HR department
Comprehensive human resource management by competency
Training and human resource development
|HR management tools||5||Research techniques applied to human resources
Knowledge management: learning organizations
Job analysis and description
Challenges & Innovation
|International Human Resources||4||Human Resources in English
Diversity in modern-day companies and expat management
|Compensation||5||Salary structure design as a strategic tool
Compensation and benefits
|LABOR RELATIONS MANAGEMENT||Labor relations comparison||6||Labor Law framework
International labor relations policy
|Bargaining and payroll||5||Collective bargaining
Payroll and social security
|Procedures||6||Needs analysis and workforce planning
Labor proceedings and termination of employment
Prevention of occupational risks
|MANAGERIAL SKILLS||Leadership and people management||6||People management skills
Outdoor training implementation
|SUBJECTS||SUBJECT||ECTS||TOPICS / CONTENTS|
|MANAGERIAL SKILLS||Self-awareness||4||Chance'u self-awareness program for career placement and development|
|MASTER'S DISSERTATION||Master's Dissertation||6|
The goal of our internships is to provide our students with an opportunity to alternate theoretical learning with professional practice, and to enter the labour market at the conclusion of the programme having acquired at least some professional experience.
Professional practice in the form of an external internship is a compulsory subject in the Official Master's Degree in Human Resources syllabus, that the students must take. As a compulsory subject, it is be subject to evaluation and assigned a mark.
The Syllabus contemplates that internships are carried out during the second year of this Master's Degree, but the exact date shall depend on two factors:
How to obtain an internship.
Companies where internship positions have been offered:
Academic Year 2013-2014
Atlas Servicios Empresariales, SAU (Grupo Adecco), Bain & Company Ibérica Inc. Sucursal en España, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA), BNP Paribas Sucursal en España, S.A., Campofrio Food Group, S.A., Carlson Wagonlit España, S.L.U., Centros Comerciales Carrefour, S.A., Dexter Associates, Healthcommunity S.L., Hedima DN Formación S.L.U., HumanTrust A/S, Indra Business Consulting (Europraxis Atlante, S.L.U.), Indra Sistemas, S.A., Leroy Merlin España, S.L.U., Mutua Madrileña Automovilista, Oesia Networks, S.L., Pérez-Llorca Abogados, S.L.P. y CÍA, S. Com. P., Psicólogos Empresariales & Asociados, S.A., Ray Human Capital, S.A., RCI Banque Sucursal en España, Securitas Direct España, SAU, Software AG España, Tatum Consulting Group, S.A.
Academic Year 2014-2015
Air Liquide, AMPO S Coop., AstraZeneca, Atento, Bain & Company, BBVA, Boston Consulting Group, Campofrio, Carrefour, Carson Wagonlit España, Cátenon, CIMD S.A., Deloitte, El Ganso, EY, Gómez Acebo y Pombo, Human Trust, INDRA, Kipling Consulting, Leroy Merlin, Linklaters, Llorente y Cuenca, Mutua Madrileña, Page Personnel, People Experts, Ray Human Capital, RCI Banl, Roan, Software AG, Spencer Stuar, Talent Tools, Tatum Consulting Group, Villaroel & Hunter, Vodafone UK.
Academic Year 2015-2016
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Talengo, S.A., Banco Santander, S.A., Kipling Consulting CB, Astrazeneca Farmacéutica Spain, S.A., Hogan Lovells International LLP, Establecimiento Permanente en España, Renault España Comercial, S.A., Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo, S.A.U., Meliá Hotels International, S.A.,Grupo WorkandLife, S.L., Securitas Direct España, Franck Provost Franchisespain, S.L. (Provalliance), Indra Business Consulting, Primark Tiendas, Servicios Generales de Gestión, S.L. (Deloitte), Darwin Partners, S.L. (The Key Talent), Shire Pharmaceuticals Ibérica, S.L., Repsol, S.A., BMW Ibérica, S.A. Polyglot Group, Accepta Servicios Integrales, J & A Garrigues, S.L.P*.
Academic Year 2016-2017
Atento, Loewe, Grupo Generali España, Deloitte, Samsung Electronics Iberia SA, Ogilvy and Mather Publicidad, Nigel Wright Consultancy España, Indra Business Consulting, Catenon Iberia, Everis Spain, Dufry (WDFG), PWC, EY, Miele SA, Maxam Corp Holding, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Selectra Madrid Energía, Baker & Mckenzie, Editorial Edelvives, Gate Gourmet, Banco Santander, Kipling Consulting CB, Hogan Lovells International LLP, Astrazeneca Farmaceútica Spain, Kellog’s, Shire Pharmaceutical Ibérica, Renault España Comercial, Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo, Telefónica SA, Randstad Consultores y Soluciones de RH, Melián Hoteles International, Grupo Workandlife, Securitas Direct España, Dentsu Aegis Network Iberia, Franck Provost Franchisespain (Provalliance), Primark Tiendas, Carrefour, Ferroatlántica, Bankinter, Gas Natural, BMW Ibérica, Repsol, Accepta Servicios Integrales, J&A Garrigues, Clarke, Qipert Integral Services, Modet y Cía, Talengo SA, Teka Industrial, TheKeyTalent, ALD Automotive, Polyglot Group, Europcar IB, Iberdrola España y Breogan Transporte.
The main goals of outdoor training is to encourage integration, team work and cohesion between groups, as well as to promote motivation, "professional" competitiveness and a results-oriented mindset. The Outdoor Training experience provides a different, innovative and dynamic training, which attempts to develop high-performance groups with a clear inclination towards innovation and creativity.
Chance´u is a knowing-yourself initiative in which an student undergoes a competence assessment focused on their integration in the labour market. This programme includes preparation in the most demanded competences in modern corporations, a 360 degree assessment and a mentoring process, all with the aim of developing the student competences.
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The Official Master's Degree in Human Resources provides appropriate competences so that our students are capable of developing work in the areas of human capital management, either in the field of employee assessment and recruitment, training, and career development and management, as well as in the area of labour relations and other more legal-inclined areas. Therefore, the students have the opportunity to work in Human Resources Departments, Human Resources Consultancies, Communication Departments, Corporate Social Responsibility Departments, Labour Departments and Remuneration and Benefit Departments.
For more information regarding which which companies offer internship position for our students, please refer to the Practicum. Some of the students that completed the programme on the last two year are working on the following companies: Elecnor, Carrefour, Ineco, Page Personnel, Ferrovial, Santalucía Seguros, Deloitte, Simumak, Lee Hecht Harrison Spain, Kipking, Quirónsalud, Mango, Accenture, Tarami SL, UST Global España, Heineken, Fundación Siembra, AstraZeneca, Llorente & Cuenca, La Liga, Grupo Norte, Celicioso, Hay Group, Bridgestone, Vodafone, Carlson Wagonlit, Electrolux, People Expert, MV Executive Searchm, Grupo Valor, Visma, Pagegroup, Catenon, Leroy Merlin, Inteligencia Sistémica 4, Spencer Stuart, Michael Page, Amaris, Uría Menéndez, Grupo CIMD, Hays, Scania, BBVA, Minsait, Activa Advice, Aplica EST, Ikos Consulting y El Ganso.
Likewise the Official Master's Degree in Human Resources is a pathway onto the official doctorate programme, in line with that stipulated in Royal Decree 99/2011 of 28 January which regulates official doctorate teachings.
Other ICADE Business School master's degrees: Official Executive Master's Degree in Business Management (Executive MBA), Official Master's Degree in International Management (MIM), Official Master's Degree in Human Resources (MURH), Official Master's Degree in Marketing (MMKT), Official Master's Degree in Finance (MUF), Official Master's Degree in Financial Risk Management (MUGRF), Official Master's Degree in Financial Statement Auditing and Advanced Accounting (MUACCS), Master in International Industrial Project Management (MDIPI)