Master in Industrial Business Management


Program Description

Objectives and Skills

This program is taught in English aimed at holders of a degree in a scientific and/or technical area, that want to learn the necessary skillsto broaden their future professional career in the field of business management and administration. This is a great combination to acquire the competences you need to be a complete professional of the technical and business industries.

Due to its clearly defined professional nature, the aim of the Master's Degree in Industrial Management is to offer additional education to recent University graduates with technical or scientific degrees. For their future professional careers, this Master will enable them to access employment opportunities in business administration, management, preferably in industrial companies.

As the Master's Degree in Industrial Management broadens students' business knowledge, it is an opportunity to apply the technical and scientific skills acquired during undergraduate studies into practice in the business world.

In today's business world, companies need employees in the following three major areas:

  • General area, for which general education is required. It includes managers who need to have a global vision of the company and its surroundings.
  • Shared services, such as finance, business, information systems, and human resources, providing services available to all the departments of the company
  • Specific areas, including tasks that require specific training and are related to specific jobs or specific departments

The Master's Degree in Industrial Management deepens students' understanding of those three areas and complements the scientific education the University graduates already possess. It provides them with the ability to design, generate and market new products, commercialize existing products or optimize production processes and improve strategies with their current employer.

Job Opportunities

With a strong professional orientation, the instruction is aimed at preparing students to carry out professional activities in the field of business administration, management, mainly in industrial companies, such as the food industry, car industry, electronics, telecommunication, capital goods manufacturers, wood, metal, textile or chemical industries.

Graduates will be able to develop their professional activity in the fields of marketing, finance, human resources, management or quality control and strategic management. They will also be able to set up and manage small or medium-sized companies or work in business administration and management departments in public organizations.


Applicant Profile

The Master in Management of Industrial Companies IQS School of Management is aimed at graduates from the technical field, so that, for access, be required to be in possession of the title of graduate or graduate of the current university structure or licensed, engineer or technical engineer in the previous structure the European Higher Education Area. Admission to the Master is also provided for students in grades related EHEA or in each of the circumstances provided in the law for foreign students outside the EHEA.

Regarding the different possibilities of access, preferred options related to graduate degrees are those corresponding to the areas of knowledge:

  • Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Engineering and architecture

Or, if necessary, to engineering, architecture or technical degrees belonging to the areas of Sciences and Health Sciences.


In order to be admitted to the Master's Degree in Industrial Management, students will need to have obtained an undergraduate University degree from a Spanish institution, or an equivalent degree issued by a higher education institution established within the framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), accrediting access to master's level programs in the country issuing the qualification.

Students with degrees issued outside the EHEA will also be able to enroll in the master's degree without the need to validate their undergraduate coursework after IQS has ensured a level of education equivalent to the corresponding officially recognized Spanish University degree. The country issuing the qualification must be capable of issuing access to graduate level studies. Access via this route will by no means require validation of the qualification of the person interested and its recognition will not be used for any other purposes than for the enrollment in a master's program.

Transfer Requirements

The Permanent Committee of the Academic Board, which examines each applicant and establishes the recognition of credits, will handle the admission of students from any national or foreign University system, that have studied at the undergraduate level within the EHEA framework.

In the case of students from EU member states, or from countries with which Spain has established international agreements, students are required to have a qualification enabling them to undertake graduate level University studies in their home country. Students from outside of the EU, or from countries that do not have an established agreement with Spain, must have passed the corresponding University entrance exam.

Completion Requirements

Students must have earned all the credits undertaken in order to obtain a master's degree.

During the academic year, students will normally have two opportunities to pass exams: in January and in July – for the first semester subjects – and in June and in July – for the second-semester subjects, or for subjects that last two consecutive semesters.

If a student does not pass an exam on the second attempt, two additional opportunities will be allowed. In the event that the student still has not obtained a pass in the subject, they can apply to the Permanent Committee of the Academic Board for a final opportunity to take the exam, justifying their position. The Permanent Committee of the Academic Board will examine the student's case and may complement this information by consulting the master's coordinator. If a student does not obtain a pass after having been granted an extra opportunity to take the exam, they will have to abandon the master's program.


The curriculum of the Master's Degree in Industrial Business Management is structured in five modules: Economics, Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Business Management, and General Education, as well as internships in companies and a master's thesis. Each module consists of several topics that may include one or more subjects.

The master's degree in Industrial Management consists of 60 ECTS credits:

  • Two academic semesters of 30 ECTS credits
  • During the second semester, teaching is associated with the master's thesis.


  • Economic Analysis
  • International Economics
  • Financial Statement Planning
  • Cost Analysis for decision-making
  • Financial Analysis
  • Marketing
  • Business Law
  • Human Resources Management
  • Logistics and Processes
  • Strategic analysis and planning
  • Quality Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Ethics and social responsibility in the company
  • Internship
  • Final Project

Master's Thesis

At the beginning of the program, students will be assigned a tutor to guide the students and supervise their master's thesis. The master's thesis is considered one of the essential elements to achieve the skills programmed in the master's degree. The goal of the research is for students to apply all knowledge acquired during the master's program to a business plan, studying start-up and profitability prospects.


Internships in companies are compulsory and are carried out in the second semester for a duration equivalent to 7,5 ECTS credits. IQS manages the internships and in most cases, these internships are paid. At the beginning of the master's degree, Professional Careers Services informs the students of the procedures to follow to carry out an internship.

Quality and Accreditations

IQS maintains a strong commitment to educational quality and has established several processes to ensure constant improvement; the Quality Commission of IQS School of Management is one such measure.

IQS is an institution that has been accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the first international accreditation organization for studies in the fields of business and accounting. All undergraduate, Master's and Doctorate level studies at IQS School of Management enjoy this international accreditation and acknowledgment.

Accreditation by the AACSB of all the studies of the IQS School of Management


On 18 July 2011 IQS School of Management officially applied for affiliation to the AUDIT program, under the extension mode, adopting the SGIC (Internal Quality Control System) manual from IQS School of Engineering, which had been presented to the AQU (University Quality Agency) for approval in AUDIT 2009 and was accepted on 22 April 2010.

On 13 December 2012, IQS School of Engineering received the approval from AQU, adopting the SGIC manual from IQS School of Engineering.

In November 2014, the Evaluation Committee of the Agency for the University System, AQU, made the visit to accredit the degrees of IQS School of Management for which the period had elapsed established in subsequent legislation to implementation, with a favorable outcome in the first instance, for all studies that were proving.


Objectives and Competencies

  • The Master's degree qualifies you to assume management tasks and responsibilities in any functional area of the company and to lead the creation of new companies with a scientific and technological basis.
  • The syllabus will complement your knowledge and enable you to design, generate and market new products. You will also be able to improve and optimize the commercialization and production processes and the performance strategies of the company itself.

This Master's Degree Stands out for:

  • Internships in recognized companies of the sector
  • IQS Job Bank and Professional Careers Service
  • 100% in English

The Final Master's Degree Project

The objective of the Master's Final Project is to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the course to see that the program's competency objectives have been met through the development of a business plan, from the study of its profitability to its implementation.

Last updated Mar 2019

About the School

IQS (Institut Quimic de Sarria) is a Jesuit Institution and one of the most prestigious Universities on the national and international academic and scientific stage. With more than 110 years of teach ... Read More

IQS (Institut Quimic de Sarria) is a Jesuit Institution and one of the most prestigious Universities on the national and international academic and scientific stage. With more than 110 years of teaching experience, IQS distinguishes itself by focusing on answering the dynamic social, economic and industrial challenges facing today’s society. Read less


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