The Master in People Management in Organizations aims to train professionals to place people at the center of the organization.

Exercising leadership means having knowledge of specific areas: strategy, finance, business management, and business situation analysis.

Throughout this program, the student develops the global perspective of the company, necessary for the area of people management to contribute effectively to reinforce corporate objectives.


  • Prioritize the strategic role of people management in organizations.
  • Many training programs offered today concentrate on teaching the tactical and operational aspects of personnel management in organizations. The graduates of these programs are generally trained to handle the day-to-day tasks of human resource management.
  • Nevertheless, many of these tasks are increasingly outsourced to specialized offices. This outsourcing should not simply be understood as a consequence of the efforts of companies to minimize their costs, but also as proof of the limited strategic consideration this area receives within companies.
  • But if training programs prioritize the strategic role of people management in organizations, personnel management departments will be valued by their organizations as areas that add competitive value to the company. This is the intent of the Master's Degree in Personnel Management for Organizations: a shift in focus from "human resource management" to "people management."


The curriculum indicates the subjects for the degree and their nature (basic, required, elective, etc.), the number of credits for each subject, etc. Subjects are grouped into topics, which in turn are organized into modules.

The curriculum of the Master in Management of People in Organizations is composed of an 8-month teaching period and a 4-month internship period. Upon completion of the Master, the student must submit a Final Master Project.

During the teaching period, the theoretical sessions are complemented with the use of the case method following the following work scheme: a study of the bibliographic material and application to the analysis of cases, work in groups of those cases, elaboration of reports and discussion of the cases in general sessions with all groups. As a complement to the sessions, conferences, and visits to companies and institutions are organized.

During a week of the Master, the students move to the IESE of Barcelona to expand the knowledge of the area of "Skills of direction" with classes taught by professors of the IESE.


  • Core Subjects
    • Management Skills (9 ECTS)
    • Advanced Direction of People (9 ECTS)
    • People Development Projects (10 ECTS)
  • Contextual Subjects
    • Economic and Legal Environment (8 ECTS)
    • Business Management (10 ECTS)
    • Innovation Management (8 ECTS)
  • Other Modules
    • Coaching (6 ECTS)
    • Professional Practices (24 ECTS)
    • Final Master's Project (6 ECTS)


The subject of Management Skills includes a week of classes on the IESE campus in Barcelona.

The objective is to reinforce the development of competences in the environment of the Business School of the University of Navarra, IESE Business School, counting with its experience both in the methodology of learning and academic quality as well as its relationship with the business world on an international level. The academic program taught during that week follows the case methodology and reinforces the development and skills of analysis, discussion, and contribution of alternatives applicable to real professional situations.


The program is aimed at graduates in Economics, Business Administration, Humanities, Law, Engineering, or degrees such as Psychology or Social Sciences. In any case, students must have a basic knowledge of Accounting, Economics, and Law. To obtain this knowledge, training complements will be offered before the start date of the Master.

Rolling admissions: those interested will receive the resolution the month after completing their application.

Students with specific educational needs derived from disability will count in the admission process with an academic advisor who will evaluate the need for possible curricular adaptations, itineraries or alternative studies.

Applicant profile

  • Graduates in Business Administration and Economics who want to specialize in the area of human resources and acquire a solid anthropological foundation.
  • Graduates in Engineering, Sciences and other technical degrees who want to develop their competencies in the management and direction of people in organizations.
  • Graduates in Humanities, Philosophy, and Letters, Law, Psychology ... who want to access the business world by acquiring specific knowledge of the management and direction of people in companies.

Steps for admission

  • Register on myUNAV.
  • Complete the application form and attach scans of the required documentation.
  • If the Admissions Committee considers it appropriate, it will contact the candidate to request an interview and/or the GRE results.
  • Candidates can view the status of their application in the Applicant Portal, although they will also be kept informed by email.
  • If a candidate is approved for admission, he or she will have to register by the dates indicated.

Documents required

  • Academic record
  • CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement
  • Proof of English level
  • A photocopy of the passport
  • One passport photo
  • Proof of payment of €100 (non-refundable)

Professional prospects

One of the aspects of our five-point program is the quality of graduates' employment prospects. We thus provide an education that is oriented to the needs of the market and we have a Careers Advice Office that manages internship and employment opportunities and organizes dozens of career guidance sessions to which it invites representatives from different industries and areas.

Increasingly, these professionals are graduates of the School and close relationships have been maintained with them over the years.

Furthermore, some fifty companies, organizations, and agencies collaborate with the School to facilitate the employment of students and ongoing dialogue between the university and the professional world through different pathways, subjects, seminars, and workshops.

Human Resources


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Program taught in:
  • Spanish

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Last updated May 7, 2019
This course is Campus based
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12 months
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