Master's Degree in People Management and Organizational Development


Program Description

This Master's Degree is currently one of the most complete programs in the training of professional experts in Human Resources Management. A rigorous program, with a long experience, that emphasizes people as strategic assets of the companies and future directors of human resources as undisputed leaders of this process.

The Master is an official program taught together with the Rey Juan Carlos University, based on a methodology that incorporates cutting-edge pedagogical elements, along with high-performance training in People Management and Organizational Development.

Educational foundations of the Curriculum

The Master's Degree Program in People Management and Organizational Development has been designed taking into account the general principles listed in art. 3.5 of the aforementioned Royal Decree and the definition of the training objectives in the form of general and specific, academic and professional competences in which the student must be trained. The main objective of the degree is to provide adequate scientific training at the postgraduate level in relation to the Human Resources and Organization Management, transmitting knowledge as well as providing managerial skills that are directly applicable in the professional field of the graduates. The Master's training is based on combining scientific rigor with business reality, integrating theory and practice and with a methodology based on training, dialogue and the exchange of experiences, reflection on "cases", training with "simulators" "Business and, as a basis, the development of analysis and synthesis capacity and an overview of the meaning and responsibilities of the work itself.

The program will be developed from a theoretical-practical perspective through the theoretical analysis of the contents and its practical application through various methodologies. The practical part of this Master will combine several techniques such as the preparation and resolution of practical cases from business reality, simulation or role-playing, group dynamics, analysis and discussion of press articles, books of dissemination general company, videos, company websites, etc. In addition, as complementary activities during the duration of the Master will be developed seminars and / or cycles of conferences in which leading academics and managers of companies, associations and public and private organizations will explain the economic activity developed in their organization and the sectors in which they operate , with the aim of favoring the access of students to the world of business practice.

General objectives of the Curriculum

In this sense, the Curriculum and the methodology of the Master are oriented to the acquisition by the students of knowledge and training that aim to: Provide management skills and abilities as well as the methodology to apply them in the management of organizations and personas.Desarrollar specific strategic competences of organization and Human Resources that allow the student to build the necessary human capital required by organizations to achieve their objectives. To develop and enhance the skills and abilities for individual and group work, for the resolution of conflicts and for the formation of intercultural and interdisciplinary groups. To develop and strengthen the student's capacity to understand the processes of change in the organization and the creation and maintenance of the organizational culture. To know and master the most appropriate techniques and tools in the area of direction to boost the capac Decision making and conflict resolution. Facilitate the acquisition and development of skills and practical application skills, so that the student is able to identify the specific needs of the organization and offer accurate diagnoses and valid solutions.


The European Higher Education Area, initiated in 1999 with the Bologna Declaration, promotes a change in teaching methodologies, which focuses on the student's learning process, which extends throughout life and towards employability. Therefore, the curricula, leading to the obtaining of a degree, should have in the center of their objectives the acquisition of competences by the students.

What is meant by Competition? The set of knowledge, skills and attitudes that are acquired or developed through coordinated training experiences, which have the purpose of achieving functional knowledge, that respond efficiently to a task or problem of daily and professional life that requires a process of teaching and learning

The competences that students of the Master's Degree in People Management and Organizational Development must acquire from the Rey Juan Carlos University (MDPO) are:

Basic and general competences

They are common to university degrees, but are adapted to the specific context of each Degree.


  • CB6 Possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context.
  • CB7 That students know how to apply the acquired knowledge and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of ​​study.
  • CB8 That students are able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of formulating judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
  • CB9 That students know how to communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and ultimate reasons that sustain them to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.
  • CB10 That students have the learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.


  • CG01 Train to know how to apply the knowledge acquired to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments, within contexts related to their area of ​​study.
  • CG02 Train to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of formulating judgments based on information, including reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
  • CG03 Train to communicate their conclusions, to specialized and non-specialized audiences, in a clear and unambiguous way.
  • CG04 Acquire the skills in learning that will allow them to continue studying in a way that will be, to a large extent, self-directed or autonomous.
  • CG05 Train to analyze, synthesize, evaluate and make decisions based on the relevant records of information on the situation and foreseeable evolution of a company.
  • CG06 Train in oral and written communication: understand and be able to communicate in Spanish with correctness and in different scenarios. Be understood by bosses and subordinates clearly and concisely and be able to prepare advisory reports and business management projects.
  • CG07 Acquire computer skills related to the field of human resources and organization: regular use of information technology and communications in their professional performance.
  • CG08 Acquire the skills to analyze, search and discriminate information from different sources, be able to identify sources of relevant economic information.
  • CG09 Train to schematize and extrapolate: the student must be able to understand institutions as a result and application of theoretical or formal representations about how the economy, markets and companies work.
  • CG10 Train to apply, to the analysis of problems, professional criteria based on the management of technical instruments.
  • CG11 Train to present their work, ideas and opinions in public as well as to discuss and defend their approaches to teachers and fellow students with respect.
  • CG12 Acquire motivation for quality and rigor in work, as well as encourage creativity, initiative and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • CG13 Train to work in teams and fluency in communication: the student must be able to integrate into any functional area of ​​a medium or large company and perform with ease the task entrusted.
  • CG14 Train to work in diverse and multicultural environments through recognition and respect for diversity.

Specific competences

They are specific to the Title and are aimed at achieving a specific exit profile for the student.

  • CE01 Acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of the company and its functions, as well as the interrelation between the environment and the company.
  • CE02 Acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of the strategic direction of the company, as well as train decision making in complex environments.
  • CE03 Train in the search and management of information for business decision making, as well as learn the development of a practical scheme of analysis, planning and implementation of strategic decisions.
  • CE04 Acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of the Social Responsibility of the Company and Business Ethics.
  • CE05 Train in the development of ethical and deontological codes, as well as in systems of conciliation and gender equality, and planning of expatriate management and business diversity.
  • CE06 Acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of the Human Resources Department, as well as develop practical problem-solving schemes for people management situations in organizational environments.
  • CE07 Train in the identification of the problems of human resources management, as well as learn the techniques of integration and human resources management, and manage human teams in business contexts.
  • CE08 Acquire practice in the management of human resources, through new tools, methodologies and skills in people management.
  • CE09 Acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of work practice in the company, as well as develop practical problem-solving schemes of labor conflict situations.
  • CE10 Train in business and labor negotiation, as well as in the identification of labor problems in the company.
  • CE11 Acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of the directive function, and development of the synthesis capacity of a practical scheme of problem-solutions of organizational design situations.
  • CE12 Train in the identification of the problems of the management of organizations, and learning of organizational design techniques.
  • CE13 Acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of the behavior of people in business environments, and development of practical problem diagrams-solutions of people management situations and team management.
  • CE14 Train in the identification of the problems of organizational change, and learning the techniques of organizational processes.


  • It develops the organizational and human resources aspects key to a good business management that guarantees success and competitiveness.
  • It encourages the management of people as one of the most relevant organizational factors.
  • Constant update: It includes the current demands of the environment: the speed of change, the growth of the Internet, globalization and the diversity of the workforce, adaptation to legislation, as well as the evolution of work and work-life balance.

Differential Factors/>

  • Joint degree ESIC and URJC, which is a great business recognition of high quality training received together with great rigor and the requirement of a university program.
  • Doctorate: Possibility of extending studies towards the attainment of the doctorate.
  • Cloister: A rigorously selected faculty that combines academic excellence and professional experience.
  • Rankings: Official version of the program that occupies the top positions in the ranking of the HR sector of the newspaper El Mundo.

Student Profile

This Master is aimed, on the one hand, at those people who work in the business world and who have to face organizational decisions and / or human resources in the most professional and effective way possible. Therefore, it is aimed at anyone who wants to motivate, train and support the members of a business structure so that they are able to contribute their potential at work. This Master attends to the needs of the professional who already has experience in this field and who wants to deepen the subject. On the other hand, this Master is also aimed at recent graduates who wish to specialize in these disciplines.

The Master's Degree in People Management and Organizational Development aims to develop in the students organizational skills and the necessary human, intellectual and technical skills to face the current business world in a continuous process of change. Once you finish your studies you will be fully qualified to make management decisions in any company within the areas related to Human Resources Management and Organization.

External Academic Practices

ESIC has an Academic Practices Department, which is one of the natural links of the School with business reality. The External Practices constitute an activity of formative character to be carried out by the students under the supervision of ESIC. They are developed fundamentally and preferably in companies, entities or public or private organizations.

ESIC maintains a relationship with approximately 8,000 companies that recruit profiles, which are formed or have been trained in our School, to incorporate them into their internship programs or through employment relationships.

The average number of internships managed by the ESIC Campus in Madrid in relation to the last three academic years is 1480 and, previously, they have been approved by those responsible when responding to each of the student profiles that are formed in ESIC. The Business Practices Department will guarantee that the internship offer will be available during the academic year, in a number equal to or higher than the number of students enrolled.

Students of the University Masters can participate to the programs of external academic practices once the academic program has begun. The procedure followed to access the internship offered by ESIC begins with the application and registration in the telematic system of our School, which guarantees compliance with the LOPD, from which the participation in the selection process begins.

The content of the training project of each external academic practice will be designed in such a way as to ensure the direct relationship of the same with the studied courses and with the competences to be acquired by the student, which will have the academic tuition of ESIC and the tutor assigned by the student. the company or institution where you make them. The schedules of the practices, in any case, will be compatible with the academic activity developed by the student in ESIC. All this, and other details, will be included in the Educational Cooperation Agreement and the respective Annex, which is the document that regulates the collaboration between the parties for practical training of students and is formalized under the current regulations on external practices of university students.

The evaluation for the recognition of academic credits corresponding to the Curricular External Academic Practices will be carried out according to the foreseen in the Curriculum of each Degree.

Infrastructure and Facilities/>

The infrastructures that we put at the disposal of the students of Master's Degree in Commercial Management (URJC) and Master's Degree in Marketing Management (ESIC) are those of this School, located in Avda. De Valdenigrales s / n in Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid) ), in addition to all those that the School has at the disposal of its students and the entire university community (libraries, newspaper archives, computer rooms, sports facilities, etc., in the rest of the venues in Spain).

On the other hand, the Master's students have access to the resources available at the Rey Juan Carlos University.

Access to the facilities meets the universal accessibility requirements. The entrance has soft sloping ramps and the buildings have an elevator adapted to wheelchairs.

According to special needs and following the access lists for the Disability quota, the Center has tables adaptable to students in wheelchairs, as well as communication mechanisms to support the follow-up of classes for students with disabilities. special needs.

The Infrastructure Service is composed of professionals from various sectors whose task is focused on the maintenance, repair and adjustment of equipment and facilities throughout the center.

The School also has signed maintenance agreements with certain suppliers for the attention of various teams in the area of ​​office automation.

Only the infrastructures and equipment of the Faculty that would be used in teaching by the students of Degree are detailed below.

Theory teaching rooms/>

The facilities of ESIC-Pozuelo have 5 computer rooms, with a total of 205 jobs. Each of the classrooms has audiovisual material necessary for teaching. All the classrooms have the same audiovisual media described above and have the necessary programs to equip the students with the techniques and tools necessary for a good development of the training required by the market.

Classroom of Seminars/>

It has 3 rooms of 80.00 m2 as well as 3 rooms of 40.00 m2 equipped with furniture suitable for working in groups, teacher's table with multimedia equipment, projector and Internet connection.

Work rooms/>

So that the different working groups of the Master's Degree in Commercial Management (URJC) and Master's Degree in Marketing Management (ESIC) can meet, apart from the aforementioned classrooms, there are 4 work rooms of approximately 15 m2 each. , with work table and adequate disposition for team work.

Other equipment and learning resources

ICT Information and Communication Technologies

A wireless network (Wi-Fi) is available throughout the School at the free disposal of the members of the university community (students, PAS and PDI). In addition, all classrooms have an internet connection on all computers.


The new ESIC University Municipal Library was inaugurated in September 2013 in an independent building close to the School. It offers service to ESIC students and any other external university.

The distribution of services in the building is as follows:

Ground zero

  • Control
  • Point of consultation of the online catalog (OPAC)
  • Computer room: 24 consultation places
  • Group work rooms: 6 (4 places each)
  • Study room: 72 reading places
  • Newspaper library

First floor

  • Point of consultation of the online catalog (OPAC)
  • Reading room (16 places)
  • Work rooms in group: 8 (8 places each)
  • Study room: 72 reading places
  • Study room: 42 reading places


The ESIC library has a fund with these characteristics:

  • Collection of approximately 13500 volumes specialized in marketing, advertising, economy, business, commerce, etc.
  • 200 titles of specialized periodicals in the same subjects.


  • General study and reading room. Free access prior registration as a user of the library.
  • Work rooms in group. Access through advance booking of 24 hours, being fundamental for this to be registered as a user of the library.
  • Access and consultation to databases and electronic documents subscribed by the library.
  • Check the OPAC catalog by clicking here
  • Personal loan: 3 books during a week.
  • Consult in the fund's room of periodical publications and reference.

Office Hours:

  • From Monday to Friday in uninterrupted hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Special schedule during the exam period: From 9 a.m. to 7 a.m.


There is a Hall of Acts, equipped with all the audiovisual media described for the theory classrooms, with an area of ​​190.00 m2 with a capacity of 200 people.

Reprography service/>

Among the services provided by the School for students of the Master's Degree in Commercial Management (URJC) and Master's Degree in Marketing Management (ESIC), there is the existence of a reprography service, with 2 possible options, one with staff treatment. the school and the other by means of machines that work with prepaid cards.

Cafeteria and catering service/>

The School has a cafeteria and catering service with a capacity of 150 places that allow serving, at present, up to 300 meals a day to students, teachers and administration and services personnel.

Multimedia Classrooms

It consists of three independent units with an area of ​​52m2. It offers the students of the School facilities and resources where they can work in different areas of multimedia design. The activities to be developed by the Multimedia Classroom are the following:

Multimedia workshop for advanced works

The Multimedia Classroom has a physical space, in which work can be done with professional finishing in the areas of video editing, television, radio and graphic design.

Course Planning and Seminars

The Multimedia Classroom will have a permanent program of eminently practical courses, designed to meet the professional expectations demanded by the current market. These courses and seminars will be taught by professionals and teachers in the different areas of digital design and production.

Sports fields/>

They occupy an area of ​​2,200 m2 and are composed of two multipurpose tracks in lso that can be practiced handball sports, basketball, indoor football, volleyball, etc. These facilities are equipped with showers and toilets.

Outdoor parking/>

It occupies an area of ​​about 9,300 m2 and can accommodate about 300 vehicles.


ESIC has a chapel with an area of ​​139 m2 and an approximate capacity for 100 people.

Associated Rankings

  • ESIC is ranked 12th Business School in the World.
  • The Director General of ESIC is the 76th Spanish business leader.
  • 3rd Business School in Spain with the best reputation.
  • ESIC is ranked within the top 250 Business Schools in the world and most importantly one of the seven "Top-Tier Employability" business schools in Europe.
  • 2nd Business School of Spain in the sectorial ranking.
Last updated Feb 2018

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