Objectives and competences
|Faculty or school||Faculty of Psychology|
|Branch of knowledge|
|Mode of delivery|
|Number of places available||25|
|Length of course||1 academic year|
|Language(s) of instruction||Catalan (40%); Spanish (40%); English (20%)|
|Approximate price per credit||27.67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2022-2023|
|Coordination||JOSE NAVARRO CID|
|Lead to doctoral studies||Yes|
|Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification||No|
Objectives and competences
The specific objectives of the program are to teach students how to manage human resources within organizations, to recruit and select personnel and to manage individual and collective training in on-site and online environments, engaging and motivating individuals and teams to achieve organizational objectives. The program offers training in the design of management practices that will remain viable in the long term and that are respectful and responsible towards the organization's employees and society in general. The program also covers the basic financial and legal principles at work in different organizations, including non-profit organizations.
- Capacity to analyse individual and team needs and satisfaction in organizational contexts to contribute to the improvement of organizational processes.
- Capacity to set challenging goals and objectives for the individuals and teams that make up an organization.
- Capacity to evaluate psychological and psychosocial processes in organizational contexts.
- Ability to evaluate situations and analyse positions, hazards, groups and interests.
- Ability to define and develop products and services that contribute to the advancement of people and teams (for example, annual and performance evaluation systems).
- Capacity to evaluate products and services for the management of people and teams (for example, utility analysis).
- Participation in psychological and psychosocial processes in organizational contexts (for example, development of training plans, skills training, etc).
- Capacity to intervene in the organizational structure (for example, designing or redesigning jobs or teams).
- Capacity to implement new products or services.
- Ability to use feedback as a basic tool for managing the individuals and teams in an organization.
- Capacity to produce technical reports (for example, on the suitability of a candidate for a given position).
Access and admission
Applicant profile and access requirements
Recommended applicant profileCandidates best suited for admission to the program should have an EHEA bachelor's degree or equivalent in psychology or industrial relations. Students with degrees in management and public administration, sociology, business, business management, law or other related disciplines must complete additional bridging courses to ensure that their knowledge base is on par with that required for the master's program.
Candidates should be able to learn independently; perform critical analyses and syntheses; work in teams and in multidisciplinary, entrepreneurial environments; and resolve conflicts.
Candidates should also have foreign language proficiency (English) equivalent to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Access requirements and conditionsGeneral requirements
In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:
· An official Spanish degree.
· A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
· A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.
The university master's degree in People and Teams Management and Development in Organizations has the following admission requirements:
- Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree or equivalent in Psychology or Labour Relations. An equivalent university qualification in Public Management and Administration, Sociology, Business, Business Administration and Management, Law or another similar area is also accepted. If the student does not have a degree in Psychology or Labour Relations, the Coordination Committee will require the candidate to take bridging courses from the course syllabus of the University of Barcelona's bachelor's degree in Psychology. Specifically, students should take the compulsory subject Psychology of Organizations (6 credits) as well as some of the optional subjects, depending on each specific case. Students must pass the bridging courses before they prepare and submit their final project. Students can take up to 18 credits in bridging courses.
- Command of the following languages: English (level B1), Catalan (intermediate level, B) and Spanish (level A2)
In addition to these requirements, all candidates will be given credit for the following:
- Professional experience in the area of human resources.
- Motivation, expressed in writing.
Calendar2 May - 9 June 2023.
Notification of resolutions: 10 - 14 July.
- Pre-enrolment fee: A pre-enrolment fee of 30,21 euros is charged. Students who apply to more than one master's degree must pay the fee for each pre-enrolment request. Pre-enrolment requests cannot be processed until this fee has been paid.Fees will only be refunded if the master's degree in question is suspended.
- Reserved places: A maximum of 5% of the new places of the master's degree are reserved for students who meet the general and specific access requirements and accredit the recognition of a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.
- Pre-enrolment application
- Photocopy of degree certificate or equivalent qualification. In case of admission, foreign degrees that require so should be translated and authenticated through diplomatic channels before completing the enrolment.
- Other specific documentation related to the selection criteria
Selection criteriaSelection will take place in two stages. In the first stage, the Coordination Committee will analyse the candidate's academic record and language skills to ensure that the admission requirements are met. In the second stage, candidates will be interviewed individually to assess the following criteria, using the weightings in brackets:
- Fit between candidate's expectations and interests and the skills to be developed on the program (70%).
- Previous professional experience in the area (30%)
As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned
- Documents required for enrolment
- Procedure to formalize enrolment
- Grants and financial aid (in Catalan)
- Economic information (in Catalan)
Subjects and course plans
Distribution of credits
|Compulsory final project||10|
List of subjects
|Specialization: BC for admission to the Master's Degree in People and Teams Management and Development in Organizations|
|Psychology of Organizations||Optional||2nd semester||6|
|Specialization: People and Teams Management and Development in Organizations|
|Communication in Organizations||Compulsory||2nd semester||3|
|Corporate Social Responsibility||Compulsory||1st semester||3|
|Development of Talent: Entrepreneurship||Compulsory||2nd semester||2.5|
|Final Project||Compulsory||2nd semester||10|
|Initial Outdoor: Enculturation||Compulsory||1st semester||2.5|
|Knowledge Management||Compulsory||2nd semester||3|
|Legal Principles||Compulsory||1st semester||2.5|
|Outdoor: Assessment||Compulsory||2nd semester||3|
|Outdoor: Integration and Competence Assessment||Compulsory||2nd semester||3|
|Planning and Management of People and Groups||Compulsory||1st semester||3|
|Principles of Economics and Finance||Compulsory||1st semester||2.5|
|Selection 2.0||Compulsory||2nd semester||3|
|Work Management||Compulsory||1st semester||3|
List of spring and autumn teaching staff on a current course
Placements in a company or another type of organization are an integral part of university studies, providing first-hand experience of working methodologies in students' chosen professional fields. They offer invaluable practical experience for the transition into work after graduation.
Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment. They are therefore included in the academic record. There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.
What can you work on ?The university master's degree in People and Teams Management and Development in Organizations (GDO) provides a general and strategic view of the function of a psychologist working in the areas of employment, organizations and human resources. It covers new trends and needs in the area of people management and development. The master's degree focuses on the practical application of various techniques, as well as students' self-development.
It is based on the consideration that current professional requirements include the skills, knowledge and ability needed to help build strategic advantages. Professionals in this field are vital to help maintain a company's competitiveness on the market, and they play numerous roles (for example, as a strategic business partner and an agent of change). Professionals must be capable of leading as expert or process consultants in specific tasks that align the objectives of staff with those of the company.
Specifically, the master's degree prepares students to work as human resources specialists in the following functions and departments:
- People planning and management
- Development of Talent
- Knowledge Management
- Organizational Communication
- Corporate Social Responsibility