The central objective of the Master’s Degree in Business Management and Human Resources is to promote the development of skills and knowledge in issues related to business management and human resources. In this way, this Master focuses on preparing students to face the business challenges that the real world presents. Thus, it aims to train professionals to run companies, lead human resources management in an organization or start their careers as independent professionals in business consulting.

The Master consists of two itineraries or specialties that can be accessed optionally: Marketing and International Trade.

The study plan for this Master’s program includes 60 credits. Six credits correspond to the Master’s TFT.

The minimum number of European enrollment credits per student and academic period in the Master’s follows the Rules for Progress and Permanence in official degrees of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which establish the modalities of enrollment in time complete and partial. Full-time students, the regular dedication regime of ULPGC students, must register for all the ECTS credits of the Master’s degree in the first year. They must enroll between 48 and 60 ECTS credits from the second registration. Part-time students, for their part, must register for 30 ECTS credits in the first year and, from the dual enrollment, for between 24 and 30 ECTS credits. The student may request the modification of these limits in the Administration of the Building within the periods established for this purpose and according to the conditions included in the regulation.

The language used throughout the training process is mainly Spanish, although, in some subjects, there will be interventions in English. The student must have the equivalent of level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in a foreign language to obtain the title.

Profile, requirements, outings, and enrollment

The profile of the student of the Master in Business Management and Human Resources is that of a graduate or university graduate with the desire to develop a career in the business field, either in the management and advice of companies and human resources or in research in these areas. Thus, social and legal sciences and engineering degrees will be valued. All graduates or those with a bachelor's degree can access a profile linked to degrees with training in Economics and Business recommended. The preferred qualification is the Bachelor's or Degree in Business Administration and Management, followed by the Bachelor's or Degree in Economics, the Degree in Tourism, and the Degree in Industrial Organization Engineering. Secondly, priority is given to the rest of the Engineering degrees and those with degrees in Psychology and Law.

To access the Master's degree, the student must meet the general conditions required in the R.D. 861/2010 of July 2, article 16:

1. To access official Master's courses, one must own an official Spanish university degree or another issued by a higher education institution of the European Higher Education Area that authorizes access to higher education courses in the country issuing the degree. Master

2. Likewise, graduates from educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area may access without the need for their degrees to be recognized after verification by the University that they accredit a level of training equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and that authorize in the issuing country of the degree for access to the teaching of this type. Passing this route will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous degree held by the interested party, nor its recognition for purposes other than studying the Master's degree.

Concerning the admission process, according to article 16 of RD 861/2010 of July 2:

Students may be admitted to a master's degree in accordance with the specific requirements and merit assessment criteria that, where appropriate, are specific to the university master's degree or established by the university.

The University will include the admission procedures and requirements in the study plan.

These systems and procedures must include, in the case of students with specific educational needs derived from disability, the appropriate support and counseling services, which will assess the need for possible curricular adaptations, itineraries, or alternative studies.

The admission will not imply, in any case, any modification of the academic and, where appropriate, professional effects that correspond to the previous degree held by the interested party, nor its recognition for other purposes than that of studying for a master's degree.

Language Level

To access the degree, the student must prove the B1 level of English, according to the European Reference Framework for Languages.

Allocation of places and assessment criteria

This Master's Degree requires the qualification and training prerequisites dictated by the corresponding laws. It does not require passing an entrance test; it establishes the personal interview before admission. The merit assessment criteria described below are considered for the allocation of places.

Merit assessment criteria for the allocation of places and justification of the merits

In general, the preferred criterion for ordering the applications is the suitability of the candidate's academic profile to the objectives and contents of the program. Other evaluation criteria are also considered, such as the scholarly record, language proficiency, the assessment of specific prior training, and professional experience related to the Master's profile. These criteria include the following: - Assessment of specific initial training. - Previous professional experience in the field of knowledge of the Master.

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Adequacy of the academic profile of the candidate to the objectives and contents of the program
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The Master's Coordinator may carry out a personal interview before admission. In it, doubts that may arise from the applicant's documentation are cleared; above all, information is obtained that is not reflected in the certifications issued by the universities of origin and other institutions. Specifically, the interview focuses on the candidate's immediate and longer-term expectations, academic and professional interests, work experience, other unregulated studies, or relevant knowledge. The interview is used to provide personalized information.

Students will accompany their application for admission with supporting documentation of their evaluable merits following the provisions of the corresponding study plan.

The central objective of the Master's Degree in Business Management and Human Resources is to promote the development of skills and knowledge in issues related to business management and human resources. In this way, it aims to train professionals to run companies or be at an organization's forefront of human resource management. Likewise, two intensifications are offered. The first of these arises in response to the need to promote the development of skills related to business management and advice. In contrast, the second of the intensifications above aims to introduce the student to business research.

Professional opportunities for graduates of the Master's Degree in Business Management and Human Resources can be pursued in both the public and private sectors, whether at a local, regional, national, or international level. On the other hand, there is the possibility of free exercise of the profession. The professional opportunities with the most significant demand can be grouped into the following four: public sector, teaching and free movement of the job, private company and financial sector, and emerging areas.

The guarantees issued by different institutions in the region demonstrating their interest in the qualification are proof of the importance of training in business management and human resources management for the Canary Islands. This is the case of the Las Palmas College of Economists, the Las Palmas Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Navigation, as well as other business associations, which have shown interest and involvement in the title in question.

Teaching projects, justification, objectives and results

The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria knows the need for increasingly specialized training. Following the trajectory offered by the Department of Economics and Business Management with the specialty of General Management and Human Resources Management of the Bachelor of Administration and Business Management as well as its postgraduate course MBA and HR Expert (online), it offers a postgraduate program, the Master's Degree in Business Management and Human Resources designed to continue responding to the training need in Management of Companies and Human Resources, adapting it to the needs of the current market and the new economy.

In this sense, the program is aimed at all those people who want to enhance their knowledge to train at the highest level all those professionals who occupy or aspire to occupy positions of responsibility in companies in general and in the department of human resources in particular, as well as those who wish to start their career as independent professionals in the field of business consulting.

Basic skills

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

General skills

  • CG1 - Ability to develop the tasks of the general management of companies.
  • CG2 - Ability to direct the human resources department of an organization.
  • CG3 - Ability to carry out business advisory tasks.

Transversal competences

  • CN1 - Lead teams and organizations, promoting the free exchange of ideas and experiences, the search for original solutions, and the permanent commitment to excellence.
  • CN2 - Responsibly promote all forms of knowledge and action that can contribute to the enrichment of the economic, social, and cultural capital of the society in which he carries out his professional practice and in which he exercises his rights and duties as a citizen.

Specific skills

  • CE1 - Ability to understand the essential elements of information required by the company and use specialized computer applications that contribute to its management.
  • CE2 - Ability to develop conceptual skills and techniques that allow effective and efficient management of innovation and knowledge.
  • CE3 - Ability to develop concepts and theories aimed at understanding and solving the problem of decision-making in organizations.
  • CE4 - Ability to relate the human resources strategy to the organization's strategy.
  • CE5 - Ability to develop management and leadership skills, teamwork, creative and innovative attitude, communication skills, negotiation, and conflict resolution.
  • CE6 - Ability to identify information needs in the company and propose efficient information system solutions.
  • CE7 - Ability to detect business opportunities based on innovation and new technologies.
  • CE8 - Ability to understand the contribution of the human resources practices system to the organization's results, especially dealing with high-level practices that are linked to the incorporation of people into the organization and their motivation and development.
  • CE9 - Ability to apply advanced statistical techniques to data from different sources of information.
  • CE10 - Ability to develop projects related to corporate social responsibility.

The need to establish a plan that makes it possible to carry out improvement actions in teaching justifies the calculation and analysis of indicators that indicate the success or failure rate of the studies, taking into account the evolution of the students enrolled in the degree.

Below we describe the indicators proposed for the Master's Degree in Business Management and Human Resources:

GRADUATION RATE: Its objective is to know the degree's effectiveness in terms of its students' academic achievement. It is obtained by dividing the total number of students who graduated in the time stipulated in the study plan or one more academic year by the number of students in their entry cohort.

DROPOUT RATE: Its objective is to inform the degree of non-continuation of students in the degree. It is obtained by dividing the total number of students who have dropped out within the expected time to complete the study plan or one more academic year by the number of students in their entry cohort. It is a complementary indicator of the graduation rate.

EFFICIENCY RATE: Its objective is to report the efficiency of the educational training process, and it is a function of the degree of repeat enrollment of students. It is obtained by dividing the total number of academic credits in the study plan that should have been enrolled in throughout their studies by the total number of credits the graduate students have had to enroll—in a given academic year.

Regarding estimating the indicators, it is not easy to make a forecast, as it is a newly established title and needs historical values. However, the following results are proposed:

  • Graduation rate: Higher than 75%
  • Abandonment rate: Less than 20%
  • Efficiency rate: 90%

Regarding the reference offered by the Expert Course in Human Resources Management, in the editions carried out, there is a consistency in the number of enrollees that allows us to conclude that the subjects studied are of interest to students who demand postgraduate courses.

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