Master in Human Resource & Talent Development


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Program Description

This program will be conducted in English.

Companies and organizations are more aware than ever that one of their key assets when it comes to standing out from the competition is their team of people and, as such, the management and supervision of its Human Resources department. A company’s staff are the driving force behind the design, implementation, and management of the business project. As such, it is crucial for companies to be increasingly oriented towards their employees. Therefore, Human Resources Managers must be professionals who are equipped to lead a department that connects and works with all of the company’s business activities and, at the same time, be able to adapt to changes in the environment. The department is at the core of the company’s strategy and the driving force behind generating a clear competitive advantage. The role of Human Resources must be at the very heart of the company’s strategy and its management, as it is a key factor in setting the company apart from its rivals.

The Master in Human Resource & Talent Development is designed to equip Human Resources professionals to respond to the needs and challenges of the market from the perspective of people management. Professionals who embrace change as the most effective way of generating competitive advantages, who can capitalize on new technologies, who have a solid grasp of the new generations of professionals joining the employment market, who fully understand the importance of the work/life balance and ethical conduct, and who are committed to developing, attracting and retaining talent as the best way to ensure success in the new business ecosystem.


Top reasons for doing EAE’s Business School Master in Human Resource & Talent Development

  1. Employability
    The Professional Careers service is focused on guiding and accompanying students to achieve their professional goals and matching their expectations and interests with the jobs market.

  2. International Talent Program
    The program aimed at students seeking international professional development, in order to give them maximum visibility amongst the multinational companies collaborating with EAE. Activities are therefore organized such as the Employment Workshops, interviews with headhunters, and access is given to international selection consultants around the world.

  3. Human Resource Advisory Board
    The master study plan is carried out along with the Advisory Board of the Human Resource area, formed by 25 professionals from companies like Volkswagen, LG, IBM, L’Oréal, Grifols, Decathlon, Asepeyo, and more.

  4. EAE in Rankings
    In the Top 45 of the best European masters degrees in the area of People Management (Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking Worldwide 2016-2017)
    Fourth best master’s degree in People Management in Spain (“250 Masters, ed 2017” ranking from El Mundo)

  5. Preparation for professional certification.
    At the end of the master’s degree, students will have the option of going in for the certification examinations of the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), one of the main world entities of the sector.

  6. People Management Plan
    The treatment of all the subjects above comes together in a People Management Plan. This is teamwork tutored from the start, in which students start with the present reality of a real fictitious company to draw up a series of strategies to help in achieving the objectives defined in the project.

  7. In direct contact with the sector
    EAE is a member of two of the main human resource associations in Spain: AEDIPE (Spanish Association of People Management and Development) and AEDRH (Association of Human Resource Managers).

  8. Business Networking
    On the Business Networking cycle, students will attend a series of meetings with professionals from large companies and other EAE students, thanks to which the participants have the chance to expand their network of professional contacts.

  9. Major + Minor
    EAE has started up the North American Major and Minor methodological system for the first time in Spain, in the place of the traditional optional subject method.

  10. Soft Skills program
    EAE’s Soft Skills program is intended to help participating professionals complete their training with the strategic mobilization of their personal skills. It includes ten independent monthly workshops organized along with the Emotional Skills Model.

  11. International Residential Program
    At the end of the study period, students will have the chance to do a two-week residential stay at ISCTE Business School (Lisbon, Portugal). This residential program comes at an additional cost to students.

  12. EAE is enterprising
    The aim is to give the necessary resources and environment for enterprising students from EAE to develop new business ideas. We accompany the needs of the entrepreneurs and investors, as well as those of our students and researchers. Some of the particular services we offer are Training, Financing, and Accompaniment for EAE’s enterprising students.


Admission Process and Degree

Double Degree

Participants who successfully complete the program will receive the Master in Human Resource & Talent Development from EAE Business School, and a Bachelor's Degree from the Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona (Barcelona Campus) or from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid Campus).

In order to receive the qualifications granted by EAE and the University, participants must fulfill the requirements stipulated by these institutions.

Admission Process

The main objective of the admissions process is to ensure candidates' suitability for the program, by looking at their professional experience and their academic background.

Our aim is for all participants to make the most of the experience we offer through a context in which they may develop a long-term relationship with classmates, lecturers, and alumni.

In order to start the admissions process, the form has to be filled in so that EAE’s Academic Committee can consider the application. If the decision issued by the Academic Committee for the requested program is positive, the candidate can complete their enrolment.


Career Opportunities

EAE assesses the competencies that companies value most and passes them on to the students in order to facilitate their employability. The aim is to reach the level of development demanded by the jobs market.

Professional Opportunities:

  • Director of Human Resources
  • Motivation and Participation Program Manager
  • Employer Branding Manager
  • Learning and Development Manager
  • Headhunter
  • Strategic Consultant in People Management
  • Leadership Manager
  • Director of Training

Some facts from our Employment Report 2017:

  • The 91% of graduates find employment within 6 months of finishing the Master, and 41% find employment before finishing their program
  • The 70% improve their professional situation after graduating
  • The 60% increase their salary after their time at EAE
  • The 6% set up a business after graduating
Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

EAE is an International Higher Management Education Institution. With 50 years’ experience as a Business School, EAE has been involved in the training of over 65,000 directors and professionals. Each ... Read More

EAE is an International Higher Management Education Institution. With 50 years’ experience as a Business School, EAE has been involved in the training of over 65,000 directors and professionals. Each year, participants from over 72 countries develop their skills at EAE, equipping them to perform roles of responsibility within the business and institutional world. Read less