Official Degree Title: Master's Degree in Industrial Business Management (Universitat Ramon Llull)
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in science, health science, engineering, technical engineering or architecture
Credits: 60 ECTS credits (6 credits are for the Master's thesis)
Duration: 1 academic year
Language: English group or Spanish group
Practical work: compulsory internships in companies: 7.5 credits
Academic calendar: October to June
Timetable: Monday to Friday from 6.00 pm to 9.30 pm
Objectives of the degree
Due to its clearly defined professional nature, the aim of the Master's Degree in Industrial Management is to offer additional education to recent University graduates with technical or scientific degrees. For their future professional careers, this Master will enable them to access employment opportunities in business administration, management, preferably in industrial companies.
As the Master's Degree in Industrial Management broadens students' business knowledge, it is an opportunity to apply the technical and scientific skills acquired during undergraduate studies into practice in the business world.
In today's business world, companies need employees in the following three major areas:
General area, for which general education is required. It includes managers who need to have a global vision of the company and its surroundings.
Shared services, such as finance, business, information systems, and human resources, providing services available to all the departments of the company
Specific areas, including tasks that require specific training and are related to specific jobs or specific departments
The Master's Degree in Industrial Management deepens students' understanding of those three areas and complements the scientific education the University graduates already possess. It provides them with the ability to design, generate and market new products, commercialize existing products or optimize production processes and improve strategies with their current employer.
Skills to be acquired
The master's degree complements and deepens the scientific and technical education previously acquired in engineering or other degrees, both with respect to contents and skills. With a clear focus on business needs, students will acquire specific skills related to the business world as well as cross-curricular skills.
The Master's Degree in Industrial Management will enable students to acquire the following skills:
- Analyze existing relations in the global economic environment, the economic factors involved and their repercussions on companies
- Interpret company accounts and reach valid conclusions with respect to the prevailing financial situation and likely future developments
- Make decisions in line with company objectives in the fields of investment and obtaining financing
- In-depth analysis of consumer and customer needs using the following tools: product, price, promotion, and distribution
- Manage the company's processes and resources to obtain customer satisfaction as effectively and efficiently as possible
- Be familiar with the social and legal environment of a company
- Carry out functions related to planning, organizing, leading and monitoring activities within the company
The cross-curricular skills students will acquire during the master's degree are the following:
- Ethical commitment
- Analytical thinking
- Achievement orientation
- Influential and impactful communication
- Leadership and team management
- Initiative and entrepreneurial spirit
- Customer orientation
- Global and international vision
- Knowledge of new technologies
Acceptance to Master's degree programs
The Master in Management of Industrial Companies IQS School of Management is aimed at graduates from the technical field, so that, for access, be required to be in possession of the title of graduate or graduate of the current university structure or licensed, engineer or technical engineer in the previous structure the European Higher Education Area. Admission to the Master is also provided for students in grades related EHEA or in each of the circumstances provided in the law for foreign students outside the EHEA.
Regarding the different possibilities of access, preferred options related to graduate degrees are those corresponding to the areas of knowledge:
- Health Sciences
- Engineering and architecture
Or, if necessary, to engineering, architecture or technical degrees belonging to the areas of Sciences and Health Sciences.
In order to be admitted to the Master's Degree in Industrial Management, students will need to have obtained an undergraduate University degree from a Spanish institution, or an equivalent degree issued by a higher education institution established within the framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), accrediting access to master's level programs in the country issuing the qualification.
Students with degrees issued outside the EHEA will also be able to enroll in the master's degree without the need to validate their undergraduate coursework after IQS has ensured a level of education equivalent to the corresponding officially recognized Spanish University degree. The country issuing the qualification must be capable of issuing access to graduate level studies. Access via this route will by no means require validation of the qualification of the person interested and its recognition will not be used for any other purposes than for the enrollment in a master's program.
The Permanent Committee of the Academic Board, which examines each applicant and establishes the recognition of credits, will handle the admission of students from any national or foreign University system, that have studied at the undergraduate level within the EHEA framework.
In the case of students from EU member states, or from countries with which Spain has established international agreements, students are required to have a qualification enabling them to undertake graduate level University studies in their home country. Students from outside of the EU, or from countries that do not have an established agreement with Spain, must have passed the corresponding University entrance exam.
Students must have earned all the credits undertaken in order to obtain a master's degree.
During the academic year, students will normally have two opportunities to pass exams: in January and in July – for the first semester subjects – and in June and in July – for the second-semester subjects, or for subjects that last two consecutive semesters.
If a student does not pass an exam on the second attempt, two additional opportunities will be allowed. In the event that the student still has not obtained a pass in the subject, they can apply to the Permanent Committee of the Academic Board for a final opportunity to take the exam, justifying their position. The Permanent Committee of the Academic Board will examine the student's case and may complement this information by consulting the master's coordinator. If a student does not obtain a pass after having been granted an extra opportunity to take the exam, they will have to abandon the master's program.
With a strong professional orientation, the instruction is aimed at preparing students to carry out professional activities in the field of business administration, management, mainly in industrial companies, such as the food industry, car industry, electronics, telecommunication, capital goods manufacturers, wood, metal, textile or chemical industries.
Graduates will be able to develop their professional activity in the fields of marketing, finance, human resources, management or quality control and strategic management. They will also be able to set up and manage small or medium-sized companies or work in business administration and management departments in public organizations.
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