This was one of the first qualifications to be recognised as an official university master’s degree according to the criteria set out for the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
This Master’s degree aims to professionalise and teach people who are willing to take on the passionate task of instigating, organising and managing business projects, whether these involve production or services, in any of their different sectors. It is important to point out the strong practical focus, which is based on work placements in companies. The course also has a strong international focus, and attracts high numbers of foreign students.
Both the course structure and the teaching staff ensure that the programme meets the demands of today’s companies. These companies operate in an international context, and require employees with a good technical background who also have human qualities that ensure they are equipped to take on projects, making decisions based on both rigor and responsibility.
The principal objectives of the programme are:
- To offer specialised postgraduate training in a way that meets the needs of today’s companies and the decision-making processes they face.
- To enhance participants’ theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts and methods for managing processes for product innovation, planning, production and distribution, and to apply this knowledge to problem-solving within companies.
- To introduce students to various models of company management, financing, strategies and operative systems.
- To provide participants with the skills necessary for managing human resources and working with the human and social aspects of business operations.
Competences. Course objective
CB6 To have and understand knowledge which provide a grounding or opportunity to be original in terms of the development and/or application of ideas, often in a research-based context.
CB7 That students are able to apply the knowledge acquired and resolve problems in new or little known environments within broader contexts related to their area of study.
CB8 That students are able to incorporate knowledge and deal with the complexity of formulating judgements based on information which, being incomplete of limited, includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgements.
CB9 That students know how to communicate their conclusions and final reasons that support these to specialised and non-specialised audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.
CB10 That students have the learning skills that will allow them to continue studying in a way that will have to be largely self-directed or autonomous.
CG1 The ability to organise and plan work, taking into account potential setbacks which will require adaptation to new situations.
CG2 The ability to work in and form part of multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, and take on a leadership role if necessary.
CG3 The ability to generate new ideas and critically assess the alternatives in the face of multiple criteria and actors.
CG4 The ability to contrast and make decisions according to a particular methodological rigour, taking on responsibility for decisions.
CE1 To identify and apply the operative methods and aspects of the design and management of production processes in order to efficiently resolve problems.
CE2 To distinguish the main techniques and methodologies to manage the production and logistics area of organisations and their application to overall strategic management.
CE3 To identify the main concepts and methodologies developed to manage innovation and successfully implement them within the company.
CE4 To model, simulate and manage productive processes in industry.
CE5 To design and plan productive process in a company according to the regulatory framework applicable to each organisation.
CE6 To analyse the economic and financial environment of organisations as well as the costs associated with their activities.
CE7 To optimally manage the material, financial and human resources of organisations in order to ensure suitable management of business production systems.
CE8 To analyse complex situations within the field of industrial organisation, taking the initiative and responsibility to determine the best solution and also have respect for company values and those of society and the general environment.
CE9 To value processes in organisations and propose new improvements based on the knowledge acquired.
CE10 To analyse a problem, propose a solution and determine its viability, implantation and impact in the area of business management and/or production systems.
CE11 To convince a university examination panel of the solidity of comprehensive organisational production from a business organisation and leadership point of view.
University graduates (with or without professional experience) with degrees in Engineering or any discipline related to business management, and who hope to enhance their training and seek careers in product and service company management, with a global perspective (please see requirements and admissions criteria for further information).
- University Master’s Degree in Business Management and Production Systems from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (an officially recognised Spanish qualification).