Master in Talent Development & Human Resources

The workplace needs to be re-invented to regain happiness, well-being, and success as a virtuous cycle. This requires a new leadership paradigm, which is why this cutting-edge program uses new HR and talent development skills and technologies to design people-strategies that are strategically aligned with business objectives.

10 Months





Mode of study






*The 2022-2023 intake starts on September 26th.



Students must fulfill the following requirements to be able to request the issuance of the Official University Degree upon completion of the Master Program.

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Career-focused Human Resources Program

IE University molds students into future-forward and versatile professionals, using methodologies that put innovation and employability at the forefront.

A journey from self, to team, to organization

Find your personal passion and purpose plan, define and shape high performance teams and apply practical and integrated talent management programs.

Pantalla Perfiles

HR tech with a purpose

Explore HR with innovative technologies and applications- new cloud platforms, wearables, and people analytics- that boost company activities and gather insights.

Unlock your High-Impact Career

This program has been designed integrating practical methodologies and the latest tools and tech, to help you lead game-changing programs and initiatives.


Learn from top academics and the real pioneers of the new digital economy

Our faculty is made up of a diverse group of academics and professionals who have revolutionized the world of HR and talent development to bring real-world expertise to the classroom.

percent of students found a job within 3 months of graduating

Why study our Master in Talent Development & HR?

HR experts are quickly becoming key players in business strategy

HR directors now have spots in boardrooms and key decision-making circles because of the effect HR has on bottom lines.

Human Resources, a quickly evolving field

Between 2020 and 2025, new HR communities will emerge, specifically around labor innovation, generational intelligence, Big Data exploitation, and organizational and managerial transformation. (Orange and Mercer)

Make tangible impact

When employees are the right fit for their jobs, they’re 2.5 times more productive and have higher retention rates. (ValueBased)

HR Positions that didn't exist yesterday

Graduates can land new, exciting roles such as Chief Happiness Officer, Talent Acquisition Consultant, Talent Developing Expert, and Benefits Manager.

A day in the life of a Human Resources Program student

  • Morning

    We spoke with Cristina Calle Jorda to find out what her day-to-day is like in the Master in Talent Development & Human Resources. “As the future of HR is based on pillars of change and disruption, so will your day-to-day life as a TDHR student. No week is ever the same. Morning classes will usually start at 8:30 am, an early start that is noticeable on the faces of both professors and students. But that quickly changes as the practicality of the topics and debates sets the mood for engaging classes. You will live and breathe the future of HR, so much so that concepts such as VUCA, agility, cultures of engagement, and digital HR will be part of your everyday life.”

  • Midday

    “Normally, most team meetings will be scheduled around this time of the day. Teamwork is a huge part of the TDHR program. Although I’ve developed a love-hate relationship towards it, teamwork truly reflects the reality of companies today. So, be ready to participate with international individuals with diverse professional backgrounds in all sorts of projects. Most recently, we had the opportunity to complete a consulting case on team dynamics for H&M, the clothing-retail giant.”

  • Afternoon

    “Sometimes we have afternoon classes starting at 2 pm, but this depends on which day of the week it is. If not in class, you will probably find me working on individual or group assignments; the key is to not let the work pile up! I also try to attend interesting talks and seminars organized by IE Clubs. Most recently, at the IE Venture Lab for start-ups, I had the chance to meet entrepreneurs who created a personalized recruitment app, which uses relational math to find the perfect candidates for the right positions.”

  • Night

    “Depending on the day of the week, I might have meetings for the IE Consulting Club—I am helping to develop their recruitment and volunteer engagement processes. But if I don’t have any crazy deadlines to meet or work to finish, the TDHR class is a close-knit group, so we usually meet up for some beers and enjoy Madrid’s laid-back social life.”

"All of our professors give us very interesting projects to work on and it’s quite practical as well. I feel like we learn a lot from the projects. The major learning that we do is when we apply it to the projects and that’s the most fun."
"I think the fact that there are only 20 of us and there are 17 different nationalities, the fact that we get to learn so much from different cultures, is great. I think I’m learning as much outside as inside the classroom."
"Our group is very relaxed and we like to have a lot of fun and we’re creative. Sometimes when professors say to be creative for a presentation we actually are, or when we’re doing activities in class we laugh. The environment at TDHR is really friendly and relaxed."

Dual Degrees

Customize your education based on your specific interests and passions through a Dual Degree to give your career a multidisciplinary boost to spearhead change in the new world of work. The combination of this program with a Master’s in Management (if you have 0-2 years of experience) or an International MBA (if you have 3 or more years of experience) will position you on the threshold of two exciting worlds; acquiring a broader skillset and a competitive differentiation with a sharp focus. Select your dual degree based on your years of experience:

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